Larry E. Birkhead (born January 22, 1973) is a former partner of American Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith. He is the father of her daughter Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead. He obtained full custody of his daughter after DNA results proved his paternity in April 2007.
Birkhead, the son of Larry L. Birkhead and Nancy Birkhead, is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. Birkhead has a twin brother Lewis, as well as a sister, Angela Birkhead, and a half-sister, Judy Birkhead. He graduated in 1991 from Louisville’s Doss High School. He holds a 1999 degree from the University of Louisville.
Birkhead and Smith initially met in May 2004 at the Trish Barnstable Brown Gala, one of the major Louisville-area Kentucky Derby parties that attracts many celebrities.