Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$15 million
SpouseTreach, Treach
FactGave birth to her 1st child, a son Tyran Moore, with her now ex-boyfriend by surname Moore. [1990]

Sandra Denton, better known as Pepa, is a Jamaican-American rapper and actress. She is best known as a member of the hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa.

Pepa was born in Kingston, Jamaica on November 9, 1964. Her family moved to Brooklyn, New York when she was a child. Pepa attended Brooklyn College.

Pepa began her career as a rapper in the early 1980s. She met Cheryl James, also known as Salt, at a party in Queens. The two women formed the group Salt-N-Pepa and released their debut album, Hot, Cool & Vicious, in 1986. The album was a critical and commercial success, and the group became one of the first all-female rap groups to achieve mainstream success.

Salt-N-Pepa released several more albums throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including A Salt with a Deadly Pepa (1988), Blacks’ Magic (1990), Very Necessary (1993), and Brand New (1997). The group also found success with their singles “Push It,” “Shoop,” and “Whatta Man.”

Pepa also appeared on the television show Yo! MTV Raps and starred in the film Who’s the Man? (1993).

In 2001, Pepa divorced her husband, Treach of the hip-hop group Naughty by Nature. The couple have two daughters together.

Pepa has a net worth of $8 million.

General Info

Full NameSandra Denton
Net Worth$15 million
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Rapper, Actor, Singer, Actor, Rapper, Singer, Screenwriter, Television producer
EducationQueensborough Community College, Queensborough Community College


SpouseTreach, Treach
ChildrenTyran Moore, Egypt Criss, Egypt Criss, Tyran Moore


Music GroupsSalt-N-Pepa, Salt-N-Pepa
MoviesThe Perfect Holiday, Joe's Apartment, The Perfect Holiday, First Time Felon, Joe's Apartment
TV ShowsLet's Talk About Pep, The Salt-N-Pepa Show, The Surreal Life: Fame Games, The Surreal Life, Let's Talk About Pep, The Salt-N-Pepa Show, The Surreal Life: Fame Games, The Surreal Life

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1Starring in a new VH1 series called 'Lets Talk about Pep' [January 2009]
2Working on her own; Split up with Cheryl 'Salt' James and Deidre 'Spinderella' Roper earlier in the year. [2001]
3Has a reality show on VH1 with former band mate "Salt" called "The Salt N Pepa Show" [October 2007]
4Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 28, a daughter Egypt Jahnari Criss on September 2, 1998. Child's father is her boyfriend (now ex-husband), Anthony 'Treach' Criss.
5Gave birth to her 1st child, a son Tyran Moore, with her now ex-boyfriend by surname Moore. [1990]
6Her Salt-N-Pepa hit song "Push It" was ranked #37 on VH1's 100 Greatest Dance Songs.
7Ranked #83 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
8Studied nursing with Cheryl 'Salt' James. [1985]
9Member of "Salt-N-Pepa" along with Cheryl 'Salt' James and Spinderella




Family Time2015TV SeriesPepa
Sharknado 2: The Second One2014TV MoviePolly (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
Queen of Media2011Pepa (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
Are We There Yet?2011TV Series
Let's Talk About Pep2010TV SeriesPep
The Perfect Holiday2007V-Jay (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
Oz2000-2003TV SeriesOfficer Andrea Phelan
Love and a Bullet2002Female with Cuestick (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
3 A.M.2001Ellen
Linc's2000TV Series
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesLittle Kitten
First Time Felon1997TV MovieLaverne (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
Joe's Apartment1996Blank (as Sandra Denton)
Jason's Lyric1994Sandy (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
Who's the Man?1993Sherise
Stay Tuned1992Start Me Up (as Salt-N-Pepa)


Let's Talk About Pep2010TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
The Salt-N-Pepa Show2007TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes


Space Jam1996writer: "Upside Down Round-N-Round"
Bulletproof1996writer: "Champagne"
Clueless1995as Sandra Denton, "SHOOP"
Saturday Night Live1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deadpool2016writer: "Shoop" - as Sandra Denton
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Strictly Come Dancing2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Loose Women2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
RuPaul's Drag Race2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Parks and RecreationTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Something Borrowed2011writer: "Shoop"
The Details2011writer: "Shoop"
Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now2003TV Special documentary writer: "Shoop" - as Sandra Denton


Let's Talk About Pep2010TV Series source material - 8 episodes

Music Department

Let's Talk About Pep2010TV Series performer - 1 episode


Young Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
2016 MTV Movie Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Performer (uncredited)
Guilty Pleasures2016TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Lip Sync Battle2015TV SeriesHerself - Competitor
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Unsung2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Why Do Men Cheat? The Movie2012Herself (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation2011TV Movie documentary as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Undateable2010TV Mini-Series documentary
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHerself (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
Good Hair2009DocumentaryHerself (as Salt-N-Pepa)
Fashion News Live2008TV SeriesHerself
The Salt-N-Pepa Show2007TV SeriesHerself
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2007TV MovieHerself (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
The Tyra Banks Show2007TV SeriesHerself
The Surreal Life: Fame Games2007TV SeriesHerself - Participant
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHerself (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
VH1 Goes Inside2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The Surreal Life2005TV SeriesHerself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2005TV MovieHerself - Honoree (as Salt N' Pepa)
Behind the Music2001TV Series documentaryHerself
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal2001TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Salt-N-Pepa)
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Ricki Lake1998-1999TV SeriesHerself
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1999TV SpecialHerself (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Howard Stern1998TV SeriesHerself
The Gift of Song1997TV MovieHerself (as Salt-N-Pepa)
The Chris Rock Show1997TV SeriesHerself
MADtv1997TV SeriesHerself
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself (as Salt-N-Pepa)
Woodstock '941995Video documentaryHerself (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way1995TV Movie documentaryHerself (Salt-N-Pepa) (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
1995 Billboard Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself (as Salt-N-Pepa)
25th Anniversary Essence Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Performer (as Salt-N-Pepa)
WrestleMania XI1995TV SpecialHerself (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
WWE Raw1995TV SeriesHerself
The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
Top of the Pops1991-1994TV SeriesHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19941994TV SpecialHerself - Performer (as Salt-N-Pepa)
ABC Afterschool Specials1992-1994TV SeriesHerself
The Word1990-1994TV SeriesHerself
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (as Salt-N-Pepa)
The 21st Annual American Music Awards1994TV SpecialHerself (as Salt-N-Pepa)
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself (as Salt-N-Pepa)
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS1992TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Salt-N-Pepa)
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (as Salt-N-Pepa)
Ebony/Jet Showcase1989-1991TV SeriesHerself
Soul Train1988-1990TV Series documentaryHerself
Dionne and Friends1990TV SeriesHerself
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1989TV SpecialHerself (as Salt-N-Pepa)
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentaryHerself (as Salt-N-Pepa)

Archive Footage

Peter Andre's 90 Party Hits of the 90s2014TV MovieHerself (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
Vanilla Ice Archive2012DocumentaryHerself (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
WWE Hall of Fame 20042004TV SpecialHerself (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself (as Sandy 'Pepa' Denton)
Top of the Pops 21994TV SeriesHerself
A Salt with a Deadly Pepa1988Video shortHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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