Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor


Teyana Taylor was born in Harlem, New York City, on December 10, 1990, to Nikki Taylor and Tito Smith. She is of African-Trinidadian and African-American ancestry. Taylor is the sole child of her mother, and her father has two sons and a daughter from a previous relationship. Her mother, who raised her, is now her manager.

Her Biography

Especially Teyana Me is a fictional character that appears on television Shay Jacqueli Shumpert, a singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, choreographer, director, and model from the United States. Before making her first national appearance on MTV’s My Super Sweet 16, Taylor got a record deal with Pharrell Williams’ Star Trak Entertainment subsidiary in 2005. After requesting her release from Star Trak, she signed with Kanye West’s GOOD Music label via Def Jam in 2012. Taylor has composed music for Usher, Chris Brown, and Omarion as an aspiring songwriter. Taylor has walked the runways of New York Fashion Week and has acted in high-profile films; including Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Together with her husband, basketball player Iman Shumpert, she stars in the VH1 reality show Teyana and Iman.

Taylor’s Big Break

Moreover Teyana Taylor, at 15 years old, was acknowledged as the choreographer for American musician Beyoncé’s hit single “Ring the Alarm” in September 2006. Taylor secured a deal with Interscope Records in January 2007 to join American recording artist and record producer Pharrell Williams’ Star Trak Entertainment label. Taylor first gained national attention in February 2007 when she appeared on MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen; a show about extravagant birthday parties for wealthy kids. Taylor may be seen bouncing and popping in the music; video for Jay-track Z’s “Blue Magic,” which she performed in 2007.

Taylor began her acting career in August 2010, when she appeared in Stomp the Yard: Homecoming; the sequel to Stomp the Yard. She also made her Oxygen debut on the first episode of House of Glam in October 2010. It’s all history after that.

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