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Rozonda Thomas Net Worth, Husband, Age, Height, Biography

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Who is Rozonda Thomas?

Rozonda Thomas is an American singer, dancer and actress, who came to prominence in the ‘90s as a member of the all-girl R&B group TLC, among many other accomplishments.

Rozonda Thomas Biography: Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Rozonda Ocielian Thomas on 27 February 1971 under the Pisces zodiac sign, in Columbus, Georgia USA, of Bengali ancestry from her father Abdul Ali’s side, and African-American through her mother Ava Thomas, she was raised by her mother and met her biological father only when she was 25 years old. She went to Benjamin Elijah Mays High School, from which she matriculated in 1989.

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Music Career

Interested in music from an early age, she got into the industry as a dancer for the R&B group Damian Dame in 1991, and the same year she was spotted by Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid, who recruited her for the R&B and hip-hop group TLC, which also consisted of Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins and Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes. The original line-up featured Crystal Jones as well, but Rozonda replaced her and assumed the stage name Chilli, so the name of the group would be the acronym made of their names. Their debut album “Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip” (1992), reached No. 14 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and achieved four-times platinum status in the US, and spawned such hits as “Baby-Baby-Baby”, and “Aint 2 Proud 2 Beg”, among others.

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In support of the album, the trio went on a national tour as MC Hammer’s opening act, however, some concerts were canceled as Watkins was hospitalized due to an extreme case of sickle-cell anaemia. Once she recovered, TLC continued on with their tour, firing Reid from his managerial position, feeling that they had received too little incentive, realizing the success of their eponymous debut album.

Rise to Prominence

TLC and Rozonda continued to work on new music, and in 1994 their second album “CrazySexyCool” came out, which became their most popular album, as it achieved diamond status in the US, double platinum in Australia, and eight times platinum in Canada. Some of the hits found on the album include “Waterfalls”, “Creep”, and “Red Light Special”, among others.

The trio took over the music scene with the album, selling over 14 million copies in total, and their next album “FanMail” was released in 1999 to critical acclaim, but not before there was a huge feud between the members of the band and the main producer Dallas Austin, who wanted $4.2 million and creative control to work on the project. They went on a worldwide tour in support of the album, and even had a PayPerView special of their tour, which at the time became PayPerView’s highest grossing televised special.

In 2002 the trio was struck by a huge tragedy, as Lisa Lopes died in a car crash while making a documentary film in Honduras. Rozonda and Tionne continued as a duo, and released the fourth album “3D”, which featured Lisa on two songs she’d recorded before her untimely death.

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Hiatus and Recent TLC Projects

Following Lisa’s death, both Rozonda and Wakins vowed not to replace her and continue on as a duo; new material was released in 2014, the single “Gift Wrapped Kiss”, and from 2016 they started touring again. Moreover, in 2017, TLC released their fifth album “TLC”, however, the album didn’t live up to the success of its predecessors, reaching only No. 38 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Since then, TLC has continued to tour ,and in September embarked on a 2021 USA tour of 18 venues, alongside Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, and several surprise guests.

Solo Career

In addition to her work as a member of TLC, Rozonda has worked on a solo album, which was shelved due to scheduling conflicts. However, she has still released several singles, including “Dumb Dumb Dumb” (2008), and “Body (2016).

Acting Career

Rozonda is an accomplished actress as well. She made her debut in the romantic comedy film “Hav Plenty” (1997), written and directed by Christopher Scott Cherot, who also starred in the film, alongside Chenoa Maxwell and Hill Harper. In 2000 she appeared in the adventure comedy film “Snow Day”, and the same year co-starred in the romantic drama movie “Love Song”. Moreover, Rozonda starred in the television fantasy comedy musical movie “A Diva’s Christmas Carol”, alongside Vanessa Williams and John Taylor. The following year, Rozonda was Lilly in the thriller-crime film “Ticker”, starring Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper and Steven Seagal.

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She returned to acting in 2011 with a guest-starring role in the TV series “Single Ladies” (2011), and in 2017 made her latest appearance as Zora Neale Hurston in the Academy Award-nominated biopic “Marshall”, about Thurgood Marshal who was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad and Kate Hudson.

