Karrueche Tran is Best Known For Being the ex-girlfriend of rapper Chris Brown. She was Brown’s first serious girlfriend after Rihanna.
Born Name Karrueche Tientrese Tran
Nick Name Kae
Occupation Aspiring model and actress, socialite
Years active 2009–present
Born: May 17, 1988, 30 years and 11 months, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Sun Sign Taurus
Height 5 ft 1 in or 155 cm
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Measurements 33-24-35 in or 84-61-89 cm
Bra Size. 32A
Tran attended Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. But, she graduated from Birmingham High School in 2006.
For the next two years, she went to Pierce College in Washington to major in Graphic Design. She graduated from it in 2008.
Father – DeVon Minters
Mother – Cindy Adamson
Siblings – Raymond Adamson (Brother)
Karrueche Tran is signed with –
Wilhelmina Models – New York
Wilhelmina Models – Los Angeles
Paradigm Talent Agency – California
Electric Republic – Atlanta
From 2013 to 2016, she starred as Vivian Johnson in the web series The Bay. She currently stars as Virginia Loc on TNT’s series Claws.
Tran was raised in Los Angeles, California. by her Vietnamese mother and Jamaican godmother. Her father is African-American. Tran first attended high school at Fairfax High School before switching schools, graduating from Birmingham High School in 2006.
Early career and The Bay: 2009–2014
Tran began her career in the fashion industry as a personal shopper. From 2009–2012, she worked at Nordstrom located at the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park, CA. Later, Tran worked as free-lance celebrity stylist in Hollywood. She first gained public attention when she began dating R&B artist, Chris Brown, in 2010.
At the same time, Tran began modelling by participating in photoshoots for local brands, posing as the face of Lady Crooks, the women’s division under the streetwear brand Crooks and Castles for their Summer 2013 collection. She also began working on her own clothing line, The Kill. Tran later won the role of Vivian Johnson in the Emmy award-winning web series The Bay, which she co-starred in from 2013 to 2016.
In 2014, Tran appeared in volume one of the photography book, Love West Coast Girls by celebrity photographer Mike Miller. That same year, she hosted the BET Awards red carpet and multiple events during the official BET Weekend. She had previously co-hosted the BET show 106 & Park. Tran’s TV One movie, The Fright Nite Files, was screened that year.
Film and television roles: 2015–present
In 2015, Tran was featured in the Spring/Summer lookbook for French-based athletic brand Le Coq Sportif. She also appeared on the covers of several magazines, including Rolling Out, Flaunt Magazine, Ouch Magazine, The Hundreds, Cliche Magazine, Bleu Magazine and Annex Magazine, including two feature stories on ELLE.com. Her work led her to a contract with Wilhelmina Models LA in 2015.
Tran’s first featured film, 3-Headed Shark Attack, was released that summer, followed by the lead in the short film PrXde. She later gained recognition for her performance as Vanessa Ivy in the fashion web series by StyleHaul titled Vanity, sponsored by the makeup brand Maybelline.
After supporting roles in A Weekend with the Family and The Nice Guys, Tran landed the lead in Only for One Night, portraying Chloe, a married woman whose perfect life deals with betrayal when her sister drugs her husband and sleeps with him. All three movies were released in 2016.
After her departure from The Bay, Tran began co-starring in TNT Claws (2017), a tv series about five diverse manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon in South Florida.
Tran began dating R&B artist Chris Brown in 2010. The couple briefly broke up when Brown reconciled with his ex-girlfriend, Barbadian singer and songwriter Rihanna. After the latter’s relationship ended, Brown and Tran continued their relationship but split after it was revealed in March 2015 that Brown had a daughter, Royalty, with Nia Guzman. In February 2017, Tran was granted a temporary 100-yard restraining order against Brown, and eventually a 5-year restraining order against the singer. Karrueche is a Christian. She has stated,
This is about recognizing my mistakes and learning from them, … I own up to all the poor choices I have made and pray for the better. I pray everyday to God to strengthen me as a human and a young woman.
She has Vietnamese ancestry on her mother’s side, while she is of African-American descent on her father’s side.
Dimpled smile (Dimples on the right cheek)
Numerous tattoos (mostly quotes) over her body.
She first appeared in the TV movie Rip the Runway as herself (model) in 2013.
First TV Show
As an actress, Karrueche first appeared in the horror series The Dead Diaries as Lisa in 2014 in an episode entitled “Massacre.”
She tries to eat healthy most of the time. Though she likes to eat junk food, especially McDonald’s, but she cuts back the quantity of such energy-sucking foods and sweets in summer. In turn, she drinks a lot of water.
She is a foodie, if she craves for anything like burgers, sandwiches, steaks, etc, she will eat it. If she wants to eat a burger, she will go to In-N-Out to satisfy her hunger and craving.
In the past, she has tried suspension workout called TRX and even boxing.
Karrueche Tran Favorite Things
Beauty Products – Nars
Perfume – Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Tom Ford Velvet Orchid
Karrueche Tran Facts
Tran has modeled for LoveSicc Clothing, Lady Crooks for their Summer 2013 collection.
She reportedly refuses to pose n*de during the photo shoots.
She has worked as a personal shopper in the past, where she used to help customers to buy any fashionable item.
For three years, from 2009 to 2012, she has worked at Nordstrom shop in a mall in California.
Karrueche has even worked as a freelance stylist for celebrities in Hollywood.
Karrueche has hosted BET Awards 2014.
Her beauty icon is Jennifer Lopez for her skin.
She is best friends with Angela Simmons and Seiko Huffman.
Visit her official website @ karruechetran.com.