Rita Ora Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Career, Husband, Descendants: The Rise of Red 2024, Acting, Kids, Net worth, and X

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Rita Ora Profile

Rita Ora is a British singer, songwriter, television personality, and actress who gained widespread recognition in 2012. She first came into the spotlight by featuring on DJ Fresh’s single “Hot Right Now,” which topped the UK Singles Chart. Her debut studio album, Ora, also released in 2012, debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and included the chart-topping singles “R.I.P.” and “How We Do (Party).” In that year, Ora achieved the distinction of having the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart, with three singles reaching the top spot.

Rita Ora Age

As of 2023, Ora is 33 years old, she was born on November 26, 1990, in Pristina, Kosovo. Furthermore, she celebrates her birthday on November 26 every year.

Rita Ora Height

She stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Rita Ora Education

She attended St Cuthbert with St Matthias CE Primary School in Earls Court, London. Her focus on the arts led her to Sylvia Young Theatre School, a renowned performing arts institution that counts Amy Winehouse and Emma Bunton among its alumni. After Sylvia Young, she continued her education at St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College.

Rita Ora Parents

Ora’s parents are Vera and Besnik Sahatçiu. Her mother, Vera, is a psychiatrist. Her father, Besnik, previously studied economics and is now a pub owner. Ora was born in Kosovo to Albanian parents. The family emigrated to the United Kingdom when Rita was a young child due to the Kosovo War.

Rita Ora Siblings

Ora has two siblings. An older sister named Elena Sahatçiu. They are very close and Elena even works as Rita’s manager. A younger brother named Don Ora. Rita has expressed how proud she is of her brother and has shared photos of him graduating from university.

Rita Ora
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Rita Ora Husband

Ora’s husband is filmmaker Taika Waititi. They got married in a private ceremony in August 2022 and publicly confirmed their marriage in January 2023.

Rita Ora Children

Ora does not have any biological children of her own as of today, May 23, 2024. However, she has expressed her desire to have children in the future with her husband Taika Waititi. Taika Waititi does have two daughters from his previous marriage to Chelsea Winstanley.

Rita Ora Phoenix

On May 26, 2017, Rita Ora released “Your Song,” her first solo single in almost two years. The track reached number seven on the UK charts and served as the lead single for her second studio album. This album followed legal disputes with her former label, Roc Nation, which caused delays. Her next single, “Anywhere,” climbed to number two in the UK, marking her eleventh top-ten hit.

In January 2018, Ora released “For You,” a collaboration with Liam Payne for the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack. On September 18, 2018, Ora announced her second studio album, Phoenix, scheduled for release on November 23. Shortly after, on September 21, she released the fourth single from the album, “Let You Love Me,” which peaked at number four in the UK.

This achievement made her the British female solo artist with the most top ten songs, surpassing the previous record held by Shirley Bassey and Petula Clark. On October 29, she revealed tour dates for Phoenix, spanning Europe, Asia, and Oceania from March 1 to May 29, 2019.

Rita Ora Net Worth

Estimates suggest Ora has a net worth of around $30 million as of 2024.

Rita Ora Career

In 2014, she achieved two top-five UK singles: “I Will Never Let You Down,” which debuted at number one, and her feature on Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow,” which peaked at number four. The latter also became Ora’s first top-ten song on the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching number three.

On December 14, 2014, Ora performed at the Christmas in Washington event, filmed at the National Building Museum. In February 2015, she was featured on Charli XCX’s song “Doing It,” which debuted at number eight in the UK. On February 22, 2015, she performed “Grateful” from Gina Prince-Bythewood’s film Beyond the Lights at the 87th Academy Awards.

In December 2015, Ora filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation to be released from her contract, citing California’s “seven-year rule” and claiming the contract was “unenforceable.” She argued that despite creating multiple records, she was only allowed to release one album and that her relationship with Roc Nation was “irrevocably damaged.” In January 2016, Roc Nation filed a counter-lawsuit against Ora for breaking her recording contract. The dispute was settled in May 2016.

By June 2016, she had signed a new record deal with Atlantic Records. On September 3, 2016, she performed at a concert in Rome at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, alongside other Albanian artists and accompanied by the Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra, in honor of Mother Teresa’s canonization.

