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Known Credits: 28

Birthday: 1963-08-09

Day of Death: 2012-02-11

Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Adult Actor: False

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Whitney Houston

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Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is an American R&B/pop singer, actress, and former fashion model. Houston is the most awarded female artist of all time, according to Guinness World Records, and her list of awards include 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010. Houston is also one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums and singles worldwide.

Inspired by several prominent soul singers in her extended family, including mother Cissy Houston and cousins Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick, as well as her godmother, Aretha Franklin, Houston began singing with New Jersey church's junior gospel choir at age 11. After she began performing alongside her mother in night clubs in the New York City area, she was discovered by Arista Records label head Clive Davis. As of 2011, Houston has released six studio albums and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have had diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold certification.

Houston's 1985 debut album, Whitney Houston, became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. Her second studio album, Whitney (1987), became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Houston's crossover appeal on the popular music charts as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for "How Will I Know", enabled several African-American female artists to follow in her success.

Houston's first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The movie's original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single, "I Will Always Love You", became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. The album makes her the only female act ranked in the list of the top-10 best-selling albums, at number four. Houston continued to star in movies and contribute to soundtracks, including with the films Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher's Wife (1996). Three years after the release of her fourth studio album, My Love Is Your Love (1998), she renewed her recording contract with Arista Records. She released her fifth studio album, Just Whitney, in 2002, and the Christmas-themed One Wish: The Holiday Album in 2003. Amid widespread media coverage of personal and professional turmoil, Houston ended her 14-year marriage to singer Bobby Brown in 2006. In 2009, Houston released her seventh studio album, I Look To You.

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Acting
2012 Bad 25 as Herself (Archive Footage)
2012 Sparkle as Emma
2012 Whitney Houston - We Will Always Love You as Herself
2012 Always Whitney Houston
2011 Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - (80 episodes)
2006 George Michael - Twenty Five as Herself
2006 Web Junk 20 - (1 episode)
2005 Being Bobby Brown - (11 episodes)
2002 VH1: Divas Las Vegas as Herself
2000 Boston Public - (1 episode)
2000 Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits as Herself
1999 VH1: Divas Live '99 as Herself
1997 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella as Fairy Godmother
1996 The Preacher's Wife as Julia Biggs
1996 E! True Hollywood Story - (1 episode)
1995 Waiting to Exhale as Savannah 'Vannah' Jackson
1992 The Bodyguard as Rachel Marron
1991 Whitney Houston: Live in Concert as Herself
1975 Saturday Night Live - (1 episode)
1967 Super Bowl - (1 episode)
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - (2 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards - (2 episodes)
1900 Top 2000 - (1 episode)
1900 American Music Awards of 1988 - (0 episodes)
1900 Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration - (0 episodes)
Production
2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement … Producer
2001 The Princess Diaries … Producer
1997 The Wonderful World of Disney - (138 episodes) … Executive Producer