Birth name: Rozonda Ocelean Thomas
Date of Birth: February 27, 1971
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Zodiac sign: Pisces Height: 5' (1.52 m) Children: Son - Tron (with producer
Dallas Austin) Dated: Dallas Austin, Tyson Beckford,
Usher Raymond, TJ Holmes
1995 - MTV Music Awards: Best R&B Video, for "Waterfalls"
1995 - MTV Music Awards: Best Group Video, for "Waterfalls"
1995 - MTV Music Awards: Best Video of the Year, for "Waterfalls"
1995 - MTV Music Awards: Viewers Choice, for "Waterfalls"
(TV Episode) 6/20/2004: as Amber Steele in episode:
"Touched by an Idol" The Parkers (TV Episode) 2/16/2004:
as Kai in episode: "She's Postive" That '70s Show (TV Episode) 4/16/2003:
Hot Nurse in episode: "You Shook Me" Ticker (Movie) 2001: as Lilly
A Diva's Christmas Carol (TV
Movie) 2000: as Marli Jacob Love Song (TV Movie) 2000: as
House Director Snow Day (TV Movie) 2000: as
Mona Hav Plenty (Movie) 1997: - as
Kris Living Single (TV Episode) 11/30/95:
Herself in episode: "The Following Is a Sponsored
Program" House Party 3 (Movie) 1994: Sex
as a Weapon
Rozonda Ocelean Thomas made a name for herself as the "C" of the acclaimed R&B/hip-hop group; TLC, under the name "Chilli." In TLC's 1992 debut album; "Ooooooohhh....On the TLC Tip," she added her smooth R&B vocals to the mix, which helped power 3 Top 10 hits, including "baby-baby-baby," and "What about your friends."
Chilli went on to perform with TLC, including a national tour as MC Hammer's opening act and even appearing in the movie "House Party 3."
In TLC's 1994 sophomore album; CrazySexyCool, her role would become even more define as she would become the "Sexy" of TLC. She lived up to the title in music videos such as "Creep," "Diggin' on you," and "Red Light Special." One stand out track from CrazySexyCool was "Take Out Time," in which Chilli gave a tremendous performance in her only track singing lead vocals on the Album. To date the album has sold 11million copies in America, which contributed greatly to making TLC the #1 selling female group of all time.
In 1996 Chilli was part of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. "The almond eyes, straight ebony hair and voluptuous lips," indeed, Chilli is by far one of the most beautiful and exotic women of all time, however she was incomplete for she didn't know who her father was. At the age of 25, her father was found by The Sally Jesse Raphael Show, it was then known that she was part-Arabic and part-East Indian, which explained her exotic features. The next year Chilli gave birth to her son; Tron on June 2nd, 1997.
In 1999, on TLC's 3rd album; Fanmail, Chilli had her first lead single; "No Scrubs," which went #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and won an MTV Music Award for Best Group Video, two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Duo/Group and many other awards. The song is what fueled the debut of this album to #1 on Billboard's Top 200 albums. Chilli also sang lead on stand out songs "I miss you so much," and "Come on down."
Chilli performed live throughout 1999 and 2000 on telvision and on a FanMail tour throughout the US.
At the end of 2000 she co-stared in the movie; A Diva's Christmas Carol, which aired on VH1 and made other cameo appearances.
After the fanmail era, Chilli started a romance with R&B singer Usher Raymond and began working on a new TLC album; 3D. On April 25th, 2002, her groupmate; Lisa Lopes died in a car crash and herself and Tionne "T-boz" Watkins morned while finishing the album they started recording together. Chilli and T-boz then made a very emotional appearance at the 2002 MTV Music Video awards as a tribut to Lisa and 3D was released in October of that year.
Chilli went on to make acting appearances on TV shows; That '70s Show, The Parkers and Strong Medicine, and ended her relationship with Usher Raymond. In 2005 Chilli starred with Tionne "T-boz" Watkins on the reality show "R U the Girl," and was later featured in Maxim Magazine's October 2005 issue in which she sported swimsuits. The spread earned her a spot on Maxim's Hot 100 women of the year; she came in at number 90.
Chilli then went on to work on her solo album and began shopping songs to labels in early 2006 in hopes of being signed. The track "Gameproof" featuring T-boz made its way to the internet confirming that Chilli's solo project was in the works. In the Summer of 2006 she signed with recording artist Akon's label under Interscope Records called Kon Live Distribution, and adopted the "first lady of Konvict Muzik," title. After appearances with Akon on Total Request Live and 106 and Park on October 2006, Chilli went back into the studio to work on her album. In February of 2007, another track leaked, which is know known as "Straight Jack," featuring Missy was leaked creating more buzz for the album.
In the summer 2007 issue of XXL Hip-Hop Soul, Chilli was featured sporting sexy Lingerie, and revealed the new man in her life; "TJ Holmes," a CNN news anchor coinciding with her song "Gliding," being sent to radio stations around the United States.