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Juanita Vanoy’s Biography. How rich is Michael Jordan’s ex?

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Juanita Vanoy:
• Former American model
• Married to Michael Jordan in 1989
• Owner and president of Vanoy Jordan Enterprises LLC
• Received one of the biggest divorce settlements in history in 2006
• Co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Michael and Juanita Jordan Endowment Fund

Juanita Vanoy is a former American model, whose main claim to fame was her marriage to Michael Jordan, an American former professional basketball player, who is acclaimed as the greatest of all time (GOAT), and today’s major shareowner of the Charlotte Hornets, a National Basketball Association (NBA) team.

Early Life and Family

Juanita Vanoy was born on 13 June 1959, in the Southside of Chicago, Illinois, USA; she has five sisters, but little else is known about her family and early life.

Education

She matriculated from the Christian Fener High School, and attended a local junior college.

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Career

She started working as a fashion model in her teens, and continued while she was studying. Juanita later took on the position of an executive secretary in one of the offices of the American Bar Association, and also worked as a real estate investment loan officer for Heitman Financial Services, while going to a local junior college to complete an associate’s degree.

Currently, she is the owner and president of Vanoy Jordan Enterprises LLC, a real estate company.

Personal Life

Juanita married Michael Jordan in November 1989, at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas. She was a loan officer when she first met him, through a mutual friend who thought that they’d make a great couple, introduced to Michael after a Chicago Bulls game in 1985 at Bennigans restaurant.

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They dated for about two years before he proposed to her, and were engaged for another couple of years and already had their eldest, Jeffrey Michael, before they married. They were blessed with another son, Marcus James, in 1990 and finally had a daughter, Jasmine Mickael, in 1992.

Vanoy filed for divorce in 2002 due to irreconcilable differences, but didn’t push it through as she and Michael decided to work through their problems, and reconciled. However, four years later, the couple announced that they mutually filed for a divorce, in a joint statement released in December of 2006.

The divorce settlement she received from Michael was one of the biggest in history at that time, which amounted to $168 million. There were no bitter arguments in court, as the former couple made sure they were both co-parenting the children even if she was given full custody.

They obviously parted amicably, somehow remained friends, and it showed on how well-rounded the kids are, growing up.

Both of her sons played basketball during high school up to college, but veered away from playing the game professionally. Juanita made sure that they never wore the No. 23 jersey, even if the coaches wanted them to wear it, to teach them to manage and hone their own skills without the influence of their father’s celebrity status. While living in the suburbs, she ensures that her children will not live on a bubble and that they would be informed about the realities of life by showing them her former neighborhood. She brought them to her mom’s house and showed how their cousins were living so they would not just appreciate what they have, but most importantly learn how to give back.

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Today, Jeffrey manages the brand global digitalization of his father’s clothing and merchandise business, Jordan Brand. Marcus established a boutique store which he named, “Trophy Room,” where it immortalized his father’s legacy through the merchandise that was sold, and the rare pictures that hang on the walls of the store. The youngest and only girl started as an operations co-ordinator in her father’s NBA team, the Charlotte Hornets, after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in sports management from Syracuse University, but later on moved to become an executive in managing the Jordan Brand.

Juanita is rumored to have been in a relationship with a certain Ken Reynolds since 2006.

Who is Michael Jordan?

Michael Jeffrey “MJ” Jordan of African-American descent, was born on 17 February 1963, at the Cumberland Hospital in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City USA, to parents James R. and Deloris Peoples Jordan. He has four siblings: two brothers, Larry and James Jr., and two sisters, Deloris and Roslyn. The family permanently moved to Wilmington, North Carolina a few years after his birth.

Growing up, his first love was baseball, a passion he shared with his father, but when he saw his older brother Larry play basketball superbly, his interest shifted. He matriculated from Emsley A. Laney High School playing various sports, but was cut from his high school varsity team due to his height when he tried out during his sophomore year.

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Apparently, he was only 5ft 11ins (1.80m) at that time, and the coaching team felt that he was too short. Even back then, Michael’s determination was evident as he proved to everyone that he deserved a spot when he dominated the junior varsity team. Due to his impressive performance, he was given the chance to play at the McDonald’s All American Game in 1981 during his senior year, recording 27 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists.

