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Amber Rose

Amber Rose

Amber Levonchuck (born 21 October 1983),[1] known professionally as Amber Rose, is an American model and actress.

Amber Rose
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Rose at the "Amber Rose Slutwalk" on October 6, 2018
Amber Levonchuck

(1983-10-21)October 21, 1983
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Model
  • talk show host
Years active2007–present
Wiz Khalifa
(m. 2013;div. 2016)
Partner(s)Kanye West (2008-2010)
21 Savage (2017-2018)
Modeling information
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair colorNatural brunette (dyed blonde with buzz cut)
Eye colorAmber; wears blue contacts
AgencyNick Cannon (N'Credible Entertainment)

Early life

Amber Levonchuck was born on October 21, 1983 in Philadelphia, to Dorothy Rose[1] and Michael Levonchuck. Her father is of Irish and Italian descent[2] and her mother is of Cape Verdean African and maternal Scottish descent from Ayrshire. She has one brother named Antonio Hewlett.[3] Rose grew up in South Philadelphia.[4]

Rose claimed to have began stripping at the age of 15 under the pseudonym "Paris", to provide for her family after the divorce of her parents. On Van Lathan's "The Red Pill" podcast, she claimed that she also attempted to sell crack cocaine, but wasn't successful.[2][5]

Modeling career

Rose's appearance in Young Jeezy and Kanye West's "Put On" video in 2008 caught the attention of West.[6] Rose then gained more exposure after posing for a Louis Vuitton print advertisement featuring West's sneaker line.[7] Rose walked the runway at New York Fashion Week for "Celestino," Rose has also made cameos in music videos such as Nicki Minaj's "Massive Attack," Young Jeezy's "Vacation," Wiz Khalifa's "No Sleep," Fabolous' "You Be Killin' Em," Ludacris' "What Them Girls Like and Future's "Mask Off."[8] She was signed with modeling agency Ford Models from 2009 to 2010.[9]

In 2010, she appeared in Russell Simmons's reality show about his two assistants, "Running Russell Simmons." She also starred in a PSA by NOH8 Campaign.[10] In 2011, Rose was a guest judge on Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race. She was also a judge on Season 2 of Master of the Mix. In November 2011, she became the spokesperson for Smirnoff and appeared in television ads and billboards for the company's new flavors Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow.[11]

Musical pursuits

Rose released her debut single "Fame," which features Wiz Khalifa, on January 10, 2012,[12] followed by a second single, titled "Loaded," released on February 6, 2012.[13] She then rapped on the eleventh track of her ex-husband's album O.N.I.F.C., titled "Rise Above," along with rappers Tuki Carter and Pharrell Williams, who produced the song.[14] She was managed by Leticia "Tish" Cyrus, mother of singer Miley Cyrus, who is Rose's and her ex-husband Wiz Khalifa's close friend.[15]

Business endeavors

In September 2009, Rose announced plans to launch her own eyewear line. In 2012, Rose opened a clothing line with her friend Priscilla Ono called Rose & Ono.[2][16]

Rose guest-starred on an episode of Wild 'N Out on MTV2, and had a role as "MaryWanna" in the film School Dance, which was directed by her manager, Nick Cannon in 2014.[17]

Simon & Schuster published her first book, How to Be a Bad Bitch, in which she offers advice and personal anecdotes on everything from finances and career to love and fashion. The cover features an image shot by famed photographer David LaChapelle.[18]

In 2015, Rose filmed "Walk of No Shame with Amber Rose" with Funny or Die.[19] The viral video helped promote Rose's SlutWalk, which took place on October 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.[20]

In March 2016, Rose launched an emoji app called MuvaMoji,[21] featuring 900 emoji icons that she curated.

In May 2016, it was announced that Rose would star in her own talk show entitled The Amber Rose Show on VH1,[22] which debuted on July 8, 2016.[23]

On September 8, 2016, Rose began hosting Loveline.[24]

Dancing with the Stars

On August 30, 2016, Rose was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete on the 23rd season of Dancing with the Stars. She was partnered with professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.[25] They were eliminated on October 17 and finished in 9th place.[26]

Personal life


Rose dated rapper Kanye West for two years, starting in 2008.[27]

Rose began dating rapper Wiz Khalifa in early 2011. The couple got engaged on March 1, 2012,[28] and married on July 8, 2013.[29] Their son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz was born on February 21, 2013.[30] Rose, Khalifa, and their son divided their time between homes in Los Angeles and Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.[31][32][33] Rose filed for divorce from Khalifa on September 22, 2014, citing irreconcilable differences and planned to take full custody of their son Sebastian.[34] As of 2015, Rose and Khalifa have joint custody of their son.[35]

Beginning in Summer 2017, Rose was dating rapper 21 Savage, who is 9 years her junior.[36] As of March 2018, the couple have separated.[37]

In 2009, in regard to her sexual orientation, Rose stated, "I'm extremely open with my sexuality. I can be in love with a woman, I can be in love with a man. As far as humans go, I definitely find beauty in everybody, whether they're heavy-set, super-skinny, if they're white, black, Indian, Asian, Spanish. I can see beauty in anybody. If I see a woman and I think she's beautiful and I like her, and she likes me back we can definitely try to be in a relationship together."[38] In 2016, Rose disclosed to guest Margaret Cho during an episode of her podcast Love Line with Amber Rose that she once dated a trans man.[39] Rose identifies herself as a feminist.

In April 3, 2019. Rose disclosed via an Instagram post that she is expecting a baby boy with Def Jam record label executive Alexzander ‘A.E’ Edwards.[40]


On October 3, 2015, Rose led the L.A.-based SlutWalk to honor all women who have been judged and demeaned for their sexual behavior. As part of the event, Rose spoke publicly about the instances of shaming she has experienced, specifically mentioning an incident at the age of 14, when a male classmate pulled his genitals out while in a closet with her playing the kissing game "7 Minutes in Heaven". Rose related that he tricked her into kneeling down in front of him, then threw open the closet door for all of their friends to see, suggesting oral sex had taken place. Rose grew visibly agitated while speaking about the bullying that followed, demonstrating for her audience the depth of the trauma the experience caused.[41] The walk has been taking place for three consecutive years.[42]


2007A HauntingJessie1 episode
2008Better Off AloneJenniferShort Film
2010The HillsHerself
2011RuPaul's Drag RaceHerselfGuest Judge
2011–12Master of the MixJudge
2012Gang of Roses II: Next GenerationTara XFilm
2014School DanceMaryWannaFilm
2014SelfieFit BritTV series
2015Sister CodeLexiFilm
2015Black-ishDominique1 episode
2016Hollywood Medium with Tyler HenryHerselfTV series
2016What Happened Last NightMelanieFilm
2016The Eric Andre ShowHerselfTV series
2016The Amber Rose ShowHerself
2016Dancing with the StarsHerself/ContestantSeason 23
2017America's Next Top ModelHerself/GuestSeason 23
2019Hell's KitchenHerself/Guest dinerEpisode: "What's Your Motto?"


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