Kelly Rowland

  • Birth Name: Kelendria Trene Rowland
  • Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Actor

Fast Facts

  • When she was 11, moved in with Beyoncé Knowles and the Knowles family.  This arrangement lasted about a decade.
  • Due to their close relationship, often refers to Beyoncé as her cousin, though the two are not related.  
  • One of the original members of top selling female singer group Destiny's Child.
  • Released her debut solo album, Simply Deep, in 2002.
  • First acting gig was on The Hughleys in 2002.
  • Made her film debut was in the 2003 horror flick Freddy vs. Jason.  
  • Served as co-host and judge for Bravo's 2009 reality series The Fashion Show.

Awards

  • 2000, Grammy — Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Winner
  • 2000, Grammy — Best R&B Song: Winner
  • 2002, Grammy — Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Winner
  • 2001, Grammy — Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Winner

Relationships

  • Roy Williams — Ex-fiancé
  • Doris Rowland Garrison — Mother
  • Tim Witherspoon — Husband
  • Titan Jewell Witherspoon — Son
  • Christopher Lovett — Father
  • Orlando — Brother
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MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
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