Roxanne Shanté

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Roxanne Shanté was born on November 9, 1969 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Lolita Shanté Gooden. She is an actress and composer, known for Colors (1988), Music of the Heart (1999) and Roxanne Roxanne (2017). She has been married to Jabbar Ali since 2017. They have two children. See full bio »

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Colors Soundtrack
Music of the Heart Soundtrack
Roxanne Roxanne Producer
Lean on Me Soundtrack


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 1989 Marley Marl: The Symphony (Music Video)
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 1988 Rick James: Loosey's Rap (Music Video)
Roxanne Shanté (singing voice)
 1984 Roxanne Shante: Roxanne's Revenge (Music Video)
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Other Works:

Album, "Bad Sister," Cold Chillin'/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records 25809, 1989. See more »

Alternate Names:

Roxanne Shante | Dr. Roxanne Shanté


Jabbar Ali  (2 children)

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Considered by many to be hip-hop's true first lady. See more »

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