|Net Worth||$9 Million|
|Height||Actor, Shoe designer, Businessperson|
|Profession||United States of America|
|Date of Birth||Aug 5, 1983 (38 years old)|
Vanessa Simmons Net Worth:
How much is Vanessa Simmons Net worth?
Vanessa Simmons has a net worth of $9 million as a reality television star, actress, and businesswoman. Vanessa rose to prominence after her family was featured on the MTV reality series “Run’s House.” She has been on many reality television programs, including “Daddy’s Girls,” “Project Runway: Threads,” and “Growing Up Hip Hop.” Simmons has also appeared in “Speed-Dating,” “Boogie Town,” and “Dysfunctional Friends.”
Vanessa Simmons was born on August 5, 1983 in Laie, Hawaii as the eldest child of Valerie and Joseph Simmons, AKA “Rev Run,” who also had a daughter called Angela Simmons and a son named Joseph “JoJo” Simmons Jr. Simmons’ parents separated when she was 10 years old; her father then remarried Justine Jones, giving her three step-siblings named Daniel, Russell, and Victoria. Due to a congenital condition, the last kid lost away shortly after being born. Simmons’s parents eventually adopted a girl called Miley.
Breakthrough in Television Career with “Run’s House”
Simmons initially gained widespread fame in 2005, when she participated on the MTV reality show “Run’s House” alongside her family. The series centered on her father, former Run-D.M.C. rapper Joseph Simmons, as he handled his professional career and family life at his six-bedroom colonial mansion in Saddle River, New Jersey. Through 2009, the whole Simmons family was heavily featured in the show, which ran for six seasons.
Expanding Television Career
Simmons capitalized on her popularity during her time on “Run’s House” by getting a recurring role on the serial opera “Guiding Light.” In 2009, after the conclusion of “Run’s House,” she began appearing in the MTV spinoff series “Daddy’s Girls.” In sixteen episodes spanning two seasons, the show followed Simmons and her sister Angela as they launched a new shoe line and established themselves in Los Angeles. Simmons then appeared in her brother’s reality television series “Running Russell Simmons.” In addition, she appeared on “The Wendy Williams Show,” “The Mo’Nique Show,” and “Anderson Live.” In 2012, Simmons appeared in an episode of “Cupcake Wars,” a Food Network reality competition series.
In 2014, Simmons hosted and judged the “Project Runway” offshoot “Project Runway: Threads.” This was her third significant reality program role. Teenage fashion designers competed on the show for a prize package valued at more than $50,000. Simmons was joined by judges Christian Siriano and Ingrid Nilsen, as well as a number of guest judges for various episodes. In the end, the program was short-lived, airing only eight episodes in its sole season. Simmons then had a guest-starring role on “Growing Up Hip Hop,” a reality series showcasing the lives of the children of hip hop icons. After the first season, Simmons assumed a supporting character; beginning with the third season, she became a series regular. In addition to her sister Angela, “Growing Up Hip Hop” also features Romeo Miller, Kristinia DeBarge, Boogie Dash, Egypt Criss, and Briana Latrise. In season five, Simmons’s brother JoJo was introduced to the cast.
Simmons has also appeared in a number of films throughout the years. Her debut, the 2010 comedy “Speed-Dating,” was her first work. Wesley Jonathan, Chico Benymon, Leonard Robinson, Chris Elliott, Clint Howard, and Holly Robinson Peete also appeared in the film. Simmons then appeared in “Conversing with the Taxman About Poetry.” In 2012, she participated in the films “Boogie Town” and “Dysfunctional Friends” alongside, among others, Stacey Dash, Meagan Good, Terrell Owens, Meghan Markle, and Reagan Gomez-Preston. Simmons has also appeared in the television movies “From This Day Forward,” “What Would You Do for Love,” and “A Holiday Change.”
Simmons began starring and executive producing the Craig Ross Jr. and Caryn Ward Ross-created online series “Monogamy” in 2018. The show chronicles the lives of four married couples who adopt alternative therapeutic techniques to strengthen their deteriorating marriages. Simmons’ co-stars include, among others, Jill Marie Jones, Brian J. White, Wesley Jonathan, Blue Kimble, and Darius McCreary. The first two seasons of “Monogamy” broadcast on Urban Movie Channel, while the launch of the third season occurred on ALLBLK. Outside of the United States, the debut of the series occurred on Netflix.
Simmons, together with her sister Angela, created the footwear firm Pastry. The firm also produces leggings, shorts, sports bras, sweatshirts, tank tops, backpacks, and numerous accessories in addition to dancing footwear. Simmons acts as Pastry’s creative director.
Simmons is in a relationship with Mike Wayans, a member of the show-business dynasty Wayans. They have a kid together named Ava Marie.