Halle Bailey Set To Receive Honor At ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood

The Zillennial powerhouse is getting her flowers for having a stellar year in entertainment

Halle Bailey is making her own path in Hollywood as she continues to open doors for young Black girls wanting to enter the life of stardom. “We’re powerful, we’re strong, we’re amazing,” she says. As one half of the dynamic sister duo Chloe x Halle, Bailey has already made waves in the industry with her vocal talent and magnetic presence. However, her individual achievements as an actress and musician have further solidified her status as a rising star to watch.

Bailey’s portrayal of Ariel in Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid captivated audiences worldwide and showcased her versatility as an artist. Breaking barriers by being cast in such an iconic role, Bailey’s performance garnered widespread acclaim and inspired young girls of color. Her ability to breathe new life into a beloved character while staying true to her own identity underscores her importance as a trailblazer in Hollywood.

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The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood is honoring Bailey’s contributions as the rising Zillennial star. Bailey’s presence among esteemed honorees like Danielle Brooks, Nkechi Okoro Carroll and Kathryn Busby sets the bar for what fans and industry insiders see in the 23-year-old.

“As we sit in the current moment, ESSENCE will maintain its steadfast commitment to uplift those that continue to offer their craft and skill as a lifeline of optimism and hope,” said Essence Ventures President and CEO Caroline Wanga.

Through her work, Bailey exemplifies the power of using one’s voice to effect positive change and uplift marginalized communities. In accepting this honor, Halle Bailey continues to pave the way for future generations of artists and serves as a beacon of hope for aspiring talent from underrepresented backgrounds.

Her journey from YouTube covers to Hollywood stardom is a testament to the power of perseverance, talent, and unwavering determination. As she takes her place among the honorees at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood, she stands as a shining example of excellence and inspiration for future generations.

ESSENCE will continue its celebration of Black film & television luminaries at the fifth annual ESSENCE Hollywood House, which will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024. “Scripting Reel Change,” marks this year’s theme, which focuses on equipping the community with the tools needed to come up with innovative solutions to overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential within the entertainment industry.

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About the Author: Kenyatta Victoria is the lead writer for Essence GU, working on all things pop culture, politics, entertainment and business. Throughout her time at GU, she’s garnered devoted readers and specializes in the Zillennial point of view.

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