• Rozonda Ocielian Thomas is an American singer-songwriter, actress, performer, TV personality, and model
• She rose to fame in the early 90s as part of the popular girl group TLC
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $10 million
• She is of mixed Arab, Bengali, and African-American heritage
• As well as her singing career, Rozonda has appeared in TV shows and movies such as “That ‘70s Show”, “A Diva’s Christmas Carol”, “Single Ladies”, and “Marshall”.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$10 million, $10 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 27, 1971
FactAppears with fellow TLC bandmate, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, on the charity album, "What's Goin' On?".

Rozonda Thomas Wiki

Rozonda Ocielian Thomas was born on 27 February 1971 – professionally known as Chilli, she is an American singer-songwriter, actress, performer, TV personality and model, who rose to fame in the early ;90s as a part of TLC, one of the most popular girl groups of the 20th century. Her zodiac sign is Pisces and she is 48 years old. Despite being in the fifth decade of her life, Rozonda still looks youthful and radiant.

The singer is American by nationality, having been born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Being successful in her field, she was able to gain attention from the media, which also poses some questions about her private life, and we’ll discuss those topics in this article.

Net Worth

Over $10 million.

However, she hasn’t spoken about her assets, such as houses and vehicles, but she’s seemingly well able to take care of herself financially.

Ethnicity and Background

When it comes to Rozonda’s ethnicity, she is mixed, and has luscious brown hair and brown eyes, which suits her complexion perfectly. Judging by the photos available on the internet, the singer has a fit figure, indicating that she puts time and efforts into her looks and the way that she presents herself in the media.

As of her education, Thomas matriculated from Benjamin Elijah Mays High School in 1989. Her dad, Abdul Ali, is of Arab and Bengali ancestry, whereas her mom, Ava Thomas, is of African-American heritage. Thomas was initially a dancer for Damian Dame, then in 1991 she joined TLC, replacing Crystal Jones, one of the founding members. At that time, she got her nickname, “Chilli” from Lisa Lopes, so that the group could maintain the name TLC – which was apparently an important part of their identity.

The band went on to sell over 65 million albums around the world, becoming the number one best-selling American girl band of all-time.

Relationship Status

Despite being a public figure, Rozonda prefers keeping some information behind the scenes and remaining secretive on some topics. However, keeping things away from the media can be hard sometimes. Aged 20, Thomas became pregnant but, credited to career ambitions, she ended the pregnancy.

Rozonda Thomas

On her show, “What Chilli Wants”, the singer went on to reveal that she regreted the decision, however, she continued the relationship with Dallas Austin, who got her pregnant. The couple went on to have a son named Tron Austin, born on 2 June 1997, but their relationship fell through and ended in late 2003. Rozonda began dating a fellow singer, Usher.


TLC is the best-selling American girl group, as they have sold more than 65 million records globally. In addition, they were ranked as the greatest female group and placed at number 12 on the list of 100 Greatest Women in Music by VH1. Billboard magazine rated the girls as one of the greatest musical trios. Despite the fact that they made their debut 20 years ago, the girls still have a prominent place in the music industry, and were rewarded with Outstanding Contribution to Music at the 17th MOBO Awards and Legend Award at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Japan.

The girls made their debut in early 1992, releasing the album entitled “Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip”, through LaFace/Arista Records. The songs on the album are a blend of hip-hop, funk and R&B, with all members contributing something to their music. The album achieved commercial success and acclaim from both critics and the audience, ultimately being certified quadruple-platinum for. Besides that, it scored three top-ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

TLC’s second album, entitled “CrazySexyCool” was produced by Dallas Austin, Babyface and Jermaine Dupri, who previously worked on their debut album; they also collaborated with Chucky Thompson and Sean “Puffy” Combs. The album was released on 15 November 1994, and went on to achieve vast success, being ranked among the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine. It debuted at number 15 and peaked at number three on the Billboard 200, spending more than two years on the chart. Other albums made by the group include “Fanmail”, “3D” and “TLC”, with the latter being released in 2007.

Other projects

In addition to being a singer, Thomas has also briefly appeared on TV and in movies, such as “That ‘70s Show”, “A Diva’s Christmas Carol”, “Single Ladies” and “Marshall”.

To conclude, being a hardworking and dedicated person, Rozonda was able to rise to fame, and we believe there is more to come for her.

