NeNe Leakes Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Education, Career, Net Worth

NeNe Leakes Biography

NeNe Leakes born Linnethia Monique Leakes is an American businesswoman, rapper, actress, and television personality. In addition, she is a fashion designer, presenter, and author.

NeNe Leakes Age|Birthday

Leakes was born on December 13, 1967. Therefore, she is 53 years old as of 2021 and celebrates her birthday on 13th December every year.

NeNe Leakes Height|Weight

Leakes’s height is 5 feet 10 inches (approximately 178 centimeters). Moreover, she weighs 67 kilograms.

NeNe Leakes Photo.

NeNe Leakes Photo.

NeNe Leakes Family

Leakes was born in Queens, New York, United States to her parents. Her father is Chris and her mother Patricia. However, said that she learned the man she spent all her childhood thinking was her father was not her biological father. Moreover, her mother opted to send her and one of her brothers to live with her aunt in Athens, Georgia because she could not be able to raise all her five children. She has four siblings and a half-sister, Kendle Kenya Sherman.

NeNe Leakes Husband

Leakes first married Gregg in 1997. However, the couple had ups and downs and this caused them to divorce in 2011. Ultimately, in 2013, the couple reconciled and remarried. Thye have a son together named Brentt. Moreover, she had a son named Bryson from her previous relationship with her ex-boyfriend Calvin Bryant. Also, she has a granddaughter named Bri’Asia Bryant born in 2012.

However, Gregg has five children from his previous relationship. Twins Damian and Daryl, a daughter named Katrina, and two other sons named Dexter and Denton.

Unfortunately, Gregg passed away on September 1, 2021, after a protracted battle with colon cancer at the age of 66.

NeNe Leakes Education

Leakes attended Clarke Central High School in Athens. Later, she went to Morris Brown College in Atlanta for two years.

NeNe Leakes Career

The Parkers areĀ  TV shows Leakes appeared on before meeting the producers of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Leakes. In 2003, in the film, The Fighting Temptations, she landed a minor role as a stripper. However, in the final edit of the movie, none of her scenes were present.

She made her first appearance on The Real Housewives of Atlanta as an original cast member in 2008. She co-wrote the book Never Make The Same Mistake Twice after the first season with Denene Millner. For the first seven seasons, she was a main cast member. She announced that she would not be returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta in June 2015 for its eighth season. However, in season 8 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta in a supporting role, she was featured. For the tenth through the twelfth seasons, she returned to the show as a full-time housewife.

She announced that she would not return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta for its thirteenth season in 2020.

The New Normal and Celebrity Apprentice

Playing the secretary Rocky Roades in the NBC comedy The New Normal, she also transitioned into scripted television. In a recurring role as a synchronized swim coach and Olympic bronze-medalist Coach Roz Washington which she was cast by Ryan Murphy on his Glee in the third season. She was a contestant on the eleventh installment of Donald Trump’s NBC series Celebrity Apprentice in 2011. After arguments with fellow cast member Star Jones, she walked off the show during the tenth episode of Celebrity Apprentice.

On Anderson Live and The Talk, she guest-hosted. Also, in Betty White’s Off Their Rockers and The Price is Right, she appeared. She was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete in the 18th season of Dancing with the stars on March 4, 2014. On April 28, 2014, finishing in 7th place, she was paired with professional dancer, Tony Dovolani. They were eliminated in week 7 of the competition (Latin night).

In Las Vegas for resident show Cirque du Soleil: Zumanity, she played the mistress of Sensuality. She made her Broadway debut as Madame in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on November 25, 2014. Until the production closed on January 3, 2015, she played the role. In Chicago on Broadway for four weeks, she was cast as playing Matron “Mama” Morton in November 2015.

Other Ventures

Fashion Line



2003 – The Fighting Temptations as Stripper
2018 – Uncle Drew as NeNe Leakes
2019 – How High 2 as Mrs. Silas, Ride or Die as Glo



2004 – The Parkers with a minor role
2008-2020 – The Real Housewives of Atlanta as Herself
2009-2020 – Entertainment Tonight as Herself
2011 – The Celebrity Apprentice 4 as Herself
2012-2015 – Glee as Roz Washington
2014-2020 – Extra with Billy Bush as Herself
2012 – The Amandas, The Game, Let’s Stay Together as Herself
2012-2013 – The New Normal as Rocky Rhoades
2013 – Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, The Price is Right, Miss USA, I Dream of NeNe as Herself


2013-2017 – Fashion Police as Co-host
2014 – The Millionaire Matchmaker, Dancing with the Stars as Herself
2015 – The Prancing Elites Project, Real Husbands of Hollywood as Herself
2015-2016 – New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly as Co-host
2016 – Te Tell the Truth as Panelist, Larry King Now as Herself, Cupcake, Celebrity Family Feud, Lip Sync Battle as Competitor, Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry as Herself
2017 – MasterChef Celebrity Showdown as Competitor
2018 – Uncensored as Herself
2019 – First Wives Club as Angel
2020 – Celebrity Show-off as Competitor, Celebrity Call Center, Tamron Hall as Herself

Music Videos

2015 – If I Don’t Have You y Tamar Braxton

Video Games

2015 – Kim Kardashian as NeNe Leakes


2011 – Loving Him Is Killing Me as Pinky Bell
2014 – Zumanity as Mistress of Sensuality
2014-2015 – Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella as Madame (Replacement)
2015 – Chicago as Matron “Mama” Morton (Replacement)


TV Series as Executive producer for I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding

NeNe Leakes Net Worth

Leake’s net worth is $14 million.