Teyana Taylor Biography
Teyana Taylor is a singer, actress, dancer, and choreographer from the United States. She signed a record deal with Pharrell Williams’ Star Trak Entertainment label in 2005. Following that, she choreographed Beyoncé’s “Ring the Alarm” music video. Taylor would then appear on MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 before releasing her debut single “Google Me” in 2008.
How old is Teyana Taylor?- Age- Birthday
Taylor was born Teyana Me Shay Jacqueli Shumpert on December 10, 1990, in Harlem, New York, the United States of America.
Teyana Taylor Height
She stands at a height of 5’4″ (163 cm) tall.
What Nationality is Teyana Taylor? – Ethnicity
Taylor is an American national and citizen by birth. She was born in Harlem, New York, United State of America. She is of mixed ethnicity/heritage/ancestry of Trinidadian And Tobagonian American.
Who is Teyana Taylor’s biological Father? – Mother- Siblings
Taylor was born on the 10th of December, 1990. She is the only child of her mother, whereas her biological father has two sons and a daughter from another relationship. Teyana Taylor was raised in Harlem, New York City, by her mother, Nikki Taylor. Nikki, according to sources, is a celebrity stylist. Teyana’s ancestors are Afro-Trinidadians.
Teyana Taylor Husband- Child
Taylor is married to Iman Shumpert, a professional basketball player in the NBA. In December 2015, they welcomed their daughter, Iman “Junie” Tayla Shumpert Jr.
Teyana Taylor Career
Teyana’s professional career started in September 2006. She made her choreography debut in Beyoncé’s hit single Ring the Alarm’s music video. The following year, Teyana was signed to Star Trak Entertainment, a division of Interscope Records, by recording artist and record producer Pharrell Williams. Teyana made her first appearance on a reality show as a result of the contract. In the fourth season of My Super Sweet Sixteen, she made a grand entrance in a giant Barbie doll box in February 2007. The MTV show featured extravagant birthday parties for wealthy teenagers. Taylor was then featured in Jay-music Z’s video Blue Magic. Teyana released her debut single, Google Me, in February 2008. The track serves as the first single from her debut mixtape, From a Planet Called Harlem.
Teyana made a wise decision to impress Kanye, knowing that working with him could help her. To get his attention, she hummed a few songs. Kanye was impressed with her abilities and asked her to contribute to two of his notable tracks, Dark Fantasy and Hell of a Life. Teyana wrote the songs’ “intro and chorus” and made a few changes. The single Christmas in Harlem from the album GOOD Friday was Teyana Taylor’s next collaboration with the label GOOD Music. On December 17, 2010, her composition was released as a shortened version of the single on the iTunes Store. In 2011, Teyana appeared in Tyler Perry’s play-turned-film Madea’s Big Happy Family.
Teyana returned to working for a label on June 14, 2012, after signing a joint venture contract with GOOD Music and The Island Def Jam Music Group. On September 18, 2012, she appeared on the GOOD Music compilation album Cruel Summer, which was released. Kanye’s short film Cruel Summer, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, was associated with the album. Her following collaboration with Kanye was for the song To the World. Teyana was offered a contract by Adidas in 2013 to design and release two pairs of sneakers. Her debut studio album, GOOD Music and The Island Def Jam Music Group, was released on November 4, 2014. The album, titled VII, debuted at number 19 on the Billboard 200.
Teyana directed the music video for Lil Durk’s remix of Home Body from Signed to the Streets 3. She also appeared in the video. She played Joyce Sheree, a celebrity singer, in three episodes of the musical drama Star (2017-2018). Teyana appeared in five episodes of the 2017 TV series The Breaks as Imani X. Teyana made her TV debut in February 2018 with the reality series Teyana and Iman. She and her husband were the show’s executive producers. The first episode aired in March of that year. Teyana and her husband’s personal and public lives were documented in the eight-episode series.
On June 22, 2018, Teyana released her second studio album, Keep That Same Energy (K.T.S.E.) The same year, she played a stripper named Bl’asia in the Netflix movie The After Party. Teyana played Skyler, the lead, in the sequel of the 2003 film Honey, Honey: Rise Up and Dance (2018). She then played Sherri in the 2019 film The Trap. Teyana announced her retirement from music on December 4, 2020 via her Instagram post. She said she felt “overlooked” and “under-appreciated” in the music industry. Teyana is the brand ambassador for CÎROC Peach vodka. She owns a nail salon in Harlem called Junie Bee Nails, named after her daughter.
Teyana Taylor Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of 5 million dollars.
Teyana Taylor Movies and TV Shows
2021 Coming 2 America
2019 The Trap
2018 Honey: Rise Up and Dance
2018 The After Party
2015 Brotherly Love
2013 The Love Section
2012 Gang of Roses II: Next Generation
2012 Cruel Summer Don
2011 Madea’s Big Happy Family
2010 Stomp the Yard: Homecoming
2022 The Masked Singer
2021 We Got Love Teyana & Iman
2021 Dancing with the Stars
2019 Complex Con(versations)
2019 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2019 Rhythm + Flow
2018 Hit the Floor
2018 The Hollywood Puppet Show
2018 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2018 The Real
2018 Saturday Night Live
2018 Teyana & Iman
2017 The Breaks
2017–18 Hip Hop Squares
2017–18 Star Joyce Sheree
2016 Fashion Police
2015 America’s Best Dance Crew
2008 It’s Showtime at the Apollo
2007 My Super Sweet 16