Who s Kidada Jones?
Kidada is an American actress, model, and fashion designer, probably best known for her work in the entertainment, as well as her collaborations with various fashion brands. Kidada has appeared in films such as “The Mod Squad” and “Empire”. She’s also recognized for her fashion line, and her influential style in the industry.
What is Kidada Jones Doing Today?
Kidada Jones is now a Walt Disney Company employee, serving as a designer. Moreover, she’s been focused on empowering young women through her School of Awake organization, and self-help book.
Kidada Jones Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Kidada Ann Jones was born on 22 March 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA, the daughter of famed musician Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton. She comes from mixed heritage, with her mother being Jewish and her father African-American. Kidada grew up in Bel-Air alongside her younger sister Rashida, who is also involved in the entertainment industry. Following her parents’ divorce when she was eleven, Kidada lived with her father, while her sister lived with their mother. By the time she was 15, she had been kicked out of 11 schools, for acting up, not fitting in. However, Kidada pursued her passion for fashion, and attended the Los Angeles Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising. At the age of 19, she left the institute to collaborate with renowned designer Tommy Hilfiger.
Kidada Jones’s career began as a celebrity stylist for Vibe magazine, where she gained recognition for styling pop icon Michael Jackson for the magazine’s cover in 1995. Her talent and unique style caught the attention of fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, who enlisted her as his muse for eight years and featured her in a successful ad campaign alongside a group of her friends, including Aaliyah, Tamia, Kate Hudson, Nicole Richie and Oliver Hudson.
During this period, Jones also made her mark as a fashion designer, creating a clothing line for Snoop Dogg for three years. Her work as a model was featured in renowned fashion magazines such as Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar, further solidifying her influence in the industry.
In 2005, Kidada embarked on a collaboration with The Walt Disney Company, launching “Kidada for Disney Couture”, a line of clothing and jewelry targeted towards adults, and sold in boutiques. This partnership Disney allowed her to act as a bridge between the brand and influential tastemakers, contributing to its appeal and relevance. She also provided consultation for various Disney projects, showcasing her keen eye for style and trendsetting.
Expanding her endeavors beyond the fashion world, in 2017, Jones published a book entitled “School of Awake”, aimed at empowering young girls and encouraging self-discovery. Her inspiring message reached a broader audience when she appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday, further solidifying her reputation as a positive and influential figure.
In addition to her work as a stylist and designer, Kidada’s tried herself as an actress. She made her debut in the film “Black and White” (1999), with Ben Stiller, Allan Houston and Claudia Schiffer in the lead roles, and continued her career with appearances in such projects as “Thicker Than Water” (1999), “Intern” (2000), and “Empire” (2002), while her last on-screen appearance was in the film “Proud” in 2004.
According to authoritative sources, Kidada Jones’s net worth is estimated at $3 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children
In the early 1990s, Kidada dated rapper and actor LL Cool J. However, their relationship ended in 1994, reportedly because they had different beliefs and spiritual practices.
Jones had a brief but significant romance with rapper and actor Tupac Shakur in 1996. Their relationship began sometime in the spring of that year and lasted for about four months until Tupac’s untimely death in September.
Despite coming from different backgrounds and industries, Kidada and Tupac found a connection and shared a deep bond during their time together. Kidada was known for her work as a fashion designer and model, and Tupac a rising star in the hip-hop and acting scenes, were drawn to each other’s creativity and passion.
Tragically, their time together was cut short on the night of 7 September 1996. Kidada was with Tupac in their Las Vegas hotel room when he was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting. She accompanied him to the hospital and remained by his side until he passed away on 13 September 1996, succumbing to his injuries. She has a tattoo of Tupac Shakur on her upper arm, but has covered it with flowers.
Kidada then had a brief romance with actor Leonardo DiCaprio in 1999.
Kidada has one marriage behind her. According to reports, she was married to a man named Jeffrey Nash from 2003 to 2006, but current news is that Kidada is single, and doesn’t have children, as of mid-2023.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Kidada Jones has black hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), weighs approximately 130lbs (59kgs), with vital statistics of 33-23-33, bra size 32B.