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 26)
Hounslow, London, England
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2008–present
Spouse(s)
Jordan Spence (m. 2014)
Websitenaomiscottmusic.com

Naomi Grace Scott (born 6 May 1993)[1] is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her starring role as Princess Jasmine in Disney's fantasy film Aladdin (2019), for which she also contributed to its soundtrack.

Scott has also featured in the science fiction drama series Terra Nova (2011) and the Disney Channel teen film Lemonade Mouth (2011), and has starred as Kimberly Hart in the superhero film Power Rangers (2017).[2]

Early life[edit]

Scott was born in Hounslow, London.[3] Her mother, Usha, was born in Uganda, of Indian descent, and immigrated to England at a young age. Naomi's father, Christopher, is English.[3][4][5] Scott also has an older brother, Joshua.[6] Both her parents are pastors at the Bridge Church, Woodford in Redbridge, North East London.[7] Scott has participated in missionary and outreach work.[4] She attended Davenant Foundation School in Loughton, Essex.

Career[edit]

Scott began her singing career with the Bridge Church Youth Band. She attended Davenant Foundation School and performed regularly in school musicals and drama productions. She was later discovered by British pop singer Kéllé Bryan from the girl group Eternal, who signed her as a client. She went to work with British songwriters and producers Xenomania.[4]In 2014 the youtube channel "Reload" published two videos featuring her, as part of their "Reload Sessions" series. [8][9]

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.[10] That same year, she was cast as Maddy Shannon, in the science-fiction series Terra Nova which premiered in September 2011 on Fox.[11] The series was not renewed for a second season.[12] 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.[13] Scott was cast as Ryoko in Ridley Scott's The Martian. She filmed her scenes but they were removed from the final cut.[14] Screen International selected Scott as one of their 2015 Stars of Tomorrow. In October 2015, 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. The film was released on 24 March 2017, and earned Scott her first Teen Choice Award nomination.[15] 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.

In 2019, Scott starred as Princess Jasmine in a live action remake of Aladdin.[16][17] Naomi Scott's performance as Jasmine in the 2019 film was generally well-received by critics. Tom Jorgensen of IGN found her portrayal of Jasmine, "a clear improvement over the 1992 version" and added that the character, "feels more three-dimensional (pun not intended... nor apologized for) and she is given far more interesting ambitions this time around. Scott gives the character a dignity and drive that makes it easier to root for her than poor old Al."[18] Johnny Oleksinski of The New York Post found Scott's version of Jasmine, "lovely" and also had "more agency and less passiveness" than in the original version.[19] The San Francisco Chronicle's critic Mick LaSalle found Scott to be the "real star" of the film and she "thrives and gives everything to her new power anthem" that was written for the film.[20] 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 also "super-feminist".[21] Richard Roeper of Chicago Sun-Times described Scott's performance as "winning" and added, "she also gets the chance to shine and absolutely sparkles" in the new song, "Speechless".[22] 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.[23][24]. Aladdin was also commercially successful grossing $1 billion at the box office.

In July 2018, it was confirmed that Scott would star as one of the three lead 'Angels' in the 2019 Elizabeth Banks-directed reboot film of Charlie's Angels.[25]

Personal life[edit]

In June 2014, Scott married footballer Jordan Spence after four years of dating. They originally met at Scott's parents's church.[26][27]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2015 The 33 Escarlette Sepulveda
The Martian Ryoko Deleted scene; extended version only[28]
2017 Power Rangers Kimberly "Kim" Hart / Pink Ranger
2019 Aladdin Princess Jasmine
Charlie's Angels Elena Houghlin Post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008–2009 Life Bites Megan Main role
2011 Lemonade Mouth Mohini "Mo" Banjaree Television film
2011 Terra Nova Maddy Shannon Main role
2013 By Any Means Vanessa Velasquez Episode: "3"
2015–2016 Lewis Sahira Desai Recurring role (season 9)

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of EPs
Title Details
Invisible Division[13]
Promises[29]
  • Release date: 5 August 2016
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Independent

Singles[edit]

As main artist

Year Title Album
2014 "Motions"[30] Invisible Division
2016 "Lover's Lies"[31] Promises
2017 "Vows"[32] Vows
2018 "Irrelevant"
(featuring Nick Brewer)
Vows
"So Low" / "Undercover"[33] n/a

As featured artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[34]
US
Heat

[34]
UK
[35]
2011 "Breakthrough"
(among Lemonade Mouth cast)
88 11 200 Lemonade Mouth
2014 "Fall From Here"[36]
(Nick Brewer featuring Naomi Scott)
Four Miles Further
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Title Other artist(s) Peak chart positions Album
US
Bub.

[37]
2011 "She's So Gone" n/a 3 Lemonade Mouth
"More Than a Band" Lemonade Mouth cast Lemonade Mouth
"Livin' on a High Wire" Lemonade Mouth cast Lemonade Mouth
2019 "Speechless (Part 1)" n/a Aladdin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"A Whole New World" Mena Massoud Aladdin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"Speechless (Part 2)" n/a Aladdin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"Speechless (Full)" n/a 23 Aladdin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Director Ref.
As lead artist
2014 "Motions" Naomi Scott Peter Szewczyk [38]
2017 "Lover's Lies" Naomi Scott Daniel Cummings [39]
"Vows" Naomi Scott Naomi Scott [40]
2019 "Speechless" Naomi Scott [41]
As featured artist
2014 "Fall From Here" Nick Brewer Matthew Walker [42]
Guest appearances
2013 "Hurricane" Bridgit Mendler Robert Hales [43]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref.
2017 Power Rangers Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actress Nominated [44]
2019 Aladdin Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actress Won [45]
Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress Pending [46]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b c "NAOMI SCOTT 'Mohini (Mo) Banarjee'". Disney Channel Medianet. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  5. ^ Barker, Lynn (11 April 2011). "Lemonade Mouth Actors Talk Music and More!". Kidz World. Archived from the original on 23 March 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Leadership - The Bridge Church". Archived from the original on 29 March 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
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  8. ^ Reload (7 November 2014), Hozier: Take Me To Church (Medley) - Naomi Scott, retrieved 27 July 2019
  9. ^ Reload (19 November 2014), Naomi Scott: Hear The Bells, retrieved 27 July 2019
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  13. ^ a b "Invisible Division - EP". iTunes Store. 30 May 2011. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  14. ^ Jimmy Kimmel (host) Naomi Scott (guest). Naomi Scott on Being in The Martian with Matt Damon. Archived from the original on 23 March 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017. Clip from "Dave Chappelle, Naomi Scott, Music from Weezer". Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Season 15. Episode 38. 21 March 2017. ABC. Archived from the original on 24 March 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
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  19. ^ Oleksinski, Johnny (22 May 2019). "Live-action 'Aladdin' is way better than its awful trailer". The New York Post. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  20. ^ Laselle, Mick (22 May 2019). "Review: Disney's new live-action 'Aladdin' improves on original". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  21. ^ O'Sullivan, Michael (22 May 2019). "The best things about the new 'Aladdin'? A super-feminist Jasmine, and Will Smith's street-smart Genie". The Washington Post. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  22. ^ Roeper, Richard (22 May 2019). "'Aladdin': Will Smith's blue Genie is pretty cool, once you get to know him". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
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  25. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (26 July 2018). "'Charlie's Angels': Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott Confirmed With Ella Balinska Set To Star In Elizabeth Banks-Directed Reboot". Deadline. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
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  41. ^ "Naomi Scott - Speechless". DisneyMusicVEVO. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
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