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Fantasia Barrino


Fantasia Barrino was born on June 30, 1984 in High Point, North Carolina, USA as Fantasia Monique Barrino. She has been married to Kendall Taylor since July 19, 2015. See full bio »

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Known For

The Butler
The Butler Soundtrack
(2013)
American Idol
American Idol Herself / Herself - Finalist / Herself - Guest Performer / Herself - Performer / Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
(2004-2016)
Happy Feet
Happy Feet Soundtrack
(2006)

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 2014 The 68th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "On the Sunny Side of the Street", "It Don't Mean a Thing" - as Fantasia)
 2013 The Best Man Holiday (performer: "What Christmas Means to Me" - as Fantasia)
 2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Switch-Up Challenge (2013) ... ("Get It Right")
 2013/I The Butler (performer: "In the Middle of the Night") / (writer: "In the Middle of the Night")
 2012-2013 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Top 20 Finalists Perform (2013) ... (performer: "Get It Right")
- Top 4 Perform (2012) ... (performer: "I Believe")
 2004-2012 American Idol (TV Series) (performer - 23 episodes)
- Winner Announced (2012) ... (performer: "Take Me to the Pilot")
- American Idol 2004 Finale (2004) ... (performer: "The Impossible Dream", "Guest Judge Medley", "Dreams", "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", "I Believe")
- Fantasia Barrino vs. Diana DeGarmo (2004) ... (performer: "All My Life", "Summertime", "I Believe")
- 3 Sing (2004) ... (performer: "Chain of Fools", "A Fool in Love", "The Greatest Love of All")
- The Final Three (2004) ... (performer: "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours")
 2010 WrestleMania XXVI (TV Special) (performer: "America The Beautiful")
 2007 The 61st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "I'm Here" - as Fantasia)
 2006 Happy Feet (performer: "I Wish")
 2006 Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (TV Movie) (performer: "Almighty God", "Summertime", "Chain of Fools", "Pass Me Not", "God Bless The Child")
 2005 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Star Is Torn (2005) ... (performer: "Hush, Little Baby" - uncredited)
 2004 Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for Christmas (TV Special) (performer: "Every Time Christmas Comes Around", "Don't Save It All for Christmas", "Jesus What a Wonderful Child", "Joy to the World")
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Recognized by The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards held November 12, 2005 at Sony Studios in Los Angeles. She was nominated for "R&B Voice of the Year". (The event was broadcast on UPN on 11-15-05) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 18 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Fantasia

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

Let me tell you this: That house was like a prison, but a good prison. They have somebody who sits (and watches), and they had security guards working in shifts. There's no way you can sneak out because there's a gate around the house. We had a curfew. We could leave the house if we weren't working, but we had to be back at certain time ... or you'd get in big trouble the next day. - On Corey ... See more »

Trivia:

Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 27, a son Dallas Xavier Barrino on December 13, 2011. Child's father is her ex-lover, Antwaun Cook. See more »

Trademark:

Normally performs barefoot. See more »

Nickname:

Tasia See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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