After receiving many offers from several universities, he chose the full basketball scholarship from the University of North Carolina, where he thrived and received many accolades including Rookie of the Year, NCAA All-American First Team, and Wooden and Naismith College Player of the Year awards.

His winning shot in the NCAA Championship game in 1982 was often talked about as a precursor of many great things to come. He entered the NBA draft of 1984, and was the third overall pick only because the first two teams needed a center, and already had a player with a similar position as Jordan.

Basketball Career

He was a gold medalist in the 1984 Olympics before turning pro, and when he did in 1986, he was awarded Rookie of the Year, and aside from getting into the All-NBA second team selection, he improved the Chicago Bulls record.  It took him two years to become the league’s Most Valuable Player, which he won five times over, and a few more years after that to take the Chicago Bulls to the NBA Finals.

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In 1991 he was finally able to receive his first championship ring, along with taking the Finals MVP award.

He became a Nike major endorser way before he was able to clinch a championship, and it was the best business decision they (both) made. Michael changed the sneaker culture by making them fashionable to wear even when off court. Nike eclipsed leading competitors, as everyone wanted a pair of Michael’s Air Jordan.

Michael was able to bring his team to greater heights by winning the NBA Championship three times in a row, 1991 to 1993, also taking the Finals MVP trophy in those years.

In 1992, he was tasked to lead the US Olympics so-called Dream Team, along with Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. His popularity even grew and fueled NBA’s global appeal. However, when his father was murdered in 1993, Michael’s desire to play the game diminished, and he announced his retirement in October 1993.

Baseball Career

After his basketball retirement, he joined the Major League Baseball (MLB) team the Chicago White Sox in 1994, to pursue his father’s dream of playing baseball. Since he’d never trained to become a baseball player, he was not successful no matter how competitive he was in the game. When there was a baseball strike, he opted to leave the league on his terms rather than become a potential replacement player during a labor dispute.

Return to the Basketball

In 1995 he returned to basketball, and was welcomed with open arms not only by the Chicago Bulls franchise but NBA fans around the world. The Chicago Bulls had a record of 55-27 without him and while they were able to enter the playoffs, they were booted out easily in the second round. With Michael in their roster, the Bulls reached the Eastern Conference Finals, but lost to the Orlando Magic which prompted players to say that he was no longer the no. 23 Michael Jordan they knew, and that he already lost his game wearing the no. 45 jersey; since his original jersey was retired along with his retirement back in 1994, he used the number he was using in baseball.

The following season, Michael wore his number 23 jersey again, with fines and all, and won the NBA Finals three more consecutive times from 1996 to 1998 with his team, making it their second three-peat. He also won two regular season MVPs and three Final MVPs. The general manager of the Bulls fired their coach, Phil Jackson, even though they won the Finals that season and Michael publicly said that he wouldn’t play for another coach. He retired from basketball again for the second time in 1999.

Return to basketball for a second time

A year after retirement he went back to basketball, to be a part owner and president of the basketball operations for the Washington Wizards. In 2001, Michael decided to play again in the NBA with the Wizards, after hiring Doug Collins, the head coach of the Chicago Bulls prior to Phil Jackson.

He donated his salary to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack. He played for two seasons, but a torn cartilage in his right knee stopped him from playing on, so in 2003 he retired for the third and final time.

NBA Team Owner

After his retirement, he thought he could continue as president of the basketball operations with the Washington Wizards organization, but the major owner decided to fire him and he felt betrayed.  Michael then just focused on his Jordan Brand company, until in 2010 when he bought a majority ownership of the NBA basketball team, the Charlotte Hornets; he is the only African-American owner of an NBA team.

In 2020, a 10-part documentary series, “The Last Dance,” was aired, chronicling Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls journey winning an incredible two three-peat NBA Championships.

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New NBA fans were given a chance to know Michael, and the old fans were treated with rare stories and footages about his time with Chicago Bulls.

Advocacy

Juanita was co-Founder and Vice Chairman of the Michael and Juanita Jordan Endowment Fund, established to support several educational and social community causes that were close to them. She was hands-on in choosing charities or organizations to support particularly children’s health. The couple also launched a United Negro College Fund Scholarship Program, to provide opportunities to Chicago students in several UNCF institutions.

