Who is Mary J. Blige?

Mary J. Blige is known as an American actress and singer. She is most famous for her songs like I'm Goin Down and Real Love.

Background and Age

Mary J. Blige was born on January 11, 1971, in the Bronx, New York. She persevered through a ghastly youth damaged by brutality, liquor, and addictions. Her mom, Cora Blige, was a medical caretaker and a heavy drinker. Her father, Thomas Blige, was a jazz musician who played the bass guitar.

Career and Net Worth

After four years of sharing her demo tape without any successful result, Mary J. Blige figured out how to get the tape to Uptown Records CEO Andre Harrell, who was overwhelmed by her lovely, amazing and profound voice. He signed Blige to a record contract in 1992 and assigned a youthful music producer named Sean "Diddy" Combs to work with her. Blige released her presentation collection, What's the 411? soon thereafter, and it in a split second turned into an immense star. The collection sold in excess of 3 million copies, supported by the hit singles "You Remind Me" and "Real Love."

After building a successful music career, Blige fanned out into acting. She appeared in Tyler Perry's dramatic comedy I Can Do Bad All By Myself in 2009, and sang in the musical film Rock of Ages nearby Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, and Russell Brand in 2012. In 2017, Blige pulled off uncommon acting and singing twofold nomination from the Golden Globes, winning for her supporting role in the period drama Mudbound and its melody "Mighty River." Blige also earned Academy Award nominations for Supporting Actress and Original Song.

Netflix released Umbrella Academy in 2019, weeks after the mass cancelation of its Marvel shows. Blige had a supporting role on the show as Cha-Cha. In July 2020, Netflix released the second season of Umbrella Academy. Season two is a significant anecdote about setting aside your senseless family issues and engineering to thwart the latest days. Blige was not listed on the returning cast but she may appear in a surprise cameo.


Mary J. Blige turned her life around when she met and experienced passionate feelings for a music official named Kendu Isaacs. He was the first individual to ever challenge what she did and challenged her to improve herself. Blige and Isaacs got married in 2003. She turned into a stepmother to his three children. The marriage last for fifteen years until they got divorced in 2018.

Last Modified: Oct 12, 2021

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