Kenya Summer Moore is an American actress, model, producer, author, television personality, and entrepreneur. Moore rose to prominence in 1993 after winning the Miss USA contest, and placing in the top six of that year’s Miss Universe pageant.
Kenya Moore Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$800 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 24, 1971 (51 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Model, Author|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Kenya Moore was born on the 24th of January, 1971, in Detroit. Her grandmother and aunt raised Moore. She has revealed that her mother never named her, and since birth, her mother decided to pretend she never had her. Moore graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1989. After her graduation, she studied at Wayne State University and majored in psychology and minor in communication.
Kenya married businessman and restaurant owner Marc Daly in June 2017. They announced in April 2018 they were expecting their first child, and Moore gave birth to daughter Brooklyn Doris Daly on November 4, 2018. Moore says their daughter is named after the location she met her husband Marc in, Brooklyn (obviously), and Doris is after her late grandmother. Kenya and Marc Daly split up in early 2020. She opened up about the split in the March 9, 2020 episode of Real Housewives, claiming she had found “sexting” messages on Marc’s phone from his ex.
Kenya Moore’s Finances
Despite having successes early in her career, Kenya Moore couldn’t quite capitalize on the fame and ended up being one of the million stars in Hollywood suffering from an identity crisis. Kenya Moore hasn’t saved her early career earnings, which resulted in her very low net worth compared to her counterparts.
Kenya Moore has hundreds of thousands of dollars in outstanding loans and credit card dues and considering the fact that there are no big projects lined up for her, she might face a tough time ahead.
Here are some of the best highlights of Kenya Moore’s career:
- Trois (Movie, 2000)
- No Turning Back (Movie, 2001)
- The Confidant (Movie, 2010)
- Trapped: Haitian Nights (Movie, 2011)
Kenya parlayed her pageant career into a successful television career, guest-starring on shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, Sparks, Living Single, The Steve Harvey Show, and The Parent ‘Hood, among others. She has also appeared in small roles in many films: 1995’s Waiting to Exhale, Deliver Us from Eva, Cloud 9, I Know Who Killed Me, and many others. Moore also appeared in music videos for Jermaine Dupri, Nas, Shai, and Tupa in the 1990s.
Producer and other Ventures
Since 2007, Kenya has been producing and directing, and launched her own company, Moore Vision Media, in 2008. So far, her company has produced one feature, an erotic thriller entitled The Confidant, from 2010. Kenya is also credited as a producer/director of the film Trapped; Haitian Nights. She took over production and completed the film after the project lost its director. She also appeared in the film.
Moore published her book, Game, Get Some! In 2007. She also launched a hair care product brand in 2014. She has also released a DVD workout called Kenya Moore Booty Camp.
Reality TV Career
In May 2012, Kenya Moore confirmed that she would be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She replaced long-term cast member Sheree Whitfield. On The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya has often been at the center of the drama and controversy. Fellow cast members never know what to expect from her, and are often at odds with her for her actions and remarks.
In addition to her work on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya was also a contestant on the 2015 installment of Celebrity Apprentice where she continued to run into problems, most notably with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member, Brandi Glanville.
Moore began her career as a model when she was 14 years old. She ended up being the cover girl of Johnsson Publishing Company’s magazine ‘Ebony Man’ in 1992. She was also the model of the company’s Ebony Fashion Fair cosmetic line. In 1993, she won the Miss Michigan USA, which helped her represent her state in the Miss USA pageant.
She played a minor role of Dane in the sitcom ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ in 1994, and she landed the starring role of jasmine Davis in ‘Trois’ in 2010. The movie grossed over $1.3 million at the box office and emerged among the highest-grossing African-American films of the year. Over time, she appeared in many other films, including ‘Deliver Us From Eva,’ ‘Cloud 9’, and ‘I Know Who Killed Me.’
In 2012, she became part of the American reality series ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta.’ She has starred in shows and series such as ‘Men, Women & Dogs,’ ‘Girlfriends,’ and ‘The Millionaire Matchmaker.’ Moore has also been on covers for magazines including ‘Essence,’ ‘Glamour,’ ‘Ebony’ and ‘Seventeen.’ She has also launched her own hair care line ‘Kenya Moore Hair Care,’ and she serves as its CEO. The products on offer include shampoo and hair conditioner.