Who is Naomi Ackie – the star of the Whitney Houston movie?

Ackie made her big acting debut in Doctor Who in 2015. Since then, she's been in various TV shows and movies

The domestic audience finally has the chance to watch the long-awaited musical spectacle I Wanna Dance With Somebody: The Film about Whitney Houston in cinemas.


British actress Naomi Ackie was carefully selected to step into the shoes of the timeless pop diva. If the actress is familiar to you from somewhere, it is probably because she has recently starred in a number of popular films and TV series.


Here's what we know about her...

She grew up in Great Britain, born and raised in the artistic district of Walthamstow in London, England. Ackie is now 30 years old and hails from Grenada. According to Elle, her father works in transport and her mother in healthcare.


In an interview, she said about herself that she was very shy as a child, but she discovered her love for acting at the age of 11. Then she participated in school plays.


She made her TV debut with the series Doctor Who

Ackie made her big acting debut with Doctor Who in 2015. She got her big break when she was cast as Jannah in 2019's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Ackie also starred in the Netflix comedy drama series The End of the F***ing World. Read the full article at KINO FILM.HR


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Naomi Ackie, photo by Sony Pictures Releasing Switzerland GmbH