Net Worth

As of late 2021, Rozonda Thomas’s net worth has been estimated to be around $8 million, earned through her successful career as a singer and actress.

Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Children

Rozonda started dating the group’s manager, and became pregnant when she was 20 years old. As her career was taking off, she went for an abortion, but years later revealed that she regrets the decision.

However, the two continued their relationship and she gave birth to their son, Tron Austin on 2 June 1997, but unfortunately Tron’s parents later broke-up. In 2001, she started a relationship with singer Usher, which lasted until 2003. Their break-up was scrutinized by media and everybody talked about it, saying that Usher was unfaithful to her. Since then, Rozonda has had several unsuccessful relationships and short flings, including with Wayne Brady, Nick Cannon and Brad James. According to sources, she is currently single.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The prominent singer and actress has black hair and brown eyes. She stands at 5ft (1.52m), weighs approximately 120lbs (53kgs), with vital statistics of 32-24-34, bra size 32B.

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Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

Rozonda is known for her community work, as she’s started a non-profit organization Chilli’s Crew, which helps girls aged between 13 and 17 build healthy levels of self-esteem. She has advocated against cyberbullying, as her son was a victim when an article about him was published online questioning his sexuality and criticizing his apparel. Moreover, she and her colleague Watkins created a national education program about HIV/AIDS, which was a collaboration with Agouron Pharmaceuticals.

She has worked with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization, as she appeared naked for an anti-circus campaign started by the organization.

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About Zeeko Zaki: Wife, Net Worth, Height, Age, Biography

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Zeeko Zaki is an Egyptian-American TV and film actor and model ,who is perhaps best known for portraying FBI Special Agent Adom in the CBS drama series “FBI.”

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Zeeko Zaki was born Zakaria Sherif Zaki, in Alexandria, Egypt, under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 18 January 1990, which makes him 33 years old as of 2023. He is the son of the hairstylists Sherif Zaki and Emon Zaki, who currently run a salon in Wilmington City, Delaware. Zeeko’s family emigrated to the USA four weeks after he was born, and he spent his childhood in West Chester, Pennsylvania; he has a younger brother and sister named Zeyad and Zeina respectively. As a child, Zaki often visited his hometown of Alexandria, where he iteracted with his aunt and other relatives and as a result, he can speak fluent Egyptian Arabic, which the now bilingual actor had learned by the time he turned six.

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Zeeko went to Unionville High School, situated in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where he became very interested in acting and was often cast in the school’s stage productions. He matriculated to Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but quit school shortly afterwards, to focus on his acting career.

Career Beginnings

In his first year at Unionville High School, Zeeko performed in the Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens-directed musical “Seussical”, and also in numerous Community Theater productions under the Unionville Players group. Zaki made his film debut in 2012, with the role of Michael in the short “The Therapy Session.” Subsequently, he landed minor roles in several other short films, and made one-episode appearances in a few series, including the thriller “Homeland” and the post-apocalyptic sci-fi “Revolution” both in 2012, and “Under the Dome” in 2013.

Rise to Stardom

In 2015, Zaki was cast in two films including the critically and commercially acclaimed musical comedy “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chimp,” which was directed by Walt Becker. In the year that followed, he was cast as Factionless Squad Leader in the third installment of the science fiction film series “The Divergent” entitled “The Divergent Series: Allegiant.” Zaki landed his first recuring role in the military drama “Six” in 2017, playing Akmal in eight episodes. In the same year, he landed another recuring role of Hamid in seven episodes of the Fox TV series “24: Legacy”, before appearing in three more series, including “NCIS: Los Angeles.” His following role was in the 2018 action thriller film “Escape Plan 2: Hades,” in which he shared the screen with the likes of Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, and Sylvester Stallone.

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Zeeko rose to prominence in 2018, when he was cast for the main role as Special Agent Omar Adom in the CBS crime drama series “FBI”, appearing alongside Missy Peregrym, John Boyd and Ebonee Noel in the Craig Turk and Dick Wolf-created series. Zaki reprised his role of Agent Adom in 2020 and ‘21, in the “FBI” series spin-offs, respectively entitled “FBI: Most Wanted” and “FBI: International”.

