Naturi Naughton

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Date of Birth: May 20, 1984

Born and raised in East Orange, New Jersey, Naturi Naughton started singing in the choir at New Hope Baptist Church when she was just five years old. By the time she was 14, her career shifted from local talent to professional recording artist. She became a member of girl band 3LW, and within six months the group had scored a record deal with Sony/Epic Records, eventually achieving a platinum selling album (1.3 million sold). At 15, Naturi toured nationwide with Destiny's Child, N'SYNC, and had the opportunity to work with such notable producers as P. Diddy and Full Force.

Just before her junior year of college, Naturi landed the role of "Little Inez" in the National Touring Company of Hairspray, which led to her Broadway debut in the same role in 2006. Naturi made her feature film debut in 20th Century Fox's Notorious, playing the role of Lil Kim. She plays Denise, a pianist/singer, in Fame.


Lottery Ticket (2010)
Fame (2009)
Notorious (2009)