Ren Woods

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Renn Woods
Born (1958-01-01) January 1, 1958 (age 57)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Singer
Years active 1976-2010

Renn Woods (born January 1, 1958) is an African-American film and television actress/singer, best known for her role as Fanta in Roots, and also as the girl with flowers in her hair who sang "Aquarius" in the film version of Hair. Renn Woods began her singing career as a child and released two solo albums before returning her focus to acting in the 1980s. Her most recent role was in the 2010 film Church.

Music career[edit]

Woods was born in Portland, Oregon, and became a child singing prodigy, appearing on NBC's Soul Special at the age of 10.[1] Shortly thereafter "Sundays Child" her pre-teen 3 girl group soared to fame.

Woods then starred in the fist National Tour of The Wiz.

In 1979, Woods released a solo album entitled Out of the Woods, which was supposed to be produced by Maurice White, however, due to the label being in transition, it was produced by Earth, Wind & Fire member Al McKay. A second album, Azz Izz, was released in 1982. Azz Izz was well received and considered a favorite on many radio stations in the USA. The second album featured a new composition by Prince titled "I Don't Wanna Stop."


As an actress, Renn Woods has enjoyed considerably more success. She achieved even greater fame as Fanta in Roots in 1977. She appeared on such American television series as What's Happening!!, Lou Grant, Hill Street Blues, The Jeffersons, Roc, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Beauty and the Beast and NYPD Blue.

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