Zendaya Coleman Cast As Aaliyah In Biopic – Good Choice?

Zendaya Coleman Cast As Aaliyah In Biopic

Yes I know this isn’t hair related but I think it’s a worthy mention (simply because I was and still am a huge Aaliyah fan). So another Lifetime biopic has been announced and this time Disney star Zendaya Coleman is stepping into the shoes of Aaliyah. There has been a bit of discourse on Zendaya not being ‘brown enough’ to play the 90’s sensation but I think she can pull it off. What say you?


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Bria Harrington

As far as looks go, no. But she can sing dance and act so I believe she’ll do her justice.

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Dania Thomas

If her hair is dyed black she has the look and she can sing and dance but she is a bit young for the role

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Abimbola Oduwole

she looks just a bit young for the role

Ashley Joi

I think she’s excellent for the role!!!! You don’t have to ‘look’ like someone to portray the character!!!!! Like mentioned above she can sing dance and act! And so could Aaliyah! I’m sure she’ll do an excellent job!!!!!!

Adriane Washington

Not hateing….but NO….

Kelly Jamila

biopics are like television movies right? That’s ok I guess.

Terri Lane Eleventhour

Not even close. But good luck anyways

Mo Cox

Criticism at its finest. I celebrate all of OUR accomplishments. I don’t hate, I congratulate.

Lech'e Richard

I don’t know why people are saying she can dance or act because I haven’t seen her do either good???

Roneisha Monae

Nope. I think she’s too young to remember the “Aaliyah era”.

Chavon Walton

My thoughts exactly

Kendy Ravello

Age doesn’t count…I love Etta James and I’m a 90’s baby….she always speak about how much she idolizes Aaliyah

Lachelle Lala Francis


Kimberly Dixon

I think she’ll do great

Bella Sumthins

Don’t look like her but she’s really good & reminds me of her in a way.

Meek-Mish'ka Spencer

noooooo. im sure she’s a talented actress but the looks aren’t there. BUT I guess we’ll have to see. Same thing happened w Lil’ Mama as Lefteye…I thought she portrayed lefteye well but we shall see 🙂

Alicia Mallard

I disagree.

Lucretia Firstladysankofasoul Bailey

Uhm, NO!

Tanny Gibbs

She don’t look like Aaliyah sorry

Gwendolyn German

She’s pretty… I think she will pull it off, give her a chance.

Natasha Blessed Watts

i think they should have chose ciara futures baby mama

Lithia Jenkins Willis

No ( Keisha Chante) would have been a better choice.

Natalia Johnson

Hellllllll no

Twana Burtis


Maybell Lena Killion

Zendaya is a doll and cares about her audience, she will kill it!

Dionna Johnson


Laquayva Anthony

Lolita Price would have been the perfect choice.

Tarria Smith


Michelle Trahan

Y’all act like makeup don’t transform people. She’s pretty. They do have different features but once again makeup can fix that. Her talent and ability to portray Aaliyah is the only thing that matters

Toia Cousar

I didn’t need a close up. I know what’s right and what isn’t. She ain’t IT!!

Andrea Rose Valentine

NO… and isn’t she from the Disney channel

MizzBlu Dimondz

She can sing and dance, but damn play Aaliyah? Really? Like really though?

Jasmine ScreamTeam Dent

Its not about looks oits about who plays her best! Zendaya is a very talented singer and dncer im happy!

Tashina Viola

When she was Aaliyah for Halloween she looked just like her!

Daiquiri A. Holland

THIS is who should have played as Aaliyah. Up and coming actress Lolita Price. She looks JUST like her in every stage, is just as sweet as her and would have done her great justice. The resemblance is uncanny and almost scary. She even has the same teeth and smile as her. It’s crazy how someone can look so much like a person and not be related to them at all.

As I understand it, Zendaya is being cast as young Aaliyah not grown up Aaliyah.. but I could be wrong.

And just to be clear, the photo on the left is Lolita. Almost couldn’t tell, could you?


Fatrina Philasofe Nicholson

its true, she does but they dont seem to like to cast darker skinned females as main roles even when its necessary. Its a shame

Daiquiri A. Holland

She’s the same color as Aaliyah though. They have literally the same everything.

Daiquiri A. Holland

Dude they even have the same teeth and smile, this shit crazy.. They made a huge mistake here.. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151791696763445&set=a.450931213444.248006.85962353444&type=1&theater

Keys Jones

Oh wow, I just went to her page and yes, they sure do look very much alike. Some of her pics look a little darker than Aayliah but nothing makeup can’t change. They are both gorgeous.

