Serayah (actress)

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Serayah
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Serayah in 2016.
Born Serayah Ranee McNeill
(1995-06-20) June 20, 1995 (age 23)
Encinitas, California, U.S.
Residence Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer, model

Serayah Ranee McNeill (born June 20, 1995) is an American actress, model and singer, best known for her role as singer Tiana Brown on the television show Empire.[1]

Early life[edit]

Serayah Ranee McNeill was born in Encinitas, California.[2] She graduated from Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California, where she played for the girls' varsity basketball team, in 2013.[2][3]

Acting career[edit]

The character of Tiana on Empire marks her first major acting role.[4] In a 2015 interview with Black Enterprise, Serayah stated of her role, "One thing I always say about this show is it's a lot of drama, but it's family drama so people relate. Every family has some type of drama, and I think that it touches on a lot of the entertainment business and the music business. Some exaggerated parts, but it really does touch on some of the things that happen."[5] She was added to the series regular cast on August 26, 2015.[6]

Musical career[edit]

In 2015, Serayah appeared in singer Taylor Swift's video for the song "Bad Blood" as the character Dilemma.[7] On July 18, 2015, Swift performed a rendition of her song "Style" alongside McNeill on the Chicago stop of her The 1989 World Tour.[8] She performed at Marshall Academy of the Arts in Long Beach in March 2015. In 2016, she was featured in the RedOne song "Don't You Need Somebody", that also features Enrique Iglesias, R. City and Shaggy.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2016 Lucky Girl Lisa Jackson
2017 Burning Sands Angel

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015–present Empire Tiana Brown Recurring (season 1)
Main (season 2– present)

Discography[edit]

Featured[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
US
R&B/HH

[9]
US
Pop

[10]
US
Rhythm

[11]
BEL
(Wa)

[12]
GER
[13]
POL
[14]
SPA
[15]
SWE
[16]
SWI
[17]
"Drip Drop (Empire Cast song)"
(Empire Cast featuring Yazz and Serayah)
2015 [A] 37 73 Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
"Look But Don't Touch"
(Empire Cast featuring Serayah)
2016 33[19] Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2 Volume 2
"Don't You Need Somebody"
(RedOne featuring Enrique Iglesias, R. City, Serayah and Shaggy)
2016 36 37 69 59 27 7 19

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Drip Drop" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 14 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". sonicbids.com. Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "BIOGRAPHY". serayahlove.com. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Serayah McNeill's Girls Basketball Stats". maxpreps.com. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ Kay, Ariel (January 21, 2015). "Who Is Tiana On 'Empire'? Serayah McNeill Is A Triple Threat On The Verge Of Stardom". bustle.com. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ Gant, Essence (February 11, 2015). "Serayah McNeill Dishes on Empire, Not Having 'Assets' and More". blackenterprise.com. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ Roots, Kimberly (August 26, 2015). "Empire Promotes Serayah for Season 2". TVLine. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ Bell, Amanda (July 28, 2015). "Serayah's 'Ready' For Action In Taylor Swift's New 'Bad Blood' Set Video". MTV.com. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  8. ^ Iasimone, Ashley (July 19, 2015). "Taylor Swift Hangs With Chance the Rapper, Brings Andy Grammer & Serayah to the Stage in Chicago". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Empire Cast - Chart history - Billboard". Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "RedOne - Chart history - Billboard". Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "RedOne - Chart history - Billboard". Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "RedOne feat. Enrique Iglesias, R. City, Serayah & Shaggy - Don't You Need Somebody". Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts - Offizielle Deutsche Charts". Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  14. ^ www.onyx.pl, Onyx Sp. z o.o., tel. +48 22 3377222,. "ZPAV :: Bestsellery i wyróżnienia - AirPlays - Top - Archiwum". Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  15. ^ Hung, Steffen. "spanishcharts.com - Spanish charts portal". Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  16. ^ Hung, Steffen. "swedishcharts.com - Swedish Charts Portal". Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  17. ^ Hung, Steffen. "RedOne feat. Enrique Iglesias, R. City, Serayah & Shaggy - Don't You Need Somebody - hitparade.ch". Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  18. ^ "Chart Search - Billboard". Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  19. ^ "Empire Cast - Chart history - Billboard". Retrieved 13 October 2016. 

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