Babygirl? 15 Celebrities Who Could Play Aaliyah

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15 Celebrities Who Could Play Aaliyah In A Movie

The casting calls are done and the final decision is in, Zendaya Coleman is playing Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime biopic. But not everyone is happy about that.

Have a look at 15 ladies who could possibly fill Aaliyah’s shoes…


She’s got the dance skills, chiseled abs and tomboy swag… And a few acting credits under her belt too.



She can act, sing and dance and Zendaya has a great balance of maturity, poise and sass. We’re not mad she was chosen.


Angel Haze

For the folks mad that Zendaya isn’t “black enough” there’s always Angel Haze, who shares Aaliyah’s slender frame and long locks. We haven’t seen her act yet, but she and her girlfriend Ireland Baldwin sure love being in front of cameras.


China Ann McClain

Super young but super talented, this youngin’ has grown up in front of the cameras, but she’s typically played it pretty wholesome. Would it be too much of a stretch for her to play the sensual side of Aaliyah?


Keshia Chante

Handpicked to play Aaliyah in the other-family sanctioned, still-nowhere-to-be-found movie about her life.



Singer Sabi is still somewhat of an undiscovered gem, but her videos and cameos have shown she might be capable to hold down a leading lady role. There’s definitely a resemblance there, oh and she can dance too.


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    Julissa Bermudez

    She makes a convincing case as a look alike but we’re guessing there might be as much of an outcry over this Dominicana nabbing the role as there’s been for biracial Zendaya.


    Jordin Sparks

    J Speezy has got the acting and singing chops and is giving us a real “Resolution” vibe on the cover art for her single “11:11/Wish.” But she’s also bi-racial. Is it that big of a deal?


    Teyana Taylor

    She auditioned for the role and even shared some of the footage with her fans.


    Katlynn Smith

    Aka BritBrat from BET’s “The Game” — Did you know she sings too?


    Keke Palmer

    ‘Cos we know she can do anything! Keke is probably the best young actress in the game right now and she already proved she could do ’90’s tomboy swag in “CrazySexyCool.” She’s also an Aaliyah devotee…


    She was supposed to be up for the role, but… sorry we just don’t see it.

    Drew Sidora

    She pulled off T-Boz but could she nail Aaliyah? We’re not sure about this one either.

    Lauren London

    Too bad she can’t sing because the physical resemblance is definitely there — along with the sensuality, the incredible looks and some of her coy mannerisms.

    Sevyn Streeter

    Since coming onto the scene, Sevyn Streeter has garnered more than a few comparisons to Aaliyah. Do you think she’d do well in the role?


    Just jokes, but not really. Drizzy stans harder for Aaliyah than anyone else in the R&B game.

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