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Savvy businesswoman, author, philanthropist, producer, top model, television personality, Tony Award winner and — according to Forbes Magazine — Kimora Lee Simmons is one of the top “hardest working mothers in Hollywood.” Her vivacious personality and stunning beauty are familiar around the world, but these attributes only scratch the surface of one of the most dynamic and influential businesswomen in fashion and entertainment. Kimora Lee Simmons has accomplished what many may not accomplish in a lifetime.
Showcasing her life as a businesswoman who continually strives to balance her family life, Kimora is the star of The Style Network’s top-rated show “Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane,” also syndicated on E! Television Network and viewed in more than 200 countries. Kimora has appeared as a judge on both the German and U.S. versions of “America’s Next Top Model,” with friends Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks. She has also co-hosted a daily syndicated talk show called “Life & Style”. She has produced numerous television specials and shows including Def Poetry Jam, for which she won a Tony Award in 2003. Her book “Fabulosity: What It Is and How to Get It” garnered rave reviews from respected publications such as the Washington Post and Boston Globe. The book empowers women to cultivate their inner goddess with independence, fearlessness, and confidence. Kimora has also made numerous appearances as a correspondent for E! Television network’s red carpet coverage of the “Primetime Emmy Awards” and “Fashion Police”, as well as on MTV and VH-1.
Home and family are essential to Kimora Lee Simmons. Her daughters Aoki Lee, 8, and Ming Lee Simmons, 11 — with former husband media mogul Russell Simmons — are firmly established as savvy fashion entrepreneurs in the making. Son Kenzo Lee Hounsou — with husband and three-time Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou — at almost 2 years old, is sure to continue to inspire Kimora’s creativity.
An enthusiastic philanthropist, advocate for women’s empowerment issues and patron of the arts, Kimora donates her time and support to numerous charitable organizations, especially institutions targeting disadvantaged such as “Dress for Success”, PETA and the Make A Wish Foundation. The Kimora Lee Simmons Scholarship Fund, established at her alma mater in St. Louis, provides college tuition support for academically successful girls with demonstrated financial needs. She is also an active member of major youth advocacy organizations including AMFAR, The G&P Foundation, Keep a Child Alive and the Harvey Milk School at the Hetrick-Martin Institute at which she serves on the board of directors.