7 Singers Who Went on to Become Actors

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The careers of actors and singers are quite closely related as the movie and music industry keeps exchanging its respective stars. So there are certain actors who have tried their hand at singing and stuck to it if they tasted success. Similarly, there are singers who went on to become actors and had successful acting careers as well. Here is a list of 7 singers who went on to become actors.

1. Barbra Streisand

Barbra is a hugely multi-talented lady who has made her mark in music, and films with aplomb. She received the Best Actress Academy Award for 1968’s “Funny Girl” and since then has been tickling viewer’s funny bones with her iconic roles in the “Meet the Fockers” movie series. She also earned an Academy Award nomination for her role in the 1973 movie, “The Way We Were.”

2. Madonna

The Queen of Pop has tasted incredible worldwide success for her singing prowess but not as much for her acting skills which have been criticized. “Evita”, “Dangerous Game”, “A League of Their Own” and many such movies, put her in a league of her own; that of a great singer but a failed actor.

3. Beyonce

Unarguably the most glamorous looking African-American woman is Beyonce. It was just a matter of time before her awesome presence lighted up the silver screen. Her roles in movies like “The Pink Panther” and “Dreamgirls” were much appreciated.

4. Jennifer Lopez

J-Lo has been managing her singing and acting career quite efficiently. The Latina diva started out with hits like ‘Papi’ and ‘My love don’t cost a thing’ when her exotic looks got her several movies including “Maid in Manhattan”, “Gigli” and “Enough” among many others.

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