Diamond White Biography
Diamond White is an American singer, actress and voice actress who gained fame on the second season of the reality television music competition show 'The X Factor', in which she came back after initial elimination and finished fifth. White, who acted in musicals as a child, has since then appeared on several films and television shows, many of which required her to sing as well as act. She has also done voice roles in many animated series and films. Her acting credits include TV shows like 'Phineas and Ferb', 'The Haunted Hathaways', 'Sofia the First', 'The Lion Guard', 'Sing It!' and 'Pinky Malinky', and movies like 'Boo! A Madea Halloween', its sequel, and 'The Emoji Movie'. She has a YouTube channel, which she intends to take seriously in the future when she has enough time and energy to tackle the commitments that come with being a regular YouTuber. She is interested to make a web show with her mother, who she thinks is the funniest person she knows.
- Diamond White was born on January 1, 1999 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Her father left the family when she was only seven years old, following which she was raised by her mother Deborah.
- She and her mother struggled financially for a long time even after she began her career early on. They even had to sleep on a couch in a small 'box' apartment in Los Angeles.
- Diamond White began her acting career at the age of eight when she starred in a Chicago-based production of ‘The Color Purple’ in 2007. She subsequently toured the nation with her stage production group.
- She next began voice acting by providing additional voices in the animated musical comedy television series ‘Phineas and Ferb’ (2010-14). In 2011, she also voice acted in the first feature-length film of the series, ‘Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension’.
- She did a main voice role in the animated television series ‘Transformers: Rescue Bots’ (2011–2016). She voiced several characters, including Francine Greene who later became a main role, and Phonebot.
- In 2012, she auditioned for ‘The X Factor’ in San Francisco, California and surprised the judges with her powerful rendition of the James Brown song ‘It's a Man's Man's Man's World’. She successfully made it to the bootcamp, where she passed both rounds performing the songs 'I Have Nothing' by Whitney Houston and 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)' by Kelly Clarkson.
- In the judges' home round, she was mentored by Britney Spears, and sang the Avril Lavigne song 'I'm With You'. She performed 'Hey, Soul Sister' during the first live show on October 31, 2012, and on November 1, 2012, was sent home after Spears chose her competitor Arin Ray following a sing-off.
- Within a week, on November 7, 2012, she re-entered the competition as a wild card and became part of the Top 13. On that episode, she again charmed the judges with her rendition of 'I Have Nothing' and advanced to the Top 12.
- Her performance of the Beyoncé song 'Halo' on November 14, 2012 took her to Top 10, and on November 21, 2012, she advanced to Top 8 performing Celine Dion's 'Because You Loved Me'. However, on November 28, 2012 her performance of 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)' put her into the bottom two along with Vino Alan, though she was saved after she sang 'I Was Here'.
- She again ended up in the bottom two along with Fifth Harmony after her rendition of 'It's a Man's Man's Man's World' and 'Diamonds' during the December 5, 2012 episode. This time her performance of 'I Hope You Dance' could not save her, and she was sent home for the second time.
- Diamond White appeared in a small role on the extremely popular sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory' in March 2013. In June, she performed the song 'Peace', dedicated to the world's refugees, with its co-writer Toby Gad.
- In July 2013, she made a guest appearance in an episode of the Nickelodeon sitcom 'The Haunted Hathaways'. Her character, Sophie, was later made into a recurring role, which she portrayed till 2015.
- Also in 2013, she began voicing the recurring character Ruby on the Disney animated television series 'Sofia the First'. The show is running successfully for four seasons now.
- She was featured in a YouTube video by artist Sam Tsui in May 2015. The video was a mash up of the songs 'Shut Up and Dance' by Walk the Moon and 'Want to Want Me' by Jason Derulo.
- She announced in June 2015 that she is working on her debut album and released the single 'Born Rich' in September that year. The single was followed by 'Lie On The Night' which released in October, and both were part of the 'Pressure' EP, which released in December.
- In November 2015, she was selected to voice Fuli the Cheetah in the television pilot film 'The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar'. She later reprised the role on the Disney animated series 'The Lion Guard' (2016-present) as well as the television movie 'The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar' (2017).
- In 2016, she made guest appearances on television shows like 'Girl Meets World' and 'Black-ish', and bagged a recurring role as Maisy on the web sitcom series 'Sing It!'. That year, she also did a supporting role in the comedy horror film 'Boo! A Madea Halloween'.
- In 2017, she reprised her role as Tiffany in the sequel film 'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' and also provided additional voices for 'The Emoji Movie'. She has a lead voice role as Babs Buttman on the upcoming British-American animated television series 'Pinky Malinky', which is slated to air in early 2018.
- Most recently, she released the single 'Cleopatron (Drunk On Me)' in November 2017. She was inspired to write the song during some 'educational' experiences she had about different types of people while dating.
- Even after being eliminated from ‘The X Factor’, Diamond White continued her musical journey and has gained recognition for her debut EP 'Pressure'. Her notable film and TV appearances include voice roles on 'Phineas and Ferb', 'Sofia the First', 'The Lion Guard' and 'Pinky Malinky', as well as recurring roles on 'The Haunted Hathaways' and 'Sing It!'.
- Participating in the Teen category, Diamond White finished fifth on the second season of the American reality television music competition show 'The X Factor' in 2012.
- When Diamond White was 13 years old, her mother, suffering from scoliosis, had to go through a back surgery during which she was briefly clinically dead, but survived with the aid of her doctors. She later dedicated the song 'Because You Love Me' to her mother on the sets of ‘The X Factor’.
- Explaining the inspiration behind her single 'Born Rich', Diamond White said in an interview that even though she had financial difficulties while growing up, she managed to find what she wanted. The song is dedicated to people like her who are born with aspirations and refuse to let go off their dreams, as their "most expensive mindset" make them 'born rich'.
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