|Laila Ali Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||December 30, 1977|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
Laila Ali is an American television personality, retired professional boxer, dancer, and actress whose boxing career lasted from 1999 to 2007. She retired undefeated in 2007 and has held the WBC, WIBA, IWBF, and IBA female super middleweight titles as well as the IWBF light heavyweight title. The daughter of iconic boxer Muhammad Ali, she is regarded by many as one of the greatest female boxers of all time. Over the years, Laila Ali has also been a part of various shows and movies such as Falcon Rising, The Jersey, One on One, S.W.A.T., All You’ve Got, Real Husbands of Hollywood, Dancing with the Stars, Beyond the Game, 12 Round Gun, Celebrity Family Feud, Girlfriends, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Celebrity Wife Swap, Strong Medicine, Stars Earn Stripes, The Biggest Loser, Sheena, Home & Family, Good Morning America, Fashion Police, Chopped: All Stars, Drop the Mic, The New Celebrity Apprentice, Cubed, The Masked Singer, Arli$$, Black-ish, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Larry King Now, Then and Now with Andy Cohen, Not My Mama’s Meals, and The Wendy Williams Show.
Laila Amaria Ali
She Bee Stingin’, Madame Butterfly, Pretty Baby
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Laila Ali went to Hamilton High School in Los Angeles.
After graduating from high school, she got enrolled at Santa Monica College. She graduated with a degree in Business.
Former Professional Boxer (1999 to 2007) and Television Personality
- Father – Muhammad Ali (Former American Professional Boxer and Activist)
- Mother – Veronica Porché Ali (Actress)
- Siblings – Hana Ali (Older Sister) (Actress)
- Others – Rahman Ali (Paternal Uncle) (Former American Professional Boxer), Horace Porché (Maternal Grandfather), Ethel Porché (Maternal Grandmother), Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr. (Paternal Grandfather), Odessa O’Grady Clay (Paternal Grandmother)
Laila Ali has been represented by She Bee Stingin’, Inc., Calabasas, California, United States.
Her net worth has been $10 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
70 kg or 154 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Laila Ali has dated –
- Johnny McClain (2000-2005) – Laila got married to boxing promoter Johnny McClain in August 2000. She was introduced to Johnny by her older sister Hana at their father’s 57th birthday party. Soon after, he became her manager and helped shape her successful career. According to an announcement, the couple got divorced in 2005 and Johnny quit managing her.
- Curtis Conway (2005-Present) – Towards the start of 2007, Laila got engaged to retired NFL player Curtis Conway. By the time of their engagement, they had been in a relationship for around 15 weeks. They got married in July 2007. In August 2008, she gave birth to a son, Curtis Muhammad Conway. She gave birth to a daughter Sydney J. Conway in April 2011. Laila is also the stepmother to Conway’s three children from a previous marriage – a daughter, Leilani, who was born in 1999 and twin sons, who were born in 1995.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of African American descent on her father’s side and has Louisiana Creole ancestry on her mother’s side.
- Broad Smile
- Tall and Athletic Figure
36-28-36 in or 91.5-71-91.5 cm
6 (US) or 38 (EU) or 10 (UK)
12 (US) or 9.5 (UK) or 42.5 (EU)
She has done print advertisements for –
- America’s Dairy Farmers & Milk Producers
- Subway Sandwiches (2012-2013)
- Dannon’s Activia Probiotic Yogurt (2014)
Laila Ali has appeared in a series of TV commercials for
- Adidas (2010)
- Kohls (2012)
- Tory Burch Foundation’s Embrace Ambition (2017)
In 2011, she worked with the American Kidney Fund for Pair Up, a national campaign aimed at spreading awareness of Kidney disease.
The former professional boxer has her line of skin and hair care products named Laila Ali Professional Hair Care and Laila Ali Derm Essentials.
Laila was raised a Muslim by her devout father, but she doesn’t practice Islam.
Best Known For
Being the daughter of Muhammad Ali and a successful female professional boxer.
