Kenya Summer Moore
January 24, 1971
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Education||Wayne State University|
(m. 2017; filed for separation 2019)
|Children||Brooklyn Doris Daly|
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Miss Michigan USA 1993|
Miss USA 1993
Miss Universe 1993
Kenya Summer Moore–Daly (born January 24, 1971), is an American actress, model, producer, author, television personality, and entrepreneur. She co-starred in the Bravo series The Real Housewives of Atlanta from 2012 to 2018 and from 2019 onwards and was a member of the cast of The Celebrity Apprentice 7 in 2015. Moore rose to prominence in 1993 after winning the Miss USA contest which led her to compete in that year's Miss Universe pageant ultimately landing her among the top six, but she did not take home the crown. She subsequently appeared in minor roles in films including Waiting To Exhale (1995) and Deliver Us From Eva (2003). Moore has produced several film projects, had a book published, and starred in her own exercise video.
Moore was born in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of teenagers Patricia Moore and Ronald Grant, and was raised by her paternal grandmother Doris Grant(1931–2017) and aunt after her mother abandoned her at three days old. The reality TV show star revealed that her mother never named her. "Since birth, my mother made the decision at age 16 to pretend she never had me. She has never spoken to me,” Kenya wrote. “Even if present in the same room with other people and family, she pretends that I simply don’t exist. She pretends I’m invisible," Kenya revealed on her Bravo blog. Moore graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1989 and attended Wayne State University, where she majored in psychology and minored in communication.
Modeling and pageants
Moore began modeling at the age of 14 and in the course of her modeling career was the January 1992 cover girl for Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company's Ebony Man's (EM) magazine. She also became a model for the Ebony Fashion Fair cosmetic line. At 22, Moore won Miss Michigan USA (1993) and then became the second African American woman to win Miss USA. She then represented the United States in the Miss Universe 1993 pageant and placed fifth.
Moore had small, background parts in television programs including: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Meet The Browns, Homeboys in Outer Space, Sparks, Smart Guy, Video Soul Living Single, Damon, In the House, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Parent 'Hood, The Steve Harvey Show, Martin, Nubian Goddess, Men, Women & Dogs, The Parkers, Under One Roof, and Girlfriends. She has also appeared on the covers of Glamour, Seventeen, Ebony, and Essence magazines and can be seen in the music videos for Jermaine Dupri's "Money Ain't a Thang" (1998), Nas's "Street Dreams" (1996), Shai's "I Don't Wanna Be Alone" (1996), and Tupac's "Temptations". Additionally, Moore has appeared in several films: Waiting to Exhale (1995), Senseless (1998), Trois (2000), Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Brothers in Arms (2005), Cloud 9 (2006), I Know Who Killed Me (2007), and Trapped: Haitian Nights (2010). Her advice book "Game, Get Some!" was published in November 2007. In May 2012, Moore joined the season five cast of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta. In 2013, she released a workout DVD titled Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp. In 2015 Moore was cast on The Celebrity Apprentice 7.
Moore has also produced and directed various projects, and launched her own company, Moore Vision Media in 2008. Moore Vision Media produced the erotic thriller “The Confidant”. Moore is credited as producer/director of the film Trapped: Haitian Nights. After the project lost its director, Moore took over the production and completed the film. When the film failed to find distribution, Moore founded Moore Vision Media, an independent movie production and home-video distribution company. The company's first production was The Confidant, released by Universal Vivendi on August 24, 2010.
Moore married in June 2017 to businessman and restaurant owner Marc Daly. Moore announced in April 2018, that they are expecting their first child. On November 4, 2018, Moore gave birth to a girl, named Brooklyn Doris Daly. Per Moore, Brooklyn is in reference to the location she met her husband Marc, and Doris is after her late grandmother who raised her. After 2 years of marriage, Moore filed for divorce from Marc Daly.
|1995||Waiting to Exhale||Denise|||
|2001||No Turning Back||Lia|
|2003||Deliver Us From Eva||Renee Johnson|||
|2004||Nas: Video Anthology Vol. 1||Herself|
|2005||Resurrection: The J.R. Richard Story||Leticia|
|Brothers in Arms||Mara|
|2007||I Know Who Killed Me||Jazmin|||
|2010||Trapped: Haitian Nights||Nadine|
|The Confidant||Eden Patterson|||
|2013||Dolls of Voodoo||Nadine|
|2016||Sharknado: The 4th Awakens||Monique|
|1994||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Dana||Mothers Day|
|1996||Martin||Lena Bozack||You're All I Need|
|Homeboys in Outer Space||Nefertiti||Super Bad Foxy Lady Killer or Ty and Morris Get the Shaft|
|1997||Sparks||Ms. Collins||I, Spy|
|Smart Guy||Vivian Kennedy||Brother, Brother|
|Living Single||Lisa DeLongPre||One Degree of Separation|
|1998||Damon||Julia Burton||The Designer|
|The Steve Harvey Show||Miss Gerard||Educating Piggy|
|1999||The Jamie Foxx Show||Heidi||Change of Heart|
|1998–1999||The Parent 'Hood||Celeste||Wedding Bells Blues,
A Sister Scorned
|1999||In The House||Valerie Bridgeforth||6 episodes|
|2001||Men, Women, & Dogs||Carmen||Sick as a Dog|
|2002||The Parkers||Herself||It's Showtime|
New York Bound
|2012–2018 2019-Present||The Real Housewives of Atlanta||Herself||Main Cast (season 5-10, 12-); Guest (season 11)|
|2013||Walk This Way||n/a||Abstinence|
|2015||The Celebrity Apprentice 7||Herself||7th Place|
|2015||The Millionaire Matchmaker||Herself|
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