Mandla Morris is an American son of legendary Motown singer and multi-instrumentalist ‘Stevie Wonder’. Mandla Morris is a young television personality who was a contestant on the first season of the reality competition show ‘Dancing with the Stars: Juniors’. Moreover, he is an actor, singer, and fashion designer.
Table of Biography
Early life and Childhood
Mandla Morris was born on May 13, 2005, in the USA. His full name is Mandla Kadjay Carl Stevland Morris. As of now, he is 15 years old and his zodiac sign is Taurus. In Zulu language, Mandla stands for “Powerful” or “Defiant” while Kadjaly is “Born from God” in Swahili. He is his father’s seventh child. Moreover, his mother, Kai Millard Morris is a fashion designer, and his father’s name is Stevie Wonder. His parents were married from 2001 to 2015.
He has one older brother, Kailand, and seven half-siblings, Aisha, Kwame, Sophia, Keita, Mumtaz, and Nia. However, with his five brothers, four sisters, one dog Cairo, and one exotic cat King, he is also into music and enjoys playing the piano. And being a travel lover, he recently visited Milan and Paris. He also likes to hang out with his friends, going to the movies, and playing video games.
About his father
Stevie Wonder, was a prodigy as a young boy. When he was 11 years old, he signed a contract with Motown’s Tamla label, for who he has performed and recorded into the 2010s. He has put out over 30 US top ten hits and earned 25 Grammys. More than 100 million copies of his records have been sold worldwide. He is also a prominent political activist. In 1980, he was part of the campaign to make Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday in America. The United Nations honored him in 2009 by naming him a UN Messenger of Peace.
Wonder has become the father of nine children with five women. He has married three times. His first wife was Motown singer-songwriter and frequent collaborator Syreeta Wright. Their marriage lasted from 1970 to 1972, when they filed for an amicable divorce. Wonder’s first child is a daughter named Aisha Morris (born February 2, 1975), whose mother is Yolanda Simmons.
In 1983, his second child, a son named Mumtaz Morris was born to Melody McCulley. He is also the father of daughter Sophia and son Kwame. Their mother’s name is yet to be disclosed. Wonder married Kai Millard in 2001 and Kailand was born in September 2001. The couple divorced in 2012. Moreover, he has two children with his third wife Tomeeka Bracy, whom he married in 2017. While their eldest child’s identity is not known, the youngest is a daughter named Nia.
Career and Professional Life
Mandla participated in ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars: Juniors’ a spin-off of the series ‘Dancing with the Stars’ that focuses on child celebrities. The first season of the show aired from October 7, 2018, to 9 December. Besides Mandla, MasterChef Junior (4th season) winner Addison Osta Smith, Sarah Palin’s grandson Tripp Johnston Palin, ‘General Hospital’ actor Hudson West, Scottie Pippen’s daughter Sophia Pippen, and ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ star Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson were among the young celebrities who took part in the show.
Mandla was paired up with the competitive dancer and Utah native Brightyn Brems. Cheryl Burke, who won ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in two consecutive seasons (second and third), served as their mentor. In the first week, Mandla and Burke performed the jive to Chris Kenner’s ‘Land of a Thousand Dances’. After surviving the first cut, they performed a salsa to The Black Eyed Peas’ ‘Pump It’. The judges liked their performance and they survived that week as well.
Similarly, in the ensuing weeks, they performed jazz to Gael García Bernal and Anthony Gonzalez’s ‘Un Poco Loco’, Charleston to Cartoons’ ‘Witch Doctor’, cha-cha-cha to Bruno Mars’ ‘Perm’, and foxtrot to Tammi Terrell’s and Marvin Gaye ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’. In week seven, they performed pasodoble to 2WEI’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ and were eliminated.
More about his career
He had his first film appearance in the 2018 film A Star is Born. Produced and directed by Bradley Cooper, the film is a remake of the 1937 film of the same name (directed by William A. Wellman and starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March). The story has been remade in Hollywood two more times, in 1954 (directed by George Cukor and starring Judy Garland and James Mason) and in 1976 (directed by Frank Pierson and starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson).
Cooper also stars in the film, portraying the character of Jackson “Jack” Maine. The cast also includes Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott. Mandla made a cameo appearance in the film. Mandla has aspirations of following in his father’s footsteps into the world of music someday. He has been playing the piano since he was nine years old.
Mandla is currently in a relaionsihp with Kenzie. She is an American dancer, singer, actress and model.She made an appearance for six years on Lifetime’s reality dance show Dance Moms and is the younger sister of dancer and actress Maddie Ziegler. He has not shared his dating history if he has dated anyone. Moreover, he alos is focusing on his career and spending more time on developing his skills.
Till now, Mandla has not involved himself in any sort of controversial acts. He has maintained a good distance from the rumors that would harm his personal or professional life. However, he is doing a good job and no wonder he is a rising star of the generation.
He has a pretty good appearance. Mandla has an amazing as well as an attractive personality. He has not shared his any of the body measurements publicly. Even he has not mentioned, he has an average height and weight that matches his body structure. He has maintained a healthy and fit body physique. Moreover, he has curly black hair and brown eyes.
Social Media and Net Worth
Mandla is not active on many social media platforms. His Instagram account has gained over 230K followers. Similarly, he is also available on Twitter. In comparison to his Instagram, he has fewer followers in his Twitter account with only 52 followers.
Likewise, coming to his earnings and net worth, he would probably earn a certain amount of money through his profession. However, his estimated net worth is around $1 million – $5 million.