Widely known as Mama June, she rose to fame alongside her daughter Alana Thompson on the TLC show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. She fed her large family on $80 a week by winning bingo and eating roadkill.
Before she had her own reality spin-off show, she appeared on TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras, which is where her daughter Alana first gained recognition.
In 2008, she was arrested for attempted theft.
She had four children with four different fathers; her famous daughter Honey Boo Boo's father is named Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson. She has two grandchildren. Her boyfriend's name is Eugene Edward "Geno" Doak.
Her daughter Lauryn Thompson is known by the nickname "Pumpkin."