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Erykah Badu Biography

Birth Name:
Erica Abi Wright
Birth Place:
Dallas, Texas, United States
Singer, songwriter, musician

Fast Facts

  • Worked as a waitress in Steve Harvey's comedy club in Dallas
  • Appeared nude in public while being filmed for the music video for the song Window Seat; the video ends on the exact spot in Dallas where John F
  • Kennedy was shot
  • Known as the First Lady of Neo-Soul
  • Has appeared in numerous movies including Blues Bothers 2000 and Cider House Rules
  • Founder of the charity Beautiful Love Incorporated Non-Profit Development (B
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  • ) to serve inner-city youth through the arts
  • Is a practicing vegan


  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated