Beyoncé Knowles

Lowest Rated: 19% Obsessed (2009)
Birthday: Sep 4, 1981
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
Primarily known as the most popular R&B singer of the late '90s and 2000s, Beyoncé Knowles has come to be known simply as Beyoncé. Only a few years after establishing herself in the popular consciousness as the new queen of R&B, Knowles was ready to expand beyond her immeasurable voice and larger-than-life stage presence. She set her sights on a movie career, first getting her acting feet wet at the age of 20 with the logical transitional project Carmen: A Hip Hopera, a modern-day version of the Bizet opera Carmen, produced by MTV in 2001.Knowles soon made the transition to the big screen, spending the early 2000s alternating between comedy and projects rooted in her primary interest in music. She made her feature-film acting debut in 2002 with the blaxploitation-parody role of Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember, bringing exuberance to her over-the-top sight gags and Pam Grier-type dialogue. Having made her transition to film without disaster, Knowles next accepted a role in the 2003 low-profile musical comedy The Fighting Temptations, starring opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. Returning to comedy in 2006, the starlet unfortunately ended up with a dud, as the attempted revival of the Pink Panther franchise was a critical disappointment. Co-star Steve Martin was not well received in the role of Inspector Clouseau, made famous by Peter Sellers, but Knowles walked away from the project relatively unscathed.Continuing her pattern, Knowles opted next for another musical film -- and this one would be by far the biggest of her career. She was cast in Dreamgirls, the highly anticipated big-budget screen adaptation of the popular Broadway musical -- providing a chance for her to stretch both her singing and acting abilities to the limit. She would be playing Deena Jones, the character based on Diana Ross in this film à clef about Motown girl group the Supremes. It was hard not to notice how Knowles (the greatest diva of her time) was playing Ross (greatest diva of her own time), who had, in turn, played Billie Holiday (the greatest diva of her own time) in Lady Sings the Blues. Ensuing buzz seemed to overshadow Knowles with excitement over the breakthrough performance of co-star Jennifer Hudson, but when the 2006 Golden Globe nominations were announced, both actresses were nominated -- Knowles for Best Actress and Hudson for Best Supporting Actress. Knowles moved forward, continuing to act in selective projects, like the period biopic Cadillac Records and the romantic thriller Obsessed. In 2013, she co-directed and co-produced Life is But a Dream, an autobiographical film that followed her backstage at several of her concerts.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
98% Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé Director Actor 2019
No Score Yet Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute Actor 2015
No Score Yet On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay Z Actor 2014
No Score Yet Beyonce & Jay Z: Super Couple Actor 2014
No Score Yet Pink: Staying True Actor 2013
47% Mademoiselle C Actor 2013
65% Epic Queen Tara $107.6M 2013
No Score Yet Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream Director Screenwriter Actor Executive Producer 2013
No Score Yet Shine: An Unauthorized Story on Beyoncé Actor 2010
No Score Yet Beyoncé: The Ultimate Performer Executive Producer Actor 2010
19% Obsessed Executive Producer $68.3M 2009
No Score Yet Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Wubb Idol Actor 2009
No Score Yet Beyonce: I Am ... Yours: An Intimate Performance at Wynn Las Vegas Actor 2009
66% Cadillac Records Etta James $8.2M 2008
No Score Yet Beyonce - The Beyonce Experience: Live Actor 2007
No Score Yet Soul Divas Actor 2007
No Score Yet Beyonce: B'Day Anthology Video Album Actor 2007
78% Dreamgirls Deena Jones $103.4M 2006
No Score Yet Rockin' the Corps Actor 2005
No Score Yet Street Heat: Drugs on Music Actor 2005
No Score Yet Party Tyme Karaoke - Girl Pop 5 Actor 2005
No Score Yet Drugs on Music: Cocaine City 2 Actor 2004
No Score Yet 46664: The Event Actor 2004
No Score Yet Donnie McClurkin Story: From Darkness to Light Actor 2004
58% Fade to Black Actor $1.1M 2004
No Score Yet Biography Actor 2004
42% The Fighting Temptations Lilly $30.3M 2003
No Score Yet Beyonce: Crazy in Love Actor 2003
No Score Yet Beyonce - Live At Wembley Actor 2003
No Score Yet Beyonce: Unauthorized Actor 2003
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember Foxxy Cleopatra $213.1M 2002
No Score Yet Carmen: A Hip Hopera Carmen Brown 2001

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Beyonce: X10
2014
Performer
  • 2014
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Performer
  • 2011
No Score Yet Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew
2008-2015
Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Performer
  • 2008
  • 2003
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Appearing
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet Smart Guy
1997-1999
Destiny's Child
  • 1998

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