She also served on the Boards of Directors in the Chicago Children’s Museum, The Sickle Cell Disease Association of Illinois, and the White House Endowment Fund.

Interesting Facts and Rumors

  • In 2002, a woman named Karla Knafel sued Michael for not paying $5 million as he had promised her to keep their past relationship a secret. Allegedly, they had an affair from 1989 to 1991, and the woman claimed she was pregnant with Michael’s child. He paid her $250,000 to keep her quiet, but she wanted more and claimed he promised more. The court dismissed the case since it turned out that the child was not Michael’s. This was supposedly one of the reasons why Juanita filed for divorce in 2002, after finding out that he cheated on her in the first few years of their marriage.
  • It was rumored that Michael insisted on a paternity test first when Juanita slapped him with a paternity suit when they broke up few months before he whisked her away to Las Vegas to get married.

Appearance

She is 5ft. 8ins (1.62m) tall and weighs around 120lbs (54kgs). She has black hair and brown eyes.

Net worth

Sources estimated her net worth to be close to $200 million as of May 2020, mostly the result of  one of the biggest divorce settlements from her husband in 2006.

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All Truth Of Ed Westwick’s Ex-Girlfriend – Jessica Serfaty

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Who is Jessica Serfaty, Ed Westwick’s ex-girlfriend? Wiki Bio

Jessica Serfaty (nee Michel) was born in Little Rock, Arkansas USA, on 4 April 1991, so her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds American nationality. Jessica is a model, actress, and a social media star, but perhaps best known for being the ex-girlfriend of Ed Westwick, a famous British actor and musician.

Childhood and education

Jessica was raised in Little Rock by her father who is a businessman, and her mother who is teaching at a local high school. She grew up wanting to become a model and an actress, with her parents paying for her acting lessons.

She attended a high school in Little Rock, where she was physically active playing soccer and being a cheerleader, and upon matriculation she didn’t enroll at college, but rather decided to focus on her modelling career. Jessica had a lot of fun while attending high school, often going to parties, and her parents could not stop her from coming home late at night, as she wasn’t listening to them most of the time.

Career as a model and actress

At the age of 19 in 2010, Jessica decided to compete in the 14th season of the show “America’s Next Top Model”, finishing the competition in fifth place.

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The show helped her gain recognition, and many invitations came for Jessica from brands and agencies who wanted her to pose and work for them. In 2011, she was featured in the music video “Justify Sex” by Dan Balan, and was then cast to appear in the reality TV series “Axe: Dirtcathlon”. She is currently signed to Nous Model Management which is considered to be one of the top three modelling agencies in Los Angeles, and has appeared in commercials for famous brands and companies such as McDonald’s, Toyota, and Doritos. She launched her acting career in 2011 appearing in the short film entitled “Faith”, and then in 2017 appeared in the horror film called “Ryde”.

Love life and relationship with Ed Westwick

In 2007 while at church, Jessica met property manager Ididia Serfaty, and the two began dating shortly afterwards (Ididia was 22 at the time). A year later on 2 September 2008, she gave birth to their son they named Roman, and after being pressured by their parents, Jessica and Ididia married in the same year. In 2010, Jessica moved to Los Angeles to pursue a modelling career, and Ididia moved with her in support, however, the job required Jessica to spend a lot of time away from home, making Ididia very jealous. Jessica initially wanted to file for divorce, but her husband convinced her to go back to Arkansas with him to work on their marriage, but this didn’t last long as Jessica soon wanted to go back to modelling, so filing for divorce in 2013.

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She let Ididia have full custody of their son, and although it is believed that she sees her son often, Ididia has accused her of being a bad mother, and of seeing Roman only once or twice a year. After their divorce, she dated Niall James Horan for around a year before dating Joe Jonas, an American actor and a singer. She was also been seen spending time with Justin Bieber and Logan Paul, and it’s believed that she’s dated them as well.

In 2017 she started dating actor Ed Westwick, after they were seen holding hands at the BAFTA Awards event that year. When Ed was accused of sexual assault, she defended him claiming Ed would never be able to do anything similar, however, when the charges were dropped in August 2018, the two split for unknown reasons, and Jessica currently appears to be single.

