- Real nameKimora Lee Perkins
- Date of birthMay 4, 1975
- Age45 years
- Zodiac signTaurus
- BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA
Parents and family
- Father Vernon Whitlock Jr.
- Mother Joanne Perkins (Joanne Kyoko Syng)
Kimora Lee Simmons doesn't have siblings
Kimora Lee Simmons husband
Kimora Lee Simmons 4 kids
Kimora Lee Simmons is rather a versatile personality who manages to be successful in different spheres. At 13, she started to earn money by modeling for Chanel and being Karl Lagerfeld’s muse. She later collaborated with other famed brands, including Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent plus Fendi, and posed for top magazines.
In 1999, Kimora designed female clothes collection Baby Phat in collaboration with Phat Farm and later, she occupied the post of the company’s president till 2010. Besides women’s clothes, she also created lines of shoes, fragrances and kids’ clothes. In 2019, the entrepreneur announced the desire to develop Baby Phat after re-acquiring it.
Moreover, Kimora Lee Simmons established Simmons Jewelry Company, KLS Cosmetics, Shinto Clinical skincare products, clothes line Fabulosity for JCPenney as well as Kouture by Kimora line. From 2012 to 2015, she was a president of individualized shopping site Just Fab before establishing the eponymous designer line for women. In 2019, she became a co-owner of Pellequr spa in Beverly Hills.
Kimora is also famed for her TV appearances comprising her shows Kimora: Life in the Fab Line and Kimora: House of Fab. Besides, she was a judge at America’s Next Top Model and had small parts in Beauty Shop, Waist Deep plus Brown Sugar films. In 2006, the woman published her first book Fabulosity: What It Is and How to Get It.
From 1998 to 2006, Kimora was married to entrepreneur Russell Simmons, a father of her elder daughters Ming and Aoki. In 2008, she tied knots with actor Dijmon Hounsou and in a year, they welcomed their son Kenzo. However, the marriage was dissolved in 2012. Since 2014, Kimora has been a spouse of banker Tim Leissner. Their son Wolfe drew his first breath in 2015.
A curious fact: Kimora has a very memorable appearance thanks to her multiracial roots. Her dad Vernon is African American while her mom Joanne keeps Japanese/Korean descent.