Daiquiri A. Holland

Aaliyah herself had darker skin, the media just always made her look lighter. I met her and her skin was like a caramel brown. Not light skinned at all.

HisDestiny Forevvr

Aaliyah tanned just like most light skin celebrities

Daiquiri A. Holland

Flash on a camera and certain lighting can make anyone look lighter than they really are.

Fatrina Philasofe Nicholson

theyre not nearly the same color…lol

Ms Moneyca

They do look similar

Daiquiri A. Holland

@Fatrina they are the same color, here is one of her videos, she’s also a hair person and has a following on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQJ7fMpIebY&feature=g-upl

Idella Moore

Aaliyah look way better than this girl but she might know how to act

Daiquiri A. Holland

Dude what are you talking about? They look just alike. She even sounds just like her when she talks..


Bridgette Radford

They favor A LOT!!!!

Melissa Jones

I agree Lolita Price is amazing. im mad she didn’t get picked

Joe'l Ladet

Could’ve done a better casting job…

Bee Alexander


Denedra Threatt

I don’t see it

Antoinette Joseph

I have always considered Zendaya to be white. That’s poor casting

Irreplaceable Shenny

She is not white. Her mom is a white woman and her dad is a black man.

Ms Moneyca

I thought she was Hispanic

Daiquiri A. Holland

She’s biracial which still isn’t black. So Antoinette is correct. She looks 100% White, same as Mariah Carey. You are only black if you have 2 black parents. Simple as that.


That is ignorant (as in uninformed not stupid) and racist (however unintentional), and I don’t care what any of you have say about it to the contrary. YOU don’t get to decide what a person of Bi-racial or Muti-racial back ground considers themselves. By the very nature of their make up they are in a unique position, it is THEIR choice how they see themselves. Their “color”(level of skin tone) does not determine who they are no matter “how WHITE” you consider them to be, in fact no more than the texture of your hair defines your level of african-ess, lateness, asian-ess or anglo-ism . It is their own unique experience and their upbringing which accounts in a large part of how and who they relate to, and untimely where they feel they fit in. That is not your call, so stop isolating/seperating people with this attitude, many bi-racial people already feel like an outcast fitting in no where, you are simply furthering that self doubt within them with this type of mentality…NOT healthy nor is it helpful.

Omada 'Abahi' Okpe

@daiquiri so Obama isn’t black?

Toro Cindy

That is ridiculous.. If one parent is one race and one is another then that child is biracial.. That child is not one race or the other.. This is highly offensive..

Antoinette Joseph

I think I am being misunderstood. I know she is biracial but what I am saying is that she more favours the white race than the black. When I first learnt she was biracial it took me by surprise. I would have never looked at her and said she had black blood running through her veins. Simple as that. Either way it is still poor casting. Just because she can dance? That has to be it. Come on.

Christina Moore

@ Daiquiri, maybe that is “YOUR” peception of black. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you view it there are many definitions on what qualifies or quantifies someone being black. The 1/16 rule or 1 drop of black or african blood made you automatically black regardless of skin color. It is so very sad when people are judging others by a similar ridiculous standard as their counterparts who would actually disagree with your statement. During slavery times, biracial children were considered black & negroes all the same….
Education is free…..please educate yourself before your ignorance shows your lack if education.


I could not have said this any better, thank you for your beautifully worded and quite educated reply.

Sharon Johnson- Dupre

No way

Talisia KillaSway Jones

Yall expecting a twin? She’s a fine choice.

Shawnta Coleman

No bad choice

Audri Ruff

nah that girl mentioned abovd looks good for it

Heather Bieke

I can see choosing her because of her singing and dancing talents.

Jane Bonner-Dixon

She may have been the best that applied for the part….. With the right makeup, lighting, and clothing, they’ll make it right

Lucia Yassin

She’s not supposed to be her clone. She’s an ACTRESS! And she’s an amazing dancer. AND she’s black. Well at least half. Still. It doesn’t matter

Daiquiri A. Holland

you can only be black if both of your parents are black.. one drop rule is an outdated slave law that people need to quit perpetuating. In no other country would she be considered black, and even here she isn’t; only by black people who want so badly for mixed people to be black.

Natalia Johnson

Yesss Lolita Price looked like her has a great voice and all they should of cast an unknown person

Trice Marie

I think sanaa Lathan would be a better choice

Sondra Latouche


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