By the time she retired from boxing, she had held the WIBA, WBC, IWBF, and the IBA super middleweight titles and the IWBF light heavyweight title.
Having appeared in a host of reality TV shows including –
- Chopped: All Stars
- The Biggest Loser
- The New Celebrity Apprentice
First Boxing Match
In October 1999, Laila Ali fought her first competitive boxing match in which she knocked out her opponent April Fowler of Michigan City, Indiana. They competed at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.
In 2006, she made her maiden theatrical appearance in the sports drama movie, All You’ve Got.
First TV Show
In April 1999, Laila made her TV show debut on the talk show, Beckmann.
Laila Ali loves to go to the gym for a circuit training workout. According to her interview with Shape, she starts her workout with 15 minutes warm-up with a heavy bag. She then spends 15 minutes on the treadmill, which usually involves sprinting or high-incline work. After this, she works out on the elliptical machine. Lastly, she performs lower-body exercises such as lunges, squats, and high-rep upper-body exercises with 10-pound dumbbells.
If she can’t get a gym workout, Laila shares that she plays tennis or heads out for a run. Her running workouts usually last somewhere between 20 to 45 minutes. Also, she focuses on some core exercises. She is a big fan of Pilates, as well.
When it comes to diet, Laila tries to eat as clean as possible. She prefers earth-produced food items that are completely unprocessed. Veggies, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and lean meats form a bulk of her dietary intake on a daily basis.
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Laila Ali Favorite Things
- Gym Song – Survivor by Destiny’s Child
- Breakfast – Egg White Scramble with Brown Rice, Ground Turkey, Spinach, and Mushrooms
- Lunch – Green Salad with Grilled Chicken
- Dinner – Baked Fish, Sweet Potato, and Veggies
- Fast Food Joint – Chipotle
- Healthy Snack – Vanilla flavored Protein Shake with Half Banana
- Indulgence – Peach Cobbler a La Mode
- Workout – Spinlates (a combo of Pilates and Spin)
- Gadget – Krups Coffee Maker Cup
- App – MyFitnessPal
- Night Out – Dinner and Dessert along with a great movie with husband
- Accessory – Flip-flops
Source – Self.com
Laila Ali Facts
- In her teens, Laila often got in trouble. She had to serve time in the juvenile detention center and often used to get into fights in high school.
- When Laila first told her father that she wanted to become a professional boxer, Muhammad Ali wasn’t happy as he felt it was a dangerous sport for women.
- While studying at Santa Monica College, she opened her nail salon in the Marina Del Rey area of Los Angeles.
- Laila started boxing at the age of 18. Her inspiration for boxing came after watching woman boxers Christy Martin and Deirdre Gogarty’s televised fight in 1996.
- She has defeated Jacqui Frazier-Lyde and Freeda Foreman in boxing bouts. Their respective fathers Joe Frazier and George Foreman were defeated by Laila’s father Muhammad Ali.
- In the course of her career, she has fought a total of 24 matches and has won all of them with 21 victories coming via knockout.
- In 2002, she published her book Reach! Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal Power with David Ritz’s assistance. Ritz has co-written the autobiographies of several celebrities including Janet Jackson, Natalie Cole, and Etta James.
- Laila has claimed in her autobiography that she had to endure physical abuse while serving time in jail.
- Hulk Hogan often credits Laila Ali for helping him get through the most difficult period of his life. This was when he was going through a divorce and dealing with his son’s death in a car accident.
- In 2011, she became the President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to spread awareness about the importance of sports among girls and women.
- Laila has also served as co-chair of the Women’s Sports Foundation Athlete Advisory Panel.
- She is an active supporter of charities and foundations related to AIDS, cancer, literacy, poverty, and Alzheimer’s disease including the Women’s Sports Foundation, Healthy Child Healthy World, and American Kidney Fund.
- Along with Michael Jai White and Neal McDonough, she co-starred as Cindy Chapman in the 2014 action film Falcon Rising.
- She voiced herself in an episode titled The Crown Jewel of Boxing of the animated mystery comedy television series Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? in 2020.