Bailey posted a photo of a melanin-rich Ariel from the Chloe x Halle Twitter account with the caption “Dream come true.”
After a long wait with full of speculation, Disney finally announced on Wednesday that Halle Bailey, best known for her work on Freeform’s Grown-ish and as half of the singing duo Chloe x Halle, will be playing the lead role of Ariel in its upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
One half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle, this talented songstress is ready to belt out some of the most iconic songs of the Disney generation. Her casting as a young woman of color is historic, to say the least. But she’s relatively new and there are a few people asking who Halle Bailey is. You’re going to hear a lot about this rising starlet. So, get up to speed with our Halle Bailey wiki.
Halle Bailey Is from Georgia
Halle Bailey was born on March 27, 2000, in Atlanta, Georgia. She’s the youngest daughter born to Courtney and Doug Bailey.
Her older sister, Chloe, is just as famous she is, while her eldest sister, Ski, helped film their YouTube videos. The Bailey girls also have a little brother, Branson (born 2005.)
Halle Began Singing after Watching Her Sister
Halle and Chloe were always meant to be performers, right from when they were eight and 10 years old, respectively, and performed Top 40 song covers on their YouTube channel.
Chloe was a natural singer at a young age. And Halle, who is said to worship her sister, followed her into singing and dancing. Halle, a talented guitarist, also idolizes Prince and is a fan of bands like The Internet and Frank Ocean.
Halle Is Part of a Duo, Chloe x Halle, with Her Sister
They performed as R&B duo Chloe x Halle and toured the country. They relocated to L.A., where more prospects awaited their careers.
Besides appearing in a few Disney shows, they had recurring stints on Grown-ish. Their song “Grown” is also the theme song for the Black-ish spinoff.
Beyonce Mentors Halle and Chloe
With Queen Bey as their fairy godmother, Chloe x Halle is a couple of the luckiest young girls in music. They went from posting a cover of Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” that went viral, to signing a $1.0 million contract under her Parkwood Entertainment label.
Halle enjoys wearing dreadlocks almost all the time
If many celebrities tend to diversify their images with different beautiful hairstyles, Halle Bailey seems quite loyal to the traditional beauty of Black people – Dreadlocks.
She looks stunning and graceful as usual!