Kimora Lee Simmons
Birth Name: Kimora Lee Perkins
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 4, 1975
*Korean Japanese (mother)
Kimora Lee Simmons is an American entrepreneur, fashion designer, television personality, author, philanthropist, and model. She is also known by her current married name, Kimora Lee Leissner.
She was born to an African–American father and a Korean Japanese mother, who was adopted by an American service man during the Korean war. There is some debate regarding her mother’s ancestry. It has been written that she is of half Korean descent, while others say she that is of fully Japanese ancestry. Kimora has said that her mother is of fully Japanese descent, and was a war refugee who moved to Korea.
Kimora is married to banker Tim Leissner. She has five children, including two with her former husband, record producer Russell Simmons; a son with her former partner, actor and model Djimon Hounsou; and a son with Tim.