Cynthia Bailey

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Cynthia Bailey
Born February 19, 1967 (age 50)
Tuscumbia, Alabama, U.S.[1][unreliable source?]
Nationality American
Occupation Model, reality star and actress
Known for The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Cynthia Bailey (born February 19, 1967)[2][3] is an American model, reality television star and actress.

Life and career[edit]

1967–2009: Early life and modeling career[edit]

Bailey was born in 1967.[citation needed] At age 18, she moved to New York to start a modelling career and signed with Wilhelmina Models.[citation needed] She has appeared twice on the cover of Essence[4] and modelled in European fashion shows.[citation needed] Bailey has also appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair[citation needed] and in a number of movies.[citation needed] She also appeared in the music video for New Order's "Round and Round" off their 1989 album "Technique".[5] she also appeared in two episodes of The Cosby Show.[citation needed]In 1990, she appeared in "Without You I'm Nothing":[6] she also appeared in two episodes of The Cosby Show.[citation needed]


In October 2010, Bailey joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the third season of the show, in conjunction with Phaedra Parks' addition.[7][unreliable source?][8] In February 2016, Bailey guest starred on The Next :15, alongside former costar Claudia Jordan of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. [9] In July 2016, Bailey was featured on a celebrity edition of Cupcake Wars, partnered with her The Real Housewives of Atlanta costar, NeNe Leakes. [10]

In 2015, Bailey appeared in the documentary Black Friday[11] In 2016, she appeared in Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, the fourth Sharknado movie.[12]

In January 29, 2017, Bailey was guest judge in the preliminary and finals competition of 65th Miss Universe in the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines on Fox.

Personal life[edit]

Bailey gave birth to her daughter, Noelle, in November 1999. Noelle's father is actor Leon Robinson.[13]

From 2010 to 2016, The Real Housewives of Atlanta documented onscreen Bailey's wedding plans, wedding jitters, July 2010 wedding, and financial and relationship challenges with bar/club owner Peter Thomas. In 2016, the couple separated and publicly confirmed their plans to divorce.[14][15] In March 2017, Bailey confirmed the divorce has been finalized.