Teyana Taylor is a talented American director, singer, songwriter, model, dancer, actress, and choreographer. Teyana Taylor is also famous as the celebrity wife of basketball player Iman Shumpert.
Table of Biography
Teyana Taylor was born on 10 December 1990 and she is currently 31 years old. She hails from Harlem, New York City, and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Likewise, her full name is Teyana Me Shay Jacqueli Shumpert (née Taylor). Talking about her family, her parents are Nikki Taylor and Tito Smith. Further, Taylor is of African-American and African-Trinidadian descent. From her father’s side, this personality has three siblings. Taylor grew up with her mother, and at present, her mother is her manager too.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Teyana Taylor is a popular singer, actress, dancer, songwriter, model, choreographer, and director. In the year 2005, this personality signed a record deal with Star Trak Entertainment imprint. It is a company of American musician Pharrell Williams. This was prior to Taylor’s 1st national appearance on MTV’s My Super Sweet 16.
Then in the year 2012, Taylor signed to Kanye West’s GOOD Music label through Def Jam. This was after the singer asked for her release from Star Trak. As a songwriter, this personality has also written records for artists including Usher, Omarion, and Chris Brown.
Furthermore, the singer-songwriter appeared on runways during Fashion Week. Also, Taylor also landed high-profile features including on Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Taylor also starred in the VH1 reality TV show Teyana and Iman. She appeared on this show alongside her husband Iman Shumpert – a basketball player.
In the year 2013, the singer signed a deal with Adidas. Following this, Taylor designed and released two pairs of sneakers. The 1st pair released were the Harlem GLC and it was available in stores on 16 February 2013. As shared by Jonathan Wexler – the Adidas Global Director of Entertainment and Influence Marketing – this personality holds the record for the fastest-selling sneakers in Adidas Originals history.
Following this, the singer was focused on designing and releasing her 2nd pair of sneakers with Adidas. In March 2017, the singer-songwriter launched her “Fade 2 Fit” Workout Program. It is a 90-day workout that centers around dance and fitness routines. Moreover, the singer also released a line of workout apparel called Fade2Fit. Then in May 2019, the singer featured and directed the music video for Lil Durk’s remix of Home Body. It is a song from Lil Durk’s new album Signed to the Streets 3.
At the Met Gala 2021, Taylor wore the dress “Sleek in silver” – an Atelier Prabal Gurung Metallic Silver Draped High-Slit Skirt. The dress had a Dramatic Train with Draped Bra-cups connected with Hand Embroidered Swarovski Crystal Straps. The designer behind the beautiful dress was the Nepalese-American fashion designer – Prabal Gurung. Then for the same event in 2022, she wore the dress “Gilded galaxy” by the designer Iris van Herpen.
Teyana Taylor is a happily married woman. Her husband’s name is Iman Shumpert and he is a famous American free agent professional basketballer. In the year 2015, after Taylor went into early labor, Shumpert assisted in delivering their baby girl.
Then on 20 September 2016, the singer hinted on The Wendy Williams Show that the couple may have married secretly. However, the lovely couple’s wedding was on 1 October 2016. Then on 12 June 2020, the singer confirmed her 2nd pregnancy in the music video for her 2020 single Wake Up Love. On 4 December 2020, Taylor retired from music and shared this news through her Instagram page.
Teyana Taylor stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches or 163 cm and her weight is around 52 kgs or 115 pounds. Likewise, the singer-songwriter has a chest-waist-hip measurement of 37-22-35 inches respectively. Further, Taylor has dark brown eyes and curly hair of the same color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Teyana Taylor joined Twitter in March 2009 and so far has over 1.4 million followers on her @teyanataylor account. Likewise, she has more than 14.8 million followers on her @teyanataylor Instagram profile. Similarly, she has over 3.3 million followers on her Facebook profile. She created her “Teyana Taylor” Youtube channel on 18 June 2008. So far, this channel has over 419.6 million views and 1.04 million subscribers. Moving on, singer-songwriter Taylor has a net worth of around $5 million US dollars.