Shahadi Wright Joseph

Born:  April 29, 2005

Birthplace:    USA

Zodiac Sign:  Taurus

Career

Shahadi Wright Joseph (born 2005) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is best known for her role in the 2019 Jordan Peele horror film Us and as the voice for Young Nala in the 2019 Lion King remake.

Her first major acting role came when she was cast in The Lion King on Broadway when she was eight years old. Wright Joseph was an original cast member for Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock. She also performed in Hairspray Live! in 2016 as Inez Stubbs.

Wright Joseph read for the dual roles of Zora and Umbrae in Us three times before being offered the part.

Personal Life and Family

 

Wright Joseph has been dancing since age 2. She once auditioned for a school play in third grade using Lupita N'yongo's Oscar acceptance speech.

 

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