The American yo-yo champion Ken Russell was born on June 25, 1973, in Coral Gables, Florida. His present age is 49, a year short of the 50-year mark.
When he was six, his family relocated to Stuart, Florida, from Miami in the wake of Hurricane David in 1979. In 1991, Russell received his high school diploma from Martin County.
Russell started performing professionally at age 15 and went on worldwide yo-yo tours. He went to The Chapel Hill’s University of North Carolina. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Russell got active in local politics when he and other Coconut Grove homeowners demanded that the city remove harmful dirt from a park rather than cover it in 2013. Marc Sarnoff, the incumbent, could not run again due to term restrictions; hence Russell was elected to represent District 2 on the Miami City Commission in 2015. Thus began his political journey.