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Whitney Houston (I) (1963–2012)


Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin. She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, as a young child and by the age of 15... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Bodyguard
The Bodyguard Rachel Marron
(1992)
Waiting to Exhale
Waiting to Exhale Savannah Jackson
(1995)
The Preacher's Wife
The Preacher's Wife Julia Biggs
(1996)
Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits
(2000)

Filmography

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 2016 Coronation Street (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8912 (2016) ... (performer: "How Will I Know" - uncredited)
 2016 Lip Sync Battle Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Manilyn Reynes vs. Keempee De Leon (2016) ... (writer: "Queen of the Night")
 2016 Spise med Price (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lolland Falster (2016) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You" - uncredited)
 2015 Els dies clau (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- 25 de juliol de 1992: inauguració dels Jocs Olímpics de Barcelona (2015) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2015 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 November 2015 (2015) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 25 March 2015 (2015) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
- Episode dated 18 March 2015 (2015) ... (performer: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 23 February 2015 (2015) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You" - uncredited)
 2015 The Good Wife (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lies (2015) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You" - uncredited)
  The X Factor (TV Series) (1 episode, 2015) (performer - 12 episodes, 2004 - 2013)
- Auditions 3 (2015) ... ("I Have Nothing")
- Auditions 3 (2013) ... (performer: "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" - uncredited)
- Episode #6.14 (2009) ... (performer: "Million Dollar Bill" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.5 (2008) ... (performer: "So Emotional" - uncredited)
- Auditions 1 (2008) ... (performer: "When You Believe" - uncredited)
 2015 Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Inside (2015) ... (performer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2015 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Day 15 Catch-Up (2015) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You" - uncredited)
 2015 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1991 (2015) ... (performer: "The Greatest Love of All", "I'm Your Baby Tonight", "I Will Always Love You")
 2015 The Official Top 50 Best-Selling Singles of the 90s and 00s (TV Movie) (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Week 2 (2014) ... (performer: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)")
 2014 The World's Greatest Movie Songs: Top 50 (TV Movie) (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (5 episodes, 2005 - 2014) (performer - 2 episodes, 2009)
- Week 6 (2014) ... ("I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)")
- Most Memorable Year (2014) ... ("I Believe in You and Me")
- Week 3: Prom Night (2013) ... ("I Have Nothing")
- Week 5 Part 1 (2012) ... ("I Will Always Love You")
- Round Ten: Final Results (2009) ... (performer: "Million Dollar Bill", "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)")
 2014 Chelsea Lately (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #8.55 (2014) ... (performer: "How Will I Know" - uncredited)
- Episode #8.54 (2014) ... (performer: "How Will I Know" - uncredited)
 2014 Celebrity Big Brother (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Day 16 (2014) ... (performer: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" - uncredited)
 2014 Autopsy: The Last Hours Of (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Whitney Houston (2014) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You" (1992))
 2013 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone (2013) ... (performer: "You Light Up My Life")
 2009-2013 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Top 10 Perform: 2 Eliminated (2013) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You" (Hex Hector Radio Mix))
- Top 16 Perform (2012) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
- The Top 20 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "You Light Up My Life")
 2013 This Is the End (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2012-2013 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- 2013: Auditions 7 (2013) ... (performer: "Million Dollar Bill (Freemasons Mix)" - uncredited)
- 2012: Auditions 6 (2012) ... (performer: "When You Believe" - uncredited)
 2013 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 12 April 2013 (2013) ... (performer: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" - uncredited)
 2013 Song by Song (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dolly Parton: I Will Always Love You (2013) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2013 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- It's a Wonderful Rae: Part 1 (2013) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You" - uncredited)
 2012 The Hour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Holiday Special (2012) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You" - uncredited)
 2012 We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2012/I Sparkle (performer: "His Eye Is on the Sparrow", "Celebrate")
 2012 CMT Insider (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 18 February 2012 (2012) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2011 Eureka (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Do You See What I See (2011) ... (performer: "Do You Hear What I Hear?" - uncredited)
 2011 Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Frodo's Headshots (2011) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You" - uncredited)
 2011 Today (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 June 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You" - uncredited)
 2011 CMT: What's Your 20? 20 Greatest Women, 20 Years (TV Movie) (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2011 My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- My Big Fat Royal Gypsy Wedding (2011) ... (performer: " My Love Is Your Love" - uncredited)
 2011 CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs (TV Movie) (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2010 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jo vinc d'un silenci (2010) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2010 Larry King Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dolly Parton (2010) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You" - uncredited)
 2006-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 3 episodes)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (performer: "How Will I Know?")
- Scene-Stealing Songs (2009) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
- World's Best Love Songs (2006) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.12 (2010) ... (performer: "Saving All My Love for You")
 2009-2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.101 (2010) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You", "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)", "I Look to You")
 2009 The Laughing Policeman (performer: "I Didn't Know My Own Strength")
 2009 Miss Austria 2009 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (performer: "One Moment In Time")
 2009 RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Extra Special Edition (2009) ... (performer: "The Greatest Love of All")
- Queens of all Media (2009) ... (performer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2008 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finale Liveshow (2008) ... (writer: "Queen of the Night")
 2008 Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (performer: "Saving All My Love for You")
