La La Anthony
La La Anthony
Alani Nicole Vázquez
New York City, U.S.
|Alma mater||Howard University|
|Occupation||Television personality, actress, author|
Alani Nicole "La La" Anthony (née Vázquez; born June 25, 1979 or 1982) is an American television personality. In the early 2000s, Anthony worked as an MTV VJ on Total Request Live. She was the host of the VH1 reality television reunion shows Flavor of Love, I Love New York, For the Love of Ray J, and Real Chance of Love, and was a dean on Charm School with Ricki Lake.
Anthony appeared in Two Can Play That Game (2001), You Got Served (2004), Think Like a Man (2012), Think Like a Man 2 (2014), November Rule (2015) and Destined (2015). She appeared as Lakeisha Grant in the Starz original drama series Power. She hosted the American reality television series La La's Full Court Wedding and La La's Full Court Life. She married NBA player Carmelo Anthony in 2010.
Anthony was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents are of Puerto Rican heritage born and raised in New York City. Anthony (who describes herself as an Afro-Puerto Rican) has a younger brother and two younger sisters. As a young child, she was involved in many activities, but music was her main interest. She went to Howard University, where she studied communications but did not graduate.
At the age of 15, Anthony started working in radio at WHTA-FM, HOT 97.5 in Georgia. After a short internship at that station, and while still in high school, she hosted Future Flavas, alongside rapper/actor Ludacris.
In 2003, Anthony left MTV. She worked as a producer on Mike Tyson’s documentary, Tyson, which won the Regard Knockout Award in France and was included in the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Anthony also produced a feature film with director/producer Brett Ratner.
Anthony appeared in films Two Can Play That Game, Think Like a Man, Baggage Claim and television shows "NYC 22" and Single Ladies. Other film credits include Urban Massacre (2002), Monster Island (2004), and You Got Served (2004).
In October 2011, Anthony appeared in the off-Broadway production of Love Loss and What I Wore. Anthony appeared in and executive produced La La's Full Court Wedding, which chronicled the time leading up to her wedding to NBA star Carmelo Anthony.
On Christmas Day 2004, La La became engaged to basketball player Carmelo Anthony. Their son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, was born on March 7, 2007. They were married by Michael Eric Dyson on July 10, 2010, at Cipriani's in New York before 320 guests. The ceremony was filmed by VH1 and aired as part of a reality series on the couple, titled La La's Full Court Wedding. The couple's life together is chronicled on their continuation series, La La's Full Court Life. In June 2021, La La filed for divorce.
|2001||Two Can Play That Game||DJ|
|2002||Urban Massacre||Pam Jackson|
|2003||50 Cent: The New Breed||Herself||Documentary|
|2004||You Got Served||Herself|
|Monster Island||Herself||TV Movie|
|2006||Da Jammies||Angelique (voice)||Video Short|
|2009||Spring Breakdown||Celebrity Judge|
|2012||Think Like a Man||Sonia|
|2014||Think Like a Man Too||Sonia|
|2017||Deuces||Detective Sonya Diaz|
|2019||Holiday Rush||Paula Williams|
|TBA||The Perfect Find||Elodie|
|2000||Wherehouse Live||Herself/Host||TV Series|
|2001||On the Beat||Herself/Host||TV Series|
|2002||Direct Effect||Herself/Host||TV Series|
|2002-06||Total Request Live||Herself/Host||TV Series|
|2003||Sex and the City||MTV Interviewer||Episode: "The Post-it Always Sticks Twice"|
|MC Battle||Herself/Host||TV Series|
|The Real World: Paris||Herself/Host||Episode: "French Kissing and Telling, The Real World: Paris Reunion"|
|2004||One on One||Kendra||Episode: "Phatheadz"|
|Direct Effect Presents: Straight Up Hip Hop All Week||Herself/Host||TV Special|
|The Shady National Convention||Herself/Correspondent||TV Special|
