Cynthia Bailey - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 2, 2022

Cynthia Bailey
Profession: Model, Actress, Reality TV star
Best Known For: The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Reality TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $2.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 19, 1967 (age 56)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Cynthia Denise Bailey
Birth Place: Decatur, Alabama, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Elijah Bailey
Mother's Name: Barbara Bailey
Siblings: 1

Malorie Bailey (younger sister)

High School: Deshler High School
University: University of Alabama
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: October 10, 2020
Husband's Name: Mike Hill

Peter A. Thomas (2010-2016)

Children: 1

Noelle Robinson (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 9.5 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 25 inch
Hip Size: 38 inch
Bra Size: 35
Cup Size: B

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Who is Cynthia Bailey?

Cynthia Bailey is a model, actress, and reality TV star by profession, and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) and as the wife of Mike Hill, a Fox Sports Correspondent.

Cynthia Bailey – Age, Parents, Siblings

Cynthia Bailey’s birth took place on February 19, 1967, in Decatur, Alabama, USA. She was born Cynthia Denise Bailey to her father Elijah Bailey and her mother Barbara Bailey who worked in an auto factory and sewing factory respectively. She is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling, a younger sister named Malorie Bailey-Massie.

Cynthia Bailey in her early 20s worked as a model (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

After graduating from Deshler High School, in which she was crowned homecoming queen and was a cheerleader, she went to study at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

Cynthia Bailey – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Since rising to fame in her teens Cynthia Bailey has been known to be in numerous relationships. She dated then-basketball player Jayson Williams in 1996. Williams proposed to her during a Brooklyn Nets halftime show but she rejected the proposal. 

A similar situation and breakup also occurred between herself and writer, and producer Russell Simmons.

She was in a relationship with actor and singer Leon Robinson in the late 1990s. On November 9, 1999, Bailey gave birth to their daughter Noelle Robinson but she and her boyfriend soon separated.

Bailey then went on to marry Peter A. Thomas on 24 July 2010 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This marriage did not last long and after around 6 years of marriage, she and her husband divorced on March 13, 2017, having separated in 2016.

Cynthia Bailey then went on to date Fox Sports correspondent Mike Hill which they announced in August 2018. They got engaged in July 2019 and married him on October 10, 2020.

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Cynthia Bailey, Mike Hill - posted December 2019 (Image: Instagram)

Cynthia Bailey – Career


While still a university student Cynthia Bailey also competed in local beauty pageants. Although she did not win the competition, she was discovered by Wilhelmina Models' talent scout. Bailey, then aged 18, moved to New York City and signed a five-year contract with the modeling agency, having funded the move through a part-time job at a mall.

Cynthia Bailey worked as a runway model in Paris and Milan for a year before returning to New York City. There she modeled for brands such as Maybelline, Oil of Olay, Target, and magazines such as Vogue, Glamour, Elle, Vanity Fair, Essence, etc.

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Cynthia Bailey on the cover of Essence magazine (Image: Pinterest)

Films, Series

Alongside modeling, Cynthia Bailey also began to land minor roles in films and series. Her first roles were in films The Dark Power (1985), Without You I'm Nothing (1990), and For Love or Money (1993), etc.

She also was able to land minor roles in numerous TV series including The Cosby Show (1990), and New York Undercover (1995). Finally, in 2010 Cynthia Bailey was cast in Bravo TV’s reality show The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

In the last decade Bailey has guest-starred in The Next:15 (2016), Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016), and How High 2 (2019), among others. Moreover, she has had appearances in the music video for New Order’s Round & Round, and Jaheim’s Age Ain't a Factor, to name a few.


Cynthia Bailey’s fellow The Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars include Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, Marc Daly, Porsha Williams, Eva Marcille, etc.

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Cynthia Bailey with The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast (Image: Parade)


Currently signed with New York-based agency Major Models, Cynthia Bailey also has turned to business. Her wine bar Bailey Room Wine Cellar was opened in July 2019. In the same year, she teamed up with Seagram to create a signature drink, a Bellini cocktail. 

Cynthia Bailey – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth has been estimated to be around $2.5 million while the figure on her annual salary has not been shared with the public.

Cynthia Bailey – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Cynthia Bailey is active with over a million(s) followers. She also has an official website-

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