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Hobbies and other interests

Jessica is, as she has described herself, ‘a crazy french Cajun gal based out of sunny California with a passion for adventure and a good laugh. I’m constantly on the prowl for activities.’ She loves to travel and to explore new locations – she’s been all around the US, while she has also been to Europe while dating her ex-boyfriend Ed Westwick, to England, France and Spain. She is very sporting, as she goes skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and snorkeling in the summer, while she is also keen on beach soccer and volleyball. She likes to watch comedy movies in her spare time, with her favorite actors being Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy, while her favorite films include “Patch Adams”, “Liar Liar” and “Coming to America”.

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Jessica is a big lover of animals and has a pet dog, while her favorites are swans.

Appearance and net worth

Jessica is 28 years old. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 134lbs (61kgs). As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $2 million.

Who is Ed Westwick?

Edward Jack Peter Westwick was born in Hammersmith, London, England, on 27 June 1987, so his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds British nationality. He is best known for portraying Chuck Bass in the CW series “Gossip Girl”.

Ed was raised in Stevenage, Hertfordshire alongside his two older brothers, by their mother Carole Blenkiron who is an educational psychologist, and their father Peter Westwick who is a university lecturer. He enrolled at a music school when he was six years old, and then attended The Barclay School, later enrolling at North Hertfordshire College, while he worked on his acting skills at the National Youth Theatre.

He made his debut film appearance in “Breaking and Entering” in 2006, and then starred in the TV series “Doctors”. Ed was cast to portray Chuck Bass in the teen drama series entitled “Gossip Girl” in 2007 when he went to Los Angeles on a holiday – he was praised for his performance, and “Gossip Girl” was a huge hit, so in 2008 Ed was named ‘one of the sexiest men alive’ by the magazine” People”.

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He has appeared in many other TV series and movies, such as “The Commuter” in 2010, “Romeo & Juliet” in 2013, and “Freaks of Nature” among many others.

Three women accused Ed of sexual harassment in November 2017: Kristina Cohen and Aurelie Wynn accused him of rape, while Rachel Eck accused him of sexual assault, the alleged assaults occurring in 2014. However, all the charges were eventually dropped, with the prosecutors stating that ‘witnesses identified by the first two alleged victims were not able to provide information that would enable the prosecution to prove either incident beyond a reasonable doubt’.

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Naked Truth Of Tito Ortiz’s Girlfriend – Amber Nichole Miller

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Who is Amber Nichole Miller, Tito Ortiz’s girlfriend? Wiki Bio

Amber Nichole Miller was born in Colorado USA, on 5 December 1977, so her zodiac sign is Sagittarius and she holds American nationality. She is a model, but probably best known as the girlfriend of Tito Ortiz, an American mixed martial artist (MMA).

Early life and education

Amber was raised in Colorado by her father who was a taxi driver, and her mother who was working at a local supermarket. She is an only child, but always had many friends. She became interested in acting and modelling at a very early age, and began practicing acting while attending high school.

Upon matriculating, she moved to Las Vegas, and focused on her modelling and acting career rather than enrolling at college.

Career as a model and an actress

She launched her modelling career when she was 18 years old, when she worked at a hotel and casino called MGM Mirage Resorts located in Las Vegas. She was posing and appearing in their ads and commercials, and was soon noticed by many modelling scouts, and appeared on cover pages of popular magazines including “MAXIM”, “Muscle & Fitness”, and “Oxygen”.

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She was soon invited to work as an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) octagon girl, and was around the same time invited to pose for the “GQ” fashion magazine appearing on its cover page. A year later, she appeared on the cover page of the magazine “DXL Magazine”.

Amber is also an actress, having launched her career at the age of five when she had a tiny role on Disney Channel. She has now appeared in many UFC shows including “Lingerie Bowl”, while she hosted the TV show entitled “Ultimate Women Challenge” in 2010.

She is currently best known for starring in the TV series “WAGS LA”, which follows several Hollywood girls who are either wives, girlfriends, or sisters of famous UFC fighters – she has been a member of the main cast since November 2017.

