Laila Ali Celebrity Watchlist

Fast Facts

  • Was arrested for shoplifting at age 16. After violating probation, she was sent to a juvenile detention center for three months.
  • Was inspired to box after watching a women's bout on a Mike Tyson undercard.
  • Owned a beauty salon in California and also worked as a personal trainer.
  • Her ring nickname is She Bee Stingin', a takeoff on her father Muhammad Ali's famous phrase, "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
  • Wrote the autobiography Reach! Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal Power.
  • Nominated multiple times for BET's Female Athlete of the Year award and won in 2002.
  • Paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy for the fourth edition of Dancing with the Stars.


  • Curtis Conway — Husband
  • Muhammad Ali Jr. — Half Brother
  • Johnny McClain — Ex-husband
  • Asaad Ali — Half Brother
  • Maryum Ali — Half Sister
  • Sydney Conway — Daughter
  • Kelton Conway — Stepson
  • Miya Ali — Half Sister
  • Curtis Muhammad Conway — Son
  • Khaliah Ali — Half Sister
  • Muhammad Ali — Father
  • Hana Ali — Sister
  • Rasheda Ali — Half Sister
  • Leilani Conway — Stepdaughter
  • Cameron Conway — Stepson
  • Jamillah Ali — Half Sister
  • Veronica Porsche Anderson — Mother


  • Santa Monica Community College, Santa Monica, CA (Business Management)