An up-close and personal look at life in Hotlanta, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” follows five glamorous southern belles as they balance motherhood, demanding careers and a fast-paced social calendar, and shows what life is like in the most exclusive areas of Atlanta. These driven and ambitious women prove that they’re not just “housewives,” but entrepreneurs, doting mothers and classy southern women. These ladies show the world what it takes to live large in some of the hottest zip codes in the south.
The initial Real Housewives of Atlanta were:
DeShawn Snow – Snow and her husband Eric, captain of the Cleveland Cavaliers, recently moved to their dream home in Alpharetta, GA. Mother to three boys – nine-year-old EJ, six-year-old Darius and five-year-old Jarren, Snow is an active member of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. She exercises her faith by running The DeShawn Snow Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on improving self-esteem in teenage girls. She is a regular on the Atlanta social circuit and extremely active in local philanthropy, sitting on the board of three different charities, all while expertly juggling her busy social calendar with being an NBA wife and keeping up with her boys.
Kim Zolciak – Zolciak lives in an exclusive gated townhouse community in Duluth, GA with her two children, 11-year-old Brielle and six-year-old Ariana. Zolciak is single, but happily dating with hopes to marry again in the near future. She also has her sights set on fame in the music business as a country singer, and is currently working with Grammy award-winning mega-producer Dallas Austin and will begin recording an album later this year. A staple on the Atlanta scene, Zolciak balances life as a single mom with a vivacious social life.
Lisa Wu Hartwell – Hartwell, a resident of a luxurious country club community in Duluth, GA, is a busy career woman who wears many hats – she owns her own real estate firm, Hartwell & Associates, a jewelry line called Wu Girls, a baby clothing line, Hart 2 Hart Baby, and juggles a budding acting, modeling and writing career. She’s a devoted wife to her husband, NFL player Ed Hartwell, and their three children 13-year-old Jordan, ten-year-old Justin and one-year-old EJ. When she’s not running one of her many businesses or running after the kids, Hartwell is very active in Atlanta’s social scene.
NeNe Leakes – Leakes is an active member of Atlanta society. She resides in the upscale Sugarloaf area of Atlanta with her husband Gregg, a successful real estate investor and business consultant, and their two sons, 18-year-old Brice and nine-year-old Brentt. Leakes donates her time to various foundations and is the founder of The Twisted Hearts Foundation, which brings awareness to domestic violence against women. Never one to sit still, the outspoken social butterfly also hopes to open a luxury boutique hotel in the very near future.
Sheree Whitfield – Single socialite Whitfield, a resident of the exclusive Sandy Springs area of Atlanta, juggles her busy home life with a packed social calendar. She is a busy working mother to three children – Tierra, Kairo and Kaleigh. Whitfield prides herself on her fashion sense, and owned her own upscale clothing boutique – Bella Azul – for years before closing up shop to focus on her next business venture, a clothing line called “She by Sheree.” Whitfield is opening a new chapter in her life as a single mom while balancing her entrepreneurial spirit and active social life.
From Bravo’s press release, September 2016… Bravo Media shakes up Sunday nights with a double dose of Atlanta attitude. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” season nine premieres Sunday, November 6 at 8pm ET/PT with cast members Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams, and Shereè Whitfield returning as a full-time housewife.
Immediately following at 9pm ET/PT, “Married to Medicine” season four debuts with Dr. Jacqueline Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Toya Bush-Harris, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Lisa Nicole Cloud, and Mariah Huq with new friend, Genise Shelton. In season nine of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” after coming to grips with the end of her marriage to Peter, Cynthia is looking forward to embracing this new chapter of her life with a fresh start in a new house. Kandi and Todd are still over the moon with the arrival of baby Ace, but juggling high-profile careers and parenting duties proves to be challenging, especially with Mama Joyce drudging up past issues between Kandi and Phaedra. With her law practice and social justice work taking up more of her time, Phaedra hires a tough new nanny to wrangle her growing rambunctious boys, Ayden and Dylan, as she awaits word of her divorce from Apollo being final.
Porsha has rekindled a love connection with an old flame and in an effort to better herself, she begins anger management counseling. On the heels of juggling a tumultuous relationship with her boyfriend Matt, Kenya channels her love struggles by racing to finish “Moore Manor.” Just up the road at “Chateau Shereè,” and holding a peach for the first time since season four, Shereè puts on her “Momager” hat with hopes of her son being The Bailey Agency’s next top model. Coming up this season, there are major twists in relationships among the group from unexpected alliances that form as well as shocking accusations that could end an old friendship beyond repair.
Cynthia Bailey as Herself (Season 3- )
Kandi Burruss as Herself (Season 2- )
Kenya Moore as Herself (Season 5- )
Phaedra Parks as Herself (Season 3- )
Porsha Williams as Herself (Season 5-6, 9- )
Shereè Whitfield as Herself (Season 8- )
Claudia Jordan as Herself (Season 7)
DeShawn Snow as Herself (Season 1)
Kim Fields as Herself (Season 8)
Kim Zolciak as Herself (Season 1-5)
Lisa Wu Hartwell as Herself (Season 1-2)
NeNe Leakes as Herself (Season 1-7)
Shamea Morton as Herself (Season 8)
Sheree Whitfield as Herself (Season 1-4)
key behind the scenes crew
Andy Cohen as Executive Producer
Anne Swan as Executive Producer
Anthony Sylvester as Executive Producer
Carlos King as Executive Producer
Glenda Hersh as Executive Producer
Lauren Eskelin as Executive Producer
Lorraine Haughton as Executive Producer
Steven Weinstock as Executive Producer
10/7/2008 – continuing
network and production companies
Bravo – True Entertainment