12-year-old actress Demi Singleton, is a New Orleans native, whose parents are of Honduran Garifuna Descent and Dominican Ancestry and are very involved in her career. Demi began dancing Ballet and playing the cello at the age of 4, followed by gymnastics. She has dreamed of performing on Broadway since then. Not only did she achieved her goal by the tender age of 8, but has gone on to appear in an iconic Serena Williams Bumble Super Bowl 2019 TV Commercial, “The Ball Is in Her Court”. In addition, she is starring in her first TV series and film, and is working on her first music album.
Demi achieved her Broadway goal at the tender age of 8, her stage credits include the Original Broadway Production School of Rock – The Musical, performing the role of Sophie the roadie, “#BlastFromThePast 2018 #2: I had an amazing time rocking out at @sormusical as “Sophie the Roadie”. I will remember this experience for the rest of my life!”, Demi posted on her Instagram account.
On February 25, 2018, Demi announced on her Instagram account, “I’m so excited to finally share that I will be joining the incredible BROADWAY cast of The Lion King as YOUNG NALA. 🤴🏾On March 27, 2018, Demi wrote “Today is my Lion King debut!!! So excited to begin this journey with @msmikeecastillo!” On September 9, 2018 posted the following farewell announcement “One of my childhood dreams was to star on Broadway as Young Nala in The Lion King. Well, I did it and it was the best experience of my life!
On Sunday, September 23rd, “I will be taking my final bow as the sassy, demanding, and strong lion cub, Young Nala. Playing this role has taught me so much about life and it was everything I thought it would be and more!! I couldn’t have had a more loving, caring and supportive Broadway family and I WILL NEVER FORGET the time I had here in this special place. Though I am so sad to leave, I am extremely excited about my next new adventures!
Thanks so much to the creative team who saw my potential and gave me a chance and to all of my cast mates that always encouraged me to be my best, to the dressers and hairdresser thanks for helping me to look my best on stage and to my wonderful wrangler, Mr. Rick- thanks for always making me smile. It’s been a great run! 🤴🏾”Demi posted on her Instagram account
Currently, Demi is debuting her TV career in the Forest Whitaker produced Epix TV series Godfather of Harlem, which is inspired by the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. Demi plays the role of Margaret Johnson. Godfather of Harlem debuts on Sept. 29 at 10PM on Epix. “So happy to be given the opportunity to help tell this story! Can’t wait! 🏾”, Demi posted on her Instagram account.
Demi booked her first national commercial, in which she plays young Serena Williams in the Bumble Super Bowl 2019 TV Commercial, “The Ball Is in Her Court.” Demi who looks like a young Serena is shown sitting on the sidelines of a neighborhood tennis court waiting for her chance to play while men face off in a match. “The world tells you to wait; that waiting is polite and good things will just come. But if I waited to be invited in I never would have stood out,” Williams says in a voiceover, as footage is shown of a grown-up Williams victorious on the court. The ad shows Demi as a young Serena, making the first move to join a tennis competition. (Click here to watch the video)
Demi is also performing her first film role in Goldie in the role of Demi, a story about displaced youth, ambition, and maintaining your spirit in the face of insurmountable obstacles. The film opens on September 5, 2019, in the Netherlands. It premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on February, 10 2019, Movies That Matter Film Festival in the Netherlands, on March 22, 2019 and the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, on April 25, 2019.
As if all that wasn’t enough, in between filming her new TV series in New York, Demi works with music producer of Sixth Street studios @troybell06,on her upcoming album. “Just wrapped up a great recording session with this young, triple threat, super star@demipsingleton. In between filming her new TV show in NY, she works with me on her upcoming album.” Posted Troy Bell on Instagram.She was also featured in the November 2018 issue of Allure Magazine for their #Glitteratistory.
At just twelve years of age, you will definitely be seeing a lot more of Demi Singleton