A statuesque African-American entrepreneur, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth achieved infamy as "the ultimate reality TV villain. " Stealing her season of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice" (NBC, 2004- ), Ma...
Youngstown, Ohio, USA
|The Surreal Life||2005 2001 - 2005||Actor||n/a||20057|
|We Are Family||2014||Actor||Janet Singer||20147|
|Donald J. Trump Presents: The Ultimate Merger||2009 2008 - 2009||Actor||n/a||20097|
|House of Clues||2004 2002 - 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|Battle of the Network Reality Stars||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Sideline Reporter||20047|
|Girlfriends||2007 1999 - 2007||Actor||Trina||20077|
|Bravo All-Star Reality Reunion||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||(The Apprentice)||20057|
|Celebrity Poker Showdown||2005 2002 - 2005||Actor||Contestant(Tournament 6, Game 1)||20057|
|The Great Debate||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||n/a||20087|
|Free Radio||2008 2006 - 2008||Actor||Guest||20087|
|Behind the Apprentice: Dateline with Stone Phillips||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||Contestant||20037|
|Best Year Ever||2008 2003 - 2008||Actor||Interviewee||20087|
|VH1 Divas||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||n/a||20037|
Born Feb. 15, 1974 in Youngstown, OH, Omaroseonee O. Manigault was eventually best known by her married name, "Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth" or just as "Omarosa." She earned valuable experience working in the office of then-vice president Al Gore but earned fame as the breakout star of Donald Trump's reality show "The Apprentice" (NBC, 2004- ). Quickly achieving such infamy as the "villain" of the series that she earned a Teen Choice Award nomination as "Choice Reality/Variety Jackass," Manigault-Stallworth blamed her negative portrayal on the show's editors and racism. Nevertheless, the ensuing controversy buoyed her to a successful reality TV career, where her very name became synonymous with drama.
A frequent talk show guest who seemed to delight in stirring up trouble despite her protestations of innocence, Manigault-Stallworth also booked appearances on the reality shows "The Surreal Life" (The WB, 2003-04; VH1, 2004-06), "I Love New York" (VH1, 2007-08) and "The Great Debate" (VH1, 2009) as well as on the scripted series "Girlfriends" (UPN, 2000-06; The CW, 2006-08). Embracing her notoriety, Manigault-Stallworth became such a lightning rod and surefire attention-grabber that Donald Trump invited her to return to "The Celebrity Apprentice" where, even though she did not win, she once again delivered must-see-TV with her brutal clashes with U.K. journalist/TV personality - and eventual winner - Piers Morgan. She also earned her own dating reality show, "The Ultimate Merger" (TV One, 2010- ).
Despite all the potentially manufactured drama of her onscreen life, Manigault-Stallworth was no stranger to the real thing; her father was murdered when she was a child, her brother was murdered in 2011, and she was present when her fiancé, the actor Michael Clarke Duncan, suffered a heart attack in July 2012. Reportedly saving his life with CPR, Manigault-Stallworth then had to deal with his eventual death on Sept. 3, 2012, going into instant mourning. Few people even knew she was dating Duncan, let alone saving his life and grieving only months apart. In the midst of this dark time, Trump invited his greatest "Apprentice" discovery to return to the familiar setting of "The Apprentice" boardroom when she was tapped to appear in the 2012 "all-stars" celebrity edition.
By Jonathan Riggs
|Michael Duncan||Companion||Began dating in 2010|
|Jack Manigault||Brother||Manigault-Stallworth's brother Jack was shot to death on Oct. 9, 2011 in Youngstown, OH along with his girlfriend; the alleged gunman was his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend|
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