Linnethia Monique Leakes is best known as NeNe Leakes to her fans. She is not only a talented African American actress but also a well known Television personality. Besides, the actress gained prominence for her appearance in the popular TV series, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, where she held the audience spellbound for more than seven seasons of the show.
NeNe Leakes is also a successful author, presenter and fashion designer. She is among the hіghеѕt-раіd соntеѕtаntѕ оn Тhе Rеаl Ноuѕеwіvеѕ оf Аtlаntа. The reality star has also been credited with television appearances in Fashion Police, Glee and The New Normal.
NеNе Lеаkеѕ profile summary
- Full nаmе: Lіnnеthіа Моnіquе Lеаkеѕ
- Date of birth: 13th of Dесеmbеr, 1967
- Аgе: 52 уеаrѕ old
- Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
- Рlасе of birth: Quееnѕ, Nеw Yоrk Сitу, Nеw Yоrk
- Nаtіоnаlіtу: Аmеrісаn
- Неіght: 1.78 m (5 feet and 10 inches)
- Wеіght: 67 kg
- Рrоfеѕѕіоn: Теlеvіѕіоn реrѕоnаlіtу, fаѕhіоn dеѕіgnеr, асtоr, and аuthоr
- Маrіtаl stаtuѕ: Маrrіеd
- Нuѕbаnd/Ѕроuѕе: Grеgg Lеаkеѕ
- Сhіldrеn: Вrеntt аnd Вrуѕоn Rаѕhаrd Вrуаnt
- Ethnicity: African American
NeNe Leakes background information
Linnethia Monique Johnson was born in Queens, New York, in the United States of America. She is an American citizen and belongs to the African-American ethnic group. She has four other siblings which include brother Anthony Thomas and a half-sister named Kendle Kenya Sherman. However, NeNe's mum could not cater for her five kids. As a result, NeNe and one of her brothers went to live with an aunt in Athens, Atlanta, while the other three siblings stayed with their mum.
The famous television personality completed her high school education from Central High School in Athens. She then enrolled at Morrison Brown College in Atlanta to further her education for the next two years. It is believed that she studied literature and arts.
How old is NeNe Leakes?
NeNe Leakes age is 52 years currently. The reality star was born on the 13th of December, 1967. So, she will celebrate her 53rd birthday on the 13th of December 2020. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
What is NeNe famous for?
She is famous for her acting prowess. When she was growing up, she developed an interest in the entertainment industry. At the time she started her acting career, she was appearing on shows like The Parkers. Additionally, she landed a minor role in Fighting Temptations, a move that starred Beyonce and Cuba Gooding Jr. The unfortunate thing was that she did not receive any credit for the role she played in the movie, and that was because her scenes did not make the final cut of the film.
However, fate eventually bestowed fortune and fame on the relatively unknown actress in 2008 when she made her first appearance on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She went on to feature in the first seven seasons of the show. In June of 2015, she announced that she would not be part of the show's eighth season. Nevertheless, she still became involved in the eighth season of the show in a supporting role. She also returned to the show as a full-time housewife from season 10.
Additionally, the popular American actress featured as a contestant on Donald Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice. However, she left the show during its tenth episode. It was reported that NeNe was not in good terms with Jones, one of the stars of the TV series, which may have contributed to her decision to quit eventually.
During her career, the famous reality star has made guest appearances on several television shows, including the Brian McKnight Show, The Bonnie Hunt Show, and Rachael Ray. NeNe has also been a guest on the VH1 Divas Live 2009, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Ellen Degeneres Show. She also co-wrote a book, Never Make The Same Mistake Twice, with Denene Millner.
What is NeNe Leakes net worth?
NeNe Leake net worth is estimated to be worth about 14 million US dollars. The actress made headlines for reportedly earning a considerable salary of 1 million US dollars per season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta show, which made her the highest-paid Housewife.
Apart from that, she makes a fortune as an author and a fashion designer. NeNe Leakes house is estimated to be worth about 2.1 million US dollars. The 10,000 square feet mansion is located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Who is NeNe Leakes married to?
The celebrity is married to Gregg Leakes. Initially, on the 29th of April, 2010, she filed for a divorce, which was finalised on the 29th of September, 2011. Interestingly, NeNe and Gregg Leakes reconciled on the 22nd of June, 2013. The couple has two kids named Bryson and Brentt. NeNe Leakes husband was once diagnosed with cancer, but she supported him all through the period until the disease was tackled.
What does NeNe Leakes husband do for a living?
NeNe Leake's husband is a US real estate investor and consultant with a net worth of $4 million. He has more than twenty years of experience investing in the Atlanta, Georgia, real estate market.
NeNe Leakes plastic surgery
Despite being a beautiful African American woman, pictures of NeNe Leakes before and after her surgery showed that she once had a nose job. Additionally, the actress is reported to have had a breast reduction, breast lift and lipo around her waist.
Leakes did the nose job to narrow down her nostrils. Also, she decided to downsize her implants to achieve Ds and also get a breast lift. After she went through liposuction around her waistline, she got an 8-10 size, which she felt fulfilled with. She admitted having had these surgeries to look like a better version of herself. In her words:
I’m very comfortable and confident in myself. I just wanted a tune-up. I still wanted to look like NeNe, the black woman that I am, but a better version.
NeNe Leakes Instagram
The famous star regularly uploads gorgeous photos of herself on social media platforms, including her Instagram page. The beautiful actress has over 3.4 million Instagram followers, and her handle is given as @neneleakes.
Leakes body measurements
NeNe Leakes height stands at five feet and ten inches (1.78 m), which is proof that she is a tall African American woman. The famous Television personality also maintains a weight of 67 kg or 148 pounds. Then, her body measurement is 39-31-41 inches or 99-79-104 in centimetres.
NeNe Leakes has taken advantage of her fame to carve her path in the Hollywood industry. She ventured successfully in other endeavours including a one-woman comedy tour which was sold out. The reality star is undoubtedly one of the African American women with an indelible mark on the American entertainment industry today.