NeNe Leakes
Born Linnethia Monique Johnson
December 13, 1967 (52 years old)
Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Family Gregg Leakes (husband)
Series The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Season(s) 1-7, 10-

Linnethia Monique "NeNe" Leakes (born Linnethia Monique Johnson; December 13, 1967) is an Atlanta housewife.


NeNe was born Linnethia Monique Johnson and raised in Athens, Georgia. NeNe is an outspoken social butterfly and resides in the upscale Duluth area of Atlanta with her two boys Brice and Brentt and husband, Gregg. She donates her time to various charities and is an advocate against domestic abuse. She has founded The Twisted Hearts Foundation, an advocacy project raising awareness about domestic violence against women.

NeNe continues to take the world by storm. Busy on the charity circuit preparing for her second annual event for women against domestic violence, she is also dealing with the emotional search for her biological father while taking care of her family. NeNe wrote a book on her life experiences that will be out later this year, in hopes that she can give advice to young women who face difficult issues like she did growing up. While her no-nonsense, tell it like it is approach sometimes gets her in trouble, she continues to explore her ever-evolving friendships with the other housewives, with some dramatic results.


Nene took the first season of R.H.O.A., alongside her four other co-stars, by storm; but quickly stood out as a fan-favorite due to her bold and hilarious statements. Much of the tone for season one was set by Leakes and remains important in the series today. Atlanta, unlike its other sister Housewives cities, introduced outspoken black women like Nene to American television screens.

I Dream of Nene: The Wedding


  • Mr. Bryant (ex-boyfriend)
  • Bryson Rashard "Brice" Bryant (son)
  • Bri'Asia Bryant (granddaughter)
  • Gregory Leon "Gregg" Leakes (m. 1997-2011, m. 2013; husband)
  • Brentt Leakes (son)

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