|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Kenya Summer Moore
January 24, 1971 
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Education||Cass Technical High School
Wayne State University
|Occupation||Actress, Model, Television Personality, Author, Producer|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Title(s)||Miss Michigan 1993
Miss USA 1993
|Miss America 1993
Miss Universe 1993
Kenya Summer Moore (born January 24, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American actress, model, author, television personality, producer and former Miss USA. She participated in the 1993 Miss Michigan USA pageant and won the Miss USA 1993 title while later finishing in the top six of the Miss Universe 1993 pageant. Moore was the second African-American and Detroit native to be crowned Miss USA (following Carole Gist who won the title in 1990). She currently stars as one of six members in the Bravo reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta since its fifth season premiere on November 4, 2012. Additionally, she founded the Kenya Moore Foundation, a charity which awards scholarships to underprivileged girls from her high school alma mater.
Early life, modeling and pageants
Moore was born in Detroit, Michigan to teenage parents Ronald Grant and Patricia Moore. She was raised by her grandmother (father's mother) and aunt after being abandoned by her mother at birth. After she was born, Kenya was sent to live with her grandmother. The reality TV show star revealed that her mother never named her.“Since birth, my mother made the decision at age 16 to pretend she never had me. She has never spoken to me,” Kenya wrote. “Even if present in the same room with other people and family, she pretends that I simply don’t exist. She pretends I’m invisible" Kenya revealed on her bravo blog.” She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1989 and attended Wayne State University, where she majored in psychology and minored in communication, graduating magna cum laude She began modeling at the age of 14 being on the cover of the January 1992 issue of Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company's Ebony Man's (EM) magazine. She also became a model for the Ebony Fashion Fair cosmetic line. At 22, Kenya Moore won Miss Michigan USA (1993) and then became the second African American woman to win Miss USA. She then represented America in the Miss Universe 1993 pageant, which she placed sixth in.
Moore successfully leveraged her pageant wins into appearances in several television programs including: Video Soul, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, Homeboys in Outer Space, Sparks, Smart Guy, Living Single, Damon, The Steve Harvey Show, In the House, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Parent 'Hood, Nubian Goddess, Men, Women & Dogs, The Parkers, Girlfriends, Under One Roof, and Meet The Browns She has also appeared on the covers of Glamour, Seventeen, Ebony, and Essence magazines and can be seen in the music videos for Jermaine Dupri's "Money Ain't a Thang" (1998), Shai's "I Don't Wanna Be Alone" (1996), Tupac's "tempataions" and Nas' "Street Dreams" (1996). Additionally, Moore has appeared in several films: Waiting to Exhale (1995), Senseless (1998), Trois (2000), Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Brothers in Arms (2005), Cloud 9 (2006), I Know Who Killed Me (2007), and Trapped: Haitian Nights (2010). Since 2007, she has also been producing and directing, and launched her own company, Moore Vision Media in 2008. So far, her company has produced an erotic thriller entitled, “The Confidant”. In May 2012, Moore joined the season five cast of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta. In 2013, she released a workout DVD titled Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp. Moore will be a contestant on the Celebrity Apprentice season 7 later on in 2014, a premiere date not yet announced.
Moore was credited as producer/director of the film Haitian Nights; after the project lost its director for unspecified reasons, Moore took over the production and completed the film. When the film failed to find distribution, Moore founded Moore Vision Media, an independent movie production and home-video distribution company. The company's first production was The Confidant, released by Universal Vivendi on August 24, 2010.
|1995||Waiting To Exhale||Denise|||
|2001||No Turning Back||Lia|
|2003||Deliver Us From Eva||Renee Johnson|||
|2004||Nas: Video Anthology Vol. 1||Herself|
|2005||Resurrection: The J.R. Richard Story||Leticia|
|Brothers in Arms||Mara|
|2007||I Know Who Killed Me||Jazmin|||
|2010||Trapped: Haitian Nights||Nadine|
|The Confidant||Eden Patterson|||
|2013||Dolls of Voodoo||Nadine|
|1994||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Dana||Mothers Day|
|1996||Martin||Lena Bozack||You're All I Need|
|Homeboys in Outer Space||Nefertiti||Super Bad Foxy Lady Killer or Ty and Morris Get the Shaft|
|1997||Sparks||Ms. Collins||I, Spy|
|Smart Guy||Vivian Kennedy||Brother, Brother|
|Living Single||Lisa DeLongPre||One Degree of Separation|
|1998||Damon||Julia Burton||The Designer|
|The Steve Harvey Show||Miss Gerard||Educating Piggy|
|1999||The Jamie Foxx Show||Heidi||Change of Heart|
|The Parent 'Hood||Celeste||Wedding Bells Blues,
A Sister Scorned
|In The House||Valerie Bridgeforth||How Nana Got Her Groove Back,
Not as Good as It Gets
|2001||Men, Women, & Dogs||Carmen||Sick as a Dog|
New York Bound
|2012-Present||Real Housewives of Atlanta||Herself|
|2013||Walk This Way||n/a||Abstinence|
- The Richest: Keyna Moore
- Celebrity Netwoth: Kenya Moore
- [Photos Atlanta Housewives Kenya Moore Celebrates Hollywood Birthday In Skin Tight Dress]
- (Jet Magazine: March 8, 1993)
- "Miss USA Past Titleholders". Miss Universe Organisation. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
- Black America Web: Kenya Moore Talks About Mother: ‘She’s Never Spoken to Me’
- Detroit Free Press: Detroit native Kenya Moore explains how she landed 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' role
- Miss USA Kenya Moore Tells Why She Feels "Help Me Find The Beauty Within" (Jet Magazine: March 22, 1993)
- Season 5 Overview. The Real Housewives of Atlanta. bravotv.com
- Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp (Color, NTSC, WidescreenASIN B00BEZEFM4.). March 5, 2013.
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- Moore Vision Media – http://www.moorevisionmedia.com/
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- "The 50 Hottest Bad Actresses Of All Time". Complex. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
- "Trois". Yahoo. Retrieved 2000.
- Chris Witherspoon. "‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Kenya Moore developing show similar to Tyra Banks’ ‘Top Model’". The Grio. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
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- Kenya Moore at the Internet Movie Database
- Kenya Moore's Official Website
- Game, Get Some! on Amazon.com
- Trois – Box Office Mojo