Who is Lisa Wu?
Lisa Wu is an American actor, TV star, realtor, screenwriter, and designer. Lisa Wu is mainly known for making an appearance in American reality shows like “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Hollywood Divas.”
Before being a reality star, Lisa Wu used to work as a backup dancer for various famous artists and bands like Public Enemy and Candyman, to name a few. She was also a rap artist in a group called 19. Likewise, Lisa Wu has also produced and acted in films like Black Ball, The Internship, At Mamu’s Feet, and many more.
Apart from her involvement in the entertainment industry, Lisa Wu also owns a real estate firm called Hartwell & Associates, a jewelry line called Wu Girls, a baby clothing line called Heart 2 Heart. Lisa Wu has also co-authored a book called “When The Cake Is Made.” Likewise, Lisa Wu is due to release a children’s books series called Sydney’s Adventures and a self-help book inspired by her experience called “Evolve.”
Lisa Wu was previously married to singer and songwriter Keith Douglas Sweat till 2002. She shares two sons named Jordan and Justin Sweat with Keith.
After ending her marriage with Keith, Lisa Wu then married former American Footballer Ed Hartwell. Lisa shares a son named Ed Jr. with Hartwell. Sadly, she finalized her divorce from Ed Hartwell in October 2011.
Currently, Lisa Wu is dating a man named Robbie, an entrepreneur who owns a Body By RR clothing brand.
Please continue reading below to know more about Lisa Wu and her personal and professional life.
|Full name||Lisa Wu|
|Born||January 23, 1971|
|Birthplace||Inglewood, California, USA|
|Siblings||Sherri Wu, Meho Wu, Andre Wu|
|Ex-husbands||Keith Sweat (1992-2002)
Ed Hartwell (2005-2011)
|Children||Jordan Sweat, Justin Sweat, and Ed Jr. Hartwell|
|Occupation||TV personality, actress, realtor, screenwriter, designer|
|Height||5 ft 3 inches|
Lisa Wu early life
Lisa Wu was born on January 23, 1971, in Inglewood, California. Wu’s father, Stanley, is a first-generation Chinese American, while her mother, Victoria Brislis-Wu, came from an Afro-Caribbean descent.
Lisa grew up in Los Angeles’s Inglewood suburb with her three siblings – older sister Sherri Wu, older brother Meho Wu and a younger brother Andre Wu.
In one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta episodes, Lisa revealed that she and her family had faced racial discrimination in the neighborhood she grew up in due to their biracial background.
Lisa Wu personality traits
Lisa Wu is an American by nationality, but she comes of Jamaican-American and Chinese descent.
Since Lisa’s birthday is on January 23, her sun sign lies under Aquarius. As an Aquarius, Lisa is the type of person who finds it very easy to acquire new skills and is always searching for new experiences. Perhaps this could explain the extensive career background she has created throughout the years.
Lisa stands 5 ft 3 inches tall and weighs about 58 kg. She has a beautiful pair of black eyes and luscious black hair.
Lisa Wu relationships
Lisa was first married to her longtime R&B singer-boyfriend Keith Sweat in 1992. Keith Sweat is famed for his success as an R&B singer and songwriter.
The couple welcomed their first child, son Jordan Sweat in 1995 and their second son Justin Sweat, in 1998. Sadly, the decade-long matrimony came to an end in 2002 due to Sweat’s violent and destructive behavior, as alleged by Lisa.
In 2008, Lisa and Keith had an ugly legal battle for the custody of their two children. Sadly, Lisa lost the custody judgment during the session noted that “the children lacked structure in their lives due to their mother’s numerous business ventures and frequent trips out.”
The judgment also highlighted Lisa’s excessive spending habit on herself rather than providing to her children and covertly stealing from Sweat in her children’s presence, which led the court to question her maturity.
The case came in favor of Sweat despite evidence of Sweat’s violent behavior towards Lisa. However, the court reasoned that there was no record of violence towards the children.
Lisa does have the rights to visit her children today but has never shown or spoken about her two boys in her show as Sweat had reportedly rejected her any legal rights to do so.
In 2006 after four years of her divorce from her first husband, Wu married American footballer Ed Hartwell and welcomed their son Edgerton Hartwell Jr. in 2007.
However, the happy story soon faced rock bed as the couple filed for bankruptcy in 2007, which further led to foreclose of their house. Sadly, due to financial troubles, the couple filed for divorce in 2010, which Wu confirmed on her Twitter handle but mentioned it had nothing to do with money.
Today, the Diva enjoys a healthy friendship with her ex Hartwell and is happily co-parenting Edgerton Hartwell Jr.
