Rozonda Thomas; Lifestyle, Age, Career & Net worth

Rozonda Thomas

Rozonda Ocielian Thomas is an American singer, dancer, actress and TV personality. She is one who rose to fame in the early 1990s as a member of group TLC, one of the best-selling girl groups of the late 20th century.

To talk about enchanting women who set the trail blazing and are a delight to watch and talk about, then Rozanda Thomas is in.

Early Life of Rozonda Thomas 

Rozonda Thomas or still, Rozonda Ociellan Thomas was born on the 27th of February, 1971 in Columbus, United States of America. Her father is Abdul Ali who is of Bengali descent and her mother, Ava Thomas who is an African American. Thomas was raised up single handedly by her mother. Her father was absent in her upbringing. She met her father for the first time in 1996, when she had clocked 25 and had allowed the Sally Jessy Raphael television talk show to air footage of the meeting.

She attended the Seventh-day Adventist Church with her great grandmother whom she lovingly called Big Mama. Thomas has been active since 1991.

Rozonda Thomas Career

Thomas is nicknamed “Chilli’’ and that is her stage name. She was given the name by Lisa Lopes when she had to replace Crystal Jones in the dance group, TLC. Before then, she was a dancer for Damian Dame. The TLC group has sold over 65 million records worldwide. Chilli has to her keeps four grounded Grammy awards wither her work with TLC.

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Thomas began working on her solo album in 2000. In 2012, she appeared as the leading lady in R&B singer Tyrese’s music video for his single. She again released a new solo single, “Body”, which served to promote her new fitness workout campaign.

She has made appearances on Television shows like; 

  • The Parkers
  • Single Ladies
  • That 70s Show
  • Living Single
  • Strong Medicine

She has featured in  movies like  A Diva’s Christmas Carol and Love Song. She has since made a lot out of acting. In 2016, she joined the cast of the film Marshall where she played Zora Neale Hurston.

Personal Life and Others

She got pregnant at age 20 by Dallas Austin and aborted it due to career aspirations. She said she regretted aborting the permanency however. Thomas and Austin were in a relationship and later had a son together , Tron Austin born on the 2nd of June 1997. She later dated  Usher after she starred in his music’s video and broke up after two years citing infidelity on the part of Usher.

Thomas is a great advocate for safe  sex and has emabrked on numerous programs to educate people about HIV/AIDS. She started a non for profit organization called Chilli’s Crew.

Net Worth of Rozonda Thomas

She has about $ 8 million of net worth.

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