NeNe Leakes has really hit it big. Not only is she the center of attention on Real Housewives of Atlanta, she also has scored gigs on both Glee and The New Normal. How did her career take off? She credits Ryan Murphy’s love for her.
“[Ryan] had an obsession with me,” NeNe says of how she landed her job as coach Roz on Glee. “Ryan said to me that I was his guilty pleasure and he’d been watching The Real Housewives … he would watch it on Sunday and make his bed and drink his coffee and watch me.” Who would have guessed that the creator of one of the most successful sitcoms currently airing would be such a big NeNe fan?!
After her impressive performance as Roz, Ryan decided to bring her aboard his latest project, The New Normal. The rest is history!
This housewife has surely made a name for herself aside from her reality TV persona, which isn’t always the easiest thing to do. NeNe Leakes, the actress, is sure to be around for a long time.