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Who is Killer Mike married to? Get to know all about his wife and children

Who is Killer Mike?

Killer Mike is an American hip hop recording artist and actor. Killer Mike was born in Atlanta, Georgia in April 1975. Killer Mike is the founder of Grind Time Official Records.

His debut came on the track “Snappin’ and Tappin'” on OutKast’s 2000 album Stankonia. Mike later appeared on OutKast’s Grammy winning single “The Whole World” from their greatest hits album. Killer Mike signed to rapper T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records in 2008.

His debut studio album Monster was released in March 2003 and reached #4 on the US R&B and #10 on the Billboard 200 charts.

Killer Mike

He has released six solo studio albums with his latest R.A.P. Music coming in 2012. Killer Mike has also released the albums Run the Jewels in 2013 and Run the Jewels 2 in 2014 with rapper-producer El-P.

He has also released four mix tapes. Mike’s best known single is “A.D.I.D.A.S” (featuring Big Boi and Sleepy Brown) which charted in the US, Ireland, New Zealand, and the UK. Mike opened Graffiti’s SWAG Barbershop in 2011. He has appeared in the movies 20 Funerals, Idlewild, and ATL.

Who is Killer Mike married to?

Killer Mike, whose real name is Michael Santiago Render, is married to Shana Render. Shana, also known as Shay Bigga.

Aside from raising a family together, Render and her famous husband are also building a legacy through business ventures and investing in properties. The actor has spoken highly of his wife’s business skills.

Who is Killer Mike’s wife Shana Render?

Killer Mike Wife
Killer Mike and Wife Shana Render

Shana Render on her Instagram bio describes herself as an influencer, adding she is also an entrepreneur and a real estate investor.

She also states that she is a co-owner of The SWAG Shop, a barbershop with multiple locations, including Atlanta, Hawks Arena, and Edgewood.

Render also co-owns her real estate holdings with her spouse. In a joint interview in October 2019, the husband-and-wife duo was asked about their shared responsibilities.

The businesswoman explained, “Mike is the face of the place, but I’m the business of the businesses. I make financial decisions.” As for Mike, he gushed:

“Shana has a masterful business mind. Much better than mine. It’s my wife who was smart enough to make these investments.”

Inside Killer Mike Marriage with Shana Render

Killer Mike and Shana Render
Killer Mike and Shana Render at a YouTube Music 2020 Leaders & Legends Ball at Atlanta History Center on January 15, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source: Getty Images

In another interview that same year, Mike spoke candidly about Render’s role in his life, saying that marrying her was the best business decision he ever made. He described her as his “fight coach” and the “CEO of the family.”

Mike revealed Render supported the family for two years when he struggled to launch a successful independent rap career as he turned down lucrative deals with record labels.

“I went broke, I failed,” the Atlanta native admitted, adding that his spouse was his rock as she believed he could turn his situation around. She refused for him to give up.

Through her support, he managed to relaunch his music career. Eventually, he succeeded with multiple solo albums, including forming a rap duo called Run the Jewels with fellow rapper EI-P.

He even made it to the billboards while promoting his Netflix series, “Trigger Warning,” and revealed what his wife said to him afterward. Killer recalled Render telling him:

“I always knew you’d be up there.”

 Killer Mike and Shana Render
Killer Mike and Shana Render during the Meadows Music And Arts Festival – Day 1 at Citi Field on September 15, 2017 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Killer Mike and Shana Render, who have been dubbed a power couple, like Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitzky and Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel, wed in November 2006 and have been married for 17 years. The pair celebrated their wedding anniversary in November 2022.

Render commemorated the couple’s special day with an Instagram post, sharing a montage of their memories. “Happy Anniversary to my husband, partner, lover and friend,” she captioned her post.

In May 2023, Mike, whose real name is Michael Render, also paid a birthday tribute to his love on social media. He posted a photo of them together and said she is “G.O.L.D!” Two days later, his spouse thanked those who sent her birthday wishes.

How many kids does Killer Mike have with Shana Render?

Killer Mike Children
Killer Mike Children

Killer and Render share four children: son Pony, daughter Mikey, son Malik and daughter Aniyah. The father of four has gushed about his sons and daughters on social media.

In February 2023, the Hollywood star paid a birthday tribute to Pony, who turned 21, on Instagram. He shared several pictures of him, including one shot from his childhood.

The following month, the family patriarch also wished his daughter Mikey a happy 16th birthday on social media, revealing that she is the youngest of the kids. The proud parent shared photos from the sneaker ball-themed party, including an image of him and his child dancing together.

On Father’s Day in June 2023, Killer marked the day by sharing a group photo of all his children and penned that he was “grateful” that God blessed him with them.


Killer Mike

How old is Killer Mike?
48 years old

When was Killer Mike born?
April 20, 1975

Where was Killer Mike born?
Adamsville, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

What is Killer Mike’s birth name?
Michael Render

How tall is Killer Mike?
6 feet 3 inches, or 1.90 meters

What is Killer Mike known for?
xXx: State of the Union, Venom, Anon, and Deadpool 2

Is Killer Mike married?
Yes, to Shana Render since 2006

How many children does Killer Mike have?

Killer Mike has a total of four children.

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