James Pickens of 'Grey's Anatomy' and Wife Gina Taylor Are Doting Parents to Their Daughter Gavyn

Comfort Omovre
May 18, 2020
08:30 P.M.

James Pickens, who stars in ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," shares his daughter, Gavyn, with his wife and former music group member, Gina Taylor, and they never hesitate to show her off.


Popularly-loved "Dr. Richard Webber" from ABC's medical television drama series "Grey's Anatomy," adores his daughter, Gavyn, who is also an actress.

Actor James Pickens Jr and wife Gina Pickens at the after party for the 40th NAACP Image Awards on February 12, 2009 | Photo: Getty Images

Actor James Pickens Jr and wife Gina Pickens at the after party for the 40th NAACP Image Awards on February 12, 2009 | Photo: Getty Images


The actor never hesitates to take to social media to show off his darling girl. In 2018, Pickens shared a sweet father-daughter picture with Gavyn and wrote:

"...it's #nationaldaughterday so here's a pic of me and @thegavyntaylor I love you and I am so proud to be your dad."

The highly flattered Gavyn gave her proud father a big hug from behind while both of them, dressed in a matching subtle gray, gave vibrant smiles to the camera in the picture.


In September 2017, when he hosted the fiftieth anniversary of the Negro Ensemble Company, he shared a stunning family photo with Gavyn and his wife, Gina Taylor, who was also an actress and a former member of the music group, "Musique."

During the Christmas celebrations in 2018, Pickens shared a sweet photo with Gavyn Gina by his side. The actor never hesitated to praise his beautiful family, especially Gavyn, publicly.

James and Gina are the poster couple for a wholesome marriage.


Gavyn, the proud daughter of two celebrities, followed in their footsteps and chased a career path in acting. At thirty-two, she has already carved out her place in the industry.

Apart from Gavyn, James and Gina also have a son named Carl Tharps, who has also pursued a career in showbiz like his parents.

The couple tied the knot in 1984 and have been together for almost forty years. When asked for the secret to his long-lasting marriage, he said:

"We have a mantra that we go by. It says 'love unconditionally, forgive quickly, and treat strife and trouble like a basket of rattlesnakes.'"


The actor's career began in his hometown, Cleveland, at the Karamu House, which is referred to as the oldest African-American theater in America.

From Cleveland, he moved to New York to find a rosier path in the industry, and that he did. In 2005, James joined the cast of "Grey's Anatomy" as "Richard Webber," alongside actresses Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh.

Pickens quickly became a stable cast member and went on to stick around for over ten years for sixteen seasons. In the fourteenth season of the show, Gavyn guest-starred as Lila in an episode titled "All of Me."

James and his long-time love, Gina, are the poster couple for a wholesome marriage. The pair established a foundation to help kids who need help and encouragement to become the best that they could be.

There is no doubt that this kind gesture and many more come from the happy family that James and Gina built for themselves and their kids.

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