In 2002, Renee got married to Alexis Johnson. Alexis Johnson is a New York attorney. He is a loving husband and a caring father. As a married couple, they have welcomed a son named Benjamin Johnson. Her nationality is American. She has mixed ethnicity.
Renee spent her childhood days in Houston, Texas and Detroit, Michigan. In Michigan, she got enrolled at Cranbrook Kingswood School. After her high school, she joined Carnegie Mellon University with a major in theater. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1993. She also joined University of Southern California where she studied jazz. She earned her Master of Music in 1997. She has been active in the acting world since the mid 1990s. In 1997, she starred in an American legal comedy-drama television series as a singer. She appeared in this TV series in about 43 episodes. That year, she also played the role of Michelle Morris in a Broadway musical Dreamgirls. Two years later, she portrayed the role of Ikete in the TV series Ally. She made her feature film debut in 2001 by starring the role of Jessica in the movie Palco & Hirsch. She got her rise in fame in 2002 after she performed the role of Nala in a musical The Lion King. She is also critically acclaimed for her role in the plays like The Color Purple, Rent, Good People and many more. She is also gifted with a loving voice. In 2001, she published a song titled Everything But the Kitchen Sink. In 2006, she released her first EP titled Beautiful. She is now aged 45 years old. Her net worth is in millions.