Jeannie Mai Jenkins Biography: Age, Net Worth, Films, Parents, Children, Spouse, Height

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Jeannie Mai Jenkins is a cosmetic artist, fashion stylist, and television host.

 She is most recognized for her work on the daytime talk show The Real and the makeover show How Do I Look? She has also worked as an E! host, a red-carpet host for the American Music Awards, and a Miss Universe pageant journalist.

 She is presently a sideline reporter on ABC’s Holey Moley.

Mai is also a successful entrepreneur. She owns her own hair and cosmetics line and co-founded The Love Foundation. She is also a strong supporter of women’s empowerment and diversity.


  •  Full name: Jeannie Mai Jenkins
  • Stage name: Jeannie Mai Jenkins
  • Born: January 4, 1979
  • Age: 44 years old 
  • Birthplace: San Jose, California
  • Region: Christian
  • Nationality: America
  • Occupation: cosmetic artist, fashion stylist, and television host
  • Spouse: Freddy Harteis (2007-2018), Jay “Jeezy” Jenkins (2021-Present)
  • Sibling: 1
  • Children: 1
  • Height: 1.62m
  • Net Worth: $5 million

Early Life

Jeannie Mai Jenkins was born in San Jose, California, on January 4, 1979. She has Vietnamese and Chinese ancestors. James Mai, her father, is a Vietnamese immigrant, and Olivia Mai, her mother, is Chinese American. James Jr. and John are Mai’s two older brothers.

Mai was raised in San Jose and graduated from Milpitas High School. She was involved in school activities such as drama, choir, and cheerleading. Mai went to De Anza College after high school to study communications.

Mai began her work as a beauty artist for MAC Cosmetics in 1999. She worked up to become a trainer and traveled the world with celebrities like Christina AguileraAlicia Keys, and Rosario DawsonMai has also done celebrity makeup for MTV’s Total Request Live, KCAL Los Angeles, and Good Day Sacramento.


 Jeannie Mai Jenkins attended Cherrywood Elementary School, Sierramont Middle School, and Milpitas High School in California. She studied Communications at De Anza College in California after high school. However, she did not finish her degree because she wanted to work in fashion and cosmetics.


Mai started as a makeup artist, working with superstars like Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. She later hosted the Asian-American magazine-style show Stir on the International Channel. She was cast as the host of the 2004 show How Do I Look? which helped people enhance their appearance. The play was a hit, and Mai became well-known.

Mai joined the cast of The Real, a daytime chat show about women’s lives, in 2013. The show has done well in the ratings, and Mai has been lauded for her wit and charm. Mai has worked as a host for E! and a red carpet host for the American Music Awards and the Miss Universe pageant, in addition to her work on The Real.

Mai is a fashion expert who has appeared on numerous television shows, including Today, Extra TV, Entertainment Tonight, and Insider. In addition, she is the author of “How to Look Good Naked: The Definitive Guide to Feeling Confident and Gorgeous.”

Awards & Nominations

 Jeannie Mai Jenkins has won the following awards:

  • Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host 

She has also been nominated for the following awards:

  • Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host 
  • Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment 
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble 

Social Media

  • Instagram: @thejeanniemai
  • Twitter: @JeannieMai
  • Facebook: @JeannieMai
  • YouTube: Jeannie Mai Jenkins
  • Pinterest: @thejeanniemai

Personal Life

 Jeannie Mai Jenkins got married to Jeezy in 2021 and welcomed Monaco Mai Jenkins, their daughter, before the rapper filed for divorce in September 2023.

 Mai Jenkins, who divorced her first husband, Freddy Harteis, in 2017 after 10 years, spoke at length about how their relationship differed from her previous marriage. 

She is an American Heart Association and National Eating Disorders Association spokesperson. She also founded I Am a Girl, a non-profit organization.



How Do I Look? – Host

The Real – Co-host

Holey Moley – Sideline reporter/correspondent

America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation 

present – Host

The Jennifer Hudson Show – Guest

Good Morning America – Guest

Sherri – Guest

Miss Universe – Presenter

The Kendall K. & Friends Show – Guest

The Kelly Clarkson Show – Guest

The Talk – Guest

Bling Empire – Self 

Net Worth

Jeannie Mai Jenkins is an American television personality, fashion expert, and makeup artist. She has a net worth of $5 million as of 2023.

 Mai is best known for her work on the daytime talk show “The Real” and the “How Do I Look?” makeover show. She has also appeared as a fashion expert on programs such as “Today,” “Entertainment Tonight,” and “Insider.”

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