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Also Known As: Kimora Lee Perkins, Kimora Lee Died:
Born: May 4, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: executive, model, TV personality, actress, author

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As the self-proclaimed queen of "Fabulosity," Kimora Lee Simmons transformed from a lanky Midwestern girl to a couture model to a successful businesswoman. The brains and beauty behind the Baby Phat label, she launched her career as a high-fashion model when she was still in her teens. At 14, Simmons became the face of Chanel and muse for its eccentric designer Karl Lagerfeld. Her modeling career gave way to a professional and romantic partnership with Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam Records and a pioneer in urban fashion with his Phat Farm label. Alongside her husband, Simmons launched Baby Phat, a label that attracted women of various ethnicities, sizes and walks of life. She served as the creative and managing force behind Baby Phat, yet Simmons also made time to raise a family and maintain a lavish, over-the-top lifestyle. While her marriage with Russell did not last, Simmons kept a professional relationship with him. In 2007, she came out of his shadows when she starred on the hit reality series "Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane" (Style, 2007-2011). The show followed Simmons as she balanced being a savvy mogul and caring mother, while also promoting her growing fashion and lifestyle empire. ...

As the self-proclaimed queen of "Fabulosity," Kimora Lee Simmons transformed from a lanky Midwestern girl to a couture model to a successful businesswoman. The brains and beauty behind the Baby Phat label, she launched her career as a high-fashion model when she was still in her teens. At 14, Simmons became the face of Chanel and muse for its eccentric designer Karl Lagerfeld. Her modeling career gave way to a professional and romantic partnership with Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam Records and a pioneer in urban fashion with his Phat Farm label. Alongside her husband, Simmons launched Baby Phat, a label that attracted women of various ethnicities, sizes and walks of life. She served as the creative and managing force behind Baby Phat, yet Simmons also made time to raise a family and maintain a lavish, over-the-top lifestyle. While her marriage with Russell did not last, Simmons kept a professional relationship with him. In 2007, she came out of his shadows when she starred on the hit reality series "Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane" (Style, 2007-2011). The show followed Simmons as she balanced being a savvy mogul and caring mother, while also promoting her growing fashion and lifestyle empire.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Waist Deep (2006)
2.
 Rebound (2005)
3.
 Beauty Shop (2005) Cast
4.
 Brown Sugar (2002) Herself
5.
 Big Tease, The (2000) Dick Miyake'S Hair Model
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Milestones close milestones

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Enrolled in a modeling class at 11 years old
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Discovered at age 13 and and sent to Paris
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Began working under the tutelage of famed Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld
1993:
Cast in first film "For Love or Money" as a model
1998:
Founded Baby Phat, the woman's division of Phat Farm, created by then husband Russell Simmons
2003:
Was a judge on the first season of "America's Next Top Model" (UPN)
2004:
Co-hosted the syndicated talk show, "Life & Style"
2005:
Had a small role in "Beauty Shop" starring Queen Latifah
2006:
Appeared in "Waist Deep" starring Tyrese Gibson
2006:
Published her first novel, <i>Fabulosity: What It Is and How to Get It</i>
2007:
Featured on the Style Network's "Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane"; re-aired on E! Entertainment Television
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Education

Lutheran High School North: St. Louis , Missouri -

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