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Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006)

Fantasia Barrino overcomes sexual abuse, illiteracy, and other setbacks and becomes the winner of "American Idol" in 2004.

Director:

Debbie Allen

Writers:

Keith Glover (teleplay), Fantasia Barrino (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fantasia Barrino ... Fantasia Barrino
Loretta Devine ... Addie Collins
Viola Davis ... Diane Barrino
Kadeem Hardison ... Joseph Barrino
Chico Benymon ... Rodney Birks
Jamia Simone Nash ... Young Fantasia
JoNell Kennedy ... Barbara
Cedric Pendleton ... Johnny Lee
Julius Tennon ... Mr. Emanuel
Thomas Tah Hyde III ... Rico Barrino
Norman Nixon Jr. Norman Nixon Jr. ... Dwayne
Paul Amadi Paul Amadi ... Young Rico
Terrance Thomas ... Young Tiny
Deanna Dawn ... Ruby
Toussant Duchess Toussant Duchess ... Wanda Jean
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Storyline

American Idol's third season winner Fantasia Barrino plays herself in a television movie that shows how the teenage single mother overcame poverty, sexual abuse and illiteracy to win the hit talent show. "Life Is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story" will premiere in August 2006 on the women's cable channel, Lifetime Television. Written by Chuck Halley

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Taglines:

My story is I believe

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

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Trivia

Director Debbie Allen has a brief cameo as a woman in sunglasses auditioning for American Idol. See more »


Soundtracks

Summertime
Written by DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Fantasia Barrino
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Life Is Not A Faitytale!
5 March 2007 | by lbarr22000See all my reviews

I have read "Life Is Not A Fairytale" and this is an excellent book. I recommend it for all ages, it is an inspiration for everyone that have gone through some of the same things, but didn't know how to come out and tell anyone.

Some people are ashamed of the things that life has sent their way and they are afraid of what other people might say or judge them.

Life Is Not A Fairytale gives you hope and courage. I love this book and I made sure my daughters read the book and watched the movie. Fantasia you are a blessing to a lot of people and you are a beautiful person.


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Official Sites:

Lifetime TV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de Fantasia Barrino See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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