Lizzo - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 22, 2022

Profession: Singer, Rapper, Actress
Best Known For: Big Grrrl Small World (album)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $12 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 27, 1988 (age 35)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Melissa Viviane Jefferson
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Michael Jefferson
Mother's Name: Shari Johnson-Jefferson
Siblings: 2

Mikey Jefferson (older brother)
Vanessa Jefferson (older sister)

High School: Alief Elsik High School
University: University of Housto
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Myke Wright

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 95 kg (209.44 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Dress Size: 16 US
Breast Size: 45 inch
Waist Size: 36 inch
Hip Size: 47 inch
Bra Size: 44
Cup Size: C

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Who is Lizzo?

Melissa Viviane Jefferson, better known as Lizzo is a singer, rapper, actress by profession, and American by nationality. She has released albums Lizzobangers, Big Grrrl Small World, and Cuz I Love You.

Lizzo – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Lizzo’s birth took place on April 27, 1988, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She was born Melissa Viviane Jefferson to mother Shari Johnson-Jefferson and father Michael Jefferson, who passed away in 2010. 

Her parents raised her alongside her older siblings – brother Mikey Jefferson and sister Vanessa  Jefferson. The family relocated to Houston, Texas when Lizzo was 10 years old.

The Jefferson family (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

After graduating high school, she enrolled at the University of Houston. But she did not graduate and dropped out before she completed her bachelor’s degree. 

Her ethnicity is African-American.

Lizzo – Boyfriend, Relationship

Lizzo has said that she does not ascribe to single sexuality. She has not revealed her past relationships. Currently, she is dating her boyfriend Myke WrightThe couple was first linked in March 2021.

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Lizzo, Myke Wright (Image: Harper's Bazaar)

Lizzo – Career

Early Career

When she was 14 years old, she formed a group called Cornrow Clique with her best friends. In 2011 she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and performed with numerous indie groups.

In 2012 with the group The Chalice, she released her debut album We Are the Chalice, which gained local attention.

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Albums, Singles

Her solo album Lizzobangers was released on October 15, 2013, to regional and national success. The same year she toured the US and UK and also landed the opportunity to open for Har Mar Superstar.

On December 11, 2015, Lizzo released her next album Big Grrrl Small World followed by the release of her first major-label EP Coconut Oil on October 7, 2016. She released her hit single Juice on January 4, 2019, and released her third studio album Cuz I Love You on April 19, 2019.

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Lizzo performs (Image: The Desert Sun)

Films, TV

Lizzo has also starred in the films Hustlers (2019) and lent her voice in 2019’s UglyDolls. She has also had appearances in Late Show with David Letterman (2014), The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015), and RuPaul's Drag Race (2018), among others.

Lizzo- Body positivity

For years Lizzo struggled with body issues. Finally, in her adult years, she overcame her issues and now is an advocate for body positivity and self-love. Her backup singers consist of all plus-size dancers and are called the Big Grrrls.

She has worked with ModCloth's "Say It Louder" campaign and has sported FIT's plus-size outfit.

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Lizzo (Image: lizzoday)

Lizzo – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be over $10 million while there have been no estimates on her annual salary.

Lizzo – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Lizzo is active on Facebook with more than 159k followers, on Twitter with over 500k followers, on Instagram with around 2.5 million followers, and on YouTube with more than 528k subscribers.

She also has an official website where she sells her merchandise and informs on her latest music and tour dates as well as location.

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