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Who is Jude Demorest?
Claire Jude Demorest was born on March 11, 1992 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is a singer, songwriter and actress, best known for her work on the television programs “Star” and “Dallas”. She has appeared on many other programs and has released music as a solo artist
Jude Demorest’s net worth
As of mid 2020, Jude Demorest’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million earned through success as an actress and as a music artist. She has also worked as a songwriter, responsible for helping create Fifth Harmony songs, and sung those in “Star”, the television series that focuses on music.
Early life and career beginnings
Jude grew up in Detroit in a family that was very active in the Church. She attended there most days because of her family, and it was during her time there that she became more exposed to music, as their church was very music oriented, and she began to attend regularly there. Eventually, their pastor started a performing arts school near where she lived. She went to school, sang in a choir, learned to dance and took drama lessons.
Wanting to make it big in Hollywood, she moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school. She started auditioning for acting roles, but it was hard.
She then tried singing and worked as a backup dancer, which got her noticed by LA Reid’s Epic Records, and she signed a deal with the company, working as a backup dancer and songwriter. In 2009, she made her film debut in the short film “History of Made up Things”, portraying the character Whitney.
In 2010, Demorest made her television debut appearing as a guest on the television series “Jonas” which aired on Disney Channel. The show starred the Jones Brothers and was intended as a means for them to gain more exposure to help with their music and acting careers; the show lasted about two seasons.
Two years later, she worked on her first song and wrote for the soundtrack of the Nickelodeon sitcom “How to Rock” called “Last 1 Standing”. Around the same time, she had a small uncredited role in “The Ghastly Love of Johnny X”. The film was her first musical project, is heavily influenced by the culture of the 1950s and starred Creed Bratton and Reggie Bannister.
She then made a guest appearance on the show “Hollywood Heights” which aired on Nickelodeon sister channels TeenNick and Nick at Nite, and was based on the telenovela “Alcanzar Una Estrella” which aired in Mexico.
The show ran for one season and was known for a multi-episode guest appearance by actor James Franco. After a few years of searching for more opportunities, in 2014 she landed one of her biggest roles.
Dallas and Rise to Fame
Jude was cast as the recurring character Candace on the 2014 season of “Dallas”, created as a revival of the soap opera of the same name that aired in the 1980s. It brought back many stars from the original series and introduced many other characters as well. The show was ahead three seasons before it was canceled due to crashing ratings.
She then worked on the independent films “Axiom” and “Bipolar”, and then made a cameo appearance in “The Middle”, about a lower middle class family and their struggles in different aspects of their lives.
During these years she also became more active as a songwriter and began working closely with the band Fifth Harmony. The girl group was formed during the second season of “The X Factor”, and rose to fame in the early 2010s after most of their music gained notoriety on social media; some of their most popular songs are “Worth It”, “Boss” and “Work from Home”, credited as a co-writer of the latter”, and later worked on their song “Down”. She also worked closely with rapper and singer Brooke Candy for her single “Nasty”.
Breakthrough – Star
In 2016, Demorest landed her first leading role in a television series, when she was cast in the show “Staras the character Star Davis, alongside Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady, who followed the lives of three aspiring singers as they embarked on their journey in the music industry. The show has become known for its use of original music and musical sequences, and numerous celebrities have made guest appearances on the show, including Benjamin Bratt and Queen Latifah. The show also featured Amiyah Scott, who was only the third openly transgender person to appear as a main character in a major television series.
The show aired for three seasons and during this time she became responsible for writing several songs, including “This & That” and “Madonna”. The show also helped launch her music career as she released singles such as “Davis Street” and “There for You”, both songs she wrote. One of her latest songwriting credits is for Little Mix’s “Bounce Back”, another girl group this time from the UK version of “The X Factor”. In 2019 it was revealed that “Star” had been cancelledand she hasn’t made any new work since.
Jude