Renee Young

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Renee Young

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Renee Young
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Birth name Renee Jane Paquette[1]
Born (1985-09-19) September 19, 1985 (age 32)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada,
United States[2]
Spouse(s) Dean Ambrose (m. 2017)[3][4]
Website www.prettyfunnyblonde.com
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Renee Young
Billed height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Billed from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Debut March 29, 2013

Renee Jane Paquette[5] born September 19, 1985) is a Canadian sports broadcaster and occasional actress. She is currently an on-air personality with WWE, appearing for both the Raw and SmackDown brands under the ring name Renee Young, where she performs interviewing and commentating duties. She is a former sportscaster for The Score.[6]

Early life[edit]

Paquette was born in Toronto, Ontario.[7] She was a child model. After high school, she applied to several colleges and began training in improvisational comedy.[8] At the age of 19, she relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career as a comedic actress, but later moved back to Toronto and auditioned for films, music videos, and commercials.[8]

Professional career[edit]

The Score Television Network (2009–2012)[edit]

Paquette began working for The Score Television Network in the later months of 2009 on the program called Right After Wrestling, later to be renamed Aftermath,[9] where she presented alongside Arda Ocal, Mauro Ranallo and former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas.

WWE (2012–present)[edit]

“I always wanted to be an actor. Acting is really where everything started for me. As soon as I got out of high school, I went to The Second City and trained in improv comedy. I always wanted to be more of a comedic actress. That was the path I wanted to take. I fled to Los Angeles at 19 without having worked a day of my life as a performer. I came back to Toronto and auditioned for different films, music videos, and commercials… being in Canada, I got stuck not getting lead role auditions, so I switched gears and got into hosting. I just needed a camera and myself to do that.”
— Young in January 2014.[8]

Paquette signed with the American professional wrestling promotion WWE in October 2012,[10] where she chose the ring name Renee Young (a nod to Neil Young),[11] and made her on-screen debut on the 29 March 2013 episode of SmackDown, interviewing Randy Orton, Big Show, and Sheamus.[12] Young had previously performed interviews exclusively for WWE Active since February 2013,[13] and had also presented the 2012 Survivor Series pre-show alongside Scott Stanford.[14] Young debuted on the January 23 episode of NXT as a backstage interviewer.[15]

Young began co-hosting the World Tour segments, which was a segment detailing the city they were filming in, showcasing various tourist attractions, before later being promoted as a third main presenter on the JBL and Cole Show, which was shown on YouTube and WWE.com, until its cancellation in June 2015.[16] It received a Slammy Award for Favorite Web Show of the Year.[17] She also presents WWE Vintage Collection alongside Hall of Famer Mean Gene Okerlund.

In September 2013, Young made her commentary debut on NXT.[18] She began performing color commentary during NXT Divas‘ matches, before later becoming a full-time color commentator on NXT for several months.[8] From July 3, 2014 to January 9, 2015, Young served as a color commentator on WWE Superstars, alongside Tom Phillips, which made her WWE’s first full-time female announcer in more than a decade.[19][20] In April 2015, Young began hosting her own show titled Unfiltered with Renee Young, in which she interviews fellow WWE employees, which airs on the WWE Network.[21] In June, Young served as the co-host of the sixth season of Tough Enough, alongside Chris Jericho.[22]

Young confronting the WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz in December 2016.

On the December 20, 2016 episode of SmackDown, Young interviewed Intercontinental Champion The Miz following his successful title defense against Apollo Crews. After Young asked Miz about his “obsession” with Dean Ambrose, Miz sarcastically responded by revealing Young and Ambrose’s real-life relationship, prompting her to slap Miz.[23] On December 27, Young was confronted by The Miz’s real-life wife, Maryse, backstage on SmackDown.[24] Maryse slapped Young the following week in retaliation. She also seemed unhappy with Samoa Joe’s comments on the 1 January 2018 episode of Raw when he said that Ambrose became a stay-at-home husband after he injured Ambrose in storyline.[25]

Other media[edit]

Before joining The Score, Paquette worked for BiteTV, where she presented a show about extreme sports and music called Rippin’ It-N-Lippin’ It during 2008 and 2009.[8] She appeared in a commercial for Oxy, and had a part in a Tom Green music video.[8] Prior to this, she had a cameo in the music video for Kelly Clarkson‘s 2005 song “Behind These Hazel Eyes“.[8] She also appeared in a national Noxzema commercial, and did a photoshoot for Toro Magazine.[26] In 2016, it was announced that Paquette would be appearing as a main cast member for the sixth season of Total Divas.[27] She had previously appeared in several episodes on a recurring basis.

