Amber Rose

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Amber Rose
Born Amber Levonchuck
(1983-10-21) October 21, 1983 (age 31)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Occupation
  • Model
  • actress
  • recording artist
  • fashion designer
Spouse(s) Wiz Khalifa (m. 2013; filed for divorce 2014)
Children 1
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color Natural brunette (dyed blonde with buzz cut)
Eye color Brown

Amber Levonchuck (born October 21, 1983), professionally known as Amber Rose, is an American model, actress, recording artist and fashion designer.

Career[edit]

Amber Rose began performing striptease under the pseudonym "Paris" at the age of 15 after her father, who served in the military for 20 years, divorced her mother. She was spotted by rapper Kanye West in the music video "What Them Girls Like." They then began a romantic relationship that lasted from 2008 to 2010.[1]

Rose gained notability after posing for a Louis Vuitton print advertisement featuring Kanye West's sneaker line.[2]

In September 2009, Rose announced plans to launch her own eyewear line. She walked the runway at New York Fashion Week for "Celestino". Rose has also made cameos in music videos such as Ludacris' "What Them Girls Like", Young Jeezy's "Vacation", Nicki Minaj's "Massive Attack", Fabolous' "You Be Killin' Em", and Wiz Khalifa's "No Sleep".[3] In 2010, she appeared in Russell Simmons' reality show about his two assistants, "Running Russell Simmons". She also starred in a PSA by NOH8 Campaign.[4] In 2011, Amber Rose was a guest judge on Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race. She was also a judge on Season 2 of Master of the Mix. In November 2011 she became the spokesperson for Smirnoff and appeared in television ads and billboards for the company's new flavors Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow.[5] Rose released her debut single "Fame", which features Wiz Khalifa, in January 10, 2012,[6] followed by a second single, titled "Loaded", released on February 6, 2012.[7] She then appeared in the eleventh track of her husband's album O.N.I.F.C., titled "Rise Above", along with rappers Tuki Carter and Pharrell Williams, who produced the song himself.

Rose has a clothing line with her friend Priscilla Ono called Rose & Ono.[when?]

She was managed by Leticia "Tish" Cyrus, mother of singer Miley Cyrus, who is a close friend to Rose and her ex-husband Wiz Khalifa.[8]

Rose also guest-starred on an episode of Wild 'N Out on MTV2, and had a role as "MaryWanna" in the film School Dance, which was directed by her manager, Nick Cannon.

Personal life[edit]

Rose's father is Michael Levonchuck and her mother, Shauna Soares, are from Cape Verde.[9][10] She grew up in South Philadelphia.[11]

Rose began dating rapper Wiz Khalifa in early 2011.[12] The couple got engaged on March 1, 2012[12] and married on July 8, 2013.[13] Their son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz was born on February 21, 2013.[14] Rose, Khalifa, and their son divided their time between homes in Los Angeles and Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.[15][16][17] Rose filed for divorce from Khalifa on September 22, 2014, citing irreconcilable differences and plans to take full custody of son Sebastian.[18]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 A Haunting Jessie 1 episode
2008 Better Off Alone Jennifer Short Film
2010 The Hills Herself 1 episode
Running Russell Simmons
2011 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself Guest Judge
2011–2012 Master of the Mix Judge
2012 Gang of Roses 2: Next Generation Tara X Film
2014 School Dance MarryWanna Film
Selfie Fit Brit TV Series (Post Production)

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Post
  2. ^ blackbookmag.com Rose Disrobes for LV advertisements
  3. ^ "Rap Up". Rap Up. March 16, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "NOH8 Campaign PSA No. 3 I am Human". Noh8campaign.com. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ Mullen, Katelyn (November 14, 2011). "Amber Rose in Smirnoff Vodka Commercial (VIDEO)". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Amber Rose Readies First Single with Wiz Khalifa". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ Williams, Brennan (February 6, 2012). "Amber Rose 'Loaded': Singer Likes to 'Party,' 'Works Hard' for Money". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.rap-up.com/2013/08/29/wiz-khalifa-and-amber-rose-talk-marriage-miley-cyrus-weed-with-angie-martinez/
  9. ^ "Amber Rose". VH1. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Amber Rose sexuality". Globalgrind.com. July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  11. ^ Ponce, Gina (June 15, 2010). "Coming up Rose". YRB. Archived from the original on August 15, 2010. 
  12. ^ a b Christie D'Zurilla (March 2, 2012). "Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa engaged; 'Love Is Everywhere'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose Tie the Knot". Billboard. July 8, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose Welcome Son Sebastian Taylor". People. February 21, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  15. ^ http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2012/03/wiz-khalifa-buys-house-in-pennsylvania-for-nearly-1m
  16. ^ http://www.zillow.com/blog/so-what-he-bought-a-house-wiz-khalifa-digs-into-pittsburgh-burbs-77977/
  17. ^ http://archive.azcentral.com/ent/celeb/articles/20120329wiz-khalifa-buys-lovenest-amber-rose.html
  18. ^ Corriston, Michele (September 24, 2014). "Amber Rose Is Divorcing Wiz Khalifa". People. Retrieved September 24, 2014. 

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