Known from movies
|Date of birth||September 21, 1974|
|Fact||Was signed to Motown by former president, Andre Harrell.|
Who is Taral Hicks?
Taral Hicks is best known as an R&B singer and actress, who played the role of Jane Williams alongside the famous Robert De Niro in the 1993 ‘Bronx Tale’. She is the woman behind the song “Silly” (1997), the cover version by Deniece William who came in at position four on Billboard (Billboard-Bubbling Under Hot 100.)
Taral’s age, zodiac sign, early life, family and educational background
Taral Nikisha Hicks used to be born on September 21, 1974 under the zodiac sign Virgo, in The Bronx, New York City, USA, which makes her 45 years old as of 2020.
While the details of her parents remain unknown, she does have an older sister, D’Atra Hikes, a singer and actress who appeared on Tyler Perry’s Madea Family Reunion play as Jackie Simmons. She is also the sister of Miriam Hikes, a gospel singer.
Taral attended Teaneck High School before attending Grace Dodge Vocational High School, located in The Bronx, and enrolled in 1993.
Taral’s professional career and rise to fame
Taral Hicks has made a very successful one career both in singing and in acting.
Her acting career started in 1993, when she appeared alongside Robert De Niro in the hit movie ‘A Bronx Tale’. She would later act in such films as “Simply Cause” alongside Laurence Fishburne and Sean Connery in 1995, “Educating Matt Waters” in 1996, and “Preachers Wife” (1997) in which she starred with Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington.
Audiences took notice and loved her 1997 “Subway Stories,” an HBO original movie. Taral’s performance as ‘The Woman With Flowers’, who sang to her mother in the phone booth, was ranked as one of her best works ever.
The following year was also a huge success for Taral, as she appeared in “Belly” as DMX’s girlfriend, Kisha, to play her most important role since her debut; her video of “Silly” appeared in the film’s scenes. After this film was released, Taral was absent from music and film until she made her next appearance in 2000’s “Are You Cinderella?” short film with actor Wood Harris. She later had two TV guest roles: the 2003 episode ‘The New Math’ of the ‘Soul Food: The Series’ and ‘100 Center Street’ in the 2002 episode ‘Fathers’.
Taral has appeared in freelance films such as “The Salon” (2005) co-starring Darrin Henson and Vivica A. Fox, 2006’s “Forbidden Fruits” co-starring R&B artist Keith Sweat and Fredro Starr, 2007’s “Humenetorny” and the “Ex $pendable” from 2008. Taral’s music career has also been a success, she signed deals with several popular studios such as Motown Records (1995) with whom she closely collaborated to release an album called “This Time” which is currently out of print. is printed.
Her recording contract with Motown was terminated shortly after the resignation of the then president, Harrell, and the move of the headquarters to New York City. Her single, written, produced by and featuring Missy Elliott titled “Ooh, Ooh Baby”, was one of her best works, even appearing on Billboard’s R&B singles chart. Hicks’ first single, which would debut her music career, was an up-tempo song titled “Distant Lover” produced by T. Riley. However, the album only took off when the second single “Silly” was released, D. Williams’ classic R&B remake.
During her career as a singer, Taral performed in several plays such as ‘Mama I Want to Sing’ on Broadway in which she took on a singing role previously assigned to her older sister, D’Atra, a few years ago. earlier – this was her very first performance.
Taral Hicks Personal Life, Husband and Children
Hicks dated actor Chazz Palminteri in 1996, who played the lead role in the movie “Bronx Tale”, but broke up the same year. The ‘Bronx Tale’ actress is now married to Loren Dawson whom she met and started dating in 1999.
As seen in her filmography, Taral retired from stage acting after getting into a relationship and got married in 2001. The couple have been together for almost two decades now and are blessed with two children, both boys.
Taral Hicks Body Measurements and Features
Taral is African American who has a well-built body structure and is 1.74 m tall. She reportedly weighs 66 kg and her vital statistics are 35-28-35. In addition, Taral has dark brown hair and brown eyes.
Taral Hicks net worth
Taral has generated most of her income through her professional career as an actor and singer. Reputable sources estimate that she has a net worth of more than $500,000. Currently, she performs in various public programs and events.
Taral is active on various social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Her Instagram account is followed by more than 72,000 fans. She currently lives in North Jersey with her husband and two sons and works as a teacher.
|First and last name||Taral Hicks|
|Date of birth||September 21, 1974|
|Profession||Actor, teacher, singer|
|Education||Teaneck High School|
|Brothers or sisters||D’atra Hicks, Miriam Hicks|
|Movies||Where Hearts Lie, Ex$pendable, The Salon, Forbidden Fruits, Belly, Subway Stories, Just Cause, A Bronx Tale|
|1||She is currently married to Loren Dawson, with whom she has a son, and lives in North Jersey where she works as a teacher. [September 2009]|
|2||She and her husband, Loren Dawson, have a son.|
|3||She was led by her mother for many years.|
|4||She, her siblings, her parents and her paternal grandparents are all Oneness Pentecostal and her late paternal grandfather was pastor of the Oneness Pentecostal facility where her family was/is a member for many years. Her sisters D’Atra and Miriam were/are well-known singers of the Oneness Pentecostal faith – which believes that God is one and has related to humanity differently throughout history as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.|
|5||Has two films lined up for 2005/2006, “The Salon” with Vivica A. Fox, and “Forbidden Fruits” with Ella Joyce & Fredro Starr.|
|6||Early January 2006 will be part of the “Soul Kittens Cabaret”, which also includes singers Nicci Gillbert, Monifah, TonDalaya Gallant. Sara Stokes and Demetria McKinney.|
|7||Motown terminated its recording contract shortly after President Harrell was fired by Motown over the cost of moving their headquarters from Los Angeles to New York City.|
|8||Was signed to Motown by former president, Andre Harrell.|
|9||Taral recorded an album called “This Time” released in 1997 by Motown, which is now out of print.|
|10||Her oldest sister, D’Atra Hicks, recorded an album called “D’Atra Hicks” released in 1989 by Motown, which is now out of print.|
|11||Two of her 3 older sisters, D’Atra and Miriam Hicks, were a well-known gospel music duet that started at their Oneness Pentecostal church, of which their late grandfather was the pastor.|
|12||Her first appearance was in the broadway play “Mama I Want To Sing” in a singing role previously performed by her eldest sister, actress/singer D’Atra Hicks, several years earlier.|
|13||Is the sister of actress/singer D’Atra Hicks. and gospel singer Miriam Hicks.|
|The hills||2017||completed||Dr. Welker|
|The 1 Nearest 2 U||2016||completed||Le-Le|
|A submarine in the Brick City||Shortly completed||Detective Tammy|
|Where hearts lie||2016||Shante Jackson|
|The Hilltop Barbershop||2014||Member of the church choir|
|Aunt Bam’s house||2012||mona|
|Humenetomy||2007||member of the gospel choir|
|Forbidden Fruits||2006||Video||Nicole Walters|
|soul food||2003||TV serials||Naomi|
|Center Street 100||2002||TV serials|
|Are you Cinderella?||2000||Short||Homeless woman|
|SUBWAYStories: stories from the subway||1997||TV movie||Woman with Flowers (segment “Sax Cantor Riff”)|
|Raising Matt Waters||1996||TV movie|
|The pastor’s wife||1996||Teen|
|Just cause||1995||Lena Brown|
|A Bronx story||1993||Jane|
|The employee||1996||artist: “Yes, we can can”|
|soultrain||1997||Documentary about the TV series||herself|