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The Cheetah Ladies starring...Solange Knowles?!

It virtually occurred.

Whereas all good Disney Channel Original Movie fans know that the empowering musical movie franchise starred Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams and Sabrina Bryan because the BFFs-turned-pop stars, it might come as a shock to study that Beyoncé's child sister reportedly got here shut to creating a giant splash as Aquanetta "Aqua" Walker. 

As Sabrina informed International Business Times in 2018, "The auditions have been lengthy. They auditioned tons of of ladies for the 4 roles…I went to a few extra callbacks, after which the final and ultimate callback, they'd Raven there. She was being introduced on as Galleria. And Adrienne got here in, and I used to be a fan of 3LW…Raven I knew. I had already heard talks about That's So Raven. I had already seen a few of the audition requires it. So, I knew that present was being filmed. So, that wasn't a shock. But in addition, Solange Knowles was there. And she or he was initially booked as Aqua."

As govt producer Debra Martin Chase informed the outlet, a pushed-up launch date for Solange's debut album Solo Star—dropped first in Japan in December 2002 earlier than arriving stateside in January 2003—left her dad and supervisor Mathew Knowles involved in regards to the stress of promo duties on high of filming a film, prompting Solange to tug out of the mission. That call, in fact, paved the way in which for Kiely to hitch her 3LW group mate within the movie. (Do not feel too dangerous for Solange. She'd go on to make her movie debut in 2004's Johnson Household Trip.)

Now, in honor of Raven's 36th birthday on Dec. 10, we thought we would check out what the precise forged has been as much as since they roared their approach into the DCOM corridor of fame.

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Already a Disney Channel star when she made her debut as Galleria Garibaldi, because of the premiere of That is So Raven seven months earlier, Raven would solely return for the movie's first sequel in 2006, opting to take a seat of 2008's The Cheetah Ladies: One World. (Her absence was defined away by Galleria's relocation to England for faculty.)

After That is So Raven went off the air in 2008, she went on to star within the short-lived ABC Household collection State of Georgia in 2011; joined The View as an official co-host from 2015 to 2016 after frequent visitor host appearances; started recurring on Black-ish in 2015 as Rhonda, sister to Anthony Anderson's Dre; and returned to Disney Channel in 2017 to executive-produce and star within the That is So Raven sequel collection Raven's House.

Already an completed recording artist with two albums to her title, she's since launched two extra solo studio albums and, most lately, a trio of EPs. After relationship actress and mannequin Az-Marie Livingston from 2012 to 2015, Raven married Miranda Maday in June 2020.

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Adrienne Bailon

Whereas taking part in Chanel Simmons wasn't the 3LW singer's performing debut—that may be a 2001 episode of the Nickelodeon collection Taina—it was the breakthrough position that led to appearances in characteristic movies (Coach Carter, I am in Love with a Church Lady), TV movies (Lovestruck: The Musical) and two extra Cheetah Ladies movies.

After a relationship with Rob Kardashian from 2007 to 2009 led to a handful of appearances on Holding Up with the Kardashians, Adrienne went down the fact TV path, starring in 2012's Empire Ladies and internet hosting the short-lived 2014 competitors collection Nail'd It. In 2013, she started her present job as co-host of The Actual. She additionally competed within the second season of The Masked Singer in 2019, inserting third because the Flamingo and is ready to look on the fifth season of Raven's House. 

After 3LW disbanded in 2007 and The Cheetah Ladies parted methods in 2008, Adrienne took her time engaged on a solo album, finally releasing New Tradiciones in 2017. After relationship Rob, she was briefly engaged to boyfriend of six years, Roc Nation govt Lenny Santiago, in 2015. Practically a 12 months after calling that off, she and musician Israel Houghton introduced their engagement. They have been married in November 2016.

