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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 4 September 1974Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth NameNona Marvisa Gaye
Nickname Pie
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

It was inevitable that Nona Gaye would become a singer - she is the granddaughter of Cuban jazz great Slim Gaillard, the niece of R&B singer/songwriter Frankie Gaye and the daughter of soul legend Marvin Gaye. Signed to Third/Stone Atlantic at 14, Nona released "Love for the Future" in 1992, which included the top 20 hit "I'm Overjoyed". But it was acting that give Nona a name of her own. With no acting experience and her agents warning her not to get her hopes up, she won the role of Khalilah 'Belinda' Ali in Ali (2001)opposite Academy Award-nominee Will Smith. Nona went on to play Zee in the "Matrix" sequels, replacing singer Aaliyah after her sudden death in a plane crash. In 2004, Nona provided the voice for Hero Girl in The Polar Express (2004), which also starred Tom Hanks. Nona has plans to return to the music studio as well as the silver screen. "My music will always reflect upon my family's legacy or people's expectations," Nona told Interview Magazine in 2001. "But acting's all mine."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jennifer Daniels

Trivia (13)

Daughter of Marvin Gaye and Jan Gaye.
Has a son, Nolan (b.1997)
April 11th, 2002: It has been announced that she will be replacing the late Aaliyah as the role of "Zee" in the Matrix sequels.
Sung in the All Star Tribute for various charities and September 11th: The record was a cover version of a father's hit "What's Going On".
Niece of Frankie Gaye.
Aaliyah re-recorded Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit, "Got To Give It Up", on her 1996 album titled One In A Million. Now Nona, daughter of Marvin, is starring in the role of "Zee" in both of the new Matrix movies coming out in 2003 which was originally written for Aaliyah before her untimely passing in 2001.
Granddaughter of the late Cuban jazz great Slim Gaillard.
She was briefly an in-law to the famous Jackson family. When she was born, her father Marvin was still married to his first wife, Anna Gordy Gaye. Anna was the sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy, who was the father-in-law of Jackson Five brother Jermaine Jackson.
Goddaughter of funk legend Rick James.
For three years, has both worked with and dated musician Prince. During this time, she recorded four songs with him: "1000 Hugs and Kisses" (duet), "Snowman" (solo recording), "We March" (background vocals), "Love Sign" (duet), and the title track to the "Girl 6" soundtrack (background vocals).
Had a #17 R&B hit with "I'm Overjoyed" in 1992 of her debut album, "Love for the Future".
Of African-American, Irish, Greek, and Afro-Cuban descent.
Half-sister of Marvin Gaye III.

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