Rose at the People magazine
awards in December 2014
October 21, 1983
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Spouse(s)||Wiz Khalifa (m. 2013–16)|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Hair color||Natural brunette (dyed blonde with buzz cut)|
|Manager||Nick Cannon (N'Credible Entertainment)|
Amber Levonchuck was born on October 21, 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to father Michael Levonchuck, who served in the military for 20 years and her mother, Dorothy Rose. She is biracial. Her father is of Irish and Italian descent and her mother is of Cape Verdean Scottish descent.On July 20, 2016, on Instagram, she said she is African-American, Portuguese, Irish, and Italian. She has one brother named Antonio Hewlett. Rose grew up in South Philadelphia.
Rose's appearance in Ludacris’s “What Them Girls Like” video in 2008 caught the attention of Kanye West; Rose then gained more exposure after posing for a Louis Vuitton print advertisement featuring West's sneaker line. Rose walked the runway at New York Fashion Week for "Celestino," Rose has also made cameos in music videos such as Nicki Minaj's "Massive Attack," Young Jeezy's "Vacation," Wiz Khalifa's "No Sleep," Fabolous' "You Be Killin' Em," and Ludacris' "What Them Girls Like." She was signed with modeling agency Ford Models from 2009 to 2010.
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. 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.
Rose released her debut single "Fame", which features Wiz Khalifa, in January 10, 2012, followed by a second single, titled "Loaded", released on February 6, 2012. She then appeared in the eleventh track of her ex-husband's album O.N.I.F.C., titled "Rise Above", along with rappers Tuki Carter and Pharrell Williams, who produced the song. 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.
Simon & Schuster published her first book, How to Be a Bad Bitch, in which she offers advice and personal anecdotes on everything from finances and career to love and fashion. The cover features an image shot by famed photographer David LaChapelle.
In 2015, Amber Rose filmed, "Walk Of No Shame with Amber Rose," with Funny or Die. The viral video helped promote Amber Rose's Slut Walk, which took place on October 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
In March 2016, Rose launched an emoji app called MuvaMoji, featuring 900 emoji icons that she curated. Upon release, it shot to No. 1 on the App Store charts. She earned $4 million USD from the app.
Rose 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. Rose began dating rapper Wiz Khalifa in early 2011. The couple got engaged on March 1, 2012, and married on July 8, 2013. Their son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz was born on February 21, 2013. Rose, Khalifa, and their son divided their time between homes in Los Angeles and Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Rose filed for divorce from Khalifa on September 22, 2014, citing irreconcilable differences and planned to take full custody of their son Sebastian. As of 2015, Rose and Khalifa have joint custody of their son.
On October 3, 2015, Rose led the SlutWalk to honor all women who have been judged and demeaned for promiscuous sexual behavior. Held in downtown L.A., the event was a direct challenge to the many people around the world who are unable to recognize virtue in women who have been promiscuous. As part of the event, Rose spoke publicly about the many instances of shaming she has experienced, specifically mentioning an incident at the age of 14, when a friend pulled his genitals out while in a closet with her playing the kissing game "7 Minutes in the Closet". He tricked her into kneeling down in front of him, then threw open the closet door for all of their friends to see, suggesting oral sex had taken place. Rose grew visibly emotional while speaking about the bullying that followed, demonstrating the depth of the trauma the experience caused. Women who attended generally said the SlutWalk was a healing and empowering experience for all.
|2007||A Haunting||Jessie||1 episode|
|2008||Better Off Alone||Jennifer||Short Film|
|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||Selfie||Fit Brit||TV series|
|2016||The Amber Rose Show||Herself|
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