Personal life[edit]

On being a wrestling fan, Paquette said: “I attended a few events and WrestleMania VI. My dad is a concert promoter, and he’d get me into the events. I remember being backstage and meeting Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Chyna, and Trish Stratus as a kid, so it’s really funny to me that I ended up here. I went on a different path than wanting to become a WWE Superstar.”[8]

Since 2013, Paquette has been dating wrestler Jonathan Good, better known by his ring name Dean Ambrose.[28][29] On April 12, 2017, Paquette announced on Twitter that she and Good are now married.[3][30] Official marriage records show they were married on April 9, 2017.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Smart Woman Survival Guide Cute Intern Episode: “Go Big or Go Home”
2010 Gotta Grudge? Herself 8 episodes
2011–2012 Gillette Drafted Judge, mentor
2013,
2015–2017
Total Divas Guest (season 1 & 7)
Recurring (season 4–5)
Main cast (season 6): 34 episodes
2013 WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History Host
2014 WWE Countdown Episode: “Coolest Catchphrases”
2014–present WWE Music Power 10 Voice-over host
2014–present WWE Quick Hits Host
2015–2017 Unfiltered with Renee Young Host
2015 WWE Tough Enough Co-host
2016–present WWE Talking Smack Host
2016–present WWE Raw Talk Host
2017 Total Bellas 3 episodes

Web[edit]

Year Title Role
2013–2015 The JBL and Renee Show Herself
2013–2015 After Total Divas Herself

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

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LUCY HORTON

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Who Wants a Foot Massage? (2015) … Herself
Friends! (2015) … Herself
Make Things Easier (2015) … Herself
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EMILY TAAFFE

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Episode #1.5 … Megan Morten
Episode #1.4 … Megan Morten
Episode #1.3 … Megan Morten
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Roberta McKenna
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Episode #1.2 (2017) … Laurence
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Erupting in Murder (2017) … Megan Colley / Emer Byrne
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Episode #1.4 (2016) … Katya
Episode #1.3 (2016) … Katya
Episode #1.2 (2016) … Katya
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Win Some, Lose Some (2016) … Mel
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Creon Via London (2016) … Siobhan
Into the Fire (2015) … Siobhan
In Enemy Hands (2015) … Siobhan
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Live Free, Live True (2014) … Mary Tait
 2014 New Tricks (TV Series)
Emma

Ghosts (2014) … Emma
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Faye Rawle

Episode #3.7 (2014) … Faye Rawle
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Elpis

A Boy of No Consequence (2013) … Elpis
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Janna Jeffries

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Legacy (2012) … Miranda
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 2013-2017 Endeavour (TV Series)
Selina Berger / Linda Snow

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Fugue (2013) … Linda Snow
 2016 Dark Angel (TV Mini-Series)
Sarah Edwards

Episode #1.2 (2016) … Sarah Edwards
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 2016 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Suzie Banks

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After the Fall: Part 1 (2016) … Suzie Banks
 2015 Partners in Crime (TV Mini-Series)
Barbara Kemp

N or M?: Part 1 (2015) … Barbara Kemp
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Sylvia
 2014 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Ties That Bind (TV Movie)
Mrs Ruth Hallows
 2013 Father Brown (TV Series)
Joyce Evans

The Bride of Christ (2013) … Joyce Evans
 2011 London’s Burning (TV Movie)
 2007-2011 Doctors (TV Series)
Steph Thomas / Maria Huxley

