Nona Gaye Net Worth

Nona Gaye Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Nona Marvisa Gaye net worth is
$3 Million

Nona Marvisa Gaye Wiki Biography

Nona Marvisa Gaye was born on 4 September 1974, in Washington D.C. USA. She is the daughter of the late musician Marvin Gaye, and granddaughter of late jazz singer and songwriter Slim Gaillard. Gaye is a singer, actress and former fashion model. She is perhaps best known for playing Zee in the 2003 Matrix sequels.

So just how rich is Nona Gaye? Sources estimate that Gaye has earned a net worth of over $3 million, as of mid-2016, which she has acquired through her career as a singer, model and actress.

Nona Gaye Net Worth $3 Million

Gaye grew up in New York City, Los Angeles, and Ostende, Belgium. She appeared as a baby with her father at one of his concerts, but her parents had a troubled marriage as both were using drugs, and they divorced in 1981. In 1984, when Gaye was nine years old, her father was shot to death in an argument by his father, Marvin Gaye Sr.. Gaye’s family was struggling with finances after her father’s death, as most of his inheritance went to settling taxes. Things got worse with her mother’s worsening drug addiction and Gaye herself started to use drugs at the age of 14. She dropped out of high school during her sophomore year, but soon took a minor role in the 1989 Eddie Murphy movie “Harlem Nights”.

In 1992 she released her album “Love for the Future” – although its single “I’m Overjoyed” became highly popular, the album didn’t sell well. In 1993 People Magazine named her one of its 50 Most Beautiful People, and the following year saw her signing to the Ford Modeling Agency and becoming the new face of Armani. Around the same time, she became involved with the late R&B star Prince, both dating him and collaborating with him for around three years. She recorded a few songs with Prince, including duets “1000 Hugs and Kisses” and “Love Sign”, and provided backing vocals on Prince’s single “We March” and on the title track to the “Girl 6” soundtrack. She also starred in a Prince-produced European TV special called “The Beautiful Experience”, based on promoting Prince’s new material. She was earning money, but…

… during this time, Gaye was struggling with drug abuse along with her mother, who started treatment in 1996, the same year Gaye herself entered a rehab.

In 2001 she decided to audition for Michael Mann’s film “Ali”, a biopic about the great boxer Muhammad Ali. She got the role of Ali’s second wife Khalilah ‘Belinda’ Ali which brought her to win the Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2002, and her net worth was greatly enhanced. The following year she got the chance to replace singer/actress Aaliyah who died in a plane crash, taking on Alliyah’s role of Zee, the wife of Harold Perrineau’s character Link, in the 2003 Matrix sequels “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolution”. Her performances won rave reviews and significantly added to her wealth.

She went on to appear in the 2004 movies “Crash” and “The Polar Express” and in “xXx: State of the Union”and “Gospel” the following year. In 2006 she was cast as an attorney in the television series “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” replacing Courtney B. Vance, but soon decided to leave the series. In 2008 she released her EP “Language of Love”, consisting of the title track and two more tracks “Quarter to Three” and “Midas Lover”. The following year she appeared in the movie “Blood and Bone”, after which she disappeared into seclusion.

When it comes to her personal life, Gaye married her high-school boyfriend Justin Martinez, with whom she reconnected and married after her drug treatment ended in 1997. They have a son together, but shortly after his birth the couple divorced. Sources believe Gaye is single at present.

Full NameNona Gaye
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 4, 1974
Place Of BirthWashington, District of Columbia, USA
Height5' 10½" (1.79 m)
ProfessionSinger, fashion model, actress
SpouseJustin Martinez (divorsed 1997)
ChildrenNolan Gaye
ParentsSlim Gaillard, Marvin Gaye
SiblingsMarvin Pentz Gaye, Frankie Gaye
AwardsBlack Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress (2002)
Albums"Love for the Future" (1992), "Girl 6", "Quarter to Three", "Midas Lover" (soundtracks), EP "Language of Love" (2008)
NominationsGotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Movies"Matrix" (2003), "The Matrix Reloaded", "The Matrix Revolution", "Harlem Nights", "Ali" (2001), "Crash", "The Polar Express", "xXx: State of the Union", "Gospel", "Blood and Bone" "Crash", "The Polar Express", "xXx: State of the Union", "Gospel", "Blood and Bone"
TV Shows"Law and Order: Criminal Intent" (2006)
1Half-sister of Marvin Gaye III and Bianca Lawson.
2Of African-American, Irish, Greek, and Afro-Cuban descent.
3Had a #17 R&B hit with "I'm Overjoyed" in 1992 of her debut album, "Love for the Future".
4For 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).
5Goddaughter of funk legend Rick James.
6She 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.
7Granddaughter of the late Cuban jazz great Slim Gaillard.
8Aaliyah 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.
9Niece of Frankie Gaye.
10Sung 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".
11April 11th, 2002: It has been announced that she will be replacing the late Aaliyah as the role of "Zee" in the Matrix sequels.
12Has a son, Nolan (b.1997)
13Daughter of Marvin Gaye and Jan Gaye.


Blood and Bone2009Tamara
The Gospel2005Charlene Taylor Frank
xXx: State of the Union2005Lola Jackson
The Matrix Online2005Video GameZee (voice)
The Polar Express2004Video GameHero Girl (voice)
The Polar Express2004Hero Girl (voice)
The Matrix Revolutions2003Zee
The Matrix Reloaded2003Zee
Ali2001Belinda Ali
Harlem Nights1989Patron


Broken City2013writer: "Music"
The Lincoln Lawyer2011writer: "Music"
What's the Worst That Could Happen?2001writer: "Music"
If These Walls Could Talk1996TV Movie writer: "We March"


Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself - Marvin Gaye's Daughter
The Matrix Revolutions: Siege2004Video documentary shortHerself
Motown 452004TV SpecialHerself
The Matrix Recalibrated2004Video documentary shortHerself
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHerself
Vibe Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
HBO First Look2001-2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Interviews from the Set of 'The Matrix Revolutions'2003Video documentary shortHerself
The Matrix Revolutions: Behind the Scenes2003Video documentary shortHerself
33rd NAACP Image Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
The 2001 Billboard Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The Making of 'Ali'2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Soul Train's 25th Anniversary1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ford Supermodel of the World1995TV MovieHerself
The 1993 World Music Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Soul Train1992TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself - Marvin Gaye's Daughter
The Wright Stuff2015TV SeriesHerself - Daughter of Marvin Gaye
The Matrix: Path of Neo2005Video GameZee

Won Awards

2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleCrash (2004)
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best Supporting ActressAli (2001)

Nominated Awards

2006Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest ActressThe Gospel (2005)
2005Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceCrash (2004)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureThe Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Known for movies

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