Ana Quincoces, born on November 10, 1965, in Miami, Florida, is a multifaceted personality—both an accomplished attorney and a renowned celebrity chef. Raised in a strict Cuban household after her parents moved to the US from Cuba, Ana’s journey is a captivating tale of success and resilience.
Early Life, Family, Education
Ana’s roots trace back to Miami, where her parents settled shortly before her birth. Growing up in a traditional Cuban setting, Ana’s upbringing was marked by cultural richness and family values. She shares a close bond with her sisters.
In 1986, Ana’s academic prowess earned her acceptance into Florida International University. Three years later, she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Her educational journey continued at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepherd Broad Law School, where she obtained her Juris Doctorate in 1991, officially becoming a bar-admitted lawyer.
Married Life, Husband, Kids
Ana was previously married to Robert Rodriguez, and together, they have two daughters, Katiana and Beba. Despite their divorce, Ana and Robert maintained a close relationship for the sake of their children.
Ana’s legal journey began with internships at local law offices. In 1994, she, alongside lawyer Robert Rodriguez, founded the law firm Rodriguez & Quincoces PA, specializing in bankruptcy and transactional real estate law. While she still holds a stake in the firm, Ana now dedicates more time to her entrepreneurial ventures than practicing law.
Ana’s love for food inspired her to venture into the culinary world in 2008. She developed a line of cookbooks and food products under the brand ‘Skinny Latina,’ focusing on delivering bold flavors with a healthy twist. Her culinary skills earned her the title of Miami’s Hottest Chef in 2011. Ana also showcased her talents on popular TV shows like Food Network Star, The Chew, The View, and The Today Show.
Ana’s dual roles as a lawyer and chef brought her into the limelight, leading to her appearance on “The Real Housewives of Miami.” Initially cast as a guest in 2011, she became a full cast member in 2013. The show shed light on her unconventional relationship with her ex-husband and her clashes with co-star Lea Black. Eventually, Ana decided to step back from the show, opting for guest appearances and focusing on her businesses. The reality show concluded at the end of its third season.