NeNe Leakes Biography
NeNe Leakes is an American television personality, actress, presenter, author, and fashion designer best known for her appearance on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta and on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee. Before Leakes met the producers of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, she had appeared on TV shows such as The Parkers.
NeNe Leakes Career
Before Leakes met the producers of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, she had appeared on TV shows such as The Parkers. In 2003, she also played a minor role as a stripper in the film The Fighting Temptations, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Beyoncé. However, none of her scenes are present in the final editing of the film, so she is not credited with her work on the production.
In 2008, Leakes made her first appearance at The Real Housewives of Atlanta. After the first season, she co-wrote the book Never Make The Same Mistake Twice with Denene Millner. For the first seven seasons, Leakes was part of the cast. In June 2015, Leakes announced that she would not be returning to the Royal Housewives of Atlanta for the 8th season. However, in season 8 of the Royal Housewives of Atlanta, Leakes played a supporting role, reportedly earning her full salary from the previous seven seasons. Leakes later returned to the show as a full-time housewife in the tenth season.
Leakes also switched to scripted television, playing Rocky Roads Secretary in the NBC comedy The New Normal. Ryan Murphy cast Leakes on his Glee series for the third season in a recurring role as a synchronized swim coach and Olympic bronze medalist Roz Washington. In 2011, Leakes competed in the eleventh installment of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice NBC series. In the tenth episode of Apprentice, after arguments with fellow cast member Star Jones, Leakes left the show. Leakes was unable to win any money for her chosen charity, My Sister’s House.
Leakes hosted Anderson Live, The Talk, and appeared in Betty White’s Off Their Rockers and The Price Is Right. On March 4, 2014, she was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete with the Stars in the 18th season of Dancing. She was paired with a professional dancer, Tony Dovolani. Leakes and Dovolani finished 7th in Week 7 of the competition on 28 April 2014.
As well as competing in Dancing with the Stars, Leakes played the Mistress of Sensuality in Las Vegas for Cirque du Soleil: Zumanity. She made her Broadway debut as Madame in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on November 25, 2014. She played the role until the production was closed on 3 January 2015. In November 2015, Matron “Mama” Morton was played on Broadway in Chicago for four weeks. Leakes and her husband took part in the second MasterChef Celebrity Showdown on January 2, 2017. The pair faced the challenge of Trai Byers and Grace Gealey of Empire in the tag team and lost.
NeNe Leakes Age / How old is NeNe Leakes?
Leakes is 54 years old as of 2021. She was born Linnethia Monique “NeNe” Leakes on 13 December 1967 in Queens, New York, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 13th of December every year.
NeNe Leakes Height
Leakes stands at a height of 5 feet 10 (1.78 m) tall and weighs about 67 kg or 148 pounds.
NeNe Leakes Family
Leakes is one of five children; she and one of her brothers were sent to live with her aunt in Athens, Georgia, while the other three children stayed with her mother because it was believed that her mother could not take care of all five of them.
NeNe Leakes Husband
Leakes and her husband Gregg Leakes were separated in 2010 and filed for divorce on 29 April 2010. The divorce ended on September 29, 2011, after season four of The Real Housewives had finished shooting. NeNe and Gregg Leakes have reunited and announced that they have been engaged in January 2013. Bravo filmed their wedding plan and ceremony for the spin-off entitled I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding. NeNe and Gregg remarried at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta on June 22, 2013.
NeNe Leakes Net Worth
Leakes has an estimated net worth of $14 Million which she has earned through being a television personality, actress, presenter, author, and fashion designer.
NeNe Leakes Movies
- 2019; How High 2
- 2019; Ride or Die
- 2018; Uncle Drew
- 2003; The Fighting Temptations
NeNe Leakes TV Shows
- 2020; Celebrity Ghost Stories
- 2020; Celebrity Show-Off; Competitor
- 2020; Celebrity Call Center
- 2020; Glamsquad Showdown
- 2020; Tamron Hall
- 2019; First Wives Club
- 2018; Uncensored
- 2017; MasterChef Celebrity Showdown
- 2016; To Tell the Truth
- 2016; Larry King Now
- 2016; Cupcake Wars
- 2016; Celebrity Family Feud
- 2016; Lip Sync Battle
- 2016; Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry
- 2015–2016; New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly
- 2015; The Prancing Elites Project
- 2015; Real Husbands of Hollywood
- 2014-2020; Extra with Billy Bush
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Leakes.
|Who is Leakes?||She is an American television personality, actress, presenter, author, and fashion designer|
|Age||54 years old as of 2021|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches|
|Net Worth||$14 Million|