Emmy-Award winning host Adrienne Bailon-Houghton can be seen each weekday on the nationally syndicated talk show The Real. In 2018, Houghton and her fellow The Real co-hosts received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host. The show, which returned for its seventh season this fall, has received multiple Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Talk Series, and has received two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Talk Series.
Houghton launched her weekly YouTube series “All Things Adrienne,” April 2018, serving as executive producer and fearlessly bringing viewers into her daily life through real conversations centered around her core values and relatable, everyday topics — from fashion and beauty to cooking and home decor to family and faith. Since its launch, the channel has grown to over a million subscribers and has generated more than 62 million total views.
Extending her digital footprint into the fashion space, Houghton debuted the Facebook Watch series Wear It Well in October 2019, aiming to provide women of all shapes and sizes tips for dressing confidently. In each episode Wear it Well challenges Houghton to style and dress a group of friends with diverse body types, guiding viewers along the way with a body-positive approach to fashion and insight into finding wardrobe staples that are the perfect fit for anyone.
In November 2018, Houghton released XIXI, an affordable luxury jewelry brand inspired by signature pieces from her personal jewelry collection that have been passed down through generations of her family. Rooted in heritage and faith, XIXI has launched and sold-out eleven collections. The company maintains steady growth, averaging 120% in revenue increase month over month since its launch. Houghton debuted a luxury vegan handbag label, La Voûte in 2020 which translates to The Vault playing off the concept that a handbag serves as a personal vault for all of one's essentials. The collection features five styles ranging from $75-$150 including a ruched pouch “La Pouchette”, structured mini top handle “La Sirène”, shoulder bag “La Mode”, tote “La Dame” and crossbody “La Boite”, in an assortment of colors from classic black and white to soft neutrals to deep jewel tones and vibrant reds.
Born in the heart of New York City’s Lower East Side, Houghton was a household name by the time she was just 14 years old. She first stepped into the spotlight in 1999, when she rose to fame as the lead singer of multi-platinum R&B girl group, 3LW. The group released a total of three studio albums and toured globally with Destiny’s Child and NSYNC. In 2003, Houghton became a founding member of the pop-group The Cheetah Girls and released the Disney Channel movie of the same name, which drew 84 million viewers worldwide. With the colossal success of their first film and multiple lucrative merchandising deals, the group would go on to release two sequel films The Cheetah Girls 2 and The Cheetah Girls: One World. In 2009, Houghton served as the face of the MTV network and hosted the afternoon block of their programming, in addition to hosting specials and celebrity interviews.
As an actress, Houghton’s credits include roles in several television hits, including the Disney Channel series’ That’s So Raven (2003) and Buffalo Dreams (2005), the MTV television movie All You’ve Got (2006), feature film Coach Carter (2005), ABC Family television movie Lovestruck (2013) and the independent motion picture I’m in Love with a Church Girl (2013), among others. In 2019, Houghton was a contestant on The Masked Singer, coming in third place as “The Flamingo”. In addition to hosting the red carpet at the 2013 BET Awards, Houghton was frequently featured as a BET co-host on the popular countdown show 106 and Park, as well as on VH1’s Morning Buzz. In 2012, Houghton debuted her Style Network show, Empire Girls, with model and television personality Julissa Bermudez. Houghton also hosted the Oxygen network series Nail’d It!, a reality show that focuses on nail-art competition and also launched her own “Fingertip Fetish” nail polish line. She can most recently be seen as a judge in the Fox singing competition I Can See Your Voice.
As a Latina woman with multiple platforms, Houghton has always focused on giving back and has strived to empower and inspire through her work. She founded the nonprofit foundation Besos Care Packages to provide people in need with basic living essentials and specialty items. Through the foundation, Houghton has partnered with non-profit organizations including the Salvation Army and Minnies Food Pantry to expand its reach and diversify the way in which they support the community. She continues to be an advocate for girls, and an active volunteer for a number of major causes and charities, including the Girls Scouts of America, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Make-A-Wish, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day and City of Hope.
Houghton currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband, Grammy Award-winning musician Israel Houghton.