Kidada Jones Biography
Kidada Ann Jones is an American actress, model, and fashion designer. Jones works as a designer for The Walt Disney Company, where she has a line known as Kidada for Disney Couture. She is a daughter of composer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton.
How old is Kidada Jones? – Age
The American actress is 47 years old as of 22nd March 2021. She was born in 1974 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Who are Kidada Jones Parents? – Father and mother
The American actress is the eldest daughter of composer/arranger Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton, She was born in Los Angeles, California. Her parents well raised her with a lot of support and care. She is Jewish on her mother’s side, and African-American on her father’s side.
Kidada Jones Siblings
The American actress was not the only child in their family. She has six siblings. They are namely; Rashid Jones, Kenya Kinski-Jones, Quincy Jones III, Jolie Jones Levine, Martina Jones and Rachel Jones. She was raised in Bel-Air with her younger sister Rashida, who is now an actress and screenwriter.
Kidada Jones Education
The American actress attended the Los Angeles Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising and left at age 19 to work with the designer Tommy Hilfiger. Lipton’s parents were Harold Lipton (1911–1999), a corporate lawyer, and Rita Benson (1912–1986), an artist.
Is Kidada Jones in a Relationship? – Spouse
No, the American actress is currently single as of 2021. She was once married to Jeffrey Nash from 2003 until 2006. Previously, she dated rapper and actor LL Cool J from 1992 to 1994. In his autobiography, I Make My Own Rules, LL Cool J stated that he ended their relationship because of her spiritual beliefs.
The actress was also the girlfriend to rapper and actor Tupac Shakur prior to his death. She was waiting for Shakur in their Las Vegas hotel room when he was shot on September 7, 1996 and was at the hospital with Shakur when he ultimately died from his injuries six days later.
Kidada Jones Career
The American actress began working as a celebrity stylist for her father’s publication vibe magazine. She gained attention when she styled Michael Jackson for the cover of Vibe in 1995. She was recruited by designer Tommy Hilfiger, who launched a successful ad campaign centered on Jones and a group of her friends (including Aaliyah, Tamia, Kate Hudson, Nicole Richie, and Oliver Hudson).
The actress worked as his muse for eight years. Jones’ fashion work included designing a clothing line for snoop Dogg for three years. She also appeared during this period as a model in such fashion magazines as Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Since 2005, the actress has been working with The Walt Disney Company, designing for Kidada for Disney Couture. W. magazine described this as “a line of clothing and jewelry for adults sold at boutiques” and said that Jones acts “as a conduit to hip tastemakers the brand might otherwise miss.” According to Jim Calhoun, Disney’s executive vice president of consumer products, North America, “Kidada is not just one of those people that points out what’s cool. She has a real hand in making things cool.” She also consults on Disney projects.
In 2017, the actress published School of Awake, a book meant to empower young girls. Jones appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s Super soul Sunday.
Kidada Jones Net worth
The American actress has an estimated net worth of around $3 million as of 2021.