Missy Elliott

Born in the year July 1st, 1971 Missy Elliot was actually Melissa Arnette Elliott. She is more popularly known as Missy Misdemeanor Elliot. She is a famous and well known dancer, rapper and record producer. She was one of the few who were able to come out with all women performing group way back in 1990. Hence it would be interesting to have a brief look at her biography and her road to success as a rapper.

Early Life

She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and is the sole daughter of her father Ronnie and Patricia Elliot her mother. Her mother was a power company dispatcher and her father was a U.S. Marine. Her childhood saw her growing up a church choir singer and therefore singing was engrained even when she was a young kid. She wanted to be performer at the age of four and she did perform for her family even in her young days. Her early days were not exactly very normal and she later talks about domestic abuse by her father. Her mother and she ran away from her father fearing death and her mother has had a profound impact on her career.

Personal Life

Though she believes that we would like to have a family, she is afraid of the pain and suffering involved in giving birth to a new life. She therefore prefers to adopt a baby. It is therefore believed that Missy Elliot is still unmarried and this is one part of her personal life which is incomplete according to her supporters and well wishers. She also is known to suffer from a condition known as Graves Disease which is a thyroid disorder and this almost put a full stop to her singing and penning career. However, it is now stable because of medications and treatments.

Net Worth

She is quite rich and has an impressive net worth of $50 million dollars.

Career

Missy Elliot has acted in six films starting with Pootie Tang in 2001 and the last one was in 2005 by the name Just for Kicks. Almost all these films are about herself as a rapper and music performer. She also has been actively present in the small screen. She made her debut on television in 1997 with the title All That and has acted in more than fifteen titles including the last one by the name Star where she did the role of Pumpkin. It was for two episodes.