Nene Leakes Biography
Nene Leakes is an American television personality, actress, author, presenter, and fashion designer. She is well recognized for featuring in the reality TV series ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ as an original member. Nene is also known for playing the recurring role of Roz Washington in Fox Silicon ‘Glee’.
Leakes also played Rocky Rhoades as a series regular on the sitcom The New Normal on NBC until its cancellation n 2013. Leakes has also participated in NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
Additionally, she has made her Broadway debut as Madame in Rodgers& Hammerstein’s Cinderella in 2014. In 2015, she starred as Matron”Mama” Morton in Chicago. Moreover, in the 1950s she was a regular panelist on ABC’s revival game show, To Tell The Truth.
In addition to her acting, she owns a clothing line where she sells her products on the Home Shopping Network, before launching her SWAGG boutiques in select cities around the country.
Nene Leakes Age| Birthday
Nene is 53 years old as of December 2020. She was born on December 13, 1967, in Queens, New York City, United States. Nene celebrates her birthday on 13th December every year. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Nene Leakes Family| Siblings
Nene was raised in her aunt’s house alongside one of her brothers while the other three siblings were raised by her mother. Much of her family and siblings’ details are not yet known to us but as soon as the information is available we will keep you posted.
Leakes joined Clarke Central High School where she graduated with a high school level education. She, later on, joined Morris Brown College in Atlanta to further her formal education.
Nene Leakes Husband| Children
Information regarding her marriage life is quite complicated. Nene was married to Gregg Leakes in 1977. Nene is a blessed mom with two boys: Brent Leakes born on February 20, 1999, and Bryson Bryant who is from Nenes’s previous relationship where else Gregg is a dad to five other children.
After 14 years of marriage, the couple filed for divorce but in 2012 they started seeing each other again and they ended up remarrying on June 22, 2013.
Nene Leakes height| weight
Nene stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches proofing she is a tall African American woman. She weighs 67kg or 148 pounds. Additionally, her body measurements are 39-31-41 inches.
Nene Early Life
Leakes had appeared on Tv shows like The Parker before meeting the producers of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She also acted a minor role as a stripper in the film The Fighting Temptations, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.and Beyonce though none of her scenes are present in the final edit of the movie.
Nene Leakes Career
Leakes made her first appearance on The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2018. She co-wrote with Denene Millner the book Never Make The Same Mistake Twice after the first season. Nene was part of the cast crew for the first seven seasons. Moreover, Leakes did not return to the eighth season, though she appeared again to the show as a full-time housewife from the tenth season.
Additionally, Nene has also transitioned into scripted television, playing the secretary Rocky Roades in the NBC comedy The New Normal. On the third season of Glee, Ryan Murphy cast Nene in a recurring role as a synchronized swim coach and Olympic Bronze medalist coach Roz Washington
In 2011, Nene was a contestant of Donald Trump’s NBC series Celebrity Apprentice. On the tenth episode of Apprentice, Leakes walked off the show after arguments with a fellow cast member.
Leakes has also guest-hosted Anderson Live, The Talk, and appeared in Betty White’s Off Their Rockers and The Price is Right. Fortunately, on March 4, 2014, she was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete in the 18th season of Dancing with The Stars. Leakes and Tony Dovolani were eliminated in the competition on April 28, 2014 finishing in the 7th position.
Nene played the Mistress of Sensuality in Las Vegas, for the resident show Cirque du Soleil. Nene also appeared in the reality documentary series “I Dream of Nene: The Wedding”, which documented about re-marriage to her ex-spouse.
On November 25, 2014, she made her Broadway debut as Madame in Rodgers& Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Leakes was cast as playing Matron ‘ Mama’ Morton in Chicago on Broadway for 4 years.
Lastly, in 2018, she had a minor role in the sports comedy flick ‘Uncle Drew’.
Nene Leakes Net Worth| Salary
Nene, the TV star, has an estimated net worth of around $12 million. Information regarding her salary is not disclosed to us.