Phaedra Parks is an American reality TV star, best known for starring in the hit Bravo reality series “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Parks is additionally a successful businesswoman, attorney, media personality,  author, social activist and motivational speaker.


Born on October 26, 1973, in Athens, GA, Parks is the daughter of Pastor Henry Parks and Regina Bell. She has three siblings, Keosha Bell, Henri-Jacques Parks and Albert Bell. A native of Georgia, Parks received a B.A degree with honors from Wesleyan College. She then earned Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia as well as earned a degree in mortuary sciences from Jefferson State College.

Phaedra Parks during her high schools years.


Parks serves as the managing partner of the Atlanta-based law firm, The Parks Group. She specializes in legal matters in the ranges of intellectual property rights, civil and criminal litigation and entertainment. Her clients have included celebrities and prominent people like Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, to name a few. She is actively involved in the Atlanta legal community and has served as president of the Gate City Bar Association and the advisory board of the American Bar Association.

Parks has been a broadcasting legal analyst for media outlets including CNN, NBC, Fox, EXTRA, Entertainment Tonight, truTV and has been cited on legitimate issues in many of publications including, The People, The New York Times and Newsweek.

Phaedra Parks was featured on the cover of Rollingout in August 2015.

An energetic social activist, Parks is an active advocate for African-American young men. Her charitable organization “Save Our Sons,” works with communities across the country on the significance of positive male role models in the lives of colored people. Parks is additionally candid on social liberties issues and has gone to urban communities from Selma, Alabama to Flint, Michigan to battle social treacheries.

She has invested her time and stayed with the unjustified and victim of violence families like Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and others. Parks is a consistent fixture in Washington, D.C., where she works with individuals from Congress on executing activities to give chances for at-risk youth.

Cast member of Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Season 7. Img Source: Facebook

Other Works

On November 12, 2013, Parks published her book “Secrets of the Southern Belle: How to Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun, and Never Have an Off Moment.” The book which provides a true Southern Belle’s witty, entertainment, and amusing guide to life. As a motivational speaker, Parks consistently goes around the nation addressing to different groups about subjects going from business and law to self-improvement and making progress. Additionally, she is a licensed funeral director and has opened a funeral home in Atlanta.

Phaedra Parks speaks at The 20th Anniversary of The Million Man March. Img Source: Porshawilliamsworld

Personal Life & Net Worth

Phaedra Parks was married to Apollo Nida in 2009. The couple divorced in 2016 after having two children,  Dylan Nida and Ayden Nida. Parks and her ex- husband appeared on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ where he brought his new unknown fiancée after he was discharged from prison.

Phaedra Parks with her children and ex-husband.
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Being an esteemed successful businesswoman in her field, Parks’ role on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” has just added to her wealth. As of 2016, her net worth is estimated at $2 million dollars.