For those familiar with TV reality shows, you must have heard about NeNe Leakes. She is an American TV personality, a fashion designer as well as an actress. If you want to know something more about her, and what is her current income, than take a look below.
Linnethia Monique Johnson’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius, as she was born on December 13, 1967. She was born in Queens, a part of New York City, located in the United States of America. She has American nationality and is of African-American ethnicity.
NeNe Leakes has five siblings, and they all had a rough childhood. Their mother was neglecting them, and as a result, NeNe and one of her brothers had to go to live with their aunt. The other three children stayed with the mother.
The TV personality attended Clarke Central High School, located in Athens. She further expanded her education by going to Morris Brown College found in Atlanta. She has a degree in Arts and Literature.
Ever since she was a young girl, she had a desire to be a part of the entertaining industry. At first, she appeared in The Parkers, a TV show. Her performance was terrific, and she later went on to be a part of a movie titled The Fighting Temptations.
The show that rose her to stardom was The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She was a part of the show for its eight seasons, and after appearing for such a long time, Leakes decided to leave the show and focus on some other things in her life. The reality star did stay a part of the show but as a supporting role.
Celebrity Apprentice was another project Leakes was a part of. That is a show hosted by Donald Trump, and she appeared in the show’s eleventh season. However, due to some disagreements and fights with some of the contestants, she was forced to leave the show in its tenth episode.
The TV personality was also a part of Dancing with the Stars. During its 18th season, the reality star was joined with Tony Dovolani. Her next step was appearing in Las Vegas as Mistress of Sensuality. In 2017 she and her husband appeared in MasterChef Celebrity Showdown’s second season.
The actress was also a part of the musical drama titled Glee. In a sitcom titled The New Normal, she portrayed Rocky Rhoades, and everyone loved her performance. Her first Broadway appearance came in 2014. She was a character called Madame in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
On her long list of appearances, she was also a hostess of some shows like Fashion Police, New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly. The TV star served as a panelist on To Tell the Truth and was featured in one of Tamar Braxton music videos, titled If I Don’t Have You.
Gregg Leakes is her husband, and they have had many ups and downs during the course of their romantic relationship. The documentary show titled I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding was about her second marriage, or should we better say, remarriage of the couple in 2013.
Gregg and NeNe married for the first time in 1997. They have been together for some years by that time, and they decided that they should get married. However, in 2010, she filed for a divorce. In 2011 they were officially divorced.
They share two boys, Brentt and Bryson. As we mentioned, the couple remarried, and it was all documented. They are still together, but they are having some difficulties now. Her husband as diagnosed with cancer in 2018. He decided to get his colon removed, as the disease was stage 3 colon cancer. The operation was successful, and Gregg is recovering. They also have a granddaughter named Bri’Asia Bryant.
In addition to her TV career, the actress has her own clothing line. The line is titled Nene Leakes Collection for Home Shopping Network, and she established her company on July 28, 2014. In 2016 she had a one-woman tour. The tour was called So Nasty, So Rude, and the tour was more than prosperous.
NeNe Leakes Net Worth 2024
From all of the projects and things she did in her long TV career, NeNe Leakes managed to get an estimated net worth of around $14 million.