Deidra "Dee Dee" Roper Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Deidra Muriel Roper or Deidra "Dee Dee" Roper was born in Brooklyn, New York City on the 3 August 1971. She was one of five children. She grew up in a household where her father was always playing music, and by 14, she had the ambition to be a DJ.
Deidra Muriel Roper emerged from New York’s early hip-hop scene when she began appearing as a DJ as a teenager. She used the handle Spinderella and in 1987, joined a hip-hop trio Salt N Pepa with Sandra Denton and Cheryl James. They found success in the late 1980s and their first hit was Push It. In 1994 won the trio won a Grammy Award. They released A Salt With A Deadly Pepa (1988) and released three more recordings before they disbanded in 2002.
She made her film debut in Stay Tuned (1992), had guest appearances in Kazeem (1996), Ricki Lake (1992) and Hollywood Squares (1998).
Deidra Muriel Roper continues working and performing as a DJ. From 2003 until 2006, she hosted La, a radio programme. She has also appeared on reality television. She moved to Dallas, Texas in 2010 and is a member of the local DJ scene and has also worked in local radio.
Deidra Muriel Roper has one child, a daughter Christy (b.1992) whom she shares with NBA basketball player Kenny Anderson. Roper is involved with the American Diabetic Association as a volunteer.