The “Southern belle” Phaedra Parks became a celebrity when she joined the cast of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” But she had been in the celebrity world for many years as a practicing attorney who helped famous clients navigate the high-risk, high-reward, highly treacherous world of entertainment and Hollywood.

The national platform provided by her role on the popular “RHOA” has enabled the multifaceted attorney and entrepreneur expand her business portfolio  As a managing partner for an entertainment law firm, the soon-to-be mother of two aspires to own a funeral home.

Let’s take a quick look back at the life of Phaedra Parks.