Phaedra Parks - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 4, 2022

Phaedra Parks
Profession: Actress, Author, Lawyer, Reality TV star
Best Known For: Real Housewives of Atlanta (Reality TV series)
Salary: $300K
Net Worth: $6 million

Personal Details

Born on : October 26, 1973 (age 50)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Phaedra Parks
Birth Place: Athens, Georgia, USA
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: Henry Parks
Mother's Name: Regina Bell
Siblings: 3

Albert Bell (brother)
Henri Jacques Parks (brother)
Keosha Bell (sister)

High School: Clarke Central High School
University: Wesleyan College, University of Georgia
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Medina Islam

Apollo Nida (2009-2017)

Children: 2

Ayden Nida (son)
Dylan Nida (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.52 meter (4 feet 12 inch)
Weight: 58 kg (127.87 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: 6.5 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 36 inch
Waist Size: 26 inch
Hip Size: 37 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: C

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Who is Phaedra Parks?

Phaedra Parks is a lawyer, author, and reality TV star by profession, and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in Bravo TV’s reality TV show Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Phaedra Parks – Age, Parents, Siblings, Education, Ethnicity

Phaedra Parks’ birth took place on October 26, 1973, in Athens, Georgia, USA. She was born to her father Henry Parks, a pastor, and her mother Regina Bell. She is not the only child of her parents and has three siblings, among which she is the second brother Albert Bell, Henri Jacques Parks, and sister Keosha Bell.

Phaedra Parks (Image: Pinterest)

Education, Ethnicity

After graduating from Clarke Central High School, Phaedra Parks was educated at Wesleyan College from 1990 to 1993 where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors. 

Then she went on to study law at the University of Georgia and earned a Juris doctorate. Furthermore, Parks also studied at Jefferson State College to earn a degree in mortuary sciences.

Her ethnicity is African-American.

Phaedra Parks – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Phaedra Parks married her boyfriend of 14 years, Apollo Nida, on 1 November 2009. She and her husband have two children together – sons Ayden Adonis Nida (born May 2010) and Dylan Nida (born May 8, 2013). 

After almost 8 years of marriage, the couple divorced, which was finalized on 11 July 2017.

Since then she has been known to date and be in high-profile relationships. She had a short fling with Chicago-based DJ Tone Kapone in early 2019, having dated another RHOA alum Claudia Jordan in 2016. In July 2019 it was reported that she is dating actor Medina Islam.

Phaedra Parks with her sons - posted Dece 2019 (Image: Instagram)

Phaedra Parks – Career

As a lawyer

Following college graduation, Phaedra Parks practiced law. Currently, she works as a managing partner of The Parks Group and practices law in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property rights, and civil and criminal litigation.

In addition, she has worked as the president of the Gate City Bar Association, and on the advisory board of the American Bar Association. Phaedra Parks has also worked for NBC, Fox, CNN, truTV, EXTRA, and Entertainment Tonight as an on-air legal analyst.

Books, Activist

In addition, she is also a successful author. Her book Secrets of the Southern Belle: How to Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun, and Never Have an Off Moment was published in 2013.

Being a passionate social activist, Phaedra Parks has advocated for African-American boys, worked with her nonprofit organization Save Our Sons, and founded Phaedra Foundation. Recently she has been featured on Bravo TV’s reality show The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA).

Phaedra Parks on season 4 of RHOA (Image: The Balance Careers)


Phaedra Parks’ fellow RHOA co-stars are Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, and NeNe Leakes. 

Phaedra Parks – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth and annual salary have been estimated at around $6 million and $300 thousand respectively.

Phaedra Parks – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Phaedra Parks is active with over a million followers. She also has an official website-

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