What Do You Need To Know About Jennifer J. Cummings? Wiki Bio
Jennifer J. Cummings was born in Baltimore, Maryland USA, in April 1985, her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds American nationality. She is best known for being the daughter of Elijah Cummings, a former United States Representative and a civil rights advocate who died on 17 October 2019.
Early life and education
Jennifer was raised in Baltimore by Elijah and her mother Joyce Cummings, with a half-sister named Adia Cummings and a step brother from her father’s past relationships.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandparents named Robert Cummings and Ruth Elma, while she has also been close to her uncle James. Her father remarried after divorcing her mother Joyce, and Maya Rockeymoore became her stepmother. Jennifer attended a local high school in Baltimore, where she was mostly interested in playing sports and spending time with her friends. Upon matriculation, she enrolled at The University of Maryland and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2007. She continued her education at Howard University, graduating with a Master’s degree in 2009.
Jennifer started working at The Fratelli Group upon graduation in 2007, and steadily made her way up to become their senior communications strategist, and has now been with them for over 10 years. In 2018, she joined the Business Roundtable, which is a non-profit association made-up of chief executive officers (CEOs) working at some of the most prominent American companies.
Family, love life and relationships
Jennifer met her boyfriend in 2006 while she was attending the University of Maryland – the two dated until splitting in 2013, but got back together after only two months (Jennifer was allegedly seeing someone during this time).
They have been dating for over 12 years now, but haven’t married and they don’t have any children. Jennifer has managed to keep the personal details of her boyfriend away from the public, and nothing about him is known. It is believed that she was also dating her high school sweetheart for two years from 2000 to 2002 but the two split ways after matriculation as they wanted different things. Jennifer is close to her stepmother, who was working at the Marion County Department of Health as their administrative director from 1995 to 1997 – she doesn’t have any children of her own.
Hobbies and other interests
Jennifer likes to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Will Smith and Scarlett Johansson, while some of her favorite movies are “Seven Pounds”, “I am Legend”, and “Alita”. She also enjoys watching plays at a local theatre – while attending high school, she was a member of the school’s drama club, and appeared in several of school’s plays. She is keen on travelling, and has been all around the US as well as to Greece and Slovenia in Europe, while her dream travel destination is London, England.
She likes to go shopping for clothes – her favorite ‘color’ is black. In her spare time, she reads books by Shakespeare, Mark Twain and F. Scott Fitzgerald – some of her favorites are “The Great Gatsby”, “Tender Is the Night”, and “The Beautiful and Damned”. She is keen on tasting various cuisines, with her favorite being Italian; her favorite foods are pizza and fries.
Appearance and net worth
Jennifer is 34 years old. She has long black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, weighs around 120lbs (55kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-27-36; she wears shoes size six. As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $2 million.
Who was Elijah Cummings, Jennifer father?
Elijah Eugene Cummings was born in Baltimore, Maryland USA, on 18 January 1951 – his zodiac sign was Capricorn and he held American nationality. He was a politician and a civil rights advocate, best known for serving in the US House of Representatives.
He was raised in Baltimore with his six siblings by his father Robert and his mother Ruth Elma, who were both sharecroppers. In 1962, Elijah and his friends had the goal of integrating a segregated pool located in South Baltimore. He attended Baltimore City College, matriculating in 1969, and then enrolled at Howard University in Washington, D.C. where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
He was inspiring, both in public and even more so in private. He brought moral clarity to everything he did, and his purpose was pure — to help those among us who needed it most. https://t.co/h2JX5z1HzK
— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) October 25, 2019
He graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, then continued his education at the University of Maryland’s School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 1976 – he practicing law for 19 years before being elected to the House of Representatives. He was a Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, was on the Board of Directors of SEED Schools, and on the Board of Advisors of the University of Maryland’s Law School.
Elijah was living in the Madison Park community in Baltimore, where he was a member of the New Psalmist Baptist Church. His first wife was Joyce Matthews who gave birth to Jennifer, while Elijah already had a son and a daughter from his past relationships.
After divorcing Joyce, he married Maya Rockeymoore in 2009. Elijah’s nephew named Christopher Cummings was murdered at the college he attended called Old Dominion University located in Norfolk, Virginia in June 2011.
Elijah suffered health problems in 2017 and had to undergo surgery to fix his aortic valve, after which he developed an infection in June 2017. He died on 17 October 2019 from, as his spokeswoman said, ‘complications concerning longstanding health challenges’. His funeral was held on 25 October 2019 at the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, attended by his closest friends and family – some of the attendants were Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.