Amber Levonchuck (born October 21, 1983), professionally known as Amber Rose, is an American hip hop model, hip hop artist, fashion designer and actress.
Rose was born on October 21, 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to father Michael Levonchuck, who served in the military for 20 years and her mother, Dorothy Rose. Her father is of Irish and Italian descent and her mother is of Cape Verden and Scottishdescent. She has one brother named Antonio Hewlett. Rose grew up in South Philadelphia.
In September 2009, Rose announced plans to launch her own eyewear line. She walked therunway at New York Fashion Week for “Celestino“. Rose has also made cameos in music videos such as Nicki Minaj‘s “Massive Attack“, Young Jeezy‘s “Vacation“, “,Wiz Khalifa‘s “No Sleep“. Fabolous‘ “You Be Killin’ Em“, and Ludacris‘ “What Them Girls Like
In 2010, she appeared in Russell Simmons’ reality show about his two assistants, “Running Russell Simmons“. She also starred in a PSA by NOH8 Campaign. In 2011, Amber Rose was a guest judge on Season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She was also a judge on Season 2 of Master of the Mix. In November 2011 she became the spokesperson for Smirnoff and appeared in television ads and billboards for the company’s new flavors Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow.
Rose released her debut single “Fame”, which features Wiz Khalifa, in January 10, 2012, followed by a second single, titled “Loaded”, released on February 6, 2012. She then appeared in the eleventh track of her ex-husband’s album O.N.I.F.C., titled “Rise Above”, along with rappers Tuki Carter and Pharrell Williams, who produced the song himself.
She was managed by Leticia “Tish” Cyrus, mother of singer Miley Cyrus, who is a close friend to Rose and her ex-husband Wiz Khalifa. Rose guest-starred on an episode of Wild ‘N Out on MTV2, and had a role as “MaryWanna” in the film School Dance, which was directed by her manager, Nick Cannon in 2014.
Rose began dating rapper Wiz Khalifa in early 2011. The couple got engaged on March 1, 2012 and married on July 8, 2013.Their son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz was born on February 21, 2013. Rose, Khalifa, and their son divided their time between homes in Los Angeles and Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Rose filed for divorce from Khalifa on September 22, 2014, citing irreconcilable differences and plans to take full custody of son Sebastian.