Nona Gaye was born on September 4, 1974 in Washington, D.C. Daughter of the music legend Marvin Gaye, expectations were high when Gaye released her debut album, Love For the Future in 1992.
Gaye's debut album came out on Atlantic Records a month after she turned 18 and scored a moderate hit with 'I'm Overjoyed' which reached #19 on the R&B charts. Still, Gaye could not match her father's success and after her second single, 'The Things That We All Do For Love' reached #51 on the R&B charts, she did not release another album.
Still, following the release of her album, Gaye was in a relationship with singer-songwriter Prince. She recorded several songs with him during mid 90s, with the duet '1000 Hugs and Kisses' never seeing release.
Around the same time, Gaye began moving away from the music industry and more into fashion and acting. In 1993, Gaye was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. In 1994, she signed to Ford Modeling Agency and became the face of Armani.
Unfortunately, Gaye battled with drug abuse and was only able to kick the habit in 1996. In 1997, she had a son Nolan with Justin Martinez.
Gaye's acting career started in 2001 with her role in the movie Ali, but didn't take off until 2003. In 2003, Gaye replaced Aaliyah in the Matrix sequels after Aaliyah's death.
Since, Gaye has appeared in the Polar Express, XXX: State of the Union, Crash and The Gospel.