Mary J. Blige
Character: Dr. Betty Shabazz
Since her 1992 debut, “What's The 411?”, Mary J. Blige has sold over 60 million albums worldwide. Among her many accolades, Blige can claim six multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy® Awards (she has been nominated for a staggering 28) and four American Music Awards. Her latest album, “My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act 1)”, was released in late 2011 and was met with critical acclaim.
Blige wrote and recorded an original song in the film “The Help”, entitled “The Living Proof,” which earned her a Golden Globe® nomination in 2012 for Best Original Song. Most recently on the acting front, she played “Justice Charlier” in the hit film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages” alongside Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Alex Baldwin, and Russell Brand.
Blige recently sold over 60 thousand bottles of her My Life perfume on the Home Shopping Network in one day, making her the first person ever to do so. Soon after, she released her second fragrance called My Life Blossom.
Blige currently resides in New York City.