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Alani Nicole Vasquez Anthony, also known as La La Anthony, is an American actress, producer, television personality, and businesswoman born on June 25, 1979.
In her early years in showbiz, particularly in the late 2000s, she worked as an MTV VJ on Total Request Live. In addition, she hosted VH1 reality TV shows such as I Love New York, Real Chance of Love, For the Love of Ray J, and Flavor of Love.
Anthony appeared in films like Two Can Play That Game (2001), You Got Served (2004), Think Like a Man (2012), Think Like a Man Too (2014), November Rule (2015) and Destined (2015).
She married NBA player Carmelo Anthony in 2010 but separated in 2021. They have a sixteen-year-old son.
With her success in television, films, and business ventures, she has a net worth of $30 million.
Lala Anthony Wiki/Bio
La La Anthony is 44 years old and was born in Brooklyn, New York. She has a Puerto Rican heritage because of the roots of her parents. She has a younger brother and two younger sisters.
She studied communication at Howard University but did not graduate from the said school.
At 16, she began her career in showbiz while working at an Atlanta broadcaster on “Future Flavas.” She moved to MTV as a VJ and hosted Direct Effect and Total Request Live in 2000.
Following her success in radio and television as a host, she started acting in 2001 when she was given roles in films such as “Two Can Play That Game.” In the following years, her career as an actress has bloomed and reached its peak.
|Full Name/Real Name||Alani Nicole Vázquez|
|Nickname/Stage Name||La La Anthony|
|Birthday||25 June 1982|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Net Worth||$30 Million|
|Age (How Old)||44|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Currently Live In||United States|
|Profession||TV Personality, Actress, Author, Businesswoman|
|Social Media Accounts||Instagram: @lala
Facebook: La La Anthony
Family & Relationships
La La Anthony’s parents are Samuel Vasquez and Carmen Elsa Surillo. Her parents are both Puerto Rican but grew up in New York City.
Her parents separated when she was a child. However, they maintained a cordial relationship for the sake of their children.
She has three younger siblings, one brother and two sisters. The names of La La Anthony’s siblings are Christian Vasquez, Solana Vasquez, and Aviana Vasquez.
Anthony’s younger brother Christian has been in the spotlight since he co-founded “Famous Nobodys,” a clothing line store based in New York City.
In the year 2010, she married NBA player Carmelo Anthony. They have a sixteen-year-old son named Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, born on March 7, 2007.
The two couples went through tough times in their marriage and decided to have a divorce in 2021. They have been co-parenting their fifteen-year-old son since their separation.
There are many rumors that La La Anthony has been dating her “BMF” co-star, Davincci. However, in an interview with her, she clearly said that she would not date any of her co-stars, so fans have been confused and speculating on the dating status of the actress.
In the latest interview with La La Anthony, she stated that her son doesn’t want her to date anyone. She also stated that she will focus first on her career and the welfare of his teenage son.
|Father Name||Samuel Vasquez|
|Mother Name||Carmen Elsa Surillo|
|Brother Name||Christian Vasquez|
|Sister Name||Solana Vasquez
|Ex Husband Name||Carmelo Anthony|
|Children||Kiyan Carmelo Anthony|
Anthony stands at a height of 5 feet and 5 inches and maintains a weight of 74 kilograms.
She has a well-known, beautiful, vibrant, and flawless complexion. In addition, her eyes stand out among her physical and facial attributes, often enhanced by her makeup.
La La Anthony’s versatile hairstyle choices, ranging from long and flowing locks to shorter and edgier cuts, consistently complement her facial features and fashion preferences, contributing to her overall captivating appearance.
Her ability to handle her fashion sense sets her apart from other showbiz personalities. She usually makes bold fashion choices, embracing current trends and daring styles in color, unique patterns, or unconventional silhouettes.
One of many interesting facts about La La Anthony is that she had an emergency heart surgery in June of 2021.
She’s been through pain and suffered from premature ventricular contractions or PVCs for about two years, and it was corrected when she had surgery.
For anyone who does not know what PVCs are and their implications, the extra heartbeat begins in one of your heart’s lower pumping chambers and disrupts the regular heartbeat rhythm. Although doctors say it is not dangerous, it can cause discomfort and pain to those with it.
La La Anthony began her career when she was only 15 years old. She had her first job in radio at WHTA-FM, HOT 97.5 in Georgia.
While attending high school, she co-hosted “Future Flavas” with rapper/actor Ludacris. At the age of 19, she moved to Los Angeles to become a host of “The B-Syde” on 92.3 The Beat.
Following her success in radio and television, she left MTV in 2003 to work as a producer on Mike Tyson’s documentary “Tyson,” which won at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Another success for Anthony was that she produced a feature film with Brett Ratner and appeared in various television shows and film productions.
She also produced her marriage video to then-husband, the NBA star Carmelo Anthony, called “La La’s Full Court Wedding.” Not only that, she participated in an off-Broadway production in 2011.
In addition, she ventured into business, launched a cosmetic line in 2012 and a clothing line in 2013, and has authored many books.
Net Worth Summary
The American TV personality, producer, actress, and businesswoman La La Anthony reportedly has a net worth of $30 million. She immediately rose to fame before her marriage as she entered the show business as a host of various MTV shows.
She is known for co-producing a Mike Tyson documentary that won awards at Cannes Film Festival in 2009. She acted in TV shows, which she is most proud of, including the hit series Power.
While La La Anthony’s television career was blooming, she has also successfully transitioned to films. She appeared in big-screen movies like Think Like a Man and its sequel, Think Like a Man Too, based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book.
La La’s ability to bring authenticity and depth to her characters earned her respect and opened many doors to more related opportunities in the film industry.