Ana Quincoces is an attorney and celebrity chef, who also appeared on the short-lived reality show The Real Housewives of Miami.
Early Life : Family, Parents & Sisters
- Ana was born on 10th November 1965 in Miami, Florida.
- Shortly before her birth, her parents had moved to the US from Cuba, and as a result, she was raised in a strict Cuban household.
- Education : In 1986, after achieving top results in high school, she was accepted into the Florida International University, where she graduated from 3 years later with a Bachelors in Political Science and Criminal Justice.
- She then followed that up with achieved her Juris Doctorate at the Nova Southeastern University’s Shepherd Broad Law School, from which she graduated in 1991 as a bar-admitted lawyer.
- Ana was previously married to Robert Rodriguez, and they had two children together.
- They eventually divorced but remained close for the sake of their two daughters, Katiana and Beba.
Ana Quincoces Law Firm :
- After first interning at various local law offices, Ana soon began a relationship with lawyer Robert Rodriguez, who would go on to become her first husband.
- In 1994, they opened their own firm, Rodriguez & Quincoces PA, with a focus on bankruptcy and transactional real estate law.
- Currently, she still holds a stake in the firm but is focused more on her entrepreneurship pursuits than practicing law.
From Lawyer to Food Star :
- After growing up with a love of food, in 2008, Ana began developing her own line of cookbooks and food products.
- The success of this led to her earning the title of Miami’s Hottest Chef in 2011 by Eater.com.
- Her products and books were released under the title of ‘Skinny Latina’ and focus on bringing big flavors through to people while still remaining healthy.
- Showing off her culinary skills, she also made it to the finals of Season 12 on the television show Food Network Star.
- She has also been a guest chef on popular shows such as The Chew, The View and The Today Show.
The Real Housewives of Miami :
- Working as both a lawyer and a chef in the Miami area brought her to the attention of top television producers.
- She was originally cast as a guest on the television show “The Real Housewives of Miami” in 2011, before upgrading to a full cast member in 2013.
- Her time on the show highlighted the unorthodox relationship she had with her ex-husband, which involved them having weekly family dinners together with their daughters.
- It also showed her rivalry with fellow lead cast member Lea Black. It came to a head when Quincoces ex-husband released a statement blasting Black for speaking ill of his daughters and attempting to drag them into the drama purely for ratings.
- By season 3 of the series, Quincoces made the decision to only do guest appearances on the show and focus on her own businesses instead. The show too was cancelled at the end of season three.