Mavis Staples is an American rhythm and blues as well as gospel singer, an actress, and a civil rights activist who has recorded and also performed with the band of her family named as The Staple Singers and also as a solo artist. Talking about her personal life biography, Staples has already got married as well as divorced too. She was previously married to her then-husband named Spencer Leak. The couple tied their knots with each other in 1964 and later, they divorced when Mavis wouldn’t end her music for staying at home. She does not have any children.
Now, let us find some more details related to the bio of Staples that has been obtained from different sources. She is the native of Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. She came into this world on 10th July of the year 1939 which has now made her reach at the age of 77. At the beginning of her career, she started along with the group of her family in 1950.
She went to study at the Paul Robeson High School from where she got graduated in 1957. It was after that when The Staple Singers took their music on road. She made her first solo foray while she was at the Epic Records with the Staple Singers releasing the lone single titled as Crying in the Chapel. Later, she made a major national return with a release of an album called Have a Little Faith on Alligator Records of Chicago that was produced by Jim Tullio in 2004.
Mavis Staples is one of the most popular and loved celebrity on the television screen whom we’ve been knowing and seeing daily. Some of you may also be the fan of her since a long time as well as some of you may also love to access some other news related to her. Some of us may also have the information regarding her tour, personal life, as well as the professional career from different gossip pages, newspaper, and magazines. Staples has been active in this field since 1950 and during these periods, she has already gained numbers of fans in her social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We can also view her interviews on YouTube.
Prior to that, she has also appeared in multiple of movies and TV shows which also includes Graffiti Bridge, The Last Waltz, New York Undercover, Wattstax, Soul Train, Songs of Praise, The Psychiatrist, Soul to Soul and The Cosby Show. On 8th September 2015, she was a featured performer on the premiere of an episode of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert during which Colbert thanked her personally for making her appearance.
Mavis Staples stands at the height of 5 feet and few inches that suit her personality. As she was born in the month of July, her zodiac sign is Cancer. Her weight has not been recorded yet. Her hair is light brown in color. She belongs to American nationality. During her career till now, Staples has gained a big amount of the salary and the net worth of her is estimated to be $6 million.