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Alexandra Shipp is an American actress. She portrayed Aaliyah in her Lifetime biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.

Aaliyah role Edit

She was cast to replace Zendaya as the lead in Aaliyah's biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. Shipp would say that she watched archive footage of Aaliyah to study how she moved and walked, analyzing her mannerisms. Shipp was required to sing all of the songs in the film due to her family blocking out her music from being used. She spoke of the negative comments and remarks she received over playing the role several times in interviews though continued to support the film and state that she had tried her best.

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