Carmelita Jeter was born on 24 November 1979 in California, USA. Her parents are of black ethnicity and so is she. She was born in a middle-class family. She has been very sporting since her childhood days. In the beginning, she wanted to be a basketball player as she liked the game and was very good at it as well. Her brother Eugene who had the same upbringing as she went on to become a professional basketball player and currently plays for the Sacramento Kings.

For her education, she went to Bishop Montgomery High School in California. Her fate changed on the day when he coach told her to try for sprinting as she was known for running at great pace. She went on and tried her hand in the 100 m sprint and she got a timing of 11.7 seconds which is a very good score at the high school level. At this point in time, she decided to change her career to sprinting and the rest is history. She did her graduation from California State university. She got a bachelor's degree in Physical education. She became a superstar at the college level by winning the most number of medals b any student at that level.

After her graduation, she turned professional and participated in her first international event in 2007 in USA Indoor Track and Field Championship. She recorded a time of just 7.17 seconds for the 60 m sprint which is a very top level timing. She also came fourth in the 100 m sprint as her timing was 11.04 seconds. Her best time had increased but still it didn't get her any meal as she came fourth.

Next, she won the bronze medal in 2007 at World Championship with a time of 11.02 second which was her best time till date. Her best time, however, came in the qualifying of the US Olympics when she notched a time of 10.97 seconds. In this competition, however, she couldn't go past the semifinals and had to move out of the competition due to bad performance. She has been very good in the 60 m sprints as she has bettered her time to a  very impressive 7.02 seconds which is very difficult to achieve. She credits her performance to her workout routine and her family.

 She is a married woman although not much is known about her husband. Her marriage took place in a small ceremony in front of her family members and close friends. She is currently believed to be living very happily with her husband without any complications in the relationship. She is a very tech savvy parson and uses Twitter and Facebook on a regular basis. She is also active on Instagram as she posts pictures on a regular basis. Her net worth is estimated to be around $20 million that she had earned with her great hard work. Her biography can be read at Wikipedia and on other websites on the internet as well. For more details, her bio can be read at ESPN.com.