NINA BLACKWOOD [KEY BIOGRAPHY]
|Birth Name||Nina Blackwood Rodiguez (F)|
|Birth Date (Age)||9th December 1952 (67 Years) old|
|Birth Place||Springfield, Massachusetts, (United States of America)|
|Famous As||Former MTV VJ & Sirius XM Radio Host|
|Height||5 feet. 6 inches tall|
|Husband||Danny Sheridan (divorced.)|
|Education||Rocky River High School|
|Net Worth||$500,000 approx.|
WHO IS NINA BLACKWOOD [THEN & NOW]
One of the first five Video Jockeys of MTV, when it launched back in 1981, is Nina Blackwood; She is best known for her raspy voice and spiky blonde hairs. She would introduce music videos and interview the rock stars of the day along with other four members; Mark Goodman, J.J. Jackson (late), Alan Hunter, and Martha Quinn.
To keep it short, you can say Nina Blackwood is a music journalist and a professional disc jockey. She is also confident when it comes to acting and has starred in movies including, “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, I Crave Rock & Roll, Number One Fan, Vice Squad, Reckless Reporter & The Magical World of Disney” among others.
Also, Nina worked as a model at some point, just before she could debut as a V.J., she posed for Playboy as a brunette in a “Girls in the Office” spread. However, the photoshoot is Blockwood’s biggest regret ever. When she was interviewed about why she did the whole thing, Nina said ‘it was because of her manager’; she further explained she did it because of exposure and not for money.
Blackwood left MTV in 1986 after her contract was not renewed, The five years tenure of the V.J. helped built fame that she still rocks till today. Sequel to leaving MTV, Paramount Television signed a deal with Nina who would report “Rock Report” on Entertainment Tonight, and host the famous pop music and dance show “Solid Gold,”.
BLACK WOOD TODAY : WHAT IS SHE UPTO?
Today (Now), Nina Blackwood from her home studio in Cushing currently hosts three shows, the first, The 80s on 8 which airs on Sirius XM Radio from 1 – 4 pm. The second is a weekend program, The Big ’80s Top 40 Countdown that also airs on Sirius XM Radio; the show is co-hosted with former members of Original V.J.s except for J.J. Jackson. The third was the nationally syndicated show “Nina Blackwood’s New Wave Nation” for United States Radio Station which stopped production in 2014.
QUICK FACTS OF THE PRO DJ
- She played keyboard for high school sweetheart’s band.
- Her father, who taught Sunday School was never a minister.
- Nina Blackwood along with other members of MTV VJs released a book “V.J.: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave” in 2013.
- Playboy Magazine reprinted the n*ude picture of Nina while she was working for MTV.
- Blackwood popularity on MTV lead to her appearance on CNN and even ran commentary shows on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC.
EARLY LIFE OF NINA BLACKWOOD [EDUCATION, WIKI & FAMILY]
Your favorite radio host was born as Nina Blackwood Rodiguez in Springfield, Massachusetts. She also responded to Nina Sheridan and was groomed by religious parents (Her father taught Sunday school). Nina moved to Rocky River, Ohio (a city near Cleveland) at the age of seven, where she grew up. She belongs to the Native American descent and bears American Nationality. Much is not known of her siblings; we do know she has a sister, Jennifer Rodriguez, two younger brothers, Lupe Rodriguez (aged 45) & William D Rodriguez (aged 58) and an elder sister Sally Rodriguez (aged 76).
Blackwood Rodiguez completed high school at Rocky River High School situated at the Westside of Cleveland, Ohio; She graduated in 1970 at the age of 18. However, before graduating from high school, Little do we know she started taking a piano lesson at the age of four. Nina continued taking the lesson at home after moving to Ohio. Blackwood asides being a pro-D.J. is a professional harp player, she became enamoured with the instrument and learnt how it works at the age of eight. At that same age, she started local acting and soon featured on some notable movies.
Furthermore, the attractive looks of Blackwood during mid-teen led her to some modelling jobs. She went on to study acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute situated in Los Angeles. When she was questioned what she’d do, had it been MTV failed, she replied saying; she would have become an actress or probably a professional Harpist.
Blackwood currently lives in Cushing, a town in Knox County, Maine, the United States where she works for Sirius Radio.
HOW OLD IS NINA BLACKWOOD [AGE]
The former MTV video jockey Nina Blackwood was born on the 9th of December, 1952. She is 67 years as of today and will clock 68 by December 2019. Her birth sign is Sagittarius.
Blackwood stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches; she weighs 60kg. There is no information regarding her measurements, but we do know Nina keeps her blonde hair till today.
MARRIED LIFE OF BLACKWOOD [HUSBAND / BOYFRIEND]
Like any other celebrity out there, Blackwood is secretive about her personal life; She does so well at ignoring matters related to her married life on a different talk show. However, Pressherald revealed that she met with a touring bass player, Danny Sheridan in the early 1970s, this time was when Blackwood completed her high school.
Danny, as illustrated by the Newspaper, fell in love with Nina, who worked a variety of jobs and even went nude for Playboy. They soon got lived couples life starting mid-1970s, this time they were living near Cleveland, a city in Ohio. In the late 70s,’ the then couple moved to Los Angeles to grab a spot in the musical industry. Together they record local bands and got involved in a variety of music videos.
Fortunately, Nina Blackwood was among the first five that started the MTV VJs in 1981, her supposed relationship with Danny Sheridan ended a few years after. While working at MTV, Blackwood in her self published book (titled V.J.: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave) revealed she got married to an unrevealed man. The other V.J.s were surprised when they saw Nina with a wedding ring, the secret wedding Blackwood had’ hurt them, according to the book.
Blackwood’s marriage with the man only lasted for four years. However, Danny tied the knot with Nina when she was about leaving MTV (probably 1986), and divorced in 1991. Since then the disc jockey was rumoured to have turned Lesbian, allegedly dating Kelly Vincent, a woman she referenced in her book.
NET WORTH / SALARY
The famous American Disc Jockey and former MTV VJ, Blackwood is still thriving in the entertainment industry as a Radio D.J. for the show tagged “The 80s on 80”, which airs on Sirius XM Radio. While working as a video jockey for MTV, Nina was earning between $26,000 to $ 29,000 yearly; she worked for the T.V. channel for five years.
Besides, Blackwood modelled for art students and posed n*de for Playboy Magazine. A model that poses for Playboy makes at least $25,000, according to CelebrityNetWorth. Nina has also starred on notable which inarguable adds to net worth.
Nina Blackwood’s estimated net worth as of 2019 is $500,000.