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Birthday Shout! 6 Movies you can’t but love Beyonce in

Mfonobong Akpan

The title Queen B is one that perfectly describes the diva that is Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter. This multi talented singer, dancer, producer and actress was born 4th September 1981.  The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist who’s acclaimed for her thrilling vocals, videos and live shows also has skills in acting as she has starred in several films, including “Dreamgirls”, “Obsessed”, “Fighting Temptations” among others. As we celebrate Knowles, we take a look at some of her movie performances we absolutely loved her in.

Dreamgirls

A 2006 American musical drama based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others. Beyonce plays the role of Deena Jones; based upon Motown star Diana Ross. The musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called “The Dreams”, who become music superstars. It stars Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson.

Cadillac Records

A 2008 musical biopic, The film explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, chronicling the life of the influential Chicago-based record-company executive Leonard Chess, and a few of the musicians who recorded for Chess Records. Beyonce plays the role of Etta James.

Obsessed

A 2009 American thriller film starring Idris Elba, Beyonce, and Ali Larter. Obsessed tells the story of Lisa, an office temp played by Larter, who develops romantic feelings for her boss, Derek Charles (Elba), and repeatedly attempts to seduce him. Derek’s wife, Sharon, played by Beyonce learns of Lisa’s obsessive behavior, suspects an affair and stops at nothing to safe her marriage.

Austin Powers in Goldmember

A 2002 American spy action comedy film. She plays the role Foxxy Cleopatra.

Pink Panther

A 2006 American mystery comedy film and a reboot of The Pink Panther franchise. The film stars Steve Martin as Clouseau and also co-stars Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, and Beyoncé Knowles as Xania.

Fighting Temptations

A 2003 American musical comedy-drama. Beyonce plays the role of Lilly, a beautiful lounge singer.  Darrin  (Cuba Gooding) and Lilly ( Beyonce) must work together to bring the church community together, while developing a romantic relationship.

Happy Birthday Queen B!