Jamia Simone Nash
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|Jamia Simone Nash|
August 21, 1996 |
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
Nash's first national appearance was on Showtime at the Apollo in 2002, where she sang the Alicia Keys song "Fallin'". She performed at the 2003 Essence Awards, singing Michael Jackson's song "Who's Lovin' You" in honor of Mary J. Blige. She and her younger sister Olivia sing the hook in the song "Black Girl Pain" on Talib Kweli's 2004 album The Beautiful Struggle.
She played a ten-year-old Fantasia Barrino in the 2006 Lifetime Original Movie Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story, a biopic about the 2004 American Idol winner.
Nash performed "Raise It Up" from August Rush at the 2008 Academy Awards, making her the youngest ever to perform on an Academy Awards telecast. Also at the Academy Awards, she was shown on stage playing tennis via Wii Sports with the host Jon Stewart until he noticed the crowd behind her and she ran off stage. Her latest appearance was on July 18, 2009, in the Kennedy Center. She sang Celine Dion's song "Let's Talk About Love" as a tribute for the Apollo program's 40th anniversary.
Billed as MC Lily, Nash sang about the alphabet on Nick Jr. Her song "Bongo Bird" was featured as a video on the Noggin series Jack's Big Music Show. She provides the singing voice for the opening theme song and character Uniqua on The Backyardigans. She has also acted in episodes of 7th Heaven, Romeo!, My Wife and Kids, The Young and the Restless, and appeared as herself on The Tony Danza Show, Half & Half and Big Time. She also performed the United States national anthem at Citi Field.
- My Wife and Kids (2003) - Aretha
- Romeo! (2004) - Chantel
- Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006) - Young Fantasia Barrino
- August Rush (2007) - Hope
- The Young and the Restless (June 25, 2008 - May 18, 2009) - Ana Hamilton
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