Love life and relationship with Tito Ortiz

Amber met Tito Ortiz in November 2014 when she was a ring girl during one of his fights, and the two soon started dating. Tito has a child with his first wife, while he also has twin boys from his last relationship with Jenna Jameson, an adult film star whom he dated from 2006 to 2009.

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Tito has custody over the three children, and Amber has been raising them as if they were her own for over five years now. Before Tito, Amber was in a relationship with a man whom she met in 1997 at the age of 20, and the two dated for over six years before splitting for unknown reasons. It’s believed that they were engaged and were planning on starting a life together.

Hobbies and other interests

Amber’s main passion is travelling and she has been all around the US to pose for famous brands, while she has also been to several European and Asian countries, such as France, Germany, China and Japan.

She is physically very active, as she has five to six training sessions at the gym each week, while she is also following a strict diet as this is important for both her health and her career as a model.

She is a big lover of animals, and has a pet dog which can be seen featured in some of her pictures on Instagram. She enjoys watching movies in her spare time, her favorites being “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Lost in Translation”, and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”. Some of her favorite actors and actresses are Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman, and Angelina Jolie. She likes to listen to pop music, especially to performers such as Madonna, Taylor Swift and Michael Jackson.

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Appearance and net worth

Amber is 42 years old. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 121lbs (55kgs). As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $2 million, while Tito’s net worth is reputedly over $15 million.

Who is Tito Ortiz? Wiki Bio

Jacob Christopher ‘Tito’ Ortiz was born in Huntington Beach, California USA, on 23 January 1975, so his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds American nationality. He is a mixed martial artist, best known for being a former Light Heavyweight Champion competing in the UFC. He spent the first five years of his life in Huntington Beach before moving to Santa Ana, where he was raised by his father Samuel Ortiz and his mother Joyce.

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He has three half-brothers from his mother’s marriage to Louie Simmons – it wasn’t easy for the boys while growing up, as both Joyce and Samuel were addicted to heroin. This led to Tito becoming a member of a gang at a very early age, often being taken to juvenile halls, and started using cocaine and PCP at a very early age as well. He began wrestling at Huntington Beach High School, winning the CIF championship, however, after turning 18 his mother kicked him out of the house and he became addicted to methamphetamines.

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Encouraged by Paul Herrera, a wrestling coach at Golden West College, he started attending college, becoming the California junior college state champion. He launched his career by competing at UFC 13 in 1997, and went professional in 2005 at the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).

Tito is also an actor, and made his debut film appearance in “Zombie Strippers” in 2008, followed by appearances in “Cradle 2 the Grave” and “The Crow: Wicked Prayer”. He played a side role in the movie “Valley of the Wolves: Iraq” while some of his latest appearances have been in the TV series “CSI: NY” and in the film entitled “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween”.

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The Untold Truth Of Will Smith’s Ex-Wife – Sheree Fletcher

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Who is Sheree Fletcher, Will Smith’s ex-wife? Wiki Bio

Sheree Elizabeth Zampino was born in New York City USA, on 16 November 1967, so her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she holds American nationality. She is an actress known for her role in the “Our Journey” short drama film, while she came to wider attention after marrying (and later divorcing) noted American actor Will Smith.

Early life and education

Sheree was raised in New York, and had somewhat of a rough childhood as her parents divorced when she was seven years old. She spent a lot of her time travelling from her father’s to her mother’s house, as she wanted to stay close to both of them, however, she eventually started living permanently with her mother, and saw her father only once in a while.

She has no siblings and she found comfort in acting at a very early age joining her elementary school’s drama club and appearing in many of the plays performed at the school. She enrolled at a local high school in New York, and after matriculating began appearing in theatre plays, eventually landing her first role on TV screens, thus not immediately enrolling at college but focusing on her acting career. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology several years later, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

Career as an actress

Sheree launched her acting career in 1985 at the age of 18, but was winning only small roles and thus had to work several jobs to financially support herself. Her first notable performance was in the short drama movie “When the Time Comes” released on 14 February 2000, which starred Byron Andrews and Shaun Baker, and follows five siblings who get into a fight about who is going to be taking care of their aging father.

