NeNe Leakes (née Linnethia Monique Johnson) is an American TV personality, actress, businesswoman, author and philanthropist. She rose to prominence in 2008 as a cast member of Bravo’s reality TV series, The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She was a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice 4 in 2011 and Dancing with the Stars in 2018. Leakes regularly appeared on the musical drama series Glee from 2012 to 2015 and NBC’s The New Normal in 2012. She also co-hosted E!’s Fashion Police in 2013 and performed in the Broadway productions Chicago and Cinderella. She founded the non-profit Twisted Hearts Foundation and published the memoir Never Make the Same Mistake Twice in 2009.