Nona Gaye

Nona Gaye

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Updated On March 8, 2021
Washington, D.C., USA
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Washington, D.C., USA

Nona Gaye is an Award-winning singer, former fashion model as well as an actress. Nona Gaye had come to fame after playing the role of Zee in the science fiction films, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

Early Life and Childhood

Nona Gaye was born on the 4th of September 1974 in Washington, D.C. As for now, she is 45 years old and belongs to American nationality. She is the daughter of parents named Marvin Gaye and Janis Hunter of African-American, Irish, Greek, and Afro-Cuban origin.

Similarly, her father is a famous singer and is also her idol too. She has spent her childhood playing with two brothers, Marvin III and Frankie. She was raised in New York City, Los Angeles, and Ostende, Belgium, where their father had settled for tax reasons.

Likewise, her parents had married from 1977 to 1981, was a troubled one, and both had substance abuse problems. On 1st April 1984, the situation went worse and her minister-grandfather, Marvin Sr., shot Marvin Gaye twice.

Professional life

Focusing on Nona Gaye’s career, she had begun featuring in the movie Love for the Future. This movie was released in October 1992 by Atlantic Records. In the year 1994, she had e released a duet, “Love Sign” with Prince on the 1-800-NEW-FUNK compilation album. In the year 2001, she had appeared to re-record and release her father’s single “What’s Going On” for AIDS research.

Similarly, she had replaced Aaliyah for the role of Zee, who died in a plane crash shortly after the filming of The Matrix sequels began in the year 2002.


Likewise, she had even appeared in the movies including The Polar Express, Crash, XXX2: The Next Level, The Matrix, Blood and Bone, and The Gospel.

Awards and net worth

Reflecting on her achievements, she has won Best Supporting Actress: Ali in the year 2002 and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: The Matrix Revolutions in the year 2004. In the year 2006, she had got the nomination for The Gospel.

As an actress, she has earned much which could fill up her needs. Currently, she has earned a net worth of around $3 Million. Moreover, she earns a salary of $62k US per year as a singer.

Is Nona Gaye’s dating?

Nona Gaye hasn’t married. She is currently living single. She is just focusing on her career and giving more time to herself. But while on set, she takes the personal of Nonnie who is in love with Patty. And had even begun to question her own biological preferences.

Focusing on her past relationship, she has dated Justin Martinez. In the year 1997, the romantic couple had welcomed a son named Nolan Pentz Martinez in 1997 and then they decided to separate. Similarly, she had been in a relationship with Prince (1993).

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Caption: Nona Gaye captured posing cutely with her son (Source: Getty Images)

She usually doesn’t speak about her personal life in the media or public as well as hasn’t mentioned her affairs publically. Moreover, she even has managed to keep it low profile.

Body Measurement

Nona Gaye has a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall. Similarly, she has a beautiful black hair color with a pair of brown eyes.

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Caption: Nona Gaye posing for a photo in an event (Source:

Though she is not active in the social media world, she used to have a Twitter account joined in July 2010 but has not been active since many years ago.