Ky-Mani Marley (born February 26, 1976, in Falmouth, Jamaica) is a Jamaican actor and reggae musician. He is the son of singer Bob Marley and table tennis champion Anita Belnavis. He moved to Miami when he was nine years old.
Marley’s first appearance as musician took place in 1996 when he recorded Like Father Like Son, an album consisting of cover versions of some of his father’s songs. His next album, 1999’s The Journey, received mass critical acclaim, and achieved relatively good sales. His 2001 album, Many More Roads, was nominated for a Grammy for best reggae album. He lost to his brother Damian’s album, Halfway Tree.
He is featured on the following albums: Young Buck’s album Buck the World, on a track called “Puff Puff Pass”, Afu-Ra’s album Body of the Life Force, on a track called “Equality”, and Ms. Dynamite’s album A Little Deeper.
He achieved even more success as a musician with a cover of Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue”, in collaboration with The Fugees’ Pras. He has also starred in several films, including Shottas in 2006, and as John the Baptist in Haven in 2004.
Marley was the opening act for the 2007 Van Halen tour. He currently stars in BET J show Living the Life of Marley.Marley also is expected to play in many exploration films in the next few years.
Marley headlined at the 2008 Cannabis Cup Awards held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.