Whitney Houston filmography
|Whitney Houston filmography|
Whitney Houston performing on Good Morning America in 2009
She made her screen acting debut as Rachel Marron in the romantic thriller film The Bodyguard (1992). It was the second-highest-grossing film worldwide in 1992, making $411 million worldwide. The Bodyguard received mixed to negative reviews from film critics, and received seven Golden Raspberry Award nominations, including Worst Picture. The soundtrack became the best-selling soundtrack of all time, selling more than 45 million copies worldwide.
In 1995, Houston starred alongside Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon in her second film, Waiting to Exhale (1995), which was notable for having an all-African-American cast, and was called by The Los Angeles Times a "social phenomenon". Upon release, the film received mixed reviews from critics. Waiting to Exhale was a financial success, grossing $14.1 million in its first weekend of release. In total, the film grossed $67.05 million in North America, and $14.4 million internationally, for a total worldwide gross of $81.45 million, making it the 26th highest-grossing film of 1995. The soundtrack to the film, which has sold over twelve million copies worldwide, also featured exclusively female African-American artists, and, at the 39th Grammy Awards in 1997, received a total of eleven nominations including Album of the Year, Song of the Year for "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" and three Best Female R&B Vocal Performance nominees, then won Best R&B Song for "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)".
In 1996, Houston starred in the holiday comedy The Preacher's Wife, with Denzel Washington. Houston earned $10 million for the role, making her one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood at the time and the highest-earning African-American actress in Hollywood. The movie was a moderate success, earning approximately $50 million at the U.S. box offices. It was nominated for five Image Awards, including Outstanding Motion Picture, and won two—for Best Actress (Whitney Houston) and Best Supporting Actress (Loretta Devine). It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score. The Preacher's Wife: Original Soundtrack Album is the best-selling gospel album of all time. The soundtrack also remained at number one for a record twenty-six weeks on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart.
|Title||Year||Credit(s)||Role||Director(s)||US box office|
|The Bodyguard||1992||Actress||Rachel Marron||Mick Jackson||$411,000,000|
|Waiting to Exhale||1995||Actress||Savannah Jackson||Forest Whitaker||$82,000,000|
|The Preacher's Wife||1996||Actress||Julia Biggs||Penny Marshall||$48,000,000|
|The Princess Diaries||2001||Producer||N/A||Garry Marshall||$165,300,000|
|Nora's Hair Salon||2004||Uncredited Cameo||Herself||Jerry Lamothe||$5,000,000|
|The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement||2004||Producer||N/A||Garry Marshall||$134,700,000|
|The Last Days of Left Eye||2007||Documentary cameo||Herself||Lauren Lazin||N/A|
|Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon||2011||Documentary cameo||Herself||Andrew Eastel||N/A|
||Emma Anderson||Salim Akil||$24,000,000|
|Whitney: Can I Be Me||2017||Documentary subject||Herself||Nick Broomfield
|Whitney||2018||Documentary film||Herself||Kevin Macdonald||$3,000,000|
|Gimme a Break!||1984||"Katie's College"||Actress||Rita Lammar||Hal Cooper|
|As the World Turns||1984||"August 1–2, 1984"||Actress||Herself||Irna Phillips|
|Silver Spoons||1985||"Head Over Heels"||Actress||Herself||Jack Shea|
|Saturday Night Live||1991||"Alec Baldwin/Whitney Houston"||Actress||Herself||Dave Wilson|
|Saturday Night Live||1996||"Rosie O'Donnell/Whitney Houston"||Actress||Herself||Beth McCarthy-Miller|
|Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella||1997||Television film||
||Fairy Godmother||Robert Iscove|
|Boston Public||2003||"Chapter 66"||Actress||Herself||Jonathan Pontell|
|The Cheetah Girls||2003||Television film||Producer||N/A||Oz Scott|
|Being Bobby Brown||2005||Reality television series||Reality show subject||Herself||N/A|
|The Cheetah Girls 2||2006||Television film||Co-executive producer||N/A||Kenny Ortega|
|The X Factor||2009||"Week 2"||Guest mentor||Herself||Phil Heyes|
|1983||Dr Pepper/Seven Up||Canada Dry
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|1994–1995||AT&T||Telephone services||United States|
|1999||Nissin||Consumer credit business||Japan||
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- Allmovie. The Princess Diaries Production Credits [Retrieved January 11, 2010].
- Allmovie. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Production Credits [Retrieved January 11, 2010].
- Kit, Borys (March 23, 2011). "BET's 'The Game' Showrunners to Remake 1976 Movie 'Sparkle' for Sony Pictures (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 27, 2011.
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- Allmovie. Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Production Credits [Retrieved January 11, 2010].
- Allmovie. The Cheetah Girls Production Credits [Retrieved January 11, 2010].
- Allmovie. The Cheetah Girls 2: When in Spain Production Credits [Retrieved January 11, 2010].
- television.aol.com. Commercial Breaks: Stars Who Made Their Screen Debuts in TV Commercials, Whitney Houston (3 of 13) [Retrieved January 11, 2010].
- Internet Movie Database. Other works for Whitney Houston [Retrieved January 11, 2010].
- starsinginglessons.com. Whitney Houston Diet Coke Commercial (1986) [Retrieved January 10, 2010].
- advertisementave.com. Whitney Houston Diet Coke Commercial "Just for the Taste of It" (1988) [archived October 15, 2010; Retrieved January 10, 2010].
- Lisa D. Campbell. Michael Jackson: the king of pop. Branden Books; 1993. ISBN 978-0-8283-1957-7. p. 185.
- Pop Writer/Producer Keith Thomas Overcoming Nashville's Country Stigma. October 14, 1995 [Retrieved January 11, 2010].
- amazon.co.jp. アイム・ユア・ベイビー・トゥナイト ~ ホイットニー・ヒューストン(Whitney Houston's I'm Your Baby Tonight Japanese edition) [Retrieved January 11, 2010].
- Business Insider, Inc.. Whitney Houston's Early TV Commercials: She Could Really Sell It – 1990 Sanyo; February 12, 2012 [Retrieved February 22, 2012].
- Whitney On Wheels. July 11, 1994 [Retrieved January 10, 2010].
- The Media Business: Advertising – Addenda; Whitney Houston In Deal With AT&T. The New York Times. June 15, 1994 [Retrieved January 15, 2010].
- Business Insider, Inc.. Whitney Houston's Early TV Commercials: She Could Really Sell It; February 12, 2012 [Retrieved February 22, 2012].