Can They Act? - A list of Musicians

by diamond-noir | created - 25 Jul 2011 | updated - 15 Nov 2012 | Public

I wouldn't mind seeing these performers take on acting. Good idea or epic fail?

1. Pink

Soundtrack | Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Pink was born Alecia Beth Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and was later raised in Philadelphia. Her parents, Judith Moore (née Kugel), a nurse, and Jim Moore, a Vietnam veteran, divorced when she was very young. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while her father has Irish, German, ...

2. CeeLo Green

Soundtrack | Hotel Transylvania

CeeLo Green was born on May 30, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Thomas DeCarlo Callaway. He was previously married to Christina Johnson.

He's already a character by nature.

3. Erykah Badu

Actress | The Cider House Rules

Erykah Badu was born on February 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Erica Abi Wright.

She was wonderful in House of D and I can't get her version of Sweet Melissa out of my head.

4. Maxwell

Soundtrack | Life

Maxwell was born on May 23, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Maxwell Rivera.

5. Gwen Stefani

Soundtrack | Trolls

Gwen Renee Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 at St. Jude's Hospital in Fullerton, California. She was one of four children born to Dennis Stefani and Patti Flynn. Her siblings are Eric Stefani, Jill and Todd Stefani. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother's ancestry is English, Irish, ...

6. Adele

Soundtrack | Skyfall

Adele was born on May 5, 1988 in Tottenham, London, England as Adele Laurie Blue Adkins. She has been married to Simon Konecki since 2017. They have one child.

7. Anthony Hamilton

Soundtrack | American Gangster

Anthony Hamilton was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA as Anthony Cornelius Hamilton. He is married to Tarsha McMillian. They have six children.

I just have a feeling that if he ever decided to act, he would be incredible.

8. India Arie

Soundtrack | American Dreams

India Arie was born on October 3, 1975 in Denver, Colorado, USA as India Arie Simpson.

9. Thom Yorke

Soundtrack | The Prestige

Thom Yorke was born on October 7, 1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England as Thomas Edward Yorke. He was previously married to Rachel Owen.

10. Mark Hoppus

Soundtrack | American Pie

Mark Hoppus was born on March 15, 1972 in Ridgecrest, California, USA as Mark Allan Hoppus. He has been married to Skye Everly since December 2, 2000. They have one child.

He would be great in a comedy or even a horror flick.

11. Nicki Minaj

Actress | The Other Woman

Onika Tanya Maraj, better known as Nicki Minaj was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York. She grew up in a troubled family with a father that was a drug addict who later changed after he checked into rehab and started going to church. ...

12. Kelis

Soundtrack | xXx

Kelis was born on August 21, 1979 in Harlem, New York, USA as Kelis Rogers. She was previously married to Nas.

13. Mark Oliver Everett

Soundtrack | Yes Man

Mark Oliver Everett was born on April 10, 1965.

14. Missy Elliott

Actress | Christina Aguilera Feat. Lil Kim, Mya, P!Nk: Lady Marmalade

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Hip-hop emcee and R&B songwriter Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott has become one of the most esteemed figures in contemporary American music, providing material for artists including MC Lyte, Adina Howard, and Jodeci, as well as working as an arranger, producer, talent ...

15. M.I.A.

Soundtrack | Slumdog Millionaire

M.I.A. was born on July 18, 1975 in Hounslow, London, England as Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam.