Shahadi Wright Joseph biography

The Lion King

Shahadi Wright Joseph

Date of Birth: April 29, 2005

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Shadadi Wright Joseph began her career as a Fisher Price infant model, and at the age of two, began taking dance lessons.

Shadadi made her Broadway debut in 2014 in the musical The Lion King as Young Nala, playing the role for one year. She then played Madison and understudied the role of Tomika in School of Rock - The Musical, which opened December 6, 2015 on Broadway, and stayed with that until October 2016, when she was cast as Little Inez in the NBC-TV's Hairspray Live! (2016).

She then began her transition to the film industry, making her feature debut with Us (2019), in the dual role of Zora Wilson/Umbrae.

Her career thus far hasd come full circle as she provided the voice of Young Nala in Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King (2019).

Shahadi Wright Joseph Filmography


The Lion King

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family
Running Time:  118 min.
In theatres: July 19, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 3.95
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Cast: Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Keegan-Michael Key