The Zappa family name is quite popular in the entertainment world but Ahmet Emuukha Rodan Zappa; the youngest son in the Zappa household is the subject of this write up. Born to a musician father just has a way to tuning one’s interest into the music world or the world of entertainment as a whole; this is the story of Ahmet as he was already singing with his father since 1981’s You Are What You Is. He had an elder brother in the industry already so this gave him the entire platform he needed to hone his skills as a wannabe entertainer.
Growing up in the Zappa household was deeply unconventional; they were never talked down on as kids, they called their parents by their first name and their friends marveled at how they were allowed to use swear words. There’s a story that even implied that Ahmet’s first words were ‘fuck you’ but one thing they were taught was that it was the intentions behind the words that could hurt a person’s feelings and not just the words themselves. The Zappa kids were brought up to believe in themselves; once they stated their interest in a thing, Frank and Gail would encourage them to pursue it.
Date of Birth: May 15, 1974
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Ahmet realized he was interested in the entertainment industry and followed his heart. His parents were never a problem as they let him discover the world by himself without interfering much. Today, he is not like one of those glamorous superstars in the movie industry but is one of such artists that are less known but have been part of a dozen movie and television projects over decades. He is a husband, a father of two and the author of the children’s best seller The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless. Keep scrolling as you get to know the other members of the Zappa family including Ahmet’s wife and kids.
Frank Zappa (father)
Date of Birth: December 21, 1949)
Date of Death: December 4, 1993 (aged 52)
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
He was truly a legend in the entertainment industry – Frank was everything from a bandleader, songwriter, and composer to a producer, record-company-owner and even a political and social commentator. He was a self-made rockstar who created his arts purely on his own terms and was fortunate to be successful at his insanely prolific workload. He did both doo wop music and avant-garde classical music and led rock & roll bands for most of his career.
Nominally, Zappa was a popular musician but his works hardly earned significant airplay or sales but he managed to work with his public profile and promote himself into a media star through extensive interviews that he considered to be a part of his creative efforts. He was married twice but became a father to his four children from his second marriage. In 1991, Frank was diagnosed with prostate cancer but he kept on working nonetheless at his Hollywood Hills home till he passed on about three years later at the early age of 52.
Gail Zappa (mother)
Date of Birth: January 1, 1945
Date of Death: October 7, 2015 (aged 70)
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gail was pregnant with the first Zappa child, Moon when she married Frank on September 21, 1967 and just a week into their marriage, they became parents to a pretty daughter. She worked at the Office of Naval Research and Development then studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. She met her husband while working as a secretary at the Whisky a Go Go night club and also has some experience as an actress.
After the death of her husband, Gail set off in his footsteps, setting up the Zappa Family Trust and releasing 38 previously unheard album from the vaults. She handed over the Zappa Family Trust to Ahmet shortly before she died in 2015 following a long battle with lung cancer.
Moon Zappa (elder sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: September 28, 1967
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Her full name is Moon Unit Zappa and she is an American actress. She married musician Paul John Docette in 2002 and they finalized their divorce in 2014 but were already parents to Mathilda Plum Doucette (born December 21, 2004). The only recorded relationship Moon has had since she left her husband was her brief relationship with comedian and podcast host Marc Maron.
Dweezil Zappa (elder brother from same parents)
Date of Birth: September 5, 1969
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
He is an American rock guitarist and occasional actor; of all the Zappa kids, Dweezil is the only one who ventured fully into music like their father. He divorced his September 3, 2005 bride Lauren Knudsen after being married for a few years and in April 2012, with the divorce case still unresolved, Dweezil married Megan Marsicano. He is a father to Zola Frank (born 2006) and Ceylon Indira (born 2008) with his fashion stylist first wife, Lauren.
After Gail died, Ahmet and Diva were given control of the Zappa Family Trust (ZFT) with shares of 30% each while Dweezil and his older sister moon were given shares of 20% each. The older Zappa kids hence do not have the opportunity to see any money from the trust until it is profitable and must seek permission from their younger ones to make money from the late Frank’s music or merchandise bearing his name. This uneven distribution of the trust has resulted in several public conflicts between all four Zappa children.
Diva Muffin Zappa (younger sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: July 30, 1979
Zodiac Sign: Leo
She is the youngest child in the Zappa family and runs the Zappa Family Trust together with her brother Ahmet. According to her late father, she was given the name Diva because of the loud quality of her voice.
Selma Blair (former spouse)
Duration of Marriage: 2004 – 2006 (2 years)
Selma is famous actress and the first wife to Ahmet. They had no kids together throughout their short-lived marital union.
In details: Selma Blair’s family
Shana Muldoon Zappa (spouse)
Duration of Marriage: May 15, 2010 till present
Date of Birth: July 25, 1977
Zodiac Sign: Leo
She is not just the wife of Ahmet Zappa but is also a writer, designer, actress and creator of Disney Star Darlings.
Halo Violetta Zappa (daughter with Shana Muldoon Zappa)
Date of Birth: December 28, 2010
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Halo is the only child to Ahmet and his wife Shana according to several websites, but it is a known fact now that she has a younger brother from same mother.
Arrow D’Oro Leon Zappa (son with Shana Muldoon Zappa)
Date of Birth: 2016
He is the second child and only son to the Pump Up the Volume (1990) actor.