Facts

Born: Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas
Date and Where: October 13th 1980 in Glen Cove, NY
Her Height: 5’3
Nicknames: Shan, Shany, Bon Bon
Pops: Ken Kaide
Momma: Tina
Sis: Shia

Some Personal Facts
Two Pets including A shih tzu named “Tutu” and “Ni Ni” a teacup Yorkie.
Does not smoke or drink.
Does not have any kids.
Does not have any tattoos.
Favorite movie is ‘The Color Purple’.
If she wasn’t a celebrity: “I’d be a forensic scientist.”
Turned down a Track & Field Scholarship to pursue her singing career.

Straight Business
Launched her own record label, Written Entertainment in 2008.
Her Mom Tina is also her Manager (MOManger).
Business Manager is Jerome Leventhal, Leventhal Financial Service Corp.
Public relations: Michelle Huff, Huff Entertainment.
Offiicla Website: AshantiThisIsMe.com

The Actress
Appears as an child-extra in the movies: ‘Who’s the Man?’ (1993), ‘Malcolm X’ (1992) & ‘Polly’ (1989).
Her film debut was in ‘Coach Carter’ (2005) Starring Samuel L. Jackson.
‘Coach Carter’ opened at #1 at the box office and has grossed over $76 million World-Wide.
Stars in ‘John Tucker Must Die’ (2006) alongside Brittany Snow, Sophia Bush & Jesse Metcalfe.
‘John Tucker Must Die’ opened at #3 with $14 million and has grossed over $68 million World-Wide.
Starred in ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’ which opened at #1, grossing $147 million Worldwide.
In talks to appear in a sequel to Coach Carter with Samuel L. Jackson.
Stared in the 7th season of Lifetime’s ‘Army Wives’.
Starring in the Lifetime movie, “Christmas in the City” December 2013

Musically
Influenced by Mary J. Blige, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Jackson and Blue Magic.
The first record she wrote was “Can’t Stop”.
Sung background vocals on “Ain’t It Funny” (remix) & “I’m Real” (remix) by Jennifer Lopez.
Wrote “Ain’t It Funny” (remix) for Jennifer Lopez.
Wrote “Spending Time” for Christina Milian.
At age 14, sang a Mary J. Blige record for Diddy at Bad Boy Records.
“Rain on Me” (11-Minute Mini Movie) helped raise Awareness and Funds to prevent Domestic Violence.
Was once asked to write songs for; Patti LaBelle and Enrique Iglesias. But she turned it down.
Had Three Top-10 singles on Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously, plus the song she wrote for J.Lo, “Ain’t It Funny”.
Recorded over 22 Songs for her sophomore album, “Chapter II”.
Was going to join Mariah Carey on her “Charmbracelet” U.S. Tour but couldn’t due to conflict in schedules.
Recored over 60 songs for her fourth album, “The Declaration”.
Was the opening act for R. Kelly’s five-date tour during the summer of 2003.
Started her own Label, Written Entertainment in 2008.
Released from her contract with The Inc. records in 2009.
As of 2009 has sold over 27 million albums.
Currently working on her 5th Studio Album, Braveheart.

Random
“Bubbles”, the elephant in her “Rock Wit U” video is nearly 10 feet tall.
Her dress in “The Way That I Love You” Video weighed 40 lbs.
Met The Notorious B.I.G in 1994 while performing for Diddy at the Bad Boy office.