The Kardashian-Jenners burst onto the scene in 2007 with their hit actuality present Maintaining Up With the Kardashians, and Malika Haqq has been a supporting participant of their narrative ever since.
The 37-year-old, who’s finest pals with Khloé Kardashian, definitely reaped the rewards that got here with being so intently related to the well-known household, however what followers could not know is that Malika was busy making a reputation for herself in Hollywood earlier than E!’s cameras invaded Calabasas.
What does Malika Haqq do for a residing?
Because of the 13 years she’s spent on TV, the mom of 1 will get a pleasant chunk of change from numerous model partnerships and sponsored Instagram posts. Her newest marketing campaign is for the clothes line Bare Wardrobe and options pictures taken along with her 6-month-old son, Ace.
However earlier than she grew to become generally known as Khloé’s sidekick on KUWTK, Malika labored as an actress. She first appeared on display as a child within the ‘80s sitcom Benson, but didn’t pursue appearing as a profession till she was in her 20s.
The brunette magnificence guest-starred on a 2004 episode of Sturdy Medication earlier than getting her large break within the 2005 superhero comedy movie Sky Excessive. Malika and her twin sister Khadijah each performed Penny, a highschool scholar who has the facility to duplicate herself.
“The actually advantage of a manufacturing this large is you do not go straight into filming. We had weeks of coaching as a result of we did gymnastics. We needed to study stunts,” Malika recalled of her expertise on set.
“You really get to enter this surroundings, figuring out that you’ve got house and room to study, and everyone seems to be there to assist you,” she shared, including, “There have been some unimaginable veterans like Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston that have been so wonderful to all the children.”
A yr later, Malika scored a job within the T.I. dramedy ATL and shot a bit half for an episode of Entourage. In direction of the start of KUWTK’s run, the California native briefly switched careers, changing into Khloé’s private assistant. However that gig didn’t final lengthy.
“My important focus is to get again into options,” Malika mentioned in 2012, although she’s solely added two new credit to her resume since then.
Malika and Khadijah’s ‘KUWTK’ spin-off, ‘Sprint Dolls,’ was an enormous flop.
E! greenlit a sequence starring the siblings in 2015, which adopted workers (or “dolls” as they have been referred to as) at one of many Kardashians’ Sprint clothes boutiques. On the time, the Haqqs have been supposedly co-managing the shop.
“All of the dolls know [we’re the eyes and ears for the Kardashians],” Malika informed Glamour whereas selling the short-lived present. “Their positions are coping with retail, and we’re in there to be good function fashions.” Sadly, Sprint Dolls bought canceled after simply eight episodes.
Khloé and Malika as soon as once more collaborated on a undertaking in 2019, releasing a restricted version BFF Assortment with BECCA Cosmetics. The seven-piece set included a bronze, blush, and glow palette, lipsticks, and highlighters.
“That is the very first thing Khloé and I’ve finished collectively so far as a make-up collab, and it is in all probability the very best factor just because we agree that that is one thing we each love,” Malika defined in an interview with Bustle final yr.
“We love make-up, we love preparing collectively, we love selecting tones and shades and all of these issues,” she famous. “There wasn’t actually something to disagree on; it was extra about empowering one another to choose issues that you simply love, go for what’s actually true to you, and the way we vibe with one another.”
New episodes of Maintaining Up With the Kardashians air Thursdays at eight p.m. ET on E!