Marlo Hampton is an American actress, fashion designer, entrepreneur, media personality and philanthropist who hails from St. Petersburg, Florida. She is well-known as the sassy and self-assured fashion maverick on Bravo’s real housewives of Atlanta.
She is also known for her roles in movies such as Games People Play (2019), Boss Moves with Rasheeda (2022), Unfaithful: Caught in the Act: (2022) but her roles in these movies barely scratch the surface of who she really is, leaving out the huge chunk beneath which represents her true personality. There is more to her than her visual representation on screens and in this article, we are going to uncover more about the life of the super star in the making.
Who is Marlo Hampton?
Marlo Patrice Hampton was born on February 7, 1976 in St. Petersburg, a city in Florida not to be confused with the St. Petersburg in Russia. She is currently 47 years old and bears the Aquarius Zodiac sign. Unlike most children, her childhood was rather a sad one. She was born to Emma Hampton, a single mother who had a habit of abusing drugs. Her father wasn’t around so she was under the custody of her single mother. When she was 10, her mother’s drug addiction and abuse hit a higher stage where she was constantly abusing Marlo, which made her abscond home so social services adopted Marlo and admitted her into the foster care system. Marlo then spent the subsequent years of her life living in 5 different foster homes until she aged out of the foster care system at 18 years old when she became a major and capable of handling her own affairs. She was however subjected to series of abuse in her foster homes which forced her to move from one foster home to another. She was born in a Christian household and even her first foster parents were a Jamaican couple she knew from church. She is an African-American.
With all the things she went through, she finally found solace in fashion, which she went on to pursue and maintain a career in.
Despite all she went through, Marlo didn’t let her situation hinder her from pursuing her dreams. She had her high school education at First Coast High School. After her graduation she went on to pursue her college education at University of South Florida where she bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and Interdisciplinary Science in 2003.
Not much is known about her father who seems to have either died when she was a kid or abandoned the family when she was a kid but her mother however is known as Emma Hampton, a former drug addict who sought rehabilitation and is currently clean.
She had a younger brother by name Curtis who experienced his untimely death at a young age due to catastrophic brain injury. She has a sister who is suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
She does not have kids of her own but she however is the legal guardian and custodian of her nephews: Michael and Williams. Her role as their guardian has given her a clearer sense of what motherhood is. She is affectionately referred to as “Muntie” which just a made-up word depicting her simultaneous role as a mother and auntie to her nephew.
Marlo Hampton is a stunning woman whose beauty defies her age. She is a fashion enthusiast and also displays an amazing fashion sense. She is a woman of mighty stature who stands at a stunning height of 6 feet and has a body weight of 66 kilograms.
Her rise to fame and success is the typical representation of the sayings “From rags to riches” and “From grass to grace” considering her background and her story.
She commenced her career as a fashion designer and opened her first high-end boutique called “Red Carpet Boutique” in Atlanta which served the elite and the masses alike. She then started making appearance on TV when she appeared in Love and Hip Hop: New York. However, she was handed the key to fame and popularity when she appeared on Bravo’s reality TV show “Real Housewives of Atlanta” in the fourth season as a friend. She also appeared in “I Dream of NeNe”, a spin-off show of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. This was based on NeNe Leakes’ wedding where she was one of NeNe’s bridesmaid. The wedding was on broadcast on Bravo. She has then appeared as a cast in the Real Housewives of Atlanta as a guest and was eventually accepted as a full-time member of the cast.
As part of her on-screen career, she has appeared in movies such as Games People Play (2019), Boss Moves with Rasheeda (2022), Unfaithful: Caught in the Act: (2022).
She is also a generous woman and a goodwill donor who is know for her philanthropic and charity works. She is known as the founder and chief executive of the “Glam It UP” project which provides physical, social and emotional support to young girls aged 13-17 years who are in foster care system to attain success beyond their current status and excel in their lives.
She maintains active presence on social media and has 2 million loyal followers on her Instagram alone. She is active on other platforms as well.
The multi-faceted woman who maintains multiple careers is reportedly worth about $1 million as of 2023. She earns from her acting career, her boutique and other undiscovered sources. Her hard work, resilience, perseverance and determination made her what she is today.
|Marlo Patrice Hampton
|Actress, Fashion designer
|Date of Birth
|February 7, 1976