NeNe Leakes

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Full Name NeNe Leakes
Age 52 Years Old
Nick Name NeNe Leakes
Gender Female
Famous As Actor
Birth Date December 13th, 1967
Birth Place Queens, New York, U.S.

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About NeNe Leakes

Linnethia Monique Johnson, better known by the name, NeNe Leakes is an American reality television personality, actress, author, presenter, and fashion designer. She is best known for starring in the reality television series, The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She has been regularly appearing as one of the main casts of the series since 2008. Besides RHOA, she has starred in numerous tv series, most notably in Fox series Glee and the NBC sitcom The New Normal. She has also appeared in other reality series as well as theater productions, which we will discuss below. Besides acting career, NeNe Leakes is also into the fashion business.

She has over 1.9 million followers on her Twitter handle @NeNeLeakes and over 3.6 million followers on her Instagram @neneleakes.

NeNe Leakes was born on 13 December 1967. Her birth name is Linnethia Monique Johnson. Her birth place is in Queens, New York City, New York in the United States. She holds an American nationality. She belongs to African-American ethnicity. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She also has four siblings. Her mother found it difficult to raise 5 kids on her own. So, she sent NeNe and one of her brothers to live with an Aunt in Georgia. She grew up in Athens, Georgia. 

Regarding her educational background, she attended Clarke Central High School in Athens. Following her high school graduation, she went on to attend Morris Brown College in Atlanta. She studied there for two years. 

NeNe Leakes stands at a height of 1.78 m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. She has a body weight of 148 lbs i.e. 67 kg. She has an average body build. Her body measurements are 39-31-41 inches. She has dark brown eyes and her hair color is also dark brown. She often dyes her hair blonde. 

Her dress size is 12 (US) and her shoe size is 11 (US), while her bra size is 36C. 

NeNe Leakes TV SHow

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What does NeNe Leakes do?

  • NeNe Leakes made her film debut in a minor role as a stripper in the 2003 film, The Fighting Temptations. Her scene was later deleted. She later appeared in a minor role in the 2018 film Uncle Drew. These are only her film credits. 
  • She later became popular on television. 
  • She made her television debut in a minor role with the American sitcom, The Parkers in 2004. 
  • She was cast as one of the main casts of the reality television series, The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2008. 
  • She has been appearing on the series since 2008.
  • Besides guest appearing on the series in its 8th series, she has been the main cast of the series. 
  • It was reported in June 2020 that she had been fired from the series after alleged racial incidents. She denied the news. 
  • She was one of the contestants on the reality game show, The Celebrity Apprentice 4 in 2011. She walked off the show following an argument with fellow cast member Star Jones during the 10th episode. She failed to win any money for her selected charity. 
  • She is also known for her recurring role as Roz Washington in the Fox series, Glee. She appeared in the series from 2012 to 2015. 
  • Another major role is Rocky Rhoades in the NBC sitcom, The New Normal. She appeared in the sitcom between 2012 and 2013. 
  • She was one of the main cast of the reality documentary series, I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding in 2013. 
  • She appeared as a contestant in the 18th season of the dance reality show, Dancing with the Stars in 2014. She partnered with professional dancer, Tony Dovolani. They were eliminated from the competition in Week 7. 
  • She has guest appeared in tv shows, The Amandas (2012), The Game (2012), Let's Stay Together (2012), Betty White's Off Their Rockers (2013), and First Wives Club (2019) among others. 
  • She has appeared in other reality series such as The Millionaire Matchmaker (2014), The Prancing Elites Project (2015), Real Husbands of Hollywood (2015), Cupcake Wars (2016), Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry (2016), and Celebrity Ghost Stories (2020) among others. 
  • She appeared in a game show, The Price is Right in 2013. 
  • She appeared as a judge in an episode of the beauty pageant, Miss USA in 2013. 
  • She appeared in Tamar Braxton's music video of single, "If I Don't Have You" in 2015. 
  • She has her own character in the 2015 video game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
  • She was a regular panelist on the game show, To Tell the Truth in 2016. 
  • She toured the United States in a one-woman comedy tour, "So Nasty, So Rude" in 2016. 
  • She appeared in the talk show, Larry King Now in 2016. 
  • The same year, she appeared in Celebrity Family Feud and Lip Sync Battle (vs. Todd Chrisley).
  • She appeared as a contestant with her husband in the celebrity edition of the cooking reality show, MasterChef Celebrity in 2017. They lost to the pair Trai Byers and Grace Gealy from Empire. 
  • She starred in television films, How High 2 and Ride or Die, both in 2019.
  • She has also appeared in several theatre plays.
  • She toured major cities in the US in 2011 while appearing as Pinky Bell in Loving Him Is Killing Me. 
  • She played the Mistress of Sensuality in Las Vegas, for the resident show, Cirque du Soleil: Zumanity in 2014. 
  • She made her Broadway debut in November 2014 as Madame in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.
  • She appeared as Matron "Mama" Morton in Broadway musical, Chicago at The Ambassador Theatre in 2015.  

NeNe Leakes married

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Who is NeNe Leakes married to?

NeNe Leakes is a married woman. She is married to a real estate investor and business consultant, Gregg Leakes. Their relationship has become a rollercoaster

She had been working as a stripper when she met Gregg Leakes who is a real estate investor and business consultant. They got married in 1997. 14 years into their marriage, they divorced in September 2011. The couple reconciled and got engaged in 2013. Their wedding planning and the ceremony were filmed in a spin-off I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding. They got married on 22 June 2013 at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta. She has children, Brentt with Gregg Leakes and Bryson Rashard Bryant from her previous relationship.

NeNe Leakes family

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What is NeNe Leakes net worth?

NeNe Leakes earns major income from her television career. She has been receiving a decent salary as a main cast of the reality series, RHOA. Other than RHOA, she has appeared in numerous television series and reality series. She founded a television production company, NeNe Leakes Entertainment in 2013. The company produced I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding. 

Besides appearing in reality series, Leakes is also into the fashion business. She launched the NeNe Leakes Collection for the Home Shopping Network (HSN) in July 2014. She has also launched her SWAGG boutiques in several cities across the country. Summing up all, the RHOA star adds quite a fortune to her wealth. Her net worth is estimated at $14 million at present.