Halle Bailey

Discovered and mentored by Beyonce, Halle Bailey achieved Grammy-nominated success alongside her sister Chloe before landing the leading role of Ariel in live-action remake "The Little Mermaid" (2020). Born in Atlanta, GA in 2000, Halle Bailey began performing alongside her older sister Chloe on YouTube from the age of eight. The duo, who named themselves Chloe x Halle, quickly developed a loyal following and after launching their own channel, attracted the attention of Beyonce with their rendition of her track, "Pretty Hurts." The superstar subsequently signed the siblings to her Parkwood Entertainment management company, later inviting them to cameo on her visual album, Lemonade, and appear as the opening act on both her Formation World Tour and On the Run II Tour with Jay-Z. Following their 2016 first EP, Sugar Symphony, and 2017 debut mixtape, The Two of Us, Chloe x Halle dropped their first studio effort, The Kids Are Alright in 2018. The pair co-wrote each of its 16 tracks, also co-producing several, too, and were rewarded with Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Urban Contemporary Album. Having previously guested on Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" (TBS, 2007-2012), briefly appeared in Queen Latifah vehicle "Last Holiday" (2006) and performed as a choir member in both "Let It Shine" (2012) and "Joyful Noise" (2012), Halle kickstarted her acting career properly when she was cast alongside her sibling as track athlete Skylar Forster in spin-off sitcom "Grown-ish" (Freeform, 2018- ), with the pair also providing the theme tune. Halle's profile then skyrocketed when she was confirmed to play mermaid Ariel in "The Little Mermaid" (2020), Rob Marshall's live-action remake of the 1989 animated Disney classic.