Vanessa Jean Simmons is an American actress, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and producer. She was born on August 5, 1983, in New York. Simmons is the oldest daughter of Joseph Simmons, one of the hip hop group Run DMC members. Her brother Joseph and sister Vanessa are also well-known television stars that ventured into acting.
She rose to national popularity during her late teens when she performed in the reality series “Run’s House.” Angela has had a passion for fashion since her teenage. But she dropped out of college to pursue a career in that field. After that, she starred in the television series “Fashion News Live.” Simmons played briefly on the soap opera television show Guiding Light and in the film Speed Dating. She secretly entered the Miss California USA pageant in 2008.
In 2014, she starred in the web series, Mixed. The same year, she became the host and judge of Project Runway: Threads. She appeared mainly on award ceremonies and talk shows such as the annual BET Awards, The Wendy Williams Show, and The Mo’Nique Show. In 2016, she was asked to join the Emmy-award-winning syndicated talk show “The Real.” She also became a regular cast member and producer of another popular television series – “Growing Up Hip Hop.”
Quick Facts About Angela Simmons
Full Name: Vanessa Jean Simmons
Age(in2021): 34 Years
Occupation: Actress, Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Producer.
Years Active: 2005-present
Height: 5′ 7″ (1.7 m)
Weight: 50 kg; In pounds: 110 lbs.
Angela Simmons Net Worth and Source of Wealth
The American actress, the businesswoman, has an estimated net worth of $10 Million. She made her fortune through the entertainment industry and several business ventures. She was able to earn $1,000 from her first music video, “Shortie Like Mine,” The same year, she was also invited for guest appearances at “Total Request Live,” “Soul Train Music Awards,” and many other awards ceremonies.
In 2009, she worked with her sister Vanessa on their television series “Daddy’s Girls,” despite its short run (only 15 episodes from January to September). They became popular after working on this series. In addition, the series was highlighted by many media outlets and newspapers and had more than three million viewers. Simmons’s sisters made well over $500,000 from their contract with MTV.