D’Atra Hicks is an actress and a singer who has been gracing Hollywood with her incredible performances and vocals since she first made her debut in 1986. Her debut was in musical Mama, I Want to Sing, but she gained to stardom for her plays like Madea’s Family Reunion, What’s Dine in the Dark and Everybody's All-American.
What’s more, her single Sweet Talk was ranked no.8 in the 1989 US R&B music box. Besides, D'Atra is also known as an elder sister of a popular actress Taral Hicks.
Husband, Baby Father?
Although D’Atra’s songs represent a strong emotional attachment, her real emotion is turbulent.
In 2010, she appeared in the reality show Divorce Court, where she was accused of abusing her estranged husband, Loren Harper physically and mentally. They were married for six years from 2004 to 2010. Loren sued her to pay for the treatments and therapy he has to go through due to D’Atra’s abusive act.
Surprisingly, this time, D’Atra did restraint her emotion and admitted her fault. However, she didn’t stay back when it came to the explanation for her unbearable act. She said she couldn’t control her fit of anger when she found out her husband’s inappropriate action, an illegitimate baby with another woman and giving D’Atra’s wedding ring to her. The drama created controversy for a brief period.
As of now, D’Atra resides with her 24 years old daughter Diamond Grant. Interestingly, in the series, Your Husband Is Cheating On Us’ the baby father of Diamond is played by fellow co-star Lia Grant's ex-husband.
As a renowned stage actress, D’Atra’s earnings must be higher than the salaries provided to the average stage actors which range $28800 annually. However, her earning is not limited to those digits.
She also makes a decent amount from her appearance in the TV shows. Since the actors of TV shows are paid following their level of reputation, D’Atra must be enjoying the acceptable amount of more than $50,529 per year. Furthermore, she is set to shine brighter in the industry with her new stage drama Hosea in 2019.
Additionally, she also owns a Diamonds production company, 'Tojo/D Entertainment,' and a food line 'D’Atra’s Kitchen.' On the other side, she has also got a back from her sister Taral Hicks, whose net worth is $500 thousand.
The famous stage actress D’Atra was born on 20 February 1968 in New York. She grew alongside her actor and singer sister Taral Hicks in Harlem.
D'Atra Hicks with her sister Taral Hicks (Source: D'Atra's Facebook)
She was passionate about acting and performing since her young age. As a result, she joined the school of music and arts. After schooling, she instantly got the spotlight when she got to portray the role of Doris Winter in the musical Mama I Want to Sing in 1986.
Eventually, her career kept on growing that led her to gain back to back fruitful outcomes. Her plays like Smokey Jow’s Cafe, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, A Good Man Is Hard to Find and so on were nominated in Grammy Awards and Tony Awards.
Talking about her appearance, D'Atra has a dark brown complexion and black hair. She has a beautiful face and an attractive personality which holds her average height and a perfect body structure.