Naturi Naughton, Actress
Reel Sisters Trailblazer Honoree
Fri., October 14, 2016, 6:30 pm
Schomburg Center, Harlem, USA, 515 (135 St. & Lenox Ave.)
Naturi Naughton stars opposite Omari Hardwick in Starz Network’s #1 hit series “Power,” created by powerhouse producer/writer Courtney Kemp and executive produced by 50 Cent. Season 3 premiers this summer, July 2016.
Naturi is a singer and actress best known for her performances as Lil Kim in Fox Searchlight’s hit film “Notorious” and her role in MGM’s remake of the classic film “Fame”. Naughton has starred in various other projects including Warner Bros.’ “Lottery Ticket” where she starred opposite Loretta Devine, Ice Cube, Mike Epps, and Bow Wow. On the small screen, Naughton is known for her memorable guest performances on “Mad Men” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and her roles on “The Playboy Club” and “The Client List.” She also appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award winning musical, “Hairspray” for three years.
Before her transition into film and television, Naughton was a member of the Platinum selling pop trio 3LW. She was greatly inspired by Whitney Houston as a child and knew by the age of five that she wanted to be a singer and an actress.
Naughton was born and raised in East Orange, New Jersey and attended Seton Hall University. She believes that her faith, tenacity and fearlessness will give her longevity and continue her prosperous career. Recently, Naughton was honored with top awards by WEEN Women Entertainment Executive Network, NAACP Image Awards nominee, CIROC Women of Empowerment, Black Women Film Summit, and more.
Naturi currently splits her time between Los Angeles and New York.