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NeNe Leakes Biography, Wiki, Height, Age, and Net Worth

Linnethia Monique “NeNe” Leakes who is better known as Nene Leakes is a famous American actress, television personality, presenter, author, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. She is best known for appearing on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta as an original cast member and also on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee.

She was a part of the NBC sitcom The New Normal as “Rock Rhoades” and was also a participant on ABC’s  Dancing with the Stars and on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice. She was a regular panelist of the 1950 game show, To Tell the Truth on ABC and later had a clothing line on Home Shopping Network, she also has launched her SWAGG boutiques across the selective cities in the country.

NeNe Leakes Biography/Wiki

NeNe Leakes was born on 13 December 1967 in Queens, New York City, and was raised in Athens, Georgia by her elder brother. She had four siblings and her mother was unable to take care of all the children due to which she was sent to live with her brother.

She completed her high school graduation from Clarke Central High School in Athens and decided to attend Morris Brown College in Atlanta for her higher education. Two years later, she got pregnant while she was still in her college.

NameLinnethia Monique “NeNe” Leakes
Nick NameNeNe Leakes
Birth PlaceNew York City, U.S.
Date Of Birth13 December 1967
Age(as of 2021)53 Years
Zodiac SignSagittarius
ProfessionTelevision personality, actress, and fashion designer

NeNe Leakes Age, Height, and Weight

NeNe Leakes’s age is 53 years (as of 2021). She is 5 feet 10 inches tall and her weight is approximately 67 kg.

NeNe Leakes enjoying outdoor
NeNe Leakes enjoying outdoor

NeNe Leakes Career and Achievements

NeNefirst met with a casting director, Robi Reed-Humes, who offered her the role in a major television show The Parkers which was broadcast on UPN. In 2003, she was offered the role of a stripper in the film The Fighting Temptations alongside Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Beyonce but none of her scenes were shown in the movie.

Finally, in 2008 NeNe was seen on Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of Atlanta as the main cast member for five consecutive seasons. Later she announced that she would not return to the show but however she was featured in the eighth season in a supporting role.

NeNe was also starred in the NBC comedy show The New Normal as the secretary “Rocky Rhoades” and was cast on Ryan Murphy’s musical comedy series Glee in a recurring role of a swim coach and Olympic bronze-medallist Coach Roz Washington.

She was also the contestant of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice and during the tenth episode of the show, she had arguments with her fellow cast member Star Jones due to which she walked off the show and never returned. She also guest-hosted the show Anderson Live and made appearances in The Price Is Right and Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.

In 2014, NeNe was seen participating in the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars where she was paired with professional dancer Tony Dovolani. During her first season in the show “The Real Housewives of America”, she co-wrote the book titled Never Make The Same Mistake Twice with Denice Millner. Recently in 2020, she released a song, “Come and Get This Hunni”.

NeNe Leakes Family

Talking about NeNe’s parents her mother’s name is Nena Thomas. She has two children named Bryson Leakes and Brentt Leakes.

NeNe Leakes with her mother
NeNe Leakes with her mother

NeNe Leakes Boyfriend and Affairs

NeNe dated Gregg Leakes for a few years and got married. In 2010, she filed for divorce with her husband but again in 2013 they announced that they had got back together. Recently on 1 September 2021, her husband Gregg

died because of colon cancer.

NeNe Leakes with her husband Gregg
NeNe Leakes with her husband Gregg


  • NeNe Leakes hails from New York City, U.S.
  • NeNe was starred in the film The Fighting Temptations but her scene was never shown in the movie.
  • Recently, her husband died beccause of colon cancer.
  • She has launched SWAGG Boutique in selective cities of U.S.
  • She has her own line of clothing NeNe Leakes Collection which she launched for Home Shopping Network.
  • NeNe has founded Nene Leakes Entertainment, a television production company.
NeNe Leakes filming for Bravo's series
NeNe Leakes filming for Bravo’s series

Associated With

Phaedra Parks is also an American television personality who is known for her role in the series The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

NeNe Leakes Net Worth 

NeNe Leakes’s net worth as of now in 2021 is approximately $12 million USD. The source of her income includes fashion designing, reality shows, and different other business ventures.

Social Media

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NeNe Leakes at LOS conference
NeNe Leakes at LOS conference

Favorite Things

Favorite ColorBrown
Favorite DestinationCape Peninsula
Favorite ActorJohnny Depp
Favorite ActressKristen Stewart
Favorite SportsBasketball
Favorite SportspersonMichael Jordan


Does NeNe Leakes, Consume Alcohol?Yes
Does she, Smoke?No
Does she, Drive?Yes
Does NeNe Leakes, Swims?Yes
Does she know cooking?No
Is she a Yoga Practitioner?No
Does Gym?No
Is NeNe Leakes a Jogger?No
Eating Habit?Yes


Who is NeNe Leakes?

NeNe Leakes is a famous American actress, television personality, author, and fashion designer who is well known for her appearance in the Bravo series The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

What is the age of NeNe Leakes?

The age of NeNe Leakes is 53 years (as of 2021).

When is the Birthday of NeNe Leakes?

NeNe Leakes’s birthday is on 13 December 1967.

How tall is NeNe Leakes?

NeNe Leakes is 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Where is NeNe Leakes from?

NeNe Leakes is from New York City, U.S..

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