Shahadi Wright Joseph is an American-based actress, singer, and dancer. She is popular and known for her role play in Jordan Peele’s horror film Us (2019), Web series names “Them”(2021), and given her voice for Young Nala in Jon Favreau‘s musical film The Lion King (2019). She is the first actress from a Broadway adaptation of a film to reprise her role in a live-action adaptation of its animated original. Shahadi is an outstanding multi-talented girl at such young age she moved everyone’s heart for herself by her excellent performances. She even received the nomination for Saturn Award in the category Best Performance by Young actor for the movie “US”.
Shahadi Wright Joseph Biography / Wiki
Birthdate: April 29, 2005
Birthplace: Brooklyn in New York, U.S.
Height: 5 feet and 3 inch
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Black
Occupation: Actress, dancer, singer
Father name: Kevin Joseph (professional hip-hop dancer)
Mother name: Dina Wright Joseph (Professional dancer)
Sister name: Sundari Wright Joseph
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Shahadi Wright Joseph Career
Shahadi Wright Joseph begins her acting journey at the age of eight with theatre roles. She secured the role Of younger Nala in the Broadway show ‘The Lion King’ (2014).
She was cast in another Broadway show “School of Rock” at the age of ten, for which she was nominated for the Tony award in 2016.
In the same year 2016, she debuted on television shows with the NBC special ‘Hairspray Live!’ in which she portrayed the role of a skilled dancer named Little Inez Stubbs.
She cast in the American children’s television series “Sesame Stree” in the Year 2018.
Shahadi got a chance in her career breakthrough role in the American Horror film “US’ in 2019 in which she plays the character role of Zora Wilson. This role makes her recognizable in the industry and place in between audiences. The movie attains huge popularity and also became the best opening for an original horror film in history. The Movie Us Collected around 70.25 million US dollars during its opening weekend.
For this character role play, Shahadi received various film award nominations such as Black reel awards (2020), Saturn awards (2019), Critics choice awards, and awarded with the title of “Next Generation of Hollywood” in 2020 by Hollywood critics.
She lent her voice for the Character of younger Nala in the remake of the American musical drama film ‘The Lion King.’(2019)
On the digital platform Jospeh debut with the American horror anthology series ‘Them’ as in the role of Ruby Lee Emory in 2021.
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Shahadi likes to sing from her childhood, she released her first album in 2016 ‘Love for the Holidays’ on iTunes on Thanksgiving day.
She lent her voice to the song “Wallpaper,” produced by IMMPAAC, “I Just Can’t-Wait to Be King” and “Danger”, from the film ‘The Lion King’ (2019).
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