Who is Karlie Redd?
Karlie Lewis was born in New York City, USA, on 15 April 1974, although her age has been disputed, with various people claiming that she’s older than she claims to be – her zodiac sign is Aries, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, rapper, model and TV personality, probably known best for starring in the reality show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” since it premiered in 2012. It today also stars Rasheeda and Mimi Faust, and follows the lives of several celebrities living in Atlanta, Georgia; the series has won one of the five awards for which it’s been nominated.
Early life and education
Karlie was raised in New York City alongside her sister Katrina Lewis, by their African-American father and Trinidadian mother; not a lot is known about Karlie’s family, as she respects their privacy, but it’s believed that her father was a businessman, and her mother a housewife.
Karlie spent the first 12 years of her life in both New York City and Trinidad, prior to settling in New York City in 1986. She enrolled at The Harlem School of the Arts in 1988, and it was during her four years there that she became interested in acting; Karlie was perhaps even more interested in modelling, and played various sports with her peers, believing that this would help her shape her figure, preparing for when it’s time to launch her modelling career.
Upon matriculating in 1992, Karlie enrolled at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1996.
Roles in movies
Karlie made her debut film appearance in the 2000 comedy “How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale”, and gained recognition in the following year, with her portrayal of one of the lead characters in the comedy “Black Spring Break 2: The Sequel”. It was written by Daron Fordham, who also starred in it, alongside Karlie and Rod Z, and the movie follows football star Southboy who’s returned to college, and is now taking his best friend to a big party in Daytona.
Karlie starred as Sexy Girl in the 2010 short comedy “Hip-Hop Headstrong”, and in 2014 portrayed Rhonda in the romantic comedy “Top Five”, written and directed by Chris Rock, who also starred in it alongside Rosario Dawson and Gabrielle Union.
It follows a comedian who’s trying to become a popular actor, while his fiancée’s now asked him to broadcast their wedding on her TV show; the movie won five of the 26 awards for which it was nominated.
A couple of Karlie’s following roles were in the 2014 comedy “30 Days in Atlanta”, the 2016 drama “My Side Piece”, and the 2017 comedy drama “We Are Family”.
Most recently, in 2021 she played Detective Greenwood in the drama “Stick Me Up”, written and directed by Greg Galloway, and which starred Jennifer Ansari, Lester Bailey Jr. and Towanda Braxton. It follows two brothers while they’re having dinner at a diner.
Karlie’s currently shooting for the upcoming drama “No Better Love”.
Roles in TV series
Karlie made her debut TV series appearance in the 2000 episode “The Road to Hell” of the action crime drama “18 Wheels of Justice”, and in 2001, she played Child Services Official in the episode “Simon” of the drama “Kate Brasher” – was created by Stephen Tolkin, starred Mary Stuart Masterson, Rhea Perlman and Hector Elizondo, and follows a single mother as she’s raising her two teenage boys in Los Angeles, California.
Karlie played a supporting character in the 2008 episode “The Big Screaming O” of the romantic drama “Zane’s Sex Chronicles”, and her following TV series role came in 2019, when cast to portray Vicki in the episode “Loose Lips” of the comedy “Last Call”.
Since 2016, she’s been starring as Paige Morris in the drama “Saints& Sinners”, created by Ty Scott and Ri-Karlo Handy, and which also stars Vanessa Bell Calloway and Clifton Powell. The storyline follows the world of crime and greed in which a Southern Baptist church has found itself, and has won two of the five awards for which it’s been nominated.
Karlie directed the 2005 short movie “Something in Common”, and produced the 2020 drama film “Stolen Lilies”.
She sang the song “Heartbreak” in the 2019 comedy movie “Angrily Ever After”, and the song “Louie, Prada, Gucci” in the first episode of the 2020 comedy mini-series “Me as a Parent”.
Karlie’s made a guest appearance in numerous talk-shows, such as “Totally Packaged”, “Big Morning Buzz Live”, and “The Playboy Morning Show”.
Husband and daughter
Karlie’s quite open when it comes to sharing the details of her love life with her fans, and so there are seven men whom she has been with, that the public knows about; it’s also known that Karlie has an adult daughter Jasmine, who could’ve been seen appearing in several episodes of the show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”, but her father’s name remains undisclosed.
Karlie dated basketball player John Wall in 2014, then went on to date American TV personality Benzino, American rapper Yung Joc and American singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings.
In 2017 and 2018, she was in a relationship with American businessman Ceaser Emanuel, but in 2019, Karlie married American rapper Arkansas Mo, whom she divorced a year later.
It’s widely believed that she’s been in a relationship with American former professional basketball player Lamar Odom since April 2021, although this is yet to be confirmed.
As of June 2022, Karlie might be in a relationship, has been married once, and has an adult daughter from a previous relationship.
Hobbies and other interests
Karlie’s physically highly active, as it’s important for her career to stay in shape; she has three to four training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure.
She seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her more than 2.4 million followers on Instagram, and is thus quite active on the network, on to which she’s uploaded over 800 pictures, the majority of which feature her during her everyday life.
Travelling is perhaps one of her main hobbies, and she’s been all around the world for both work and pleasure, while her dream travel destination is Monaco.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, while a couple of her favorite movies are the franchise “Fast and Furious”, “Mr. and Mrs Smith”, and “Girl, Interrupted”.
Age, height and net worth
Karlie’s age is 48. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) and she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
As of June 2022, Karlie’s net worth stands at over an estimated $1.2 million.