Rozonda Thomas Age, Career, TLC, Family, and Net Worth
Who is Rozonda Thomas?
Rozonda Ocielian Thomas better known by her stage name Chilli, is an American prominent singer, dancer, actress, television personality, and model. he rose to prominence in the early 1990s as a member of the group TLC one of the best-selling girl groups of the late 20th century.
How Old Is Rozonda Thomas?
She is 51 years old as of August 2022, having been born on February 27, 1971, in Columbus, Georgia, U.S. Thomas shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Bryton Myler, Garrett Overboe, Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), JWoww, Steven Fernandez, and many more.
Rozonda Thomas Family
Who are Rozonda Thomas’s Parents?
She was born to Abdul Ali (Father) and Ava Thomas (Mother). Her father is of Bengali and Arab descent whereas her mother is African-American.
Does Rozonda Thomas have Siblings?
She has a sister by the name of Marni Ali Williams.
Rozonda Thomas Education
She received her education at Benjamin E Mays High School.
Rozonda Thomas Marital Status
She is currently single and has never been married. However, she has been in several relationships and encounters.
Rozonda Thomas Kids
She has a kid with her ex-boyfriend, Dallas Austin. A son by the name of Tron Austin (born on June 2, 1997). Moreover, at age 20, she became pregnant by Dallas but aborted the pregnancy.
Rozonda Thomas Music Career
A Career with TLC, 1991 to present
First, she was a dancer for Damian Dame. She went on to join TLC in 1991, replacing founding member Crystal Jones and was nicknamed “Chilli” by Lisa Lopes so that the group could retain the name TLC. Thus the group went on to sell over 65 million records worldwide and became the best-selling American group of all time; only the Spice Girls had sold more. For her work with TLC, Chilli has won four Grammy Awards.
Since the death of group member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in April 2002, Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins have occasionally performed as a duo. She and Watkins went on to perform a series of concerts in Asia in 2009. VH1 announced in late 2011, plans to produce a biopic on TLC to air in 2013. Thus Thomas and Watkins signed on as producers. Actress and singer Keke Palmer portrayed Thomas in CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. However, Thomas lost her voice in 2019 and was ordered by doctors not to sing. For this reason, TLC had to cancel their singing for the California State Fair and the Stanislaus State Fair.
A Solo Career
In 2000, she began working on her solo album after the completion of the promotion for TLC’s third album, FanMail (1999). She ceased production when work began on the next TLC album, 3D (2002), Rumors circulated in 2006, that she had signed a four-album deal with singer/rapper Akon’s label Kon Live Distribution. Later, she denied the reports and confirmed that she was entertaining offers from other record labels. It was then confirmed that the name of the album would be titled Bi-Polar but due to scheduling conflicts and constant delays, the album was shelved.
The album was once rumored to include work by Missy Elliott as well as tracks produced by T-Pain and Tricky Stewart. From 2006 to 2008, certain tracks that were intended for the album were leaked. In spring 2006, a track titled, “Gameproff” which featured her TLC bandmate T-Boz was leaked. Moreover, a track featuring Missy Elliot and produced by Polow da Don titled “Straight Jack” was also leaked on February 16, 2007. Thomas’ first official solo single, “Dumb, Dumb, Dumb” was released in April 2008. In 2012, she appeared as the leading lady in R&B singer Tyrese’s music video for his single “Nothing On You”. Next, she released a new solo single, “Body” in January 2016, which served to promote her new fitness workout campaign.
An Acting and Television Career
She has made guest appearances on television shows such as The Parkers, Single Ladies, That 70s Show, Living Single, and Strong Medicine. She made a brief cameo in 1992 in the video for “Jump” by Kriss Kross. In 2000 she was featured in the made-for-television movies, A Diva’s Christmas Carol, Love Song (with close friend Monica), and the film Snow Day. The next year, she co-starred in the action film, Ticker directed by Albert Pyun, and House Party 3. Moreover, she played a small role in the 1998 film Hav Plenty.
Again, she appeared on the show’s second season performing her unreleased track “Flirt” written by Tiyon “TC” Mack and produced by Soundz. Thomas and Watkins looked for a new TLC member in 2005 for the reality series R U The Girl. VH1 announced in June 2009, the airing of a reality TV series starring Thomas. The series, What Chilli Wants to premiered on April 11, 2010. Whereas the second season of What Chilli Wants premiered on January 2, 2011. That same year, she made cameo appearances throughout the first season of VH1’s Single Ladies.
Furthermore, Thomas became a member of “Team Guy” in 2013, on the second season of Food Network’s Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. And appeared naked in a PETA anti-circus ad campaign. Moreover, she appeared on episode 14 of WWE Countdown where she spoke about The Rock. In addition, she was a judge for truTV’s reality series Fake Off which premiered on October 27, 2014. It was announced in 2016, that she had joined the cast of the film Marshall which is a biopic on the life of Thurgood Marshall. There, she plays Zora Neale Hurston.
A Career in Other Ventures
She and the rest of the TLC members were big proponents of encouraging safe sex. She and other band members wore condoms on their clothing for the music video of the song, “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”. In 2003, she and Watkins teamed up with Agouron Pharmaceuticals to create a national education program about HIV/AIDS. Thus the program supplied people with information about HIV/AIDS including prevention and treatment. Thomas went on to start a non-profit organization called Chilli’s Crew in 2012. The organization is based on an Atlanta-based program targeted at helping girls between the ages of 13-17 build healthy levels of self-esteem. The next year, she took a stand against cyberbullying after her son Tron was a victim.
Rozonda Thomas Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 4ft 11inches (1.52m) and a weight of 49kg (108lbs).
Rozonda Thomas’s Salary and Net Worth
Her salary is not mentioned on the internet but has a net worth of $8 million.