Born in Detroit, Michigan, Kenya Moore was raised by her grandmother and aunt, as her mother left her at only three-days-old.
She graduated from Cass Technical High School, before majoring in psychology and minoring in communication at Wayne State University.
Kenya began modeling at the age of 14 and soon appeared on the cover of Ebony Man magazine, before becoming a model for the Ebony Fashion Fair cosmetic line. She has also been featured on the covers of Essence, Seventeen, and Glamour.
In 1993, she won the Miss Michigan USA pageant, before being crowned Miss USA – the second African-American woman to ever win the title. The same year, she finished sixth at the Miss Universe pageant.
Fame from the pageants and modeling propelled her into the acting world. She appeared in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and later featured in several more minor TV roles. She debuted her acting talents on the big screen in Waiting to Exhale, and later starred in Senseless, Trois, Deliver Us from Eva, I Know Who Killed Me, and several other movies, including Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.
She was soon inspired to try producing and directing. She launched her own company Moore Vision Media and produced the erotic thriller The Confidant. She soon made her directorial debut Trapped: Haitian Nights.
Kenya Moore may be most known for starring in the reality TV show The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She’s also the CEO of her own hair care line Kenya Moore Hair Care, the founder of the Kenya Moore Foundation, and the author of an advice book Game, Get Some!
In the News
Kenya Moore is married to Marc Daly, a businessman and restaurant owner. They recently welcomed a little baby girl into their family. She named her Brooklyn Doris, after the place where she met her husband, and her late grandmother. She is currently enjoying motherhood and finding balance between her personal life and career.
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