Brandy Norwood Biography

Published On Feb 20, 2016
Facts of Brandy Norwood
Date of Birth: 1979 , February-11
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Tupac Shakur
Birth Name Tupac Amaru Shakur
Nick Name Makaveli
Father Mutulu Shakur
Mother Afeni Shakur
Nationality American
Birth Place/City East Harlem, New York City
Ethnicity Black
Profession Rapper
Net Worth $ 40 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 34-23-33
Breast Size 34
Waist size 23
Hip Size 33
Shoe Size 10(US)
Weight in KG 76 kg
Famous for Rapper activist ,poet ,actor ,record producer
Married N/A
Married to Joan Rich (m. 2008)
Children Danny Jones Penniman
Divorce N/A
Working For Television
Face Color Black
Education Baltimore School for the Arts ,Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
TV Show Poetic Justice
Siblings Mopreme Shakur
Salary N/A
Awards N/A
Religion Christianity
Boyfriend Corey Sevier
Neck Size 9.1
Movies Notorious
Special Title Travel writer
Affair with Kidada Jones
Girlfriend Kidada Jones
Music Group Big & Rich (Since 1998), Lonestar (1992 – 1998), MuzikMafia (Since 2001)
Sisters Sekyiwa Shakur
Chest Size 44 in
Books Curbing It
Tattoo(s) 117 pounds
Albums All Eyez on Me
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In 1996, Brandy had a romantic love affair with Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant is a professional basketball player from United States. She was also seen with him at his prom at Lower Merion High School. However, this love life was short lived.

Brandy also dated Wanya Morris for few years. Wanya Morris is an R&B singer. In the early 2000s, she began dating Robert "Big Bert" Smith. However, she didn't revealed dating him until she announced her pregnancy in 2002. She also claimed that she married him secretly but Smith denied this claim. They broke up in 2004.

In 2004, Brandy was spotted with Quentin Richardson. Quentin Richardson is also a former professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association for several years. They got engaged in 2004 but this engagement was called off in 2005.

In 2010, Brandy was seen with rapper Flo Rida but this love life was not that romantic according to her. Later she was found with Ryan Press. Ryan is a music executive. After being in love for several months, they announced their engagement in December 2012. However, this engagement was also called off in April 2014.

Brandy was born on musical family. Her father is a great gospel singer. As she was raised in a musical background, she began singing gospel solo since she was 2. In 1983, she joined Hollywood High Performing Arts Center. American singer Whitney Houston is her idol and she began following her path to reach her aim. When she was 11, she took part in talent shows. As she was an emerging talent, she signed a recording contract with Teaspoon Productions. She also appeared in R&B boy band Immature as their backing vocalist. Her debut album, Brandy was released on 27th of September 1994. Her first successful album, Never Say Never was released on 9th of June 1998. Her net worth is said to be around $12 million.

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Born in McComb, Mississippi

February 11 , 1979

Teen People Magazine's one of the 21 Hottest Stars Under 21, Brandy Norwood was born as Brandy Rayana Norwood in McComb, Mississippi, United States of America to Willie Norwood and Sonja Norwood. She is an American and is of black ethnicity.

Signed a contract with Teaspoon Productions

1990

When she was 11, she took part in talent shows. As she was an emerging talent, she signed a recording contract with Teaspoon Productions. She also appeared in R&B boy band Immature as their backing vocalist.

Began her acting career

1990

She has been active in acting since 1990. She made her acting debut by starring the role of Brandy Beechwood in the movie, Arachnophobia. In 1993, she appeared in the TV series Thea where she portrayed the role of Danesha Turrell.

Released her first album, Brandy

September 27 , 1994

American singer Whitney Houston is her idol and she began following her path to reach her aim. Her debut album, Brandy was released on 27th of September 1994. Her first successful album, Never Say Never was released on 9th of June 1998. 

Began dating Kobe Bryant

1996

In 1996, Brandy had a romantic love affair with Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant is a professional basketball player from United States. She was also seen with him at his prom at Lower Merion High School. However, this love life was short lived.

Began dating Robert "Big Bert" Smith

2001

Brandy also dated Wanya Morris for few years. Wanya Morris is an R&B singer. In the early 2000s, she began dating Robert "Big Bert" Smith. However, she didn't revealed dating him until she announced her pregnancy in 2002. She also claimed that she married him secretly but Smith denied this claim. They broke up in 2004.

First child, Sy'rai Iman Smith

June 16 , 2002

She became mother for the first time in her life in 2002. She and her ex partner Robert "Big Bert" Smith welcomed their first child together on 16th of June and that time it was a girl and they named her Sy'rai Iman Smith. 

Engaged to Quentin Richardson

2004

In 2004, Brandy was spotted with Quentin Richardson. Quentin Richardson is also a former professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association for several years. They got engaged in 2004 but this engagement was called off in 2005.

Engaged to Ryan Press

2012

In 2010, Brandy was seen with rapper Flo Rida but this love life was not that romantic according to her. Later she was found with Ryan Press. Ryan is a music executive. After being in love for several months, they announced their engagement in December 2012. However, this engagement was also called off in April 2014.

Appeared in the movie, Cinderella

1997

In 1997, she appeared in the romantic musical fantasy telefilm, Cinderella. She was found starring the role of Cinderella in this movie. She is also first African and American actress to portray Cinderella in the TV movie. 

Won Image Awards

1997

In 1997, she got nominated in Image Awards for the first time in her life. She was also honored with this award that year and that was for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress. She also won this award in 2014 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Won MTV Movie Awards

1996

Till now she has been nominated in MTV Movie Awards twice and out of these two nominations she has been honored only once. She won this award in 1996 for Best Movie Song. She got her second nomination in this award in 1999.

Won Billboard Music Awards

1995

Billboard Music Awards is one of the prestigious music awards in the world and she has also been honored with this award several times. She won this award for the first time in her life in 1995 for Best New R&B Artist and Best R&B Female.