Social Media Presence

Zaki is active on Instagram (@zeekozaki) with over 210,000 followers. He joined Twitter in December 2010, and has so far amassed around 20,000 followers under his username @zeekozaki. He uses his social media platforms to not only update his fans about his upcoming projects, and give them a glimpse into his personal life, but as a model to popularize brands such as Pepsi, Verizon, Microsoft Phone, and many more.

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Personal Life

It’s reported that Zeeko is currently engaged to the social media personality Renee Monaco, who according to her Instagram bio is involved with the coffee firm, Lucky Beans Coffee. Renee has a massive following on social media, especially TikTok and Instagram, and uses her online fame to market her coffee brand. The duo began dating in 2021, and is fond of posting their pictures on their social media platforms. They are often seen touring various destinations together. Previously, Zeeko referred to Monaco as a ‘Certified Lover’ on Instagram and wished her a happy Valentine’s Day in February 2022, thanking her for being his ‘heart’ and ‘peace of mind.’

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Previously, Zaki was romantically linked with the Californian photographer and social media sensation, Sam Schneiter, but they parted ways in 2021 after dating for almost a year. Zaki’s character dates an FBI agent named Maggie, who is portrayed by the Canadian actress Missy Peregrym, in the drama “FBI,” which has resulted to their dating rumor, however, the duo isn’t in a romantic relationship – Peregrym is married to the American producer and actor Tom Oakley – nonetheless, Zaki and Peregrym are good off-screen friends.

The “FBI” star is a Muslim. He seemingly shares a strong bond with his mother, and often posts her pictures on his Instagram account – he previously posted her childhood photo during her birthday. He also posted a series of his throw-back photos with his mother on the platform on Mother’s Day in 2019 and captioned it ‘We have come a long way mama…Happy Mother’s Day.’

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Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Zaki stands at an impressive height of 6ft 5ins (1.96m), and weighs approximately 245lbs (111kgs). He’s of mixed Egyptian, Syrian and Turkish descent, and has black hair and a pair of dark brown eyes. His chest, biceps, and waist sizes are 43ins, 14ins, and 35ins respectively and he wears shoe size 11(US).

Zeeko has embarked on a gradual full-body transformation journey over the past nine years, and has so far lost over 100lbs (45kgs), as he told Entertainment Tonight during an interview. He disclosed that he used the book “The 4-Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss as a guide, and also learned several essential weight loss tricks in the TV program “P90X Workout.” Many fans have commended him for his success, and he seems to be a great inspiration to many young actors, especially those trying to lose weight.

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Net Worth

Zeeko has made a fortune from his acting career. He’s played the lead role in the critically acclaimed drama “FBI” since 2018, which has significantly contributed to his net worth, which as of 2023 is approximately $1 million .

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Ted Sutherland Opens Up About His Sexuality and Personal Life

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Who is Ted Sutherland?

American actor and model Ted Sutherland was born in New York City, USA, on 16 March 1997, so Pisces is his zodiac sign. He’s appeared in 20 movies and TV series, and is perhaps known best for playing Simon Saunders, one of the main characters in all 10 episodes of the 2018 drama series “Rise”, which also starred Josh Radnor, Marley Shelton and Auli’i Cravalho, and follows the life of a passionate drama teacher.

Education and early life

Ted was raised in New York City by his parents about whom he’s yet to speak in public, because they prefer to maintain their privacy; it’s believed that both his mother and father are entrepreneurs. Ted hasn’t spoken of having siblings, but it’s believed that he was raised alongside his sister.

He was still attending a local elementary school when he fell in love with acting, and began appearing in both school and theatre plays. Ted enrolled at a local high school in 2011, and in the same year made his debut film appearance, playing Max Bronsky in the comedy “Family Album”, directed by Shawn Levy, and which starred Rachael Harris, Joy Osmanski and Mike O’Malley; it follows the members of a dysfunctional family. Ted has since been active in the film industry.

