Kimora Lee Simmons

Updated on 06.Jun.2018
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Date of Birth: 5 , May-4
Age: 18 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Name Kimora Lee Simmons
Birth Name Kimora Lee Perkins
Father Vernon Whitlock Jr.
Mother Joanne Perkins
Nationality American
Birth Place/City St. Louis, Missouri
Ethnicity Black Ethnicity
Profession Model
Net Worth 50 million US dollars
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Body Measurements 34-30-38 inches
Weight in KG 63.5 KG
Famous for Model
Married Yes
Married to Tim Leissner (m. 2013), Russell Simmons (m. 1998)
Children Kenzo Lee Hounsou, Aoki Lee Simmons, Ming Lee Simmons
Divorce Russell Simmons (m. 2009)
Education Lutheran High School North
Awards Not Yet
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki,Twitter,Instagram
TV Show Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane
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Kimora Lee Leissner is a well-known fashion model and fashion designer from the United States. She is popular as the ex-wife of Russell Simmons and creator of a fashion line called Baby Phat. She is also known as the star of her reality television show Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, on The E! Channel and Style Network.

Kimora Lee Leissner's Early Life and Education

Kimora Lee Perkins was born on May 4, 1975, in St. Louis, Missouri to Joanne "Kyoko" Perkins and Vernon Whitlock Jr. While she was still a child, her parents separated and she was raised by her single mother. At the age of eleven, her mother enrolled her in a modeling class. As of 2018, she weighs 63.5kg and has a height of 6 ft.  

After a couple of years, she was discovered by Marie-Christine Kollock at a Model Search in Kansas City and was sent to Paris. She attended Lutheran North High School in St. Louis, Missouri, and finished her graduation. She holds American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity, Japan and African-American.

Kimora Lee Leissner's professional career

Soon after her fourteenth birthday, Leissner was awarded an exclusive modeling contract with Chanel and began working under the tutelage of Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld. Prior to that, she had walked for numerous fashion designer company like Fendi, Valentino, Emanuel Ungaro and Yves Saint Laurent. Leissner has also appeared on the cover on the Indonesian, German, Malaysian and Singaporean editions of Harper's Bazaar.

Apart from her modeling career, Leissner has also been active on screen. She made her screen debut in a 1993 American romantic comedy film For Love or Money, which was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. The other stars of this movie are Michael J. Fox, Anthony Higgins, Bob Balaban, and Michael Tucker. The total budget for this movie was $30 million and grossed $11,146,270.

In 2005, she featured in an American comedy film by Bille Woodruff called Beauty Shop. The cast members of this movie are Alicia Silverstone, Andie MacDowell, Alfre Woodard, and Mena Suvari. The movie grossed $37.2 million at the box office against the budget of $25 million.

Likewise, Leissner has also featured in numerous hit movies and television series like The Big Tease, Brown Sugar, Rebound, Waist Deep, For Your Love, America's Next Top Model, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, and Kimora: House of Fab.

Kimora Lee Leissner's personal life

Talking about her personal life, Kimora Lee was married to her boyfriend Russell Simmons. They got married at St. Bart's. The marriage ceremony was performed by Russell's brother Joey "Rev Run" Simmons of Run-D.M.C. The couple first met each other during a New York Fashion Week. At the time, Leissner was 17-years old whereas her husband Russell Simmons was 35-years old.

In 2000, Leissner gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Ming Lee Simmons. After a couple of years, the couple was blessed with their second daughter Aoki Lee Simmons. However, she was unable to continue her married life with her husband Russell and split in 2008. Their divorce was finalized in January 2009.

After her divorce from Russell, she began dating her new boyfriend Djimon Hounsou, a model, and actor. The couple got blessed with a child named Kenzo Lee Hounsou before they separated in 2012.

In the year 2013, Leissner married Tim Leissner, an investment banker. The couple got blessed with a son named Wolfe Lee Leissner in 2015. Currently, she lives a happily married life with her spouse Tim Leissner together with her children.

Kimora Lee Leissner's Net worth and salary

As a popular fashion model and designer, Leissner earns a big chunk of money. She has worked for numerous fashion designing company including Fendi, Valentino, Emanuel Ungaro and Yves Saint Laurent, from which she must have earned a decent amount as her salary.

In 2004, her ex-husband Russell Simmons sold his clothing line Phat Farm for $140 million to Kellwood Company. From this, she also received a huge amount of money. When she got divorced from her husband Russell, she received a big amount of money. 

As of 2018, some sources claim that Leissner net worth is around ‎$50 million. She also receives a massive amount of money from endorsements and advertisements.

Kimora Lee Simmons

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Born in United States

1975

Kimora Lee Perkins was born in St. Louis, Missouri in the United to Joanne "Kyoko" Perkins and Vernon Whitlock Jr. While she was still a child, her parents split up and she was raised by her single mother. 

Appeared in For Love or Money

1993

Leissner appeared in a 1993 American romantic comedy film For Love or Money, which was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. The other stars of this movie are Michael J. Fox, Anthony Higgins, Bob Balaban, and Michael Tucker. The total budget for this movie was $30 million and grossed $11,146,270.

Appeared in Beauty Shop

2005

Leissner featured in an American comedy film of Bille Woodruff called Beauty Shop. The cast members of this movie are Alicia Silverstone, Andie MacDowell, Alfre Woodard, and Mena Suvari. The movie grossed $37.2 million at the box office against the budget of $25 million.
 

Married Russell Simmons

1998

Kimora Lee married her boyfriend Russell Simmons at St. Bart's. The marriage ceremony was performed by Russell's brother Joey "Rev Run" Simmons of Run-D.M.C. Before the couple got married, they dated for sometimes. The couple first met with each other during a New York Fashion Week. 

Married Tim Leissner

2013

Leissner married Tim Leissner, an investment banker. The couple was blessed with a son Wolfe Lee Leissner in 2015. Currently, she lives a happily married life with her spouse Tim Leissner together with her children.

Net worth around $50 Million

2018

As a popular fashion model and fashion designer, Leissner earns a big chunk of money from her professional modeling career. As of 2018, some online sources have claimed that Leissner net worth is estimated to be ‎$50 Million.