Kenya Rosewater
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Kenya Rosewater in season 1
Season(s) 1
Portrayed by Mia Kirshner
First appearance Pilot
Latest appearance Past Is Prologue
Episode count 8
Status Alive
Species Human
Occupation Owner of NeedWant
Residence Defiance, North America
Parents Unnamed mother
Unnamed father
Sibling(s) Amanda Rosewater
Spouse(s) Hunter Bell (deceased)

Kenya Rosewater is a main character in the first season. She is portrayed by Mia Kirshner, and makes her debut in the series premiere.

Kenya is a female Human. She is the owner of the NeedWant.



Kenya is the beautiful spitfire who runs the NeedWant, the town’s bar and brothel. Self-assured and dauntless, she has an unwavering devotion to the town that has inexorably woven her into many of its complicated affairs.[1]

Growing up, Kenya rebelled by making trouble and embracing her sexuality. When Kenya arrived in Defiance, she took up residence at the NeedWant, eventually becoming its proprietor. She has a keen insight into the needs of others, but a blind spot when it comes to her own emotions.[1]


Season 1 appearances
Pilot Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go The Devil in the Dark A Well Respected Man The Serpent's Egg Brothers in Arms
Goodbye Blue Sky I Just Wasn't Made for These Times If I Ever Leave This World Alive The Bride Wore Black Past Is Prologue Everything Is Broken


Every photo of Kenya Rosewater on this wiki can be seen here.

Family treeEdit

Unnamed mother
Amanda Rosewater
(b. 2011)
Kenya Rosewater


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kenya | Defiance". Retrieved July 7, 2013.