Quotes by: Naturi Naughton

Naturi Naughton
Naughton at a performance of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker in December 2010.
Background information
Birth name Naturi Cora Maria Naughton
Born (1984-05-20) May 20, 1984 (age 32)
East Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres R&B, hip hop
Occupation(s) Actress, Singer-songwriter, rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999–2002 (3LW)
2009–present (solo)
Labels Epic Records (1999–2002)
Associated acts 3LW

I don't just want to be a cute girl in a comedy or the actress who just does the same thing over and over again. I want to play roles that are distinct. I want to have a more varied career like actresses Viola Davis or Angela Bassett - those are the people that I grew up watching and admiring.
Naturi Naughton
Singing is my passion and something that I still love to do and I'm always going to want to do it.
Naturi Naughton
As a black actress you've got to work doubly hard. But it doesn't ever get me to the point where I give up on myself. It just motivates me to be more prepared, focus and disciplined. That's why I care so much about doing black films and making sure that we represent and are represented correctly.
Naturi Naughton
I think a lot of young people don't realize the price of fame is a lot higher than they imagine.
Naturi Naughton
One of my biggest inspirations growing up was Whitney Houston, so I was devastated to hear about her passing. I'm from East Orange, New Jersey, and started singing at New Hope Baptist Church, so she was like my fellow Jersey girl.
Naturi Naughton
I was pretty young when I decided I wanted to, well, more so be a singer. I started singing in church in my hometown, East Orange, New Jersey. I knew when I was about five or six that I wanted to be a performer.
Naturi Naughton
I'm a true singer who grew up singing in church, so I love singing my heart out.
Naturi Naughton
I work out and go to the gym, but I still enjoy my soul food and snacks. But I'm a pretty petite young woman, and I just do everything in moderation and make sure that I just keep everything together.
Naturi Naughton
I was excited to play Lil' Kim and I wanted to do the role justice. I worked really hard on that role, whether it was performing the rhymes, studying the dialect, her swagger and her stage performances. I wanted people to see my range and stretch my wings as an actress.
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Oh, you know, I think it was definitely a little pressure, to remake something like 'Fame'.
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Starting in music, where I get a chance to connect with the lyrics of a song, I learned so much about performing on stage and connecting to your audience and to what you're singing about. Singing is very emotional. Every song has its own purpose.
Naturi Naughton
I want to be back on Broadway one day. That's a dream of mine. There's nothing like live theater, and I think it's so important for me to be able to be on stage with an audience that responds.
Naturi Naughton

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