Althea Heart is an American actress, singer, host, and businesswoman. Her career in the entertainment business began in 1999 when she came in as third runner-up in the Miss New York USA pageant competition. This made 17yr. old Heart is one of the youngest top five finalists. Next Althea went on to train professionally at the Broadway Dance Center in NY where she studied ballet, jazz, and tap.
Heart appeared in numerous music videos as a featured model, working with Puff Daddy in the “Let's get it” video, Ja Rule's “I Cry”, Ashanti’s nemesis in “Foolish”, R Kelly's “Fiesta Remix”, Jamie Foxx “Unpredictable”, Pharrell “Angles”, Lil John “Snap your Fingers” and was also the face of 2002 Reggae Gold album cover. All this hard work led to Althea landing a record deal on Foxy Brown’s independent label, ILL NANA Records through Def Jam Music Group.; She released a single called "Ghetto Love.” Althea was featured on the Cradle to the Grave soundtrack and Murder INC.’s artist Cadillac Tah's “I Gotcha Ma”& single; which received VIBE 2003 Hot News Singles Award.
Smooth magazine, King magazine just to name a few of the plethora of print publications Althea was privileged to be featured in their Celebrity edition as the up and coming artist to look out for as she was quickly on the rise. Shortly after all the music video appearances Althea embarked and pursued a career in singing and acting.
Many people don’t realize before the fame Althea recorded an album which was never released, after signing a developmental deal with Def Jam records. With her initial signing money, she self funded her real estate career. This has always been what kept Althea grounded. Being a successful real estate investor put her in a great financial position to pursue all her career dreams.
Although Althea is mostly known as a cast member of the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop Atlanta; mostly appearing on the show with her former fiance, hip hop mogul, businessman, and restaurateur ‘BENZINO’ in 2015. Since the breakup with her fiance Althea keeps thriving as a real estate investor and since family is still very important to her she began to develop a seasoning line for her son who’s becoming quite the popular Chef. Althea & Chef Zino have their own seasoning line as well and Chef Zino continues to also support and promote his Dad’s lobster & crab seasoning. She also continues to thrive as a singer and actress. You will be seeing Althea on the Big Screen in the Box office film “The Andre Rison Story” in the role of Business Woman Music Mogul “Pebbles Reid”.
Family, Business and Entertainment are the three values Althea Hart puts in the forefront along with giving back to the community and supporting the Veterans and VA recipients in the home buying process. It’s important to Althea to be that beacon of light in the eyes of her son, the community and the one who makes everything possible her Creator.