Birth Name: Kelis Rogers
Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 21, 1979
*Chinese, Puerto Rican (mother)
Kelis is an American singer, songwriter, and chef. In an interview, Kelis stated:
I consider myself black, although technically my mother is half-Chinese and half-Puerto Rican. My father is black.
Her name Kelis is a combination of her parents’ names, Kenneth and Iveliss. Her mother is a fashion designer and her father was a professor, jazz musician, and Pentecostal minister.
Kelis is married to real estate agent Mike Mora. She has a son with her former husband, recording artist, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur Nas; and two children with Mike.
Kelis’ maternal family name is Maldonado.