Dressed as Lamb (2011) … Steph Thomas
Angel (2007) … Maria Huxley
 2010 Excluded (TV Movie)
Lucy
 2010 Holby City (TV Series)
Marielle Leonard

Dandelions (2010) … Marielle Leonard
 2005-2009 The Bill (TV Series)
Michelle Jarvis / Caroline Lock / Clare Forbes

Long Gone (2009) … Michelle Jarvis
Overkill (2008) … Caroline Lock
283: Friday Night Shift (2005) … Clare Forbes
 2009 New Tricks (TV Series)
Leanne Sweeting

Blood Is Thicker Than Water (2009) … Leanne Sweeting
 2009 Breaking the Mould (TV Movie)
Janet
 2009 Fish Tank
Kelly
 2008 Midnight Man (TV Mini-Series)
Lucy Elliott

Part 3 (2008) … Lucy Elliott
Part 2 (2008) … Lucy Elliott
 2008 Bike Squad (TV Movie)
WPC ‘Tazer’ Horton
 2007 Five Days: Revised Final Episode (Video short)
Danielle Miller
 2007 Holby Blue (TV Series)
Chantelle Edwards

Episode #1.7 (2007) … Chantelle Edwards
 2007 Five Days (TV Mini-Series)
Danielle Miller

Day Seventy Nine (2007) … Danielle Miller
Day Thirty Three (2007) … Danielle Miller
Day Twenty Eight (2007) … Danielle Miller
Day Three (2007) … Danielle Miller
Day One (2007) … Danielle Miller
 2006 Robin Hood (TV Series)
Annie

Parent Hood (2006) … Annie
 2006 MI-5 (TV Series)
Leigh Bennett

Episode #5.3 (2006) … Leigh Bennett
 2006 Eleventh Hour (TV Mini-Series)
Kelly Fox

Resurrection (2006) … Kelly Fox
 2005 Afterlife (TV Series)
Frankie Johnson

Daniel One & Two (2005) … Frankie Johnson
 2004 Foyle’s War (TV Series)
Gwen Rivers

A War of Nerves (2004) … Gwen Rivers

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Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor

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Taylor at a Diesel fashion show in July 2008
Background information
Born (1990-12-10) December 10, 1990 (age 27)
Origin Harlem, New York, U.S.
Genres R&B, hip hop
Occupation(s) songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress, model
Years active 2007–present
Labels Def Jam, GOOD (current)
Interscope, Star Trak (former)
Associated acts Kanye West, Fabolous, Pharrell Williams, Chris Brown
Website Official website

Teyana Taylor (born December 10, 1990) is an American recording artist and actress from Harlem. In 2007, Taylor signed a record deal with American musician Pharrell WilliamsStar Trak Entertainment imprint, before making her first national appearance on MTV‘s My Super Sweet 16. In 2012, she signed to Kanye West‘s GOOD Music label through Def Jam, after asking for her release from Star Trak.[1] As an aspiring songwriter, Taylor has worked with and written records for artists such as Usher, Chris Brown, and Omarion.[2] Taylor has appeared on runways during Fashion Week and has also landed high-profile features, such as on Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.[3]

Early life[edit]

Teyana Taylor was born December 10, 1990 and raised in Harlem, New York City. She is of Afro-Trinidadian descent. Taylor is her mother’s only child. Her father has two sons and another daughter from a different relationship. Her mother raised her with her family and is currently her manager.[4] At age nine, she picked up a microphone in front of a crowd and began performing. Taylor was enrolled in many different talent competitions, including the Apollo Theater National All-Stars talent search, although she never won. Growing up, Taylor had strong influences from Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson, and Michael Jackson.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

2006–11: Early Career[edit]

