Naomi Scott

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Naomi Scott
Naomi Scott.jpg
Scott at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Naomi Grace Scott

(1993-05-06) 6 May 1993 (age 27)
Hounslow, London, England
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2008–present
Spouse(s)
(
m. 2014)

Naomi Grace Scott (born 6 May 1993) is an English[1] actress and singer. She is best known for starring as Princess Jasmine in Disney's musical live-action fantasy film Aladdin (2019). Scott rose to prominence for her performances in the science fiction drama series Terra Nova (2011) and the Disney Channel teen film Lemonade Mouth (2011). She has also starred in the superhero film Power Rangers (2017) and the action comedy film Charlie's Angels (2019).

Early life[edit]

Naomi Grace Scott was born on 6 May 1993 in Hounslow, London.[2] She is of English and Indian descent.[3] Her mother, Usha Joshi, was born in Uganda and immigrated to the United Kingdom at a young age, is of Indian Gujarati descent, while her father, Christopher, is English.[4] Scott also has an older brother, Joshua.[5]

At eight years old, she and her family moved to Woodford in Redbridge, North East London,[6] where both her parents were pastors at the Bridge Church.[7] She grew up listening to gospel and R&B music, specifically singers Kim Burrell, Mary Mary and Kirk Franklin, and singing in church.[8] She attended Davenant Foundation School in Loughton, Essex.[9] She left the school half way through taking her A-Levels in order to pursue her role in Terra Nova.[10]

Career[edit]

Scott was discovered by British pop singer Kéllé Bryan from the girl group Eternal, who signed her as a client.[11] She went to work with British songwriters and producers Xenomania.[12] In 2014, the YouTube channel "Reload" published two videos featuring her, as part of their "Reload Sessions" series.[13][14]

Her first major acting role was a Disney Channel UK series Life Bites. In 2010, she was cast as Mohini "Mo" Banjaree in the 2011 Disney Channel original film Lemonade Mouth, her first role in an American production.[15] That same year she was cast as Maddy Shannon in the science-fiction series Terra Nova, which premiered in September 2011 on Fox.[16] The series was not renewed for a second season.[17] In 2013, Scott appeared in the music video for the song "Hurricane", by her Lemonade Mouth co-star Bridgit Mendler. In August 2014, she independently released her debut EP Invisible Division.[18] Scott was cast as Ryoko in Ridley Scott's The Martian. She filmed her scenes but they were removed from the final cut.[19] Screen International selected Scott as one of their 2015 Stars of Tomorrow.[20] In October, she was cast in a co-leading role as Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger, in Power Rangers (2017), the film adaptation of the TV series of the same name.[21] The film was released on 24 March 2017,[22] and earned Scott a Teen Choice Award nomination.[23] The film was met with mixed reviews upon release and was a box office disappointment, grossing $142 million worldwide against a budget of $105 million.[24][25]

The cast of Charlie's Angels in 2019

In 2019, Scott starred as Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, a live-action adaptation of Disney's 1992 animated film of the same name.[26][27] Scott's casting over a "Middle Eastern or Arab actress" generated controversy.[28] In his review of the film for the San Francisco Chronicle, critic Mick LaSalle found Scott to be the "real star" of the film and that she "thrives and gives everything to her new power anthem ['Speechless']".[29] The Washington Post's Michael O'Sullivan praised Scott's portrayal as someone "who doesn’t just dream of escaping from under her father’s restrictive rules about whom she can marry" but is also "super-feminist".[30] Richard Roeper of Chicago Sun-Times described Scott's performance as "winning" and that she "absolutely sparkles" in her performance of "Speechless".[31] For her performance, Scott won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Sci-Fi/Fantasy and also received a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.[32][33] Aladdin was also commercially successful, grossing $1 billion at the box office.[34][35]

Also in 2019, Scott starred as one of the three leads in the action comedy Charlie's Angels, the third installment within the franchise of the same name. The film was released in November.[1][36][37] The film received mixed reviews from critics.[38]

Personal life[edit]

Scott is a Christian.[39] She is a UK ambassador the Christian charity organisation Compassion International, sponsoring children and families living in poverty.[40][4] She suffers from the skin condition eczema.[41]

In June 2014, Scott married English footballer Jordan Spence after four years of dating.[42][43] The couple met at church when she was fifteen.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2015 The 33 Escarlette Sepulveda
The Martian Ryoko Deleted scene; extended version only[44]
2017 Power Rangers Kimberly "Kim" Hart / Pink Ranger
2019 Aladdin Princess Jasmine
Charlie's Angels Elena Houghlin
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008–2009 Life Bites Megan Main role
2011 Lemonade Mouth Mohini "Mo" Banjaree Television film
Terra Nova Maddy Shannon Main role
2013 By Any Means Vanessa Velasquez Episode: "3"
2015–2016 Lewis Sahira Desai Recurring role (season 9)
2019 Ru's Angels Elena Houghlin Short film[45]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of EPs
Title Details
Invisible Division[18]
Promises[46]
  • Release date: 5 August 2016
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Independent

Singles[edit]

As main artist

Title Year Album
"Say Nothing" 2014 Invisible Division
"Motions"[47]
"Lover's Lies"[48] 2016 Promises
"Vows"[49] 2017 non-album single
"Irrelevant"
(featuring Nick Brewer)
2018
"So Low / Undercover"[50]

As featured artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[51]
US
Heat

[51]
UK
[52]
"Breakthrough"
(as part of Lemonade Mouth cast)
2011 88 11 200 Lemonade Mouth
"Fall From Here"[53]
(Nick Brewer featuring Naomi Scott)
2014 Four Miles Further
"You Say"[54]
(Favela featuring Naomi Scott)
2019 non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Bub.

[55]
"She's So Gone" 2011 3 Lemonade Mouth
"More Than a Band"
(as part of Lemonade Mouth cast)
Lemonade Mouth
"Livin' on a High Wire"
(as part of Lemonade Mouth cast)
Lemonade Mouth
"Speechless (Part 1)" 2019 Aladdin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"A Whole New World"
(with Mena Massoud)
Aladdin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"Speechless (Part 2)" Aladdin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"Speechless (Full)" 23 Aladdin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Director Ref.
As lead artist
"Motions" 2014 Naomi Scott Peter Szewczyk [56]
"Lover's Lies" 2017 Naomi Scott Daniel Cummings [57]
"Vows" Naomi Scott Naomi Scott [58]
"Speechless" 2019 Naomi Scott [59]
As featured artist
"Fall From Here" 2014 Nick Brewer Matthew Walker [60]
Guest appearances
"Hurricane" 2013 Bridgit Mendler Robert Hales [61]

As a director[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Co-director Ref.
"Forget You" 2019 Nick Brewer Jordan Spence [62]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref.
2017 Power Rangers Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actress Nominated [23]
2019 Aladdin Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actress Won [63]
Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated [64]

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