He matriculated in 2015 and then enrolled at acting school, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2018.

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Roles in movies

Ted played Boy in the Wheelchair in the 2012 short comedy “Alan Smithee”, and the following year saw him star as Josh in the short drama “American Girl”.

The year 2013 also saw him play Shmuel in the romantic comedy “Fading Gigolo”, written and directed by John Turturro, who also starred in it alongside Woody Allen and Sharon Stone. The movie follows Fioravante who’s begun working as a gigolo, while his friend Murray’s become his manager; it won two of its three award nominations.

Some of Ted’s following roles were in the 2013 family drama “Dovid Meyer”, the musical family comedy “Fan Girl” and the  short comedy “Damnation The Flashback” both in 2015.

In 2017, he starred as Jordan in the short comedy “Miyubi”, directed by Felix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael, and which also starred Jeff Goldblum, P. J. Byrne and Emily Bergl. It follows the adventures of an American family and their Japanese domestic robot Miyubi, and the film won two awards.

Ted’s had only two other movie roles. He played Young Nick Goode in the 2021 horror mystery “Fear Street: Part Two – 1978”, directed by Leigh Janiak, and which starred Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd and Ryan Simpkins. It follows a group of teenagers as they’re attending Camp Nightwing, while one of them has now been possessed by a demon; the movie won one of its three award nominations. Ted reprised his role in the 2021 horror mystery “Fear Street: Part Three – 1666”.

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Roles in TV series

Ted’s debut TV series role was playing Jeremy in the 2015 episode “ICU” of the crime horror “Eye Candy”, created by Christian Taylor, and which starred Victoria Justice, Casey Deidrick and Harvey Guillen; it follows a woman who believes that her online date is a serial killer.

The year 2017 saw Ted appear in the episode “Good Bones” of the thriller “Madam Secretary”, as well as in the pilot episode of the drama “The Deuce”.

In 2019, Ted played Elliot Patterson in two episodes of the popular action adventure comedy “Doom Patrol”, created by Jeremy Carver, and which starred Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby and Matt Bomer. It follows a scientist and his team of ‘superpowered outcasts’, the series aired from 2019 through 2023, and won two of its 18 award nominations.

The year 2019 also saw Ted appear in an episode or two of the crime mystery “Law & Order: Special Victims Units”, the crime mystery “Instinct” and the crime action “FBI”.

His only other TV series role has been playing Percy in 14 episodes of the 2021 science fiction horror “The Walking Dead: World Beyond”, created by Scott M. Gimple and Matthew Negrete, and which starred Julia Ormond, Nicolas Cantu and Alexa Mansour. It follows the first people to grow up in a world overrun by zombies, and the series won two awards.

Other credits

Ted voiced Jack Marston in the critically acclaimed 2018 video game “Red Dead Redemption II”.

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Love life and relationships

There’s only a single girl whom Ted’s been with, that his fans know about. Back in 2017, he began dating Katherine Reis, a popular American actress who’s appeared in 17 movies and TV series, and is probably known best for playing Pippa Sykes in six episodes of the new romantic series “Gossip Girl”, which has been airing since 2021. Ted and Katherine were together for a year, breaking up in 2018.

Ted hasn’t mentioned any other girls, or maybe boys whom he’s dated, he seems to be unattached as of March 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Ted’s become an Instagram star, as more than 220,000 people are following him on this social media network, although he’s posted only 18 pictures and videos, most of which were taken during red carpet events.

Ted works out at the gym nearly every day, and has shown off his muscular body in several of his Instagram pictures.

He loves to listen to pop music, and his favorite musicians are Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran.

Ted’s a fan of animes, with some of his favorites being “Attack on Titan”, “Chainsaw Man” and “Code Geass”.

He likes to play various sports with his friends, and his two favorites are table tennis and soccer.

Ted’s favorite actors are Al Pacino and Arnold Schwarzenegger, while some of his favorite films include “The Terminator”, “Scent of a Woman” and “True Lies”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Ted’s age is 26. He has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs about 160lbs (72kgs).

Ted’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of March 2023.

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