In September 2006, Teyana Taylor was credited as the choreographer on the music video for American entertainer Beyoncé‘s hit single, “Ring the Alarm“.[5][6] In January 2007, Taylor signed a deal to American recording artist and record producer Pharrell WilliamsStar Trak Entertainment imprint, through Interscope Records.[7][8][9] In February 2007, Taylor first came into the public’s awareness through her episode on MTV‘s My Super Sweet Sixteen, a show depicting over-the-top birthday parties for rich teenagers. In 2007, Taylor appeared in the music video for Jay-Z’s single, “Blue Magic“, where she can be seen dancing and popping.[8] In February 2008, Taylor released her commercial debut single, called “Google Me“.[10] The song was released as the lead single for her debut full-length project, which is her debut mixtape, titled From a Planet Called Harlem. The tape features the production from Jazze Pha, Pharrell, Mad Scientist, Frost, Shondre and Hit-Boy, among others. The tape also features “a mix of throwback break beats, futuristic boom bap, and melodic renderings is the perfect backdrop for the starlet’s musical mayhem.”[11] “Google Me” reached at number 90 on the US Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. On August 16, 2009, Taylor released her debut mixtape, From a Planet Called Harlem. The tape was also released for free download, billed as “the mixtape before her debut album“.[12]

She was filling in as a member of the band, called U.G.L.Y., along with her bandmates such as Mijo, Braxton and Ethan. In 2010, U.G.L.Y. released the snippet of their single, called “Wasted”. In August 2010, Taylor ventured her career into acting, appearing in the sequel of Stomp the Yard, titled Stomp the Yard: Homecoming.[13] She also appeared on the debut episode of House of Glam on Oxygen, which aired in October 2010. In 2010, just hours before Kanye West‘s fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, had to be turned in, West called Taylor to the studio to look at some of her fashion pieces. When Taylor struck up a friendship with West and the whole GOOD Music family before her first meeting West on his Glow in the Dark Tour, with Pharrell’s band N.E.R.D. and Rihanna. While in the studio, Taylor was determined to make the appearance on West’s fifth album. She purposefully hummed along with the tracks he played for her, to get his attention. He eventually asked her to put her vocals on a few tracks, notably “Dark Fantasy” and “Hell of a Life“. Upon recalling the experience of recording “Dark Fantasy”, Taylor stated that “at the time it was pretty empty, just verses.” She remembers that West “put [her] in another room by [herself] and said, ‘Go’.” Taylor came back with the “intro and chorus,” and “did all the scratches and the cuts [herself].” She admitted that she was “nervous” upon letting West hear her contributions to the tracks, trying to cover her nervousness by stating that she “hadn’t been in the studio for so long.”[14]

In 2010, Taylor contributed on one of the GOOD Music’s GOOD Friday tracks, titled “Christmas In Harlem“. The track was released as a shortened version of the single to the iTunes Store on December 17, 2010, which features guest appearances from American rappers Cyhi the Prynce and West.[15] In 2010, Taylor, alongside fellow American rapper Bow Wow, were offered their roles for Tyler Perry‘s play-turned-film Madea’s Big Happy Family, the fifth installment in Perry’s series, which was released on April 22, 2011.[16] Taylor delved back into music and was featured on the hook of the single, called “Party Tonight”, alongside these fellow rappers Randyn Julius, Jim Jones and Cam’ron.[17] Randyn Julius was later enlisted for Junior Reid to do his part to the remix to the track.[18]

2012–present: GOOD Music era[edit]

In January 2012, it was announced Taylor was granted her release from her contract with Interscope and Star Trak.[19][20][21] Taylor stated that she and Star Trak founder Pharrell Williams, have remained amicable since the end of their business relationship. She has credited him as a “big brother” and sees her early signing to Star Trak as a “blessing.”[22] Taylor has stated on many occasions that her release from the label was necessary because she wanted to have a level of independence in the music industry. In an interview with DJ Skee, Taylor mentioned that “when [she] was signed for six years, [she] felt like she couldn’t do [anything],” and that she “couldn’t prove to [her] fans that [she] had the talent” and “couldn’t sing from [her] heart.”[23]

As an independent artist at the time of her release, she had begun preparing her second release, a mixtape titled The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor. The mixtape drew influences from 1990s R&B legends like Lauryn Hill and Mary J. Blige.[24] The tape was released in the first half of 2012, and was preceded by the release of “Make Your Move” (feat. Wale)[25] and “D.U.I.” (feat. Jadakiss & Fabolous), which was released on February 25, 2012. More positive reviews of the latter track note that “The Harlem songstress channels Janet Jackson as she glides over the smooth Hit-Boy-produced beat with her airy vocals, while fellow New Yorkers Fabolous and Jadakiss ride shotgun”.[26]

