Nene Leakes (born 13 December 1967) is a popular American actress, reality TV personality, producer, fashion designer, author, and entrepreneur from Queens, New York, United States.
She is well-known in her country as the original cast member of the American reality television show named “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”.
Currently, she serves the position of the main cast in the series. NeNe participated in The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2008.
Before becoming an actress, NeNe used to work as a stripper. She also performed the role of a stripper in the movie The Fighting Temptations in the year 2003.
Later, she started acting. In the year 2004, she got a chance to play a minor role in her first movie named “The Parkers”.
After that, she has appeared in many reality shows and movies like The Celebrity Apprentice 4, The Amandas, The Price Is Right, Uncle Drew, and others.
Apart from a television personality, NeNe Leakes is also a professional fashion designer. She also runs her online clothing line.
As a fashion designer, she is also the owner of SWAGG boutiques. In this article, I will tell you the life of a popular reality TV star “NeNe Leakes”.
Early Life, Parents & Bio
The beautiful lady was born as Linnethia Monique Johnson from her parents on Wednesday, December 13, 1967 (age 52 years old as in 2019), in Queens, New York, United States.
She holds a mixed ethnicity and follows the Christian religion. NeNe celebrates her birthday on 13 December every year.
Her father is a serviceman and her mother is a homemaker. There are 5 siblings in her family including her.
Because of some financial problems in the family, NeNe and her one brother started living in her Aunt’s house.
She raised by her aunt along with her brother. She attended Clarke Central High School for her schooling.
Later, she enrolled her name at Morris Brown College and completed her graduation. After completing her higher education, she started working in bars as a stripper to earn some money.
Personal Life, Spouse & Kids
Currently, NeNe Leakes lives in Duluth, Georgia, the United States along with her hubby and kids. She lives in a lavish villa in Duluth.
NeNe Leakes is the wife of a famous businessman and real estate investor named “Gregg Leakes“. She met him for the first time in the year 1996 in a bar.
After that, both of them started dating. After one year, she got married to Gregg in the year 1997. After two years of marriage, NeNe gave birth to a son named “Brentt Leakes” on 22 February 1999).
In the year, 2010, relations between them deteriorated and the couple got separated.
NeNe filed divorce on 29 April 2010 and finally divorced on 29 September 2011. After that, both of them started focusing on their career.
After two years of divorce, the couple met again and decided to remarry. On 22 June 2013, NeNe Leakes tied in a knot with her husband Gregg Leakes for the second time.
It was a royal wedding held at InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta.
If we talk about her previous relationships, then NeNe has a son named “Bryson Rashard Bryant” from an affair with her ex-boyfriend (name not known). Currently, she is happy with her partner and lives a happy married life.
Figure Details, Height, Weight & More
The 52-year-old lady makes perfects body stats. She loves to do gyming and other exercises to keep her body fit and active. According to sources, NeNe underwent threw a nose and breast surgery.
Moreover, she also follows a nutritional diet plan to keep her body healthy and fit. Because of her perfect physical stats, NeNe looks like 30 at the age of 52.
NeNe Leakes stands at a fair height of 5 feet 10 inches (in meters 1.77 m). According to an estimate, her body weight is around 67 kilograms (in pounds 148 lbs). She looks beautiful with her blonde hair.
|Real Full Birth Name||Linnethia Monique Johnson.|
|Stage Name||NeNe Leakes.|
|Profession||Actress, Television Personality, Reality TV Star, Fashion Designer, Author, and Producer.|
|Age (As of 2019)||52 years old.|
|Date of Birth||December 13, 1967.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Queens, New York, United States.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)||Sagittarius.
|House Location||Duluth, Georgia, United States.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 10".
Centimeters: 177 cm.
Meters: 1.77 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 67 Kg.
Pounds: 148 lbs.
|Shoe Size (UK)||7.|
|Parents||Father: Name Not Known.
|Siblings||5 (names not available).
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Son||1. Brentt Leakes.
2. Bryson Rashard Bryant.
|Social media||Instagram: @neneleakes (3.6 million + followers).
Facebook: @NENE LEAKES.
Twitter: @NeNeLeakes (1.9 million + followers).
YouTube: Self-Titled (118K + subscribers).
|School||Clarke Central High School.|
|Alma Mater||Morris Brown College.|
|Career & Wealth|
|Net worth (approx.)||$10-12 million USD (as in 2020).|
|Television||1. The Parkers (2004).
2. The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2008-Present).
3. The Celebrity Apprentice 4 (2011).
4. Glee (2012-2015).
5. The Amandas (2012).
6. Betty White's Off Their Rockers (2013).
7. The Millionaire Matchmaker (2014).
8. The Prancing Elites Project (2015).
9. To Tell the Truth (2016).
10. Lip Sync Battle (2016).
11. How High 2 (2019).
12. Celebrity Ghost Stories (2020).
|Last Updated||On 21 May 2020 (© Dreshare.com).|
Some Lesser Known Facts About NeNe Leakes
- She started her working as a stripper in bars after completing her studies.
- NeNe worked for many years as a stripper.
- In the year 2004, NeNe Leakes was selected for a minor role in the TV show named “The Parkers”.
- Later, she was selected for the cast of the famous reality Tv show named “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”.
- She gained huge popularity after participating in the show.
- In present, she is the main cast of the show.
- In the year 2011, Leakes has appeared in the season 11 of the show named “The Celebrity Apprentice 4”.
- NeNe became famous in the eyes of people after performing the role of Roz Washington in the series “Glee”.
- Apart from this, she has also featured in many movies and shows like New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly, To Tell the Truth, Celebrity Family Feud, How High 2, Fashion Police, and others.
- In the year 2015, Leakes has appeared in Tamar Braxton’s music video titled “If I Don’t Have You”.
- Apart from an actress, NeNe Leakes is a successful businesswoman also.
- She opened her own online clothing line for the Home Shopping Network (HSN).
- The “Nene Leakes Collection” provided the latest trending clothes.
- She is also the owner of SWAGG boutiques.
- From her career, NeNe Leakes earned the net worth of $10 – $12 million USD (as in 2020).
- She is also a great theatre artist and performed in so many stage theatre plays.
- In 2014, she played the role of Mistress of Sensuality in the play “Zumanity”.
- She is managed by Untitled Entertainment.
- NeNe becomes the grandmother of his son Bryson Bryant’s daughter “Bri’Asia Bryant” in June 2012.
- She doesn’t like sweets.
- NeNe Leakes has appeared in many talk shows.
- She also uploads her latest talk show videos on her self-titled Youtube channel.
- She loves to wear multicolor bands.
- NeNe considers Floyd Mayweather as her brother.