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Farrah Franklin
Birth name Farrah Destiny Franklin
Born May 3, 1981 (1981-05-03) (age 28)
Des Moines, Iowa (US)
Genres R&B, pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, model, music producer, dancer
Years active 1999-present
Labels Columbia, Fo-reel Entertainment
Associated acts Destiny's Child, Pheenx

Farrah Destiny Franklin (born May 3, 1981) is an American singer, actress, and model, formerly a member of Destiny's Child.

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Early life

Franklin was born in Des Moines, IA, to an Italian father and an African American mother.[citation needed] Growing up, she performed in various church choirs and in off broadway musicals. In addition to performing, Franklin regularly mentored under-privileged girls at Penny Lane, which is one of the largest group homes in Los Angeles, in her spare time this is something that she reportedly continues to do.

Destiny's Child (2000)

In 1999, Franklin was hired to be an extra in the music video for Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills". It was there that she became acquainted with group members Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé Knowles. At the time she was in a fledgling singing group called Jane Doe, which was in the process of disbanding. In December, Matthew Knowles invited Franklin and Michelle Williams to join Destiny's Child—replacing previous group members LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett without notice. The two were introduced in February 2000, via the music video for "Say My Name". Franklin toured and performed with the group, and also appeared in the music video for "Jumpin' Jumpin'". Franklin contributed backing vocals to the remixes of "Jumpin' Jumpin'," "Independent Women Part I" (which were claimed to be removed before the album release), "Dot", and "Dance with Me". Farrah recorded some songs with Destiny's Child on the re-issue of their second album The Writing's on the Wall, while touring with Christina Aguilera.

In July, after a five month stint with Destiny's Child, Franklin was dismissed from the group; learning of her firing from an MTV news report. Shortly thereafter, group member Beyoncé Knowles stated in an interview that Farrah had missed three major dates and expressed a disinterest in continuing with the group, leaving them with no other choice but to terminate her.

Post Destiny's Child career

After departing from Destiny's Child, Farrah forged ahead with a solo career—focusing on her music career. She signed to Fo-reel Entertainment in 2002, where she recorded a song entitled "Get At Me" with Method Man, but later was dropped. She was then signed to the Fabolous Street Label.[1] After being dropped, Farrah then started working heavily on acting. She starred in The Brewster Project. She later won a Best Supporting Actress award from the Independent Film Awards for her work in the film. Recently, Farrah has finished shooting an independent thriller film called Eyes of Darkness, which also features rapper Jayo Felony. Before joining Destiny's Child, Franklin also made an appearance in the 1999 feature film, Trippin'. Farrah has also been working on her modeling career and has modelled for Russel Simmons' fashion line, Def Jam University and has been featured on the covers of Teen People, Ebony, Cosmo Girl, Vibe, and Today's Black Woman among others.

Farrah is also continuing her career as a recording artist, and is reportedly working on an album and shopping for a label. In early 2007, Farrah appeared with other former members of Destiny Child in The E! special The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams a documentary of life in Destiny's Child and the issues which she had to face; She has also been featured in music videos by Destiny's Child (with the original Destiny's Child lineup) and musicians Mr. Cheeks, and R.L. Huggar.

Pheenx (2009)

Franklin formed a three piece girl group called , "Pheenx." The group composed of Farrah herself, and two new singers, Bethany Grant and Queen. The group posted their first song called "Post Boy" on Farrah's Myspace music page. In February 2009, Bethany Grant departed from Pheenx when it was discovered she was doing hardcore internet sex scenes. They are now looking for a new member. Instead of continuing the group, Franklin continue to work on her solo career instead and is hoping to release her debut album sometime in 2010.

Personal life

In 2009 Farrah appeared on Millionaire MatchMaker and was set up with systems engineer Chris from San Diego. When Patti the CEO of Millionaire MatchMaker, found out that Chris D. had cheated on his previous girlfriend, she told Farrah to terminate the potential relationship.

Farrah revealed that she was in a five year relationship with someone in the industry and was cheated on, she is now guarded in her relationships.

Filmography

Film

Farrah owns a film company called "One Love Films".

  • Trippin (1999) as girl on bed # 2
  • The Brewster Project (2004) as Maya
  • Unemployed (2007) as unemployment clerk
  • Single Black Female (2008) as Karma
  • Tamales and Gumbo (2008)
  • Eyes of Darkness

T.V.

Discography

Solo Songs

  • "Lollipop" (ft. Sean Paul)
  • "Sentence U"
  • "Hold On"
  • "Candy Girl" (ft. Erin Bria Wright)
  • "Extraordinary Love"
  • "Hurry Please"
  • "The Liberation"
  • "More Than A Pretty Face" (ft. Fabolous)
  • "Get At Me" (ft. Method Man)
  • "Testimony Of Love"

Songs With Pheenx

  • "Post Boy"
  • "Sharp Shooter"

Songs With Destiny's Child

  • "Jumpin Jumpin" (reworked)
  • "Say My Name" (reworked)
  • "Dance With Me"
  • "Jumpin Jumpin (WNBA Remix)"
  • "Say My Name (Timbaland Remix)"
  • "Have Your Way"
  • "Jumpin Jumpin (Azza Remix)"
  • "Dot"
  • "Perfect Man"
  • "Independent Women Part 1"
  • "Independent Women Part 2"
  • "Upside Down (Live Cover Version)"
  • "8 Days Of Christmas"
  • "The Story of Beauty"
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