Fantasia Barrino

Like legendary torch singers Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald before her, Fantasia Barrino endured a rags-to-riches story peppered with abuse, scandal, and the heavy price of fame. She rose out of obscurity after ... Read more »
Born: 06/30/1984 in High Point, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

2012 Soul Train Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Fantasia For Real 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

United Negro College Fund: An Evening of Stars 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Behind the Music 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebration of Gospel 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

American Dreams 2002 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home For Christmas 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol: Halfway Home 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol: The Final Three 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol: The Phenomenon 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (4)

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

("In The Middle Of The Night") (Song Performer)

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

("In The Middle Of The Night") (Song)

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

("What Christmas Means To Me") (Song Performer)

2006 BET Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Performer
Writer (1)

Biography

Like legendary torch singers Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald before her, Fantasia Barrino endured a rags-to-riches story peppered with abuse, scandal, and the heavy price of fame. She rose out of obscurity after winning the hit singing competition series "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ), and went on to release chart-topping albums, act on television, and write The New York Times best-selling memoir, Life Is Not a Fairy Tale (2005). Barrino also took Broadway by storm with a critically lauded performance in the musical adaptation of "The Color Purple" (2005), which showcased her powerfully raw and emotional vocals. Her real life drama, including a suicide attempt in 2010, played out for all to witness, yet Barrino's audacity and survival instincts helped her overcome such obstacles and come out as one of the foremost vocalists of her generation.

Relationships

Dallas Barrino

Son
Born on Dec. 13, 2011 in North Carolina

Zion Barrino

Daughter
Born on Aug. 8, 2001

Antwaun Cook

Companion
Began an on-again, off-again relationship in 2010 while he was still married

Bonus Trivia

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Barrino was hospitalized on Aug. 9, 2010 in Charlotte, N.C., after overdosing on aspirin and a sleep aid. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident was classified as a suicide attempt. It also happened just after Barrino was named in a court filing alleging that she was having an affair with a married man.

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