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Sheree then appeared in the “Our Journey” short drama film released on 4 February 2001, which stars T.D. Antoine, ND Brown, and Jaqueline Fleming and is a story of a group of friends who start sharing their personal secrets after their loved one dies. Her last notable performance was in the “Oh Drama!” talk show released in 2001, which starred Vanessa Bell Calloway and Kym Whitley, however, the show ended after airing only four episodes. Sheree is currently focused on her career as a film producer.

Love life and marriage with Will Smith

Sheree met Will Smith in 1990 before he became a famous actor and the two dated for two years before marrying on 9 May 1992.

Will was steadily making his way up in the film industry, and rumors have it that Sheree was jealous of all the attention Will was getting, while this was suffocating Will, and it eventually led to their divorce on 10 December 1995. They have one child together, a son named Willard ‘Trey’ Smith III who was born on 11 November 1992.

On 26 May 2007, Sheree married Terrell Fletcher, an actor best known for starring in “Solo” and “Canal Street” in 2018, but they divorced sometime in the 10’s. They have one child together who has been kept away from the media’s attention.

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Will went on to marry actress Jada Koren Pinkett in 1997, and she gave birth to their two children named Jaden Christopher Syre Smith in 1998 and Willow Camille Reign Smith in 2000. Jaden has become an actor, and is mostly known for starring alongside his father in “The Pursuit of Happyness” film released in 2006.

Hobbies and other interests

Sheree is a fan of the film industry – some of her favorite actors and actresses are Johnny Depp, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway and some of the movies she likes the most are “Edward Scissorhands”, “Gladiator”, and “50 First Dates”. She enjoys travelling, and has been all around the world, while her dream travel destination is London, England.

Sheree enjoys buying clothes and is a bit of a shopaholic, while her two favorite colors are blue and black. She likes tasting various cuisines, with her favorite being Mexican. She is a lover of animals and is a philanthropist who has donated money to charity organizations on several occasions, while she is also a supporter of the LGBT community. In her spare time, she enjoys sitting in her garden and reading a book – her favorite writer is Agatha Christie, and her favorite book is “Murder on the Orient Express”.

Appearance and net worth

Sheree is 52 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 4ft 11ins (1.5m) tall, weighs around 106lbs (48kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-27-34; she wears shoes size six. As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $1 million, while Will’s net worth is reputedly over $350 million.

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Who is Will Smith?

Willard Carroll ‘Will’ Smith Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, on 25 September 1968 – his zodiac sign is Libra and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, rapper, producer, and a writer, best known for starring in films such as “The Pursuit of Happyness”, “Seven Pounds”, and “Ali”.

He was raised by his father Willard Carroll Smith Sr. who was a US Air Force veteran, and his mother Caroline who was a Philadelphia school board administrator. Will has an older sister named Pamela, and twins younger brother and sister named Harry and Ellen. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes elementary school before enrolling at Overbrook High School.

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He had an opportunity to enroll at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), but didn’t attend college because he wanted to become a rapper. Rather than becoming a famous rapper, he was invited to star in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” TV series in 1990, which became popular worldwide, making Will famous as well.

His first big role in a movie came in “Six Degrees of Separation” in 1993, followed by his performance in the film “Bad Boys” in 1995, which also stars Martin Lawrence. In 1996, Will starred in another huge movie hit entitled “Independence Day”, which is still popular today. The following year saw him star in the first film of the “Men in Black” trilogy, portraying Agent J., while he launched his solo music career at the same time, creating the theme song for “Men in Black”.

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His debut album – “Big Willie Style” – released not long afterwards, is certified nine times platinum. In 1998, he appeared in the film “Enemy of the State”, and was then invited to play Neo in “The Matrix” trilogy, however, he declined and the role went to Keanu Reeves – the movie became a huge hit. Will starred in the “Ali” biographical film about Muhammad Ali in 2001, and in 2006 played the lead role as Chris Gardner in “The Pursuit of Happiness” biographical drama.

He has appeared in numerous movies over the years, while some of his most recent appearances have been in the “Gemini Man” film released on 11 October 2019 and in the “Spies in Disguise” animated movie in December 2019. He has recently been cast to appear in the film “Bad Boys for Life” set to be released in 2020.

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