Ashanti

Highest Rated: 88% Malcolm X (1992)
Birthday: Oct 13, 1980
Birthplace: Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, USA
Widely hailed as one of the greatest urban music discoveries of the new millennium, glamorous R&B recording sensation Ashanti entered the public eye thanks, in large part, to the efforts of record mogul Irv Gotti, the powerhouse also responsible for launching Ja Rule's career. Such albums as Chapter II, Concrete Rose, and The Declaration sold an unholy number of copies in a brief span of time, ensuring superstardom for the ascendant diva. In actuality, however, the young woman -- born Ashanti S. Douglas -- had already established a viable presence in a key number of theatrically released feature films and telemovies long prior to her 2002 debut album. She received her formal training in dance at the Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center, and made one of her earliest television appearances as a dancer, at age nine, in the Phylicia Rashad-headlined musical update of Pollyanna, Polly (1989). Bit parts in feature films ensued, including Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992) and Ted Demme's Who's the Man? (1993). Unsurprisingly, Ashanti's acting career received a boost from musical stardom; she landed small roles in the quasi-Bollywood comedy Bride and Prejudice (2004) and the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer before tackling her first lead, as Dorothy Gale, in the made-for-television special The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005). Ashanti then rose to higher billing with plum roles in the teen sex comedy John Tucker Must Die (2006) and the action-filled video-game adaptation Resident Evil: Extinction (2007).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
50% Stuck Actor 2019
18% Mothers and Daughters Kelly 2016
No Score Yet Mutant World The Preacher 2014
No Score Yet Mayflower! Actor 2009
23% Resident Evil: Extinction Nurse Betty $50.7M 2007
28% John Tucker Must Die Heather $41M 2006
No Score Yet Island Def Jam Recording Presents: #1 Spot Actor 2005
38% The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Dorothy Gale 2005
64% Coach Carter Kyra $67.2M 2005
No Score Yet Ja Rule: 2005 Actor 2005
No Score Yet Disneymania 3 In Concert Actor 2005
No Score Yet Grrrl Power Actor 2004
No Score Yet Ashanti: Princess of Hip Hop/Soul Actor 2004
No Score Yet Ashanti: Princess Of Hip Hop/soul Actor 2004
No Score Yet Apollo At 70: A Hot Night in Harlem Actor 2004
No Score Yet Fat Joe: Follow the Don Actor 2003
No Score Yet Karaoke - Pop R&B Actor 2003
50% Who's the Man? Actor 1993
88% Malcolm X Student in Harlem Classroom (uncredited) 1992
No Score Yet Polly Actor 1989

TV

CREDIT
83% RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
Judge
  • 2018
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest Host
  • 2014
No Score Yet Army Wives
2007-2014
Latasha Montclair
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Reality-Show Judge
  • 2013
  • 1999
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Biggest Loser
2004-2016
Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Performer
  • 2008
  • 2006
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Herself
  • 2005
  • 2004
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Lissa
  • 2003
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Appearing
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Proud Family
2001-2005
Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet American Dreams
2002-2005
Dionne Warwick
  • 2002
No Score Yet Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
1996-2003
Herself
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2002

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