La La Anthony

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La La Anthony
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Anthony at a football game, 2012
Born Alani Vazquez
June,25,1979 (age 35)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Other names "La La"
Education Piscataway High School
Occupation
  • Disc jockey
  • television personality
  • actress
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Carmelo Anthony (m. 2010)
Children Kiyan Anthony (b. 2007)

Alani "La La" Anthony (née Vazquez) is an American disc jockey, television personality, and actress. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she attended Piscataway High School as a teenager. In the early 2000s, Vazquez came to prominence as an MTV VJ on Total Request Live.

Early years[edit]

Vazquez was born in Brooklyn, New York.[1] Her parents are both Afro-Puerto Ricans, and she has described herself as an Afro-Puerto Rican.[2] As a child, Vazquez was involved in many activities, but music was her main interest.[3]

Career[edit]

In Atlanta, Vazquez worked as a programming assistant at WHTA radio. While a student in high school, she received her first big break with her debut in a radio show, alongside Ludacris, called Future Flavas. After working for some time at the station, she decided to relocate to Washington, D.C., where she attended Howard University and studied Communications. While at Howard, she worked as a disc jockey at WHUR, the campus radio station.[3]

In 2000, she moved to Los Angeles, California, and went to work at KKBT radio. There, she was noticed by MTV and was invited to audition, although was not called back until a year after the audition. She was the co-host of MTV's Direct Effect and Total Request Live. She has also hosted the reunion specials for all seasons of VH1's Flavor of Love, both seasons of I Love New York, the first season of Real Chance of Love, the first season of Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School and For the Love of Ray J. In addition, she often introduced stories on MTV's High School Stories[4] and she appeared as a dean on VH1's Charm School with Ricki Lake.[5]

Vazquez made her film debut in 2001 in Two Can Play That Game. Her other film credits include Urban Massacre (2002), Monster Island (2004), You Got Served (2004), Think Like a Man (2012) and Think Like a Man Too (2014).

On February 2, 2012, she launched MOTIVES by La La, at the Market America World Conference at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.[6] Inspired to create a cosmetic line for women of color ranging in color variation, her cosmetic line consists of multiple products for face, cheeks, eyes, lips and nails.[7] Each products name was composed from a life experience.[8] All products are mineral based and prices range from $16 to $40.[8]

LaLa launched her personal website, IamLaLa.com, in April 2012. The site is an interactive community for her fans and friends focusing on fashion, hair and beauty, pop culture, family life, and relationships.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Vazquez became engaged to basketball player Carmelo Anthony on Christmas Day 2004.[10][11] Their son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, was born on March 7, 2007.[12][13]

They were married by Michael Eric Dyson on July 10, 2010 at Cipriani's in New York before 320 guests.[14][15] The ceremony was filmed by VH1 and aired as part of a reality series on the couple, titled La La's Full Court Wedding.[16][17][18] The couple's life together is chronicled on their continuation series, La La's Full Court Life.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Two Can Play That Game Bobby the DJ
2002 Urban Massacre Pam Jackson
Total Request Live Herself TV series
2002–2006 Direct Effect Host TV series
2003 50 Cent: The New Breed Herself Documentary
Sex and the City MTV Interviewer TV series; episode: "The Post-it Always Sticks Twice"
The Real World: Paris Host TV series; episode: "French Kissing and Telling, The Real World: Paris Reunion"
2004 You Got Served Herself
Monster Island Herself TV movie
One on One Kendra TV series; episode: "Phatheadz"
Soul Plane Herself
Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno Host TV series; episode: "Reunion Show"
2006 Da Jammies Angelique Voice
Flavor of Love Host TV series; episode: "Reunion: After the Lovin"
Chappelle's Show Herself TV series; episode: #3.2
Flavor of Love 2 Host TV series; episode: "Reunion: After the Lovin"
2007 I Love New York Host TV series; episode: "Reunion Show"
Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School Host TV series; episode: "Reunion Show"
2008 I Love New York 2 Host TV series; episode: "Reunion Show"
Flavor of Love 3 Host TV series; episode: "Reunion: After the Lovin"
2009 For the Love of Ray J Host TV series; episode: "Reunion Show"
Charm School with Ricki Lake Judge/Dean
2010 La La's Full Court Wedding Herself TV series
Gun Mona Movie
2011–present La La's Full Court Life Herself TV series
2012 Think Like a Man Sonia Film
2013 Baggage Claim Tanya
Keeping Up with the Kardashians Herself Episode: "Agree to Disagree"
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Ana Episode: "Poisoned Motive"
2014 Think Like a Man Too Sonia Film
2014 Power (TV series) Lakeisha TV series

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La La Vasquez Biography (1983-)". Retrieved March 23, 2014.  Source note: "some sources cite 1980".
  2. ^ http://bossip.com/318524/exclusive-lala-vazquez-settles-controversy-is-she-black-or-latino-v69691/
  3. ^ a b "Meet the VJs: La La". VH1. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  4. ^ Rogers, DeWayne. "La La Vazquez — Tackling Life, Love, and the Haters". Rolling Out. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007date=August 24, 2005. Retrieved 7 July 2013.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)
  5. ^ "Charm School 3". 
  6. ^ "LaLa OFFICIALLY Launches Motives Cosmetics Line At Market America World Conference". Young, Black, and Fabulous. February 3, 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  7. ^ "La La Anthony Launches Makeup Line, Continues to Be Completely Flawless". Glamour. February 1, 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Magsaysay, Melissa. "La La Anthony launches makeup line". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "La La Anthony Launches IAmLaLa.com as the Hub of Her Full Court Life Online". GlobeNewswire. April 17, 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Nuggets' Anthony Proposes to MTV Host". Associated Press. January 1, 2005. 
  11. ^ "Hill collided with cameraman during game". ESPN. January 2, 2005. 
  12. ^ Margaret, Mary (March 7, 2007). "LaLa Vazquez Has a Boy with NBA's Carmelo Anthony". People. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  13. ^ Margaret, Mary (03/07/2007). "LaLa Vazquez Has a Boy with NBA's Carmelo Anthony". People.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  14. ^ "LaLa Vazquez, Carmelo Anthony Say "I Do"". Us Weekly. July 10, 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  15. ^ D'Zurilla, Christie. "Carmelo Anthony, Lala Vazquez get married in New Yor". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  16. ^ Wihlborg, Ulrica (07/10/2010). "LaLa Vazquez Weds Carmelo Anthony". People. Retrieved 7 July 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  17. ^ "Melo, La La wedding series comes to VH1". Denver Post. 2010-09-19. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  18. ^ Roberts, Fletcher (February 24, 2011). "La La Vazquez, the Wife of Carmelo Anthony, Gets VH1 Show". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  19. ^ Zaldivar, Gabe (February 23, 2011). "Just As We Thought, Melo and LaLa Vazquez Will Get New Series". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 

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