Anika Noni Rose was once designated to play Dorothy in a late '90s TV revamping of the Broadway musical The Wiz until plans for the TV movie were shelved.
The beautiful Jazz Raycole held a state championship title in tap, jazz, ballet and ethnic dances.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson won a 1996 Tony Award for Best Actor (Featured Role) for his role in Seven Guitars, a play written by August Wilson.
Zoe Renee is only 5-foot-3, but she looks much taller onscreen.
Jake Allyn and his brother would make short films and strap fireworks to their chests to make the films more Hollywood.
Sean Blakemore's dreamy face was made for the stories. He had stints on both Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.
Jasmine Guy directed an episode of A Different World ("Really Gross Anatomy").
E. Roger Mitchell is an Aquarius.
A Super Soaker commercial exists that features Peyton Alex Smith.
As a child, Michelle DeFraites was featured on a talent segment on The Montell Williams Show.
Anika Noni Rose had to wear six-inch heels while filming the title musical number in Dreamgirls s in order to appear in the frame with Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson.
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