Deon Derrico Biography
Deon Derrico was born September 16, 1983 to Eddie and Marian Derrico and raised in inner-city Detroit, Michigan. Youngest child of two. His father, Eddie Derrico, was owner of a construction company and lives in Detroit, MI. His mother, Marian Derrico, owned a hair salon and lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Deon's grandmother (his mom's mother), who played a major role in raising him, lives in Detroit, Mi. Deon's parents divorced when he was 13 years old. Attended Detroit public schools, including famous Cooley High School. Studied drama all through school. In Detroit, Deon's handsome face landed him the lead in Not Another Gospel Play. He became a hair stylist and salon owner and owned and operated other small businesses to support his acting career.
United with Karen Carter-Derrico in 2002. Their two-year-old daughter Darian was named for Deon's mom, Marian. Karen operates the Las Vegas daycare center named for their daughter. Karen and Deon also have a 17-year old adopted son, Derron Derrico. Deon lives in Hollywood, California where he began to further his career and, shortly after arriving, landed his first film and established Deon Derrico Entertainment, Inc. which is the umbrella corporation for a wide-ranging company offering acting classes, a talent agency, as well as production of film and television programming.