Black obviously doesn’t crack, case in point: Elise Neal. ’ Honor At Forthcoming Ceremony The Memphis, TN., born actress who turns 50 years old today posted the photo for Flasback Friday, but the Internet just got wind of it of the picture and cannot stop drooling over how gorgeous (and quite frankly) sexy Neal looks in her black bikini.
The two-hour movie event is executive produced by Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams, and based on the bestseller Aaliyah: More Than a Woman by former Time Magazine music editor Christopher John Farley.
The film follows the beautiful and talented performer’s inspirational journey, from her debut on Star Search at the age of ten, to the challenges she faced during her rise to become the Princess of R&B.
On August 25, 2001, at the height of her popularity, her life was tragically cut short when a plane carrying the singer, and some of her video crew, crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway.
Although just 22-years-old at the time of her death, Aaliyah continues to lead a legacy as Billboard’s tenth most famous R&B artist of the past 25 years and one of the recording industry’s most successful artists in history.
Multi-talented actress and singer/songwriter Alexandra Shipp starred as KT Rush in the Nickelodeon series “House of Anubis.” Additional credits include the upcoming film “Drumline 2: A New Beat,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,” “Ray Donovan,” and “ Shipp is currently filming Universal Pictures’ “Straight Outta Compton.” “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” also stars Rachael Crawford and Sterling Jarvis as Aaliyah’s parents, Diane and Mike Haughton; A. Saudin as Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton; and Lyriq Bent as her uncle and music manager Barry Hankerson.
The film also stars Anthony Grant as Damon Dash, Izaak Smith as Timbaland, Elise Neal as Gladys Knight, and Chattrisse Dolabaille as Missy Elliot.
“Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” is produced by Aaliyah Productions, Inc.
Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams serve as executive producers. Bradley Walsh directs from a script written by Michael Elliot.
As we get closer to the African American Festival (which will take place June 21-22 in Baltimore at the Camden Yards Sports Complex), Check out some facts about Elise Neal who will be making an appearance. Neal played the role of Janice Sinclair on the ABC soap opera, Loving. She appeared in Black Sheep’s 1992 video “Strobelight Honey”, 3. RELATED LINK: Pitch Your Best Business Idea At The African American Festival 6.