Tionne Watkins - Biography
Last Modified: Oct 9, 2020
|Born on :||April 26, 1970 (age 51)|
|Birth Name /
|Tionne Tenese Watkins|
|Birth Place:||Des Moines, Iowa, USA|
|Father's Name:||James Watkins|
|Mother's Name:||Gayle Watkins|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (African-American, Native-American, Irish)|
Mack 10 (9 Aug 2000 - 12 Nov 2004)
Chase Anela Rolison (daughter)
|Height:||1.57 meter (5 feet 2 inch)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size:||8 US|
|Breast Size:||36 inch|
|Waist Size:||27 inch|
|Hip Size:||37 inch|
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Who is Tionne Watkins?
Tionne Watkins, also known as T-Boz, is a singer, songwriter, actress, author, executive producer by profession and American by nationality. She is best known as a member of girl-group TLC alongside Rozonda Thomas and Lisa Lopes.
Tionne Watkins – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings
Tionne Watkins’ birth took place on April 26, 1970, in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She was born as Tionne Tenese Watkins to father James Watkins and mother Gayle Watkins. Both of her parents were musicians/singers and sang in a group together.
They divorced when she was 3 years old. When Tionne Watkins was nine years old the family moved from Des Moines to Atlanta, Georgia. Other facts about her early life including her siblings and education will soon be updated.
The educational history of Tionne Watkins is not shared with the public. Her ethnicity includes African-American, Native-American, Irish.
Tionne Watkins – Boyfriend, Husband, Children
Tionne Watkins married her longtime boyfriend Mack 10, a rapper on August 19, 2000. She and her husband welcomed daughter Chase Anela Rolison on October 20, 2000, a few months premature.
Tionne Watkins, Chase Anela Rolison in 2015 (People)
But just around 4 years later, in 2004, she filed for divorce and requested a restraining order against Mack 10. Their divorce was finalized on 12 November 2004.
In June 2016 she announced that she adopted a 10-month-old baby boy, Chance (born March 2016).
She has also dated Dalvin DeGrate (1990 – 1994), Jay Z (1995 – 1998), Takeo Spikes (2005 – 2010). She is currently single.
Tionne Watkins – Career
To form a singing group, Crystal Jones held auditions where she chose Tionne Watkins and Lisa Lopes. The group’s performance gained the attention of Perri "Pebbles" Reid and Antonio "L.A." Reid, head of LaFace Records.
After Jones was replaced by Rozonda Thomas as Chilli, they signed in 1991. As TLC, Tionne Watkins released five albums - Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip (1992), CrazySexyCool (1994), FanMail (1999), 3D (2002), TLC (2017).
Tionne Watkins has also pursued a solo career. She has released singles Touch Myself, My Getaway (2000), Champion (2013), Dreams (2017: from audiobook A Sick Life).
As an actress, Watkins has starred in film Belly, and has appearances in Living Single, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Days of Our Lives, Black Dynamite, Lip Sync Battle.
She was cast in the reality TV show Totally T-Boz, which premiered on January 1, 2013. The series which aired only for four episodes contained Watkins’ quest to create a solo album, reunite with Chilli and her life with her daughter Chase.
Tionne Watkins has also worked as a producer of the films CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, ATL (2006) and published semi-autobiographical poetry book Thoughts on November 3, 1999. With stylist Tara Brivic, she opened Chase's Closet, a children's boutique and ran it for several years.
Over the course of her career, she has collaborated with Jermaine Jackson, Da Brat, Raphael Saadiq, YoungBloodZ, etc.
Tionne Watkins – Awards
With TLC, Watkins won a total of four Grammy Awards.
Tionne Watkins – Health
She was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia at a young age and has been receiving treatment for it from time to time.
In October 2009 she revealed that for past three years she has been battling a potentially fatal brain tumor. In March 2006 she had been diagnosed with a grape-sized acoustic neuroma on her vestibular nerve. It affected her balance, weight, hearing, sight, and facial movement and ultimately underwent surgery.
Tionne Watkins – Net Worth, Salary
Her net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million while there have been no estimates on her salary.
Tionne Watkins – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media, Tionne Watkins is active on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook with more than half a million followers.
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