|MTV New Year's Eve Specials 2004||Herself/Host||TV Special|
|Iced Out New Year's Eve 2005||Herself/Host||TV Special|
|Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno||Herself/Host||Episode: "Montezuma's Revenge: Inside the Inferno Reunion Show"|
|2005||Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Battle of the Sexes 2||Herself/Host||Episode: "Battle of the Sexes 2: Reunion - Secrets from Elimination Hill"|
|2006||Chappelle's Show||Herself||Episode: "Black Howard Dean & Stereotype Pixies"|
|2006-08||Flavor of Love||Herself/Host||TV Series|
|2007||Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School||Herself/Host||Episode: "Reunion"|
|2007-08||I Love New York||Herself/Host||TV Series|
|2008-09||Real Chance of Love||Herself/Host||TV Series|
|2009||Charm School with Ricki Lake||Judge/Dean||TV Series|
|CSI: NY||Lisa Williams||Episode: "Second Chances"|
|2009-10||For the Love of Ray J||Herself/Host||TV Series|
|2010||La La's Full Court Wedding||Herself||Main Cast|
|2010-11||Keeping Up with the Kardashians||Herself||2 Episodes|
|2011||Arthur Ashe Kids' Day||Herself/Host||TV Special|
|2011-14||La La's Full Court Life||Herself||Main Cast|
|2012||40 Greatest TRL Moments||Herself/Host||TV Special|
|Let's Stay Together||Latrice||Episode: "Fear Factor"|
|NYC 22||PAA Kelly||Episode: "Jumpers"|
|2012–14||Single Ladies||Presley Kearse||Recurring Cast: Season 3-4|
|2013||Law and Order: Special Victims Unit||Anna Tejada||Episode: "Poisoned Motive"|
|2014–20||Power||Lakeisha Grant||Recurring Cast: Season 1–3, Main Cast: Season 4-6|
|2015-16||Unforgettable||Dr. Delina Michaels||Main Cast: Season 4|
|2017||The New Edition Story||Flo DeVoe||Episode: "Part 1 & 2"|
|Bull||Lesley Caffrey||Episode: "Bring It On"|
|Daytime Divas||Isabel Carlisle||Episode: "Baby Daddy Drama"|
|2018||Star||Paola||Episode: "Dreamers" & "Forward (E)Motion"|
|Reef Break||Regina O'Casey||Episode: "Blue Skies" & "Endgame"|
|2020-21||The Chi||Dom||Recurring Cast: Season 3-4|
|2021||Grown-ish||Esme||Episode: "A Peace of Light" & "Canceled"|
|Black Mafia Family||Markaisha Taylor||Episode: "See It... Touch It... Obtain It"|
|Wu-Tang: An American Saga||Tracy Waples||Recurring Cast: Season 2|
|The Freak Brothers||Gretchen Switzer (voice)||Main Cast|
|2022||Power Book II: Ghost||Lakeisha Grant||Episode: "A Fair Fight?"|
|2018||"In My Feelings"||Kiki||Drake song|
|2019||"Hot Girl Summer"||Herself||Megan Thee Stallion song|
- Margaret, Mary (March 7, 2007). "LaLa Vazquez Has a Boy with NBA's Carmelo Anthony". People. Retrieved August 29, 2022.
Vazquez, 27, ...
- Selleck, Emily (June 25, 2021). "Kim Kardashian Celebrates La La Anthony's 39th Birthday With Throwback Photos: 'Ride Or Die'". Hollywood Life. Retrieved May 13, 2022.
- Fields, Jackie (January 28, 2022). "La La Anthony Launches Her First Hair Product: All About Her 'Power Potion'". People.
Today, Anthony, 39, ...
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- "Melo, La La wedding series comes to VH1". The Denver Post. September 19, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
- Roberts, Fletcher (February 24, 2011). "La La Vazquez, the Wife of Carmelo Anthony, Gets VH1 Show". The New York Times. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
- Zaldivar, Gabe (February 23, 2011). "Just As We Thought, Melo and LaLa Vazquez Will Get New Series". Bleacher Report. Archived from the original on April 13, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
- Taylor, Derrick Bryson (June 27, 2017). "La La Has No Current Plans To Divorce Carmelo". Page Six. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
- Uwumarogie, Victoria (June 17, 2021). "It's Really Over: La La Anthony Reportedly Files For Divorce From Carmelo Anthony After 11 Years Of Marriage". Essence. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
- Bacardi, Francesca (May 5, 2022). "La La Anthony shares what 'incredibly hard' Carmelo divorce made her realize". Page Six. Retrieved May 13, 2022.