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Kiely Williams

After saying goodbye to Aquanetta Walker in 2008 with the disbandment of The Cheetah Ladies, Kiely made her characteristic movie debut in Anna Faris' The Home Bunny, launched that very same 12 months. Since then, she's appeared in movies equivalent to Elle: A Trendy Cinderella Story and Stomp the Yard: Homecoming. She's launched a handful of solo singles over time, whereas additionally co-starring in a trio of net collection with fellow Cheetah Lady Sabrina Bryan.

In December 2016, she married Brandon "BJ" Cox with Sabrina serving as a bridesmaid. The couple welcomed daughter Rowan in March 2018.

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Sabrina Bryan

Since making her breakthrough as Dorinda Thomas, Sabrina has competed on Dancing With the Stars twice—as soon as in 2007 and once more in season 15—the place she was eradicated shockingly early each occasions regardless of receiving excessive scores from the judges. She's additionally launched a pair of exercise DVDs (Byou and Byou 2) and co-starred in a trio of net collection that reunited her with Kiely Williams.

In 2008, she grew to become an writer after releasing the e book Princess of Gossip with co-writer Julia DeVillers. In October 2018, she married longtime boyfriend Jordan Lundberg. The couple welcomed their first child together in September 2020.

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Lynn Whitfield

After taking part in Galleria's mom Dorothea in The Cheetah Ladies and The Cheetah Ladies 2, the Emmy and NAACP Picture Award-winning actress went on to look in a number of movies, together with Madea's Household Reunion and The Ladies, in addition to TV reveals like Get Away With Homicide, Mistresses and The Resident. Since 2016, she's starred on the OWN authentic collection Greenleaf, which wrapped its five-season run on Aug. 11, 2020.

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Lori Anne Alter

Since taking part in Chanel's mom Juanita Simmons in each The Cheetah Ladies and The Cheetah Ladies 2, Lori has appeared within the horror movie Home on the Finish of the Avenue whereas popping up on Canadian collection like Degrassi: The Subsequent Era, Kenny vs. Spenny, Being Erica and Non-public Eyes. After marrying William Laurin days earlier than The Cheetah Ladies' premiere, she's welcomed two kids whose names haven't been made public.

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Vince Corazza

After taking part in villainous document producer Jackal Johnson, the Canadian actor made visitor appearances on reveals like 24, NYPD Blue, Entourage and CSI, whereas additionally lending his voice to animated collection Braceface and a number of video video games.

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Kyle Schmid

Since taking part in Galleria's love curiosity Derek, Kyle has appeared in movies like The Sisterhood of the Touring Pants and The Covenant; TV movies like Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life and Patsy & Loretta; and TV reveals like CSI: Miami and Arrow. Outdoors of visitor appearances, he is starred on the TV reveals Copper, Six, and The I-Land.

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Ennis Esmer

Publish movie, Ennis starred in reveals like The Listener, Pink Oaks, and Blindspot, whereas recurring on Darkish Matter, Non-public Eyes and Schitt's Creek. He is additionally appeared within the movies Welcome to Mooseport, The Rocker and Clara.

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Kim Roberts

Following her position as Dorinda's foster mom Mrs. Bosco, Kim appeared in movies like Daybreak of the Lifeless, Noticed III, Noticed IV, and Carrie; and TV reveals together with Fits, Schitt's Creek and The Handmaid's Story.

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Sandra Caldwell

Since taking part in the delightfully named Drinka Champagne, Sandra has appeared within the movies Shall We Dance and Ben Is Again, in addition to TV reveals like Wonderfalls, Regulation & Order: SVU, and Murdoch Mysteries. In 2017, whereas taking part in transgender character Mama Darleena Andrews within the play Appeal, Sandra revealed that she was transgender herself. Within the 2020 Netflix documentary Disclosure, she mentioned present process gender-affirming surgical procedure in her early 20s and preserving it non-public for almost 40 years.

The Cheetah Ladies is accessible to stream on Disney+.

(This story was initially revealed on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 12 a.m. PT.)


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