Nene Leakes Says She’s Got Her Life: “I Am The Queen of Transitioning From Reality To Scripted”

October 2, 2012  |  


From The Grio

NeNe Leakes has been able to successfully parlay her notoriety as a reality star into a serious acting career.  The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member currently appears in NBC’s breakout scripted comedy The New Normal.

The show is about a blended family of a gay couple and woman who serves as their surrogate as they attempt to have a child. NeNe stars as Rocky, the assistant to one of the gay men. The New Normal is headed up by Ryan Murphy, who also is the creator and executive producer of Glee, where NeNe made her debut as a TV actress just earlier this year.

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  • Masterpieced

    I am proud of you Nene. Get the roles and the 15 minutes of fame while it lasts. It may last long and it may not, but for now, work it.

  • Faith

    I will not be watching the show nor support any endeavors that Linnethia “Ne Ne Leakes is involved.

    • Nikki Konnagan

      First of all don’t be haters! If you ever watched Real Housewives you would know that she started acting way before the reality show. Reality shows are not reality!!! It is acting!!! It is sad to think that society really believes reality shows are not scripted. She is a great actress and don’t hate her hustle.

      • Masterpieced

        Great actress? Like: Alfre Woodard, Cecily Tyson, and Lupita N.?

        Nene is a comedian. I am not mad at her for getting roles, but come on she is NOT a great actress. Have you seen her do dramatic, melodramatic, period, accents? No.

  • chanela

    no she is NOT! it makes me so angry to see her getting the opportunities that actual actors who work their asses off deserve. first the reality shows are taking away opportunities for actors being in scripted shows, now those idiots who fckin fight all day long and act like walking stereotypes get to be in movies and tv shows now? WOW! i don’t care about “hustle” or how shes “makin her paper” this is BS!!!!!

    i swear only the horrible people get good things in life. SMH

    • Ann

      Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been saying that for awhile. I am still trying to understand why these people who cuss and fight for a living on reality television get endorsements. The companies, business, television, publishing companies are giving these people deals which is crazy. Thank you Chanela.

      • chanela

        it’s sad. but of course somebody is gonna accuse me of “hating” on her. SMH

        as an actor it’s frustrating that SHE gets to be a supporting character on a tv show and not people who are trained actors and work hard as hell in their craft.

        secondly, as a black woman it pisses me off how yet again the only time they choose a black woman is for her to be loud and obnoxious. oh and to top it off on this particular tv show she plays an assistant who steals her boss’s credit cards to buy rhinestone shoes -_- soo sick of this!

  • dbatt001

    this is how you hustle, this is how you get it done…take note Sheree

  • IllyPhilly

    She’s such a diverse actress *side eye*