|Celebrated Name:||Stephanie Mills|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Stephanie Dorthea Mills|
|Age:||66 years old|
|Birth Date:||22 March 1957|
|Birth Place:||Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.|
|Husband/Spouse (Name):||Michael Saunders (m. 1993–2001), Dino Meminger (m. 1989–1991), Jeffrey Daniel (m. 1980–1983)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Farad Mills)|
|Is Stephanie Mills Lesbian?||No|
|Profession:||singer, songwriter, and actress|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$2 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Stephanie Dorthea Mills is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who rose to stardom as “Dorothy” in the Broadway run of the musical The Wiz from 1975 to 1977. Later her song, “Home,” from the show became a Number 1 U.S. R&B hit. Furthermore, Mills scored five Number 1 R&B hits, including “I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love,” “Home,” “I Feel Good All Over,” “A Rush on Me,” and “Something in the Way” in the 80s. Additionally, in 1981, she received a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her song “Never Knew Love Like This Before.”
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Early Life & Biography
Mills was born as Stephanie Dorthea Mills to Joseph and Christine Mills and hence raised in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. As a child, Mills sang gospel music at Brooklyn’s Cornerstone Baptist Church, where she began her professional career at nine, appearing in the Broadway musical Maggie Flynn.
Mills became the opening act for the Isley Brothers after winning Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater six weeks straight at age eleven. Michael Barbiero signed Mills to Paramount records in 1973, where she released her first single “I Knew It Was Love.” Mills was later signed to Motown.
Talking about her marriage life, Mills has been married three times, as listed below.
For three years between 1980-1983, she got married to Jeffrey Daniel was from the R&B/soul group Shalamar and later married Dino Meminger from 1989–1991. Moreover, Mills tied a knot with Michael Saunders from 1993–2001.
Mills has a son, Farad Mills, who, unfortunately, was born with Down syndrome.
Allegedly, Mills had a brief relationship with fellow singer Michael Jackson.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 22 March 1957, Stephanie Mills is 66 years old as of today’s date 26th September 2023. Her height is 1.5 m tall, and her weight is 55 kg.
When she portrayed Dorothy in the Broadway musical The Wiz, Mills’ career took a rise. Her song “Home” from the show became her signature tune for years. Three years later, the song was covered by Diana Ross for the movie adaptation. Hence, its Commercial success remained elusive until 1979, when she signed to the 20th Century Fox Records label.
Subsequently, Mills found her niche in disco music, and recorded songs such as “Put Your Body In It,” “You Can Get Over,” and “What Cha Gonna Do with My Lovin’.” The ‘What Cha Gonna Do with My Lovin’ album became her first gold record and a major hit for the James Mtume-Reggie Lucas production team.
In 1992 she recorded ‘Something Real’ and a Christmas album. Mills again starred in the role of Dorothy in “The Wiz” in 1993, a revival was also short-lived, closing after 28 performances. In 1995, Mills released a live gospel recording, entitled Personal Inspirations.
With a thud, Mills began a comeback with singles featuring BeBe Winans and rapper DMX in 2008. Her first single in over a decade, “Can’t Let Him Go,” garnered buzz at urban contemporary radio.
Mills released a new single “So In Love, This Christmas,” Towards the end of 2012 and was cast as Aunt Em in the NBC live musical production of The Wiz, in 2015, forty years after her initial Broadway run in the show.
Awards & Achievements
Mills has won several awards including:
1981 Grammy Award: Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance – Female (“Never Knew Love Like This Before”).
1981 American Music Award for Favorite Female Artist – Soul / Rhythm & Blues
Also, she has received Nominations as listed below:
1974 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress – Musical (“The Wiz”).
1979 American Music Award: Favorite Female Artist – Soul / Rhythm & Blues.
1980 for an American Music Award: Favorite Female Artist – Soul / Rhythm & Blues
1980 for Young Artist Awards: Best Young Musical Recording Artist – Female (“Two Hearts”).
1981 for a Grammy Award: Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance – Female (Stephanie).
1983 for a Grammy Award: Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance – Female (“Merciless”).
1989 for American Music Award: Favorite Female Artist – Soul / Rhythm & Blues
Net worth & Salary of Stephanie Mills in 2023
Her five albums, Stephanie (1981), I’ve Got the Cure (1984), Tantalizingly Hot (1982), Sweet Sensation (1980), and Merciless (1983)) have greatly contributed to her massive net worth.
As of September 2023, Her net worth is estimated to be around $2 Million. She has most of her income as being from her successful R & B career. Before being prominent in music, the New Yorker was an established actress. In 1968, she made her Broadway debut in the musical Maggie Flynn.
Stephanie has exhibit an outstanding character in her career journey. She has proved to be consistent since the inception of her profession at the age of nine years. As most people claim the difficulty of maintaining a public image, it has been different wit Mills. We, therefore, project that she will continue to increase her wealth even at her seemingly old age.