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Ashanti

Highest Rated:   91% Malcolm X (1992)
Lowest Rated:   19% Mothers and Daughters (2016)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
19% Mothers and Daughters
  • Kelly
2016
No Score Yet Mutant World
  • The Preacher
2014
No Score Yet Mayflower!
  • Actor
2009
22% Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Nurse Betty
$50.7M 2007
26% 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
65% 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
43% Who's the Man?
  • Actor
1993
91% Malcolm X
  • Student in Harlem Classroom (uncredited)
1992
No Score Yet Polly
  • Actor
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 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 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Lissa
  • 2003
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
  • Appearing
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Performer
  • 2002

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