Rita Ora Bang and You & I

In April 2019, Rita Ora released “Carry On,” a single produced by Norwegian DJ Kygo for the movie Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, in which she also made a cameo appearance. On May 31, she followed up with another single, “Ritual,” a collaboration with Tiësto and Jonas Blue.

In September 2019, Ora revealed to Marie Claire that she had started working on her third studio album. She shared more about the project with NME, explaining that she had been working on it intermittently for two years with collaborators from around the world. She expressed her ambition for this album to be something unprecedented in her career.

On February 12, 2021, Ora released the collaborative EP Bang with Kazakh producer Imanbek. A year later, in February 2022, she signed a record deal with Berlin-based label BMG. On January 27, 2023, Ora released “You Only Love Me,” the lead single from her third studio album, You & I. On April 19, she released another single, “Praising You,” featuring Fatboy Slim, and announced that the album would drop on July 14. You & I debuted at number six on the UK charts.

Rita Ora Acting

At age 13, she made her television debut in an episode of the British drama series, The Brief. Shortly after, she appeared in the British film Spivs (2004). In April 2014, she starred alongside Korean popstar Hyuna in an episode of Funny or Die titled “Girl, You Better Walk.”

In 2015, she portrayed Mia, Christian Grey’s sister, in the film adaptation of the best-selling novel Fifty Shades of Grey, and reprised this role in the film’s two sequels. Originally, she approached the production team hoping to contribute to the film’s soundtrack but was asked by the director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, to audition for the role of Mia Grey.

In the 2021 film Twist, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist, she played the Artful Dodger. In February 2022, it was announced that she would appear in a Disney+ prequel—a limited series to the 2017 film Beauty and The Beast. She was set to play a fugitive with surprising abilities who carries a secret that could potentially affect an entire kingdom, but the project has been put on hold indefinitely.

Rita Ora Television

In 2015, she joined the fourth season of The Voice UK on BBC One as a coach, replacing Kylie Minogue. That same year, it was confirmed that Ora and BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw had signed on as judges for the twelfth series of The X Factor on ITV, following a bidding war between The X Factor and The Voice UK. She also co-hosted the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards with Grimshaw several times from 2013 to 2017.

In July 2016, Tyra Banks announced that Ora would replace her as the host of the revamped America’s Next Top Model on VH1. In September 2019, Ora was named as a judge for the UK version of The Masked Singer, which aired on ITV in January 2020. From 2021 to 2023, Ora served as a coach on The Voice Australia. In September 2023, Fox announced that Ora would join the American version of The Masked Singer for season 11.

Ora hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards on 12 November 2017 in London at Wembley Arena. She hosted the awards show again in 2022, co-hosting with Taika Waititi on 13 November in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Rita Ora Descendants: The Rise of Red

Ora plays the villainous Queen of Hearts in the Disney+ movie “Descendants: The Rise of Red”. Queen of Hearts is the mother of the film’s main character, Red (played by Kylie Cantrall). The character is based on the antagonist from Lewis Carroll’s classic novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. This is Rita Ora’s first appearance in the Descendants series.

Rita Ora and Jason Statham

Ora and Jason Statham have been seen together at events but there is no indication that they were ever in a relationship or romantically involved. In 2014, they were both guests at the Belvedere Cannes bash. Reports say they were also part of the same social circle at the time.

Rita Ora Movies and TV Shows

  • Fifty Shades Film Series (2015, 2017, 2018): Ora played Mia Grey, the adopted sister of Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), in all three installments of the erotic romantic drama series: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed.
  • Fast & Furious 6 (2013): Ora had a small role as one of the racers in the sixth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise.
  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019): Ora voiced the character of Rita, a researcher who works with Ryme City’s doctor, Dr. Laurent (Ken Watanabe).
  • Descendants: The Rise of Red (2024): Ora is currently in post-production for the upcoming Disney movie Descendants: The Rise of Red, where she will play the role of the Queen of Hearts.
  • Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight (2022): Ora is part of the voice cast for this animated series.

Rita Ora Social Media Platforms

Ora is very active on her X, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 6.3 Million followers on X, 16.1 Million followers on Instagram, 4.16 Million Subscribers, and 6.3 Million followers on Facebook.

Rita Ora X

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