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Kidada Jones Biography
- Kidada Jones was raised in Bel Air, where her home was often frequented by celebs like Michael Jackson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar . At an early age, Kidada battled an identity crisis. Her heritage includes a mix of Irish, Russian, and African American. By the time she was 15 she had been kicked out of 11 schools, for acting up, due to not fitting in. Later, Kidada dated Tupac Shakur who, incidentally, was on his way to pick her up when he was gunned down. Three days later, she had his face tattooed on her arm. Now, Kidada has made a name for herself. She made her film debut in The Faculty (1998), playing Venus, Usher Raymond s on-screen girlfriend. Off-screen, she is close friends with Usher, and also with singer Aaliyah . Although her scenes were deleted in The Faculty (1998), Kidada appeared in Black and White (1999/I) with Brooke Shields, and also in Thicker Than Water (1999). Along with a rising movie career, Kidada is also a Tommy Hilfiger model, and has appeared in several adds and commercials. The star admits to loving practical jokes, but says she is a drama queen when acting.
Kidada Jones Filmography
- (2010) Who Do You Think You Are? as Herself
- (2004) Proud as Gordon's sister
- (2002) Biggie and Tupac as Herself (archive footage)
- (2002) Empire as Sasha
- (2000) The Intern as Aloha
- (1999) Black and White as Jesse
- (1999) Thicker Than Water as Brandy
- (1990) Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones as Herself
Kidada Jones Trivia and Facts
- Is close friends with Usher Raymond and was close friends with the singer Aaliyah .
- Daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton.
- Older sister of Rashida Jones.
- She was engaged to rapper Tupac Shakur.
- Half-sister of Quincy Jones III , Jolie Jones , Martina Jones, Kenya Jones and Rachel Jones.
- Niece of Robert Lipton .
- Graduated from Fairfax High School in Hollywood, California, U.S.A., and Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising College.
- Sister-in-law of Keisha Whitaker and Forest Whitaker.
- Half black & half white.
Kidada Jones Other Works
- (1999) Commercial for Tommy Hilfiger
- Tommy Hilfiger Clothing for Tommy Hilfiger (1999)
- Tommy Hilfiger Model (1998-to present)
- Model for Tommy Hilfiger (1998-?)