Kendra Mary-Marie Lawson (née Richards) (born August 17, 1968) (age 48) is a world-class nanny from Richardson, Texas and has also written books about parenthood and discipline. She won the original season of So You Think You Are The Best Nanny. She is the oldest nanny in Supernanny.
Her first TV series was "America's Best Nannies". The show began in 2010.
Kendra was born to an African-American father and a Spanish mother.
She is married to Paul Lawson, a doctor. They have three adult children named Jonathan (born July 1992), Marcella (born March 1995) and Leanne (born October 1996). Kendra also has seven grandchildren.
Lawson appears on several episodes of Supernanny helping out families. She sometimes teams up with the other supernanny Gloria Robinson. Kendra has long dark brown hair and wears a pink nanny outfit. She also wears casual clothes.
In an episode of Season 25, because Ola Smith had to give birth, Lawson was forced to step in for Smith.
In this series, Lawson debuted in Juritin Family Revisited, with the other nannies.
Kendra has two sisters named Whitney (born 1969) and Maria (born 1973) and a brother named Carlos (born 1971)
- "I'm an old, old lady, but I work, work as a nanny. I like working as a nanny."
- "I've almost been working as a nanny and a television star for 50 years. Why would Jo Frost retire? I'm older than her. Older. Old lady. And I'm still working." ~ In Kodansa Family Revisited.