Jordin Sparks

With millions of copies of her singles sold worldwide, season six winner Jordin Sparks clearly emerged as one of the most successful artists to emerge from the pop cultural behemoth, "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ) ... Read more »
Born: 12/22/1989 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

Time After Time 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

#DanceBattle America 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

It's Not You, It's Men 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Zoe Ever After 2016 (Tv Show)

Herself

God Bless the Broken Road 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dear Secret Santa 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Left Behind 2014 (Movie)

Shasta Carvell (Actor)

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete 2013 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

The Untold Story: Jason Derulo 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Celebrity Holiday Homes 2011 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

Sparkle (Actor)

Teen Choice 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2012 CMT Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 43rd NAACP Image Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Motown Sound 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

American Idol 2007 - 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Skate for the Heart 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

America United: In Support of Our Troops 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Katie Couric's All Access Grammy Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 American Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Suite Life on Deck 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 Teen Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Family Television Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (4)

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

("Christmastime To Me") (Song Performer)

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

("Hooked On Your Mayfield") (Song Performer)

More Than a Game 2009 (Movie)

("If You Dream") (Song Performer)

New Year's Eve Live 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

Biography

With millions of copies of her singles sold worldwide, season six winner Jordin Sparks clearly emerged as one of the most successful artists to emerge from the pop cultural behemoth, "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ). Jordin Brianna Sparks was born on Dec. 22, 1989 in Phoenix, AZ to Jodi Weidmann Sparks and Phillippi Sparks, a former NFL defensive back. Singing since she was two years old, Sparks frequently entered local children's singing contests in nearby Glendale where her family resided. At 13, she appeared in a local production of the musical "The Wiz" (1974), and later in Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic tale "Cinderella" (1957). She attended Glendale's Sandra Day O'Connor High School through her freshman year, but was home schooled after that so she could focus on her budding musical career. In 2004, Sparks tried her luck at numerous talent contests, including "America's Most Talented Kid" (NBC, 2003-06) and Coca-Cola's Rising Star. She also won two Gospel Music Association Academy awards, which led to an introduction to Christian contemporary singer Michael W. Smith, whom she worked for as a background vocalist for his Christmas 2005 and 2006 tours. While singing was her first love, Sparks also explored other avenues to showcase her talent, including modeling in 2006 for the women's plus-size clothing line, Torrid.

Relationships

Jason Derulo Performer

Companion
Reportedly began dating in September 2011

Phillippi Sparks

Father
Played for the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys Retired in 2000

Phillippi Sparks

Brother

Jodi Wiedmann

Mother

Milestones

2012

Made feature acting debut opposite Whitney Houston in a remake of the 1976 film "Sparkle"

2010

Joined the cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "In the Heights" as Nina Rosario

2009

Released sophomore album Battlefield

2009

Opened for The Jonas Brothers during group's North American tour

2007

Won the sixth season of "American Idol" (Fox)

2007

Released self-titled debut album; produced four Top 20 singles including "Tattoo" and "No Air"

Known for such albums as "Jordin Sparks" and "Battlefield"

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