General Info

Full NameRozonda Thomas
Net Worth$10 million, $10 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 27, 1971
Height1.52 m, 1.52 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, TV Personality, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Dancer, Actor, Screenwriter, Singer-songwriter, Television producer, Dancer, TV Personality
EducationBenjamin Elijah Mays High School, Benjamin Elijah Mays High School
NationalityAmerican, American


ChildrenTron Austin, Tron Austin
ParentsAva Thomas, Abdul Ali, Ava Thomas, Abdul Ali
SiblingsMarni Ali Williams, Marni Ali Williams


Music GroupsTLC, TLC
MoviesThe Last Days of Left Eye, Ticker, A Diva's Christmas Carol, Snow Day, Hav Plenty, House Party 3, The Last Days of Left Eye, Ticker, A Diva's Christmas Carol, Snow Day, Hav Plenty, House Party 3
TV ShowsFake Off, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, What Chilli Wants, R U the Girl, Undateable: The Top 100 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won’t Be Dating or Having Sex, Fake Off, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, What Chilli Wants, R U the Girl, Undateable: The Top 100 Things Guys Do That Guar...

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1Broke up with boyfriend of three years, Usher Raymond. [2004]
2Her father, Abdul Ali, is of East Indian and Middle Eastern (Arab) descent. Her mother, Ava Thomas, is an American of African American and Native American descent.
3Was reunited with her long-lost father on an episode of Sally Jessy Raphael (1985).
4Joined TLC after original member Crystal left.
5Appears with fellow TLC bandmate, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, on the charity album, "What's Goin' On?".
6Her son, with Dallas Austin, is named Tron.
7Named one of "People" magazines 50 Most Beautiful People. [1996]
8Was formerly in a relationship with music producer Dallas Austin. They have one son.
9Member of pop singing group TLC.




CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story2013TV Movie executive producer - as Chilli
What Chilli Wants2010-2011TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes
R U the Girl?2005TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes


Single Ladies2011TV SeriesChilli
Strong Medicine2004TV SeriesAmber Steele
The Parkers2004TV SeriesKai
That '70s Show2003TV SeriesHot Nurse
TLC: Life in 3D2002TV Movie
Ticker2001Lilly (as Chilli)
A Diva's Christmas Carol2000TV MovieMarli Jacob (as Chilli)
Love Song2000TV MovieHouse Director
Snow Day2000Nona (as 'Chilli')
Hav Plenty1997Kris (as Chilli)
House Party 31994Sex as a Weapon
CBS Schoolbreak Special1992TV Series1st Rapper


What Chilli Wants2010TV Series creator - 7 episodes


Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1999TV Series performer - 1 episode


Lip Sync Battle2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
The Real2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess
When the Checks Stop Coming In2014DocumentaryHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
WWE Smackdown!2013TV SeriesHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2013TV SeriesHerself
The Dr. Oz Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Guy's Big Bite2013TV SeriesHerself
30 Days in May2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
WWE Main Event2013TV SeriesHerself
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off2013TV SeriesHerself - Team Guy
Single Ladies2012TV SeriesHerself
What Chilli Wants2010-2011TV SeriesHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010-2011TV SeriesHerself
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South2010TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Undateable2010TV Mini-Series documentary
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself - Performer (as Chili)
The Last Days of Left Eye2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2005TV SeriesHerself
R U the Girl?2005TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Early Show2005TV SeriesHerself
The View2005TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHerself
Behind the Music1999-2004TV Series documentaryHerself
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Born to Diva2003TV SeriesHerself (Judge)
MTV Video Music Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself
Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 12002VideoHerself (segment "No Scrubs") (as TLC)
MTV20: Everybody Talk About Pop Music!2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHerself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself
TLC: Sold Out2000TV MovieHerself - Singer
The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - TLC
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '991999TV SpecialHerself (as TLC)
MTV Video Music Awards 19991999TV SpecialHerself (as TLC)
Ultra Sound1999TV Series documentaryHerself
1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1996TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
1995 MTV Movie Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
Top of the Pops1995TV SeriesHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19951995TV SpecialHerself - Performer / Winner (as TLC)
In a New Light: Sex Unplugged1995TV MovieHerself (as TLC)
The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (as TLC)
Sally Jessy Raphael1994TV SeriesHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1992-1993TV SeriesHerself
Showtime at the Apollo1992TV SeriesHerself
Out All Night1992TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1992TV SeriesHerself
Soul Train1992TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
TLC in Their Own Words2014Video documentary shortHerself
Top of the Pops1995TV SeriesHerself


Nominated Awards

2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Television or Mini-Series FilmCrazySexyCool: The TLC Story (2013)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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