Where is NeNe Leakes from? NeNe Leakes is from Queens, New York, where she was born on December 13, 1967. The actress, author, and entrepreneur arrived on the national scene in 2008, when she joined the cast of the Bravo reality series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Prior to that, she’d worked as a stripper, and that’s how she met her husband, Gregg Leakes, who she’s now swapped vows with twice. The couple first married in 1997, but in 2011, after 14 years of marriage, NeNe and Gregg divorced. They reunited and remarried in June 2013, and Bravo’s cameras were on hand to capture the action. The result: “I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding,” a spinoff show about the their nuptials.
Who’s asking, “Where is NeNe Leakes from?” Lots of people, as this New York City native is everywhere these days. She’s gearing up for ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” and since 2012, she’s played coach Roz Washington on Fox’s “Glee.” She’s also appeared as Rocky on “The New Normal.” Although she won “Guiltiest Pleasure” honors at Bravo’s 2009 A-List Awards, Leakes is clearly more than just another flash-in-the-pan reality celeb. Entertainment Weekly has voted her one of its “Entertainers of the Year,” and People magazine once named her “Diva of the Season.”
Where is NeNe Leakes from? A place where people don’t make the same mistake twice. That’s according to the title of her memoir, “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life Learned the Hard Way,” which she released in 2011. The same year she released the book — an “unapologetic, yet honest look” at her “fractured childhood, abusive relationship, struggles with being a single mother,” according to her official website — NeNe appeared on “Celebrity Apprentice.” In doing so, she raised money for the Atlanta Union Mission in Support of My Sister’s House, a resource for victims of domestic abuse that she says is near and dear to her heart.
Where is NeNe Leakes from? It’s more a question of where she’s going. These days, she lives outside of Atlanta, and as per her website, there’s no telling where her career may take her. “Because of Leakes versatility as a reality star, talk show host and correspondent as well as an actress, at one point, Leakes appeared on four different networks, showcasing her skills as a well-rounded talent,” reads her official bio.