Likewise, currently, Lisa is dating an entrepreneur named Robbie, who goes by the name (@mr_cocky11) on Instagram. Lisa frequently posts pictures of her spending time with Robbie on her Instagram account. Robbie is one of his clothing brands called “Body by RR.”
Lisa Wu career
Lisa Wu started her career as a background dancer for music artists and bands like EPMD and Candyman. She also joined a rap group later called 19. However, she later ended her musical journey to focus on her acting career.
Wu began her Hollywood career with her first movie, “Black Ball,” in 2003, which she wrote and starred in. The plot of the movie revolved around a racist real estate agent.
After the success of her role in her debut movie, she went on to work for movies like “The Internship,” “Computer Love,” “Envy or Greed.”
Wu, who has been part of the entertainment industry for a long time, then made her real mark with her appearance in the TV reality show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” She first appeared in the show in the first and second seasons in 2008-9.
After the Diva departed from Real Housewife of Atlanta, Lisa starred in several movies and one more reality show called “Hollywood Divas.” Despite her exit from the drama-dripping show, her life didn’t slow down.
Lisa is currently working on her new project called “Stripped,” where she will be starring in the lead role. Wu is all set to star on a project called Titled Rift, dated to release in 2021 and has her eye set on The Emmy for her role in the movie.
Likewise, she is also developing multiple television shows and shooting new features she has written and produced.
Apart from working in movies and reality shows, Lisa also owns a real estate firm Hartwell and Associates, a clothing line for babies Hart 2 Hart, Jewelry line called Wu Girls.
Apart from her variety of business ventures, Lisa has also co-authored a book called “When the Cake Is Made” and her co-writer Miasha Coleman.
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Lisa Wu in ‘Real Housewife of Atlanta’
Lisa Wu is famously known for her appearance in Real Housewife of Atlanta. The show documents the extraordinary life of the fashionable socialites in Atlanta, juggling their personal life, career, and friendship.
The show portrays Lisa Wu Hartwell as a 44-year-old socialite living in a luxurious country club who has a fast-paced life as a businesswoman and a mother of three beautiful boys.
Lisa is often also shown trying to be friends with everyone by doing her best to get everyone together.
We ended her contract with “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” after 2009 as she stated that the presenters demanded more on her personal life and husband, to which she disagreed.
Later in 2014, in an interview, she stated that she did not feel the show to be genuine due to the creative difference between what the show is and what she is about.
List of films and TV series
|Black Ball||2003||Sharon||Flim (Writer & Producer)|
|The Real Housewives of Atlanta||2008-2010, 2016-2017||Herself||Reality Show|
|Meet the Browns||2010||Jenny||TV Show|
|Who Wants to Be a Millionaire||2010||Herself||Reality Show|
|Templeton Pride||2011||Michelle Thomas||TV Show|
|At Mamu’s Feet||2013||Jalisa||Film|
|Envy or Greed||2014||Adrienne Connell||Short Film|
|Hollywood Divas||2014-2016||Herself||Reality Show|
|Born Again Virgin||2015||Lisa||TV Show|
|Professor Mack||2019||Rosalyn Mack||Netflix Movie|
|Lat call||2019||Miranda||TV show|
|London Mitchell’s Christmas||2019||Mercedes Mitchell||Film|
|Stolen Lilies||2020||Mrs. Lacey||Film|
Lisa Wu controversy
Unlike other Real Housewives, Lisa Wu has not been involved in multiple controversies. Still, it would be unfair to give her the clean slate as being a reality star somehow; one gets involved in controversy one way or the other.
In 2015, rumors started to fly that Lisa was kissing Real Housewives of Atlanta’s another star, Cynthia Bailey’s husband Peter Thomas, in a viral video. Peter Thomas was an American announcer and television program narrator in shows like Nova and Forensic Files. In the viral video, Peter was caught on the camera kissing and caressing the breast of a woman who was not his wife, Cynthia Bailey.
Lisa Wu denied the allegation but had jokingly stated publicly that the woman in the video did kind of resembled her. She also added, “I can see why people are saying that, but they know who the lady is—not me!” We also further cleared that both she and Cynthia Bailey did not have any bad blood between them as the later RHOA star knew the lady in the video was not her.
Lisa Wu net worth
Currently, Lisa Wu’s net worth is around $100,000, which she has earned by staring in several movies, reality shows, and different businesses. Likewise, according to some sources, she reportedly earns $60,000 to $75,000 per annum.
Lisa Wu owns an Instagram account under the username @1lisawu, where she has more than two hundred thousand followers. Her Instagram is full of pictures of her family and her going on expensive vacations with friends and her boyfriend, Robbie.
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