Kimora Lee Simmons

Model, Executive, Author
As the self-proclaimed queen of "Fabulosity," Kimora Lee Simmons transformed from a lanky Midwestern girl to a couture model to a successful businesswoman. The brains and beauty behind the Baby Phat label, she launched ... Read more »
Born: 05/04/1975 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (25)

Kimora: House of Fab 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Fashion Police 2002 - 2003, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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For Your Love 2000 - 2005, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane 2000 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Life & Style 2002 - 2005, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Host

Rip the Runway 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane: 10 Phat Years 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Next Top Model: Exposed 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fashion Rocks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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MTV Cribs 2008 (Tv Show)

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The 56th Annual Miss USA Pageant 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Fashion Rocks 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The 20th Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Waist Deep 2006 (Movie)

Fencing House Lady (Actor)

Beauty Shop 2005 (Movie)

Denise (Actor)

Rebound 2005 (Movie)

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The 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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America's Next Top Model 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Brown Sugar 2002 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Russell Simmons' Oneworld Music Beat 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Tease 2000 (Movie)

Dick Miyake's Hair Model (Actor)

The 30th NAACP Image Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

For Love Or Money 1993 (Movie)

Model (Actor)

Biography

As the self-proclaimed queen of "Fabulosity," Kimora Lee Simmons transformed from a lanky Midwestern girl to a couture model to a successful businesswoman. The brains and beauty behind the Baby Phat label, she launched her career as a high-fashion model when she was still in her teens. At 14, Simmons became the face of Chanel and muse for its eccentric designer Karl Lagerfeld. Her modeling career gave way to a professional and romantic partnership with Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam Records and a pioneer in urban fashion with his Phat Farm label. Alongside her husband, Simmons launched Baby Phat, a label that attracted women of various ethnicities, sizes and walks of life. She served as the creative and managing force behind Baby Phat, yet Simmons also made time to raise a family and maintain a lavish, over-the-top lifestyle. While her marriage with Russell did not last, Simmons kept a professional relationship with him. In 2007, she came out of his shadows when she starred on the hit reality series "Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane" (Style, 2007-2011). The show followed Simmons as she balanced being a savvy mogul and caring mother, while also promoting her growing fashion and lifestyle empire.

Relationships

Djimon Hounsou Actor

Companion
Began dating March 2007 Participated in a traditional Benin wedding ceremony May 2009; were not legally married in U.S. Announced separation November 2012

Kenzo Hounsou

Son
Born May 30, 2009; father, Djimon Hounsou

Aoki Lee Simmons Actor

Daughter
Born 2003; father, Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons Actor

Husband
Met 1994 Married in a civil ceremony Dec. 15, 1998 Announced separation March 2006 Divorce finalized January 2009

Ming Lee Simmons Actor

Daughter
Born 2000; father, Russell Simmons

EDUCATION

Lutheran High School North

St. Louis , Missouri

Milestones

2007

Featured on the Style Network's "Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane"; re-aired on E! Entertainment Television

2006

Appeared in "Waist Deep" starring Tyrese Gibson

2006

Published her first novel, Fabulosity: What It Is and How to Get It

2005

Had a small role in "Beauty Shop" starring Queen Latifah

2004

Co-hosted the syndicated talk show, "Life & Style"

2003

Was a judge on the first season of "America's Next Top Model" (UPN)

1998

Founded Baby Phat, the woman's division of Phat Farm, created by then husband Russell Simmons

1993

Cast in first film "For Love or Money" as a model

Began working under the tutelage of famed Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld

Discovered at age 13 and and sent to Paris

Enrolled in a modeling class at 11 years old

Bonus Trivia

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Simmons was arrested in July 2004 and charged with marijuana possession and a variety of vehicular infractions following a traffic stop near her New Jersey home.

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