Nona Gaye

Nona Gaye

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Updated On June 27, 2022
Washington, D.C.
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Washington, D.C.

Nona Gaye is a Grammy Award-winning singer, former model, and actor. Nona Gaye rose to prominence after starring in the science fiction movie The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions as Zee.

Childhood and Early Years

Nona Gaye was born in Washington, D.C. on September 4, 1974. She is now 45 years old and of American nationality. Marvin Gaye and Janis Hunter, of African-American, Irish, Greek, and Afro-Cuban descent, are her parents. Her father, too, is a well-known singer who is also her hero. Marvin III and Frankie, her two brothers, were her playmates throughout her youth. She grew up in New York City, Los Angeles, and Ostende, Belgium, where her father had relocated for tax purposes.

Similarly, her parents’ marriage, which lasted from 1977 to 1981, was tumultuous, and both of them struggled with drug usage. The situation worsened on April 1, 1984, when her minister-grandfather, Marvin Sr., shot Marvin Gaye twice.

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Professional life

Nona Gaye’s career had began with her appearance in the film Love for the Future.

Atlantic Records released this film in October 1992. She and Prince recorded a duet, “Love Sign,” for the 1-800-NEW-FUNK compilation album in 1994. She made an appearance in 2001 to re-record and distribute her father’s hit “What’s Going On” to raise money for AIDS research.

Similarly, she had taken over for Aaliyah in the character of Zee, who died in a plane accident just after the Matrix sequels started production in 2002.


She’d also acted in films such as The Polar Express, Crash, XXX2: The Next Level, The Matrix, Blood and Bone, and The Gospel.

Awards and net worth

In terms of awards, she received Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Ali in 2002 and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: The Matrix Revolutions in 2004. She had received a nomination for The Gospel in 2006. She has a lot of money as an actress, which she might use to meet her demands. Her current net worth is estimated to be approximately $3 million. In addition, as a vocalist, she makes $62k per year in the United States.

Relationship Status

Nona Gaye has never been married. She is presently unattached. She is just concentrating on her work and devoting more time to herself. However, while on set, she steals Nonnie’s personal information, who is in love with Patty. And she’d started to doubt her own biological desires. In terms of her previous relationships, she dated Justin Martinez.

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The passionate pair had a kid called Nolan Pentz Martinez in 1997, after which they chose to split up. She has also been in a romance with Prince (1993). She seldom speaks about her personal life in the media or in public, and she hasn’t made any public statements regarding her affairs. She’s even managed to keep it under the radar.

Body Measurement

Nona Gaye stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches. She, too, has a lovely black hair color and brown eyes.

Though she is not active in social media, she did have a Twitter account that she started in July 2010 but has not utilized in many years.