Halle Bailey simply landed the main position in ‘Little Mermaid,’ however it’s possible you’ll already know her from Spotify, her reference to Beyoncé and a recurring position on a preferred Freeform present!
At simply 19 years previous, Halle Bailey can add much more bragging rights to her already popping resume: she’s a Disney princess! The actress and proficient singer was solid as Ariel within the upcoming reside action-film for Little Mermaid, turning into the second Black actress to play a live-action Disney princess after Brandy performed Cinderella in 1997, as Twitter consumer @BrandyLegion identified. It’s a “dream come true” for the rising star, which Halle tweeted after information of her large position broke on July 3.
Halle edged out many different actresses for the coveted position! “After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” director Rob Marshall wrote in a press release, obtained by HollywoodLife. Further emphasis on “glorious singing voice” — right here’s what it is best to know concerning the actress who’ll quickly be protecting classics like “Under The Sea” on the massive display!
1. She makes up one half of the singing duo Chloe X Halle. Halle is most identified for her duets with older sister Chloe! Though they play twins on the small display, they’re really two years aside in age (Halle was born in 2000, Chloe was born in 1998). The sisters have come a great distance since importing tune covers on YouTube and releasing their debut EP, Sugar Symphony, in April 2016 — they recorded the theme tune, “Grown,” for the televesion collection Grown-ish, dropped their debut album The Youngsters Are Alright in March 2018, and carried out at each the 2019 Grammy Awards and on the 2019 Tremendous Bowl halftime present!
2. Halle stars on the Freeform present Grown-ish. Not solely is her and Chloe’s music featured on the spin-off present to Black-ish, the sisters had been solid to play twins on the present in 2018. They play monitor stars Skyler and Jazlyn on Grown-ish.
3. Beyoncé is mainly Halle and Chloe’s mentor. Queen Bey opened her stage for the sisters, twice! Chloe and Halle opened for the icon in the course of the European leg of The Formation World Tour, and in addition opened for Beyoncé and JAY-Z on the U.S. leg of the On the Run Tour II. You can too catch Halle and Chloe make cameos within the visible album for Lemonade.
4. The singer made her movie debut alongside Queen Latifah. In 2007, Halle earned her first ever appearing credit score in Latifah’s comedy, Final Vacation.
5. Halle and her sister earned two nominations on the 2019 Grammy Awards. She and Chloe earned nods for “Best New Artist” and “The Kids Are Alright.” The sisters additionally wowed on stage with their dynamic efficiency of “Where Is The Love.”