 2007 Frank - Der Weddingplaner (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Nadia & Jörg (2007) ... (performer: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody")
 2007 Patinando por un sueño (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 August 2007 (2007) ... (performer: "When You Believe")
- Episode dated 10 August 2007 (2007) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You", "When You Believe")
 2007 So You Wanna Be a Popstar (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Halve Finale (2007) ... (performer: "Could I have this kiss forever")
 2007 SingStar Pop (Video Game) (performer: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody")
 2007 Daddy's Little Girls (performer: "Family First")
 2006 CMT: The Greatest - 40 Days That Shaped Country Music (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2006 Schlag den Raab (TV Series) (performer: "One Moment In Time")
 2006 CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2006 Biography (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dolly Parton (2006) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2005 AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2005 Being Bobby Brown (TV Series documentary) (performer: "Fire")
 2004 Hrvatski Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (2004) ... (writer: "Queen of the Night")
 2004 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Topp 4 - Filmmusikk (2004) ... (writer: "Queen of the Night")
 2004 13 Going on 30 (performer: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)")
 2003 Boston Public (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chapter Sixty-Six (2003) ... (performer: "Try It On My Own")
 2003 Dolly Parton: Platinum Blonde (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2002 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.11 (2002) ... (writer: "Queen of the Night")
 1998-2002 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Alte Geschichten (2002) ... (performer: "Where Do Broken Hearts Go")
- Untreue (1998) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2002 Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security (TV Special documentary) (performer: "I Will Always Love You" - uncredited)
 2002 My Own Private Oshawa (TV Movie) (writer: "Queen of the Night")
 2001 1st Annual BET Awards (TV Special) (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2001 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Say Uncle (2001) ... (performer: "Greatest Love of All" - uncredited)
 1999-2000 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 13 October 2000 (2000) ... (performer: "Could I Have This Kiss Forever")
- Episode dated 16 June 2000 (2000) ... (performer: "If I Told You That")
- Episode dated 16 July 1999 (1999) ... (performer: "My Love Is Your Love")
 2000 Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits (Video documentary) (writer: "Queen of the Night")
 1999 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Latin Lover (1999) ... ("I Will Always Love You", uncredited)
 1999 Life After Suicide (Documentary) (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 1999 The 71st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "When You Believe")
 1999 Brit Awards 1999 (TV Special) (performer: "It's Not Right But It's Okay (Live)" - uncredited)
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mayored to the Mob (1998) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You" - uncredited)
 1998 The Prince of Egypt (performer: "When You Believe")
 1998 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 November 1998 (1998) ... (performer: "When You Believe")
 1998 Top Ten (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Country (1998) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 1997 Cinderella (TV Movie) (performer: "Prologue", "Impossible", "It's Possible", "Finale Ultimo", "There's Music in You")
 1997 Sister, Sister (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Three the Heart Way (1997) ... (writer: "Count on Me")
 1986-1996 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Rosie O'Donnell/Whitney Houston (1996) ... (performer: "I Got You Babe", "Sleigh Ride", "I Believe In You & Me", "I Go To the Rock" - uncredited)
- Alec Baldwin/Whitney Houston (1991) ... (performer: "I'm Your Baby Tonight", "All The Man I Need" - uncredited)
- Jerry Hall/Stevie Ray Vaughan/Jimmie Vaughan (1986) ... (performer: "How Will I Know")
 1996 The Preacher's Wife (performer: "I Believe In You And Me", "Step By Step", "Joy", "Hold On, Help Is On The Way", "I Go To The Rock", "I Love The Lord", "Somebody Bigger Than Tou And Me", "You Were Loved", "My Heart Is Calling", "Who Would Imagine A King?", "He's All Over Me", "Joy To The World")
 1996 Sounds of the Eighties (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... (performer: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)")
 1995 Waiting to Exhale (performer: "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)", "Why Does It Hurt So Bad?", "Count On Me") / (writer: "Count On Me")
 1995 Television's Greatest Performances I (TV Special) (performer: "The Star Spangled Banner")
 1995 The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces (TV Special) (performer: "My Name Is Not Susan")
 1993-1995 Evelyn Hamanns Geschichten aus dem Leben (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Codewort Agnes/Im Herzen von St. Pauli (1995) ... (performer: "Saving All My Love for You" - uncredited)
- Gewinnerin der Woche/Mal was anderes (1993) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 1994 Dateline NBC (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.2 (1994) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 1993 Melrose Place (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Tangled Web (1993) ... (performer: "So Emotional")
 1992 The Bodyguard (performer: "I Have Nothing", "Run to You", "I Will Always Love You", "Queen of the Night", "I'm Every Woman", "Jesus Loves Me") / (producer: "Queen of the Night") / (writer: "Queen of the Night")
 1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992) ... (performer: "Saving All My Love for You" (1985) - uncredited)
 1991 The Magic of David Copperfield XIII: Mystery on the Orient Express (TV Special) (performer: "My Name Is Not Susan")
 1990 Pero ¿esto qué es? (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 November 1990 (1990) ... (performer: "All the Man That I Need")
 1990 NBA Superstars (Video documentary) (performer: "Greatest Love of All")
 1989 Die Hausmeisterin (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Mir geht's gut, auch wenn's mir schlecht geht (1989) ... (performer: "Just the Lonely Talking Again" - uncredited)
- Einmal im Leben ans Meer (1989) ... (performer: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" - uncredited)
 1988 Lovable Zanies II (performer: "Love Is A Contact Sport")
 1987 Soldati - 365 all'alba (performer: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)")
 1986 Women in Rock (Video documentary) (performer: "How Will I Know?")
 1986 DTV Valentine (TV Movie) (performer: "You Give Good Love")
 1986 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Greatest American Heroine (1986) ... (performer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 1985 Perfect (performer: "Shock Me")
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Other Works:

CD: "I Look to You" (Arista Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 20 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I know that I could really kill for my daughter. I know because I'm living for her, so I'm fierce when it comes down to it. And I feel the same about my husband and my family. I'm just fiercely protective. It's like, that's my lair and nobody messes with my lair. See more »

Trivia:

Ranked #24 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists. See more »

Trademark:

Powerful voice

Nickname:

The Prom Queen of Soul See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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