Darren Barnet Siblings and Family Grew Up In Orlando, Florida
Darren Barnet siblings Emily Breidy and Jennifer Barnet are highly underrated. The Never Have I Ever actor's sister has worked as a makeup artist with Britney Spears.
Barnet is an American actor best recognized for portraying the character of Paxton Hall-Yoshida in the Netflix hit show, Never Have I Ever.
Darren wanted to become an actor since he was five. However, he didn't pursue a career in acting until he graduated college.
The 32-year-old made his acting debut in a 2011 short film called Storage. In the following years, he starred in a few more short movies like The Junkie, The Last Goodbye, and The C Trifecta before making a minor appearance in a 2017 episode of This Is Us.
Likewise, Darren also performed in TV series like Family Reunion, Agents of SHIELD, and Love Hard. He eventually made his breakthrough in the role of Paxton Hall-Yoshida in Never Have I Ever. He performed alongside Maitreyi Ramakrishnan in the Netflix series.
His fluency in the Japanese language has come in handy as his character is half-Japanese in the show. The role also gave him a chance to embrace his diverse heritage.
Darren Grew Up With Two Sisters
Darren Barnet siblings are Jennifer Barnet and Emily Breidy. Jennifer is Darren's elder sister, whereas Emily is his younger half-sister.
Darren grew up alongside Jennifer and Emily in Orlando, Florida. Orlando is famous for having Disney World.
Darren Barnet sister Jennifer is a former makeup artist and currently a business owner in Las Vegas.
Jennifer owns an indoor cycling studio called XCYCLEV. Similarly, as a makeup artist, Jennifer once worked for pop singer Britney Spears. That was when she met her current husband, talent manager Larry Rudolph.
Barnet then worked as Larry's assistant before they commenced a romantic relationship. The two eventually got married in 2017 and have a son named Grey from their marriage.
Jennifer was born on June 12, 1984; she is 39 years old as of 2023. She was 24 years old when she first met Larry in 2008.
Jennifer is available on Instagram as @jenbarnetmovement with over 11.7k followers. However, she has set her account to private.
Emily is the younger half-sister of actor Darren Barnet. Based in Los Angeles, California, Emily works as an account executive for a company called LTIMindtrree.
Emily graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2018; she has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management. Previously, she attended West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch, California from 2011 to 2014.
Breidy eventually moved to San Francisco, California, in August 2014 to receive her university education. She is also an avid traveler and has already visited several European countries, including France, Greece, Portugal, and Italy.
As the sister of a famous actor, Emily enjoys a significant following on social media. Although her Instagram profile is private, she has nearly seven thousand followers.
Darren Was Born To Deborah And Charles Barnet Jr
Darren Barnet parents Deborah Barnet and Charles Barnet Jr were married until his father's untimely passing.
Darren's grandfather Charles Barnet was an American saxophonist. Charles had Charles Jr, also called Chuck, from one of his 11 marriages.
Darren Barnet mother Deborah is a second-generation American citizen. Deborah was born as the daughter of a Japanese mother and a Swedish father.
She was born to Toshi Takeda Borkman; her mother came to the US from Osaka, Japan, in 1953.
Deborah and Darren moved to Orlando, Florida when the actor was only 12 years old.
Talking about her Japanese heritage, Deborah visited Japan when she was a teenager. She still has many family members back in her native country.
Deborah is also on Instagram as @dabdesign3. She occasionally shares her family pictures to her 1700 followers.
Charles Barnet Jr
Darren Barnet dad Charles Jr worked under the TV personality Dick Clark. Unfortunately, he passed away a few years ago.
Deborah lovingly called her husband Chuck and even an Instagram photo with him and his former employer Clark in October 2020.
Charles Jr was the only son of legendary American saxophonist Charles Barnet. He was born to one of Charles' 11 wives.
Darren Comes From A Mixed Race Family
Darren Barnet family race is a mix of Japanese, Swedish, German, and Cherokee ancestry.
The Never Have I Ever actor has Japanese and Swedish heritage from his mother's side along with German and Cherokee heritage from his father's side.
While Darren hasn't discussed in detail about his paternal ancestry, he has been vocal about his Japanese heritage. The 32-year-old was even bullied during his childhood in Florida due to his Japanese descent.
As he was neither fully white nor fully Japanese, he often felt isolated. Barnet often felt like he was not Japanese enough in front of his Asian friends and felt like he was not white enough in front of his white friends.
Darren was left alienated for most of his high school and college years due to his mixed ethnicity. However, everything changed once he got the chance to appear in Never Have I Ever.
Barnet appears as Paxton Hall-Yoshida in the Netflix alongside Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. The character was originally named Paxton Hall but the makers decided to add Yoshida after learning about his heritage.
The actor is fluent in Japanese and even took it as a subject during high school.