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Alex Shipp Cast To Play Aaliyah: Who Is She?



The upcoming biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B may have hit a bump in the road after losing Zendaya in the leading role and receiving tons of backlash for not having Aaliyah’s family’s blessing , but, in spite of all that, the Lifetime movie is moving full-force ahead.

Talk Show host, Wendy Williams just announced she will be an executive producer on the project and revealed who has been cast to replace Zendaya.

I’m excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase. Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah,” Williams posted on Twitter.

If you’re wondering, “who is Alex Shipp?”, then you’re not alone. After a little digging this is what we know. 23 year-old Shipp’s most notable role is that of KT Rush on the Nickelodeon show House of Anubis. She’s also been featured on shows Victorius, Switched At Birth and Awkward. Her career spans just five years, but the gorgeous actress not only scored the role of a lifetime with the Aaliyah biopic, she will also be seen in the upcoming Drumline sequel, Drumline 2: A New Beat.

Alexandra also seems to have a passion for singing, which will definitely come in handy if she is going to nail this Aaliyah role. We spotted a young Alex singing a cover of Beyonce’s “Halo” on Youtube.

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Do you think she is the right choice to play Baby Girl?

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  1. rene

    July 19, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    She is pretty girl, nice voice but playing Aaliyah is a very big honor and you want the right person, she seems more Alicia Keys I think they need to weigh in find somebody else that’s more Aaliyah that actually share the summary story to get the right person to play the part, from love and hip hop Amina Butterfly perfect summary store and look alot alike….jast saying…..

  2. lorde faptaguise

    July 22, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    why the fuck r they going thru with this movie in the 1st place >.> I hope her family gets that shit shut down.

  3. Alisha

    November 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Zendaya was the perfect choice…stronger vocalist and definitely a great dancer. I respect the reasons Zendaya chose to opt out of the role. Very mindful and empathetic towards Aaliyah’s family at such a young age. Hopefully, the family will tell Aaliyah’s story in their own words and cast Zendaya

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