Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Alicia Keys?

The talented Alicia Keys must have some talented parents to have such a phenomenon daughter. Well, she was born with the name Alicia Augello Cook and her irish/italian mother, Teresa “Terria” Augello, was a part-time actress and paralegal at the time. Her Father is a Jamaican who was a flight attendant at the time. She was primarily raised by her mother after her parents separated in her early childhood.

Alicia Keys was born January 25, 1980, in New York City, New York. The only child of an Irish-Italian mother and an African father, Alicia got her start in showbiz at the tender age of 5 when she guest-starred in an episode of The Cosby Show. That brief experience increased her desire to become a professional performer, and she began taking piano lessons two years later.

Keys was born Alicia Augello Cook on January 25, 1981, in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan, in New York City, New York.[6][7] She is the daughter and only child of Irish-Italian mother Teresa Augello, a paralegal and part-time actress, and Jamaican father Craig Cook, a flight attendant.[8][9][10][11] She felt comfortable with her biracial heritage because she felt she was able to "relate to different cultures". Her parents separated when she was two and she was subsequently raised by her mother during her formative years in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan. In 1985, Keys made an appearance on The Cosby Show at the age of four, where she and a group of girls played the parts of Rudy Huxtable's sleepover guests in the episode "Slumber Party".[4][14] Throughout her childhood, Keys was sent to music and dance classes by her mother. She began playing the piano when she was seven and learned classical music by composers such as Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin. She enrolled in the Professional Performing Arts School at the age of 12, where she majored in choir and began writing songs at the age of 14. She graduated in three years as valedictorian at the age of 16 and was accepted to Columbia University, but dropped out after four weeks to pursue her musical career.
Alicia Keys has finally decided to mend her fragile relationship with her estranged father, following years of no contact between them.

The sexy singer refused to speak to her dad, Craig Cook, after he walked out on her when she was a little girl.

However, she has now decided it's time to build a new relationship, saying: "The healing process is delicate and takes time. I started the process because I was tired of always being upset when I thought about my father.

"I was tired of holding onto this big cloud of pain and unanswered questions inside. I was tired of holding a grudge that was only causing me to be bitter and sarcastic."

But Alicia admits it will take her a long time to get over his absence during her childhood.

Keys' father is black and her mother, Terry, is white. Terry raised her daughter alone in a tough New York City neighborhood called Hell’s Kitchen. And she made sure music was always a part of her life. Keys started lessons at 7. "I think I had talent," says Keys. "It was more my desire. I wanted to play. I said, 'Go, girl, go.'"

Growing up, Keys was trained in classical music and was already writing pop songs when Columbia Records signed her to a contract at 16. That same year, Keys graduated from a performing arts high school, and was awarded a scholarship at Columbia University. It was there, she changed her last name from Cook to Keys.
Keys was the only child born to an Irish-Italian mother, Teresa “Terri” Augello, and a Jamaican father, Craig Cook, in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, New York. Terri was a paralegal and actress, but Keys was raised in a semi-poor home in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Keys’ mother and father separated during her early childhood, thus she was raised by her mother during her formative years. Her mother was the one who most supported her during the time she was developing her musical talents. In 1985, Keys and a group of other girls won the parts of Rudy Huxtable’s sleepover guests in an episode of The Cosby Show called “Slumber Party”, aired on March 28 (the episode became the only time Keys was credited under her real name). *******************************************************************************
It seems as if the answer to this question wasn't answered directly. When people started to ask the name of Alicia Keys biological father, a name and story was attached to validate his identity. The story was validated when photos of Craig Cook's biological mother was released. Who did Alicia receive her singing voice from? Was it her mother or biological father? There are no pictures of Craig Cook. His biological mother is alive and she's Puerto Rican, not Jamaican. Alicia Key's biological mother had work done --- Is it me, or Alicia's mom look like she's related to Justin Timberlake's mother (before surgery)? Do you remember what Alicia Keys looked like on the Cosby Show? If not, allow me to refresh your memory. Just scroll over to mark 2:42!


  1. she does look like a boy there and she has a very husky voice. even ms.jay on top model said there are men who pass for women today and have very successful careers as super models. so i do believe this mess is out there

  2. You are out of you're fucking mind. You need to get help......for real.

  3. Alicia Keys and her camp tried so hard to remove the "Cosby Show Clip" from the internet. She clearly looks like boy and the cast did a great job, as they tried to reveal her identity.

    She didn't look like a boy or a girl. The rest of the kids showed their entire face. That was a learning experience for Alicia Cook (Ms. Puerto Rican)!

    She's not "black" but she's pretending to be! There are no pictures of her biological father.

    Her mother look just like Justin Timberlake's mother. Plus you heard about Justin Timberlake's father but there are no pictures of him.

    Justin look Puerto Rican more so than white!

  4. Alicia Keys was onced rumored to be a lesbian. She use to frequent those underground gay clubs in Philly! She was raised by a group of lesbians.

    Kelly Rowland had two mothers as well!

    Zina Garrison and Kelly's mom were hooking up. Kelly's mother use to show up at a tennis match dressed like a boy one week and like a girl the other week.

    Real Talk

  5. Wow, you must have had some terrible things happen to you. I am sorry it has lead you to spend your time on such speculative drivel. I suggest you consider some professional counseling to help you move past it and find something productive to do with your life. Best of luck.

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  10. if alicia is a boy how did she birth a child? her pregnancy stomach is real

  11. plus u dont see no adam's apple. i swear yall are crazy and ignorant apparently

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