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Phaedra Parks

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Phaedra Parks stars in the hit Bravo reality series "Real Housewives of Atlanta," now in its ninth season and one of the network's highest rated shows. Parks is also a successful attorney, businesswoman, media personality, motivational speaker, author and social activist. As managing partner of The Parks Group, an Atlanta-based law firm, Parks practices law in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property rights and civil and criminal litigation. Her clients have included celebrities and high-profile individuals and she is actively involved in the Atlanta legal community. She has served as president of the Gate City Bar Association and on the advisory board of the American Bar Association. Parks has been an on-air legal analyst for media outlets including NBC, Fox, CNN, truTV, EXTRA and Entertainment Tonight and has been quoted on legal issues in dozens of publications including The New York Times, Newsweek and People. A passionate social activist, Parks is a tireless advocate for African-American boys. Through her nonprofit organization Save Our Sons she works with communities nationwide on the importance of positive male role models in the lives of black boys. She has spent time with the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and others who have been victims of violence and unjustified killings. Parks is a regular fixture in Washington, D.C., where she works with members of Congress on implementing initiatives to provide opportunities for at-risk youth. Parks is also outspoken on civil rights issues and has gone to cities from Selma, Alabama to Flint, Michigan to fight social injustices. Parks is the author of the bestselling "Secrets of the Southern Belle: How to Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun, and Never Have an Off Moment," which provides amusing and entertaining insight and tips on how to have all the charm, confidence and grace of a true Southern Belle. As a motivational speaker, Parks regularly travels around the country speaking to different groups about subjects ranging from business and law to personal growth and achieving success. Also a licensed funeral director, Parks is in the process of opening a funeral home in the greater Atlanta area. Parks earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Wesleyan College, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia as well as a degree in mortuary sciences from Jefferson State College. She is a Georgia native and currently lives in Atlanta with her two sons, Ayden and Dylan.  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
Phaedra Parks Says Apollo Can't File for a Divorce that Already Went Down

Phaedra Parks
Apollo Can't File for Divorce That Ship has Sailed

Phaedra Parks says her ex is not only a felon ... he's slow on the uptake and she wants a judge to throw him out of divorce court. Phaedra filed legal docs calling BS on Apollo's divorce petition.… READ MORE >

Apollo Nida Insists Phaedra's Divorce Docs Are Invalid

Apollo Nida
Not So Fast, Phaedra ... Your Divorce Docs Are Wack!

Apollo Nida refuses to accept his divorce from Phaedra Parks is a done deal, and his reason -- spelling counts. Apollo points out his ex's legal name is Phaedra Parks Nida, but in her divorce… READ MORE >

- 318 days ago
Phaedra Parks -- Apollo's Wasting Time ... We're Already Divorced, Just Like I Said

Phaedra Parks
Apollo's Wasting Time ... Divorce a Done Deal, Like I Said

Phaedra Parks said she was officially single again, but Apollo Nida said otherwise -- now we know who was actually right ... turns out, it's all Phaedra. Court docs unsealed Monday back up… READ MORE >

- 322 days ago
Apollo Nida -- Phaedra Parks Can't Divorce Me, I'm Divorcing HER!

Apollo Nida
Phaedra Can't Divorce Me I'm Divorcing HER!

Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida are getting divorced -- for REAL this time, according to Apollo, who filed docs from prison. Apollo filed his divorce petition in Georgia on Thursday ... requesting… READ MORE >

- 326 days ago
Apollo Nida -- Engaged In Prison!

Apollo Nida
Engaged In Prison!!!

Apollo Nida will appear on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' from prison and he's bringing his new mystery fiancée along for the ride too ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to production… READ MORE >

- 344 days ago
Phaedra Parks -- I'm Finally Divorced (VIDEO)

Phaedra Parks
I'm Finally Divorced

Phaedra Parks says she's officially a single woman -- her divorce from Apollo Nida is now final. The 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star appeared on "Raq Rants" (on our YouTube channel)… READ MORE >

- 356 days ago
Phaedra Parks -- 'Bomb' Suspect/Friend Ordered to Keep His Distance

Phaedra Parks
'Bomb' Suspect/Friend Ordered to Keep His Distance

It doesn't matter if Phaedra Parks is longtime pals with the guy accused of threatening her with a bomb ... a judge says he still has to stay away from her.  Terence Cook, best known as the… READ MORE >

- 434 days ago
Phaedra Parks -- 'Bomb' Suspect Not a Threat ... He Was Racially Profiled

Phaedra Parks
'Bomb' Suspect Not a Threat ... He Was Racially Profiled

Phaedra Parks is standing up for the rapper who got busted for threatening to blow up her office, and believes he was racially profiled by someone in her office building.  Phaedra tells… READ MORE >

- 447 days ago
Phaedra Parks -- Bombing Suspect Is Former Client

Phaedra Parks
Bombing Suspect Is Former Client

Phaedra Parks has history with the man who allegedly threatened to blow up her law office, because she was once his manager and lawyer ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to Terrence Cook -- aka… READ MORE >

- 453 days ago
Phaedra Parks -- Targeted by Man Claiming to Have a Bomb

Phaedra Parks
Targeted by Man Claiming to Have a Bomb

A guy claiming he had a bomb strapped to his leg went looking for Phaedra Parks in her Atlanta office Thursday morning -- but he got the wrong building. Police evacuated the office building… READ MORE >

- 453 days ago
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