RHOA: Who Is Friend to the Show, Shamea Morton?

Shamea Morton has been a staple on the Real Housewives of Atlanta for several seasons. While she’s never been a full-time cast member, she’s been a part of the show on a part-time basis since 2015 and is a friend to many of the ladies on the cast. Closest to Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss, Morton is popular on the Atlanta social scene and has also had her share of issues on camera – namely with former RHOA star, Phaedra Parks, and current housewife, Eva Marcille.

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(L to R) Cynthia Bailey and Shamea Morton filming RHOA 2019 | Prince Williams/Wireimage

Morton made an appearance on the premiere episode of season 12 and many are wondering why she’s never held a peach. Not being a full Atlanta housewife doesn’t seem to be a bother to Morton as she appears to be happy in her marriage, enjoying motherhood and has had career success on her own.

Shamea Morton is a former cheerleader and dancer for sports teams

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RHOA is not Morton’s first gig in entertainment. The Atlanta native showed her pride for her hometown by working as a dancer and cheerleader for a number of years. Beginning in 2003, she worked with the Atlanta Hawks NBA team then went on to perform with the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons cheerleading squad. According to a 2017 Instagram post, Morton worked with the Falcons for over five years, including one year as captain for the 2011-2012 season. She spent her childhood years training in classical dance, including taking classes in hip-hop and jazz dance. Clearly, it paid off!

Shamea Morton has acting credits under her belt

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Morton’s big break was a dual role that showed off her acting and dance skills. In 2002, she appeared in the film Drumline alongside Zoe Saldana and Nick Cannon. From there, she had parts in various film and television projects. Some of Morton’s guest roles include the VH1 romantic comedy Single Ladies, the VH1 television biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, Ride Along 2, Meet the Blacks and Mocha. Morton also had a role in the Tyler Perry stage play, The Marriage Counselor. She studied improv at the Nick Conti’s Professional Actor’s Studio and also took acting classes at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta.

Shamea  Morton is a host/radio personality

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Morton has transitioned into hosting. She’s filled in on the popular V103 Atlanta morning show, The Ryan Cameron Morning Show, several times as an on-air personality. She’s also worked as an Atlanta Hawks in-game host where she’s provided sports commentary and interviewed game players, cheerleaders, and attendees. 

Shamea Morton is a singer

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According to one of Morton’s Bravo TV profiles, she’s also been part of the music industry. Morton was recruited for a singing group alongside singers Keri Hilson and Shamari Fears-Devoe. Morton later joined a quartet called Co-Ed, and still performs solo from time to time to show off her singing chops.

Shamea Morton is married to Gerald Mwangi

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The talent triple threat may have quite a resume, but the titles of wife and mother are what she’s most proud of. She married businessman, Gerald Mwangi, in 2017 and is now the mother of a daughter, Shaya. She and Mwangi had a traditional Kenyan ceremony to honor his heritage. They had a second lavish ceremony in Mwangi’s hometown at a Kenyan Safari. 

Catch Shamea Morton on episodes of Real Housewives of Atlanta every Sunday night at 8PM on Bravo.