Biography - LeeAnne Locken

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
LeeAnne Locken
Best Known For
Real Housewives of Dallas (Reality TV show)
Net Worth
$2.50M Under Review
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Social Media Presence
Personal Detail
Birth Name / Full Name
LeeAnne Wade Locken N/A
Born on
June 7, 1967 (age 56)
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Rich Emberlin
Elise Emberlin
Elise Emberlin
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Who is LeeAnne Locken?

LeeAnne Locken is an American reality TV star, host, and model well known for starring in Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Dallas.

LeeAnne Locken – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

LeeAnne Locken’s birth took place on June 7, 1967, in Pasadena, Texas, USA. She was born as LeeAnne Wade Locken and was raised by her grandparents than her parents. Her mother had left her for the carnival when she was still a child and during the summers she would join her mother on the road.

She told The Daily Dish, “My mother actually married into the carnival circuit, so I started, because she was already in it, I would spend my summers with my mom.” 

Other facts about her early life including the name of her siblings, father, and mother are not shared with the public.

young LeeAnne Locken aged 5 (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

After completing high school education she was educated at the University of Houston.

Her ethnicity is Caucasian.

LeeAnne Locken – Dark Side of Carnival

Locken had a rough childhood as life in the carnival exposed her to a dark side of life at a very early age. She was exposed to hard drugs, mugged, beaten up, and stalked. At the age of 3, she began to face sexual abuse by a friend’s father who lived across the street from her grandmother’s house. 

This led LeeAnne Locken to have low self-esteem, suffer depression, face domestic abuse in relationships, and even attempted suicide.

LeeAnne Locken – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

LeeAnne Locken married her longtime boyfriend Rich Emberlin on 27 April 2019 after 10 years of dating and a year of engagement. Their wedding took place at the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas in front of family, friends, and acquaintances.

This is the first marriage to Locken and the third for Emberlin. Through her marriage to Emberlin, she is a stepmother to Elise Emberlin (born in 1999).

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LeeAnne Locken, Rich Emberlin (Image: People)

LeeAnne Locken – Career

Young girl in carnival

Having worked in a carnival since a young age, she learned a lot and built up her work ethic. By age 16 she started purchasing her own carnival games and employed adults to work for her. 

LeeAnne Locken’s budding business allowed her to “retire” from the carnival at 16. So she began to pursue a new career- as an actress and a model.

Model, Shows

Having left the carnival life behind, LeeAnne Locken moved to Chicago where in her teen years and twenties worked as a model, actress, and spokesperson. In 1989 she competed in Miss USA 1989, securing a top 10 position. And while living in Los Angeles she developed her passion for acting.

Eventually, in her 30s LeeAnne Locken began to make guest appearances on TV including Miss Congeniality, Home Improvement, GCB, and Chase. Moreover, Locken has competed in TV Land’s second season of She's Got The Look where she secured the third position.

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LeeAnne Locken began modeling while in her teens - here aged 18 (Image: Instagram)


According to her LinkedIn page, she anchored a weekly news program on Plano Television Network (2007-2013), hosted Media Matters’ weekly show Luxury Dallas (2012-2013), anchored a weekly show about the Real Estate Industry from 2009-2015 and has been serving as an Owner & president of MediaMatters since 2010.

In addition, her passion for comedy led her to create commercials, one of which was chosen by the ABC Network as one of "America's Funniest Commercials". 

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In 2016 she was cast in Bravo TV’s reality TV show Real Housewives of Dallas alongside Kary Brittingham, Brandi Redmond, Kameron Westcott, Tiffany Hendra, Cary Deuber, Stephanie Hollman, and D'Andra Simmons.

Real Housewives of Dallas cast (Image: AdvocateMag)

LeeAnne Locken – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 million while the figure on her annual salary has not been shared with the public.

LeeAnne Locken – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, LeeAnne Locken is active on handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with thousands of followers. She also has an official website -

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