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Diamond White[1] (born January 1, 1999) is an American singer and actress. In 2007, she starred in a Chicago-based production of The Color Purple that toured nationally. She voices Frankie Greene in Transformers: Rescue Bots, Fuli on the Disney Junior series The Lion Guard and has had cameo appearances on The Haunted Hathaways and Sofia the First and a recurring role on Phineas and Ferb. In 2012, she was a contestant on the second season of the American version of The X Factor, finishing in fifth place.

Diamond White
Diamond White.jpg
White in June 2013
Background information
Born (1999-01-01) January 1, 1999 (age 20)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active2007–present
Associated actsJadagrace
Elijah "EJ" Johnson

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Life and careerEdit

2012: The X FactorEdit

In 2010, at the age of 11, White played Young Nala in Disney's The Lion King musical. She auditioned for The X Factor in San Francisco, California[2] with "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" by James Brown. At the Bootcamp Part 1, White sang "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston, from the movie The Bodyguard. At Part 2, she was against Dinah Jane and they sang "Stronger." In the judges' home round, White sang Avril Lavigne's "I'm With You." Her mentor, Britney Spears, chose her to compete in the live shows. White performed "Hey, Soul Sister" during the first live show on October 31, 2012. On November 1, 2012, during the first live results show, White, along with Arin Ray, were put into a sing-off, with one of the contestants remaining in the competition and the other going home. White performed "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word." Spears selected Ray to remain in the competition, sending White home. However, on the November 7, 2012 episode, White was reinstated into the competition as a wildcard, creating a Top 13. On the second live show that aired that same night, she again performed "I Have Nothing," receiving positive reactions from the judges and advancing into the Top 12. On November 14, 2012, she performed "Halo" and advanced into the Top 10. On November 21, 2012, she performed "Because You Loved Me" which earned her a spot in the Top 8. On November 28, 2012, she performed Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" and was put into the Bottom Two along with Vino Alan, where she performed "I Was Here." The judges saved White, sending Alan home and advancing her to the Top 6. White performed James Brown's "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" and "Diamonds" during the December 5, 2012 episode and was put into the Bottom Two for the second time along with Fifth Harmony, where White performed "I Hope You Dance." The judges saved Fifth Harmony and sent White home for a second time, finishing fifth in the competition.

2013–presentEdit

In March 2013, White had a small role on The Big Bang Theory.[3] She also performed a song with Toby Gad ("Peace") for world refugee day. In July 2013, White was featured in an episode of The Haunted Hathaways, thereafter becoming a recurring character on the show. She also voices the recurring character Ruby on the Disney Junior program Sofia the First. In May 2015, White was featured in a YouTube mashup of "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon and "Want to Want Me" by Jason Derulo with artist Sam Tsui.[4] In June 2015, White announced during one of her videos that she was finishing her debut album and she was releasing the first single off of it soon. In September 2015, the first single "Born Rich" was released off the Pressure EP; White also released another song in October called "Lie On The Night." The EP was released in December 2015.[5] In November 2015, White voiced Fuli the Cheetah in the television pilot film The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and later on its TV series The Lion Guard which premiered in January 2016.[6] In late-2016, White guest-starred as Sage on the third and final season of the popular Disney Channel television show Girl Meets World. In October 2016, White starred as Tiffany Simmons in Tyler Perry's horror comedy Boo! A Madea Halloween and, in October 2017, reprised her role in the sequel Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. White also portrayed the role of Piper in the 2018 film Rock Steady Row.[7] White has also been cast as a recurring guest star in the final season of Empire, a Fox series[8]

FilmographyEdit

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Additional voices
2015 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Fuli (voice)
2016 Boo! A Madea Halloween Tiffany Simmons
2017 The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar Fuli (voice)
2017 The Emoji Movie Additional voices
2017 Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Tiffany Simmons
2017 F the Prom Rayna
2018 Rock Steady Row Piper
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010-2014 Phineas and Ferb Holly, Additional voices
2011-2016 Transformers: Rescue Bots Francine Greene / Cheerleader #2 / Phonebot Voice / Lead role
2012 The X Factor Herself Season 2
2013 The Big Bang Theory Girl #2 Episode: "The Contractual Obligation Implementation"
2013-2015 The Haunted Hathaways Sophie Recurring role
2013-2018 Sofia the First Ruby Voice / Recurring role
2016 Girl Meets World Sage Episode: "Girl Meets Triangle"
2016 Black-ish Kiersten Episode: "Old Digger"
2016-present The Lion Guard Fuli Voice / Lead role
2016 Sing It! Maisy Recurring role
2017 Fresh Off the Boat Jackie Episode: "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
2018 Code Black Caitlyn Quick Episode: "The Same As Air"
2018 Dear White People Penelope Conners-Fairbanks Episode: "Chapter IV"
2019 Pinky Malinky Babs Byuteman Voice / Lead role

DiscographyEdit

  • Pressure (EP, 2015)
  • "Chain Smoker" (Single, 2016)
  • "Empty Cup" (Single, 2017)
  • "Cleopatron (Drunk On Me)" (Single, 2017)
  • "Westside Weekends" (Single, 2018)
  • "Ringtone" (Single, featuring Olivia O'Brien, 2018)
  • "Love Songs 4" (Single, 2019)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diamond White". Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Contestants – Auditions | THE X FACTOR on FOX". Thexfactorusa.com. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  3. ^ Hughes, Jason (March 8, 2013). "'Big Bang' Guys Try To Get Middle School Girls Excited About Science". Huffington Post.
  4. ^ Shut Up and Dance/Want to Want Me MASHUP (Sam Tsui & Diamond White). YouTube. May 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Panichella, John (December 5, 2015). "Diamond White Releases Debut EP". J-14. The American Media Inc. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Lion King spinoff voice cast includes Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union, James Earl Jones, and more - EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  7. ^ Schear, Theo. "Rock Steady Row". Film Threat. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  8. ^ Dino-Ray, Ramos. "'Empire' Adds Diamond White In Recurring Role; Adan Rocha Joins 'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels'". Deadline. Retrieved August 20, 2019.

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