After some time as an independent artist and taking time to find herself as an artist, Taylor signed a joint-venture deal with Kanye West’s label GOOD Music and The Island Def Jam Music Group, on June 14, 2012.[1] As part of GOOD Music, Taylor appears on the GOOD Music compilation album Cruel Summer, released September 18, 2012.[27] She provides vocals for the opening track “To the World,” with Kanye West and R. Kelly, provides the hook and chorus for “Sin City,” which also features John Legend, Cyhi the Prynce, Malik Yusef and Travis Scott, and also duets with John Legend on a song titled “Bliss.”[28] Taylor and Legend’s duet on the album was highly praised, Erika Ramirez of Billboard.com notes that “Teyana Taylor’s beautifully brash voice … illuminates in the electric-guitar heavy, Hudson Mohawke-produced ‘Bliss’.”[29] Trent Fitzgerald of Popcrush.com also complimented the duet, saying that he hoped to “hear more soulful duets from [Taylor and Legend].”[30]

In addition to being featured on the GOOD Music compilation Cruel Summer, Taylor soon began the process of recording her major-label debut album, to be released eventually through GOOD Music and The Island Def Jam Music Group.[31] On July 27, 2014, via Twitter, Taylor announced the title of her debut studio album to be VII and revealed it would be released on November 4, through Def Jam and GOOD Music.[32][33] The album debuted at number 19 on the Billboard 200, selling 16,000 copies in the United States in its first week.[34] In its second week, the album dropped to number 78 on the chart, selling 5,000 copies.[35] In its third, the album dropped to number 160 on the chart, selling 3,000 copies, bringing its total album sales to 24,000 copies at that time.[36]

Taylor was set to be a judge on the eighth season of the American competitive dance reality television series, America’s Best Dance Crew, which aired its first episode on July 29, 2015 on MTV.[37] On August 25, Taylor released her first extended play (EP), titled The Cassette Tape 1994. The EP pays tribute to the iconic 90s sound and includes many samples from 90s hits.[38]

On June 17, 2016, Taylor released her single “Freak On”, featuring guest vocals from Chris Brown and production by DJ Mustard. It samples “Freak Like Me” by Adina Howard.[39] Taylor announced that it will be the lead single from her upcoming second studio album. On August 28, 2016, at the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West released the world premiere of the music video for his single, “FADE“, which features Taylor performing a dance routine, in a likeness to the 1983 film Flashdance.[40] The video, directed by Eli Russell Linnetz, features Taylor dancing throughout a gymnasium and there is also an appearance by her husband, Iman Shumpert.[41]

Other ventures[edit]

In 2013, Taylor signed a deal to design and release two pairs of sneakers with Adidas. The first pair released were the Harlem GLC’s which hit stores February 16 the same year. According to Adidas Global Director of Entertainment and Influence Marketing, Jonathan Wexler, Taylor currently holds the record for fastest selling sneakers in Adidas Originals history.[42] She is currently focused on designing and releasing her second pair of sneakers with the brand.[43] In March 2017, Teyana Taylor launched her “Fade 2 Fit” Workout Program, a ninety-day workout which centers around dance and fitness routines. The inspiration for this program and the incorporated dance elements come from her work in the music video for Kanye West’s “Fade”. She also released a line of workout apparel, also called Fade2Fit.

Personal life[edit]

On December 16, 2015, Taylor gave birth to a daughter, Iman “Junie” Tayla Shumpert Jr. After going into early labor, her husband Iman Shumpert delivered their baby with his bare hands at the couple’s home.[44] On September 20, 2016, on the Wendy Williams Show, Taylor revealed that she and Shumpert were secretly married, though that was false at the time; the couple didn’t actually wed until October 1, 2016, approximately two weeks after she appeared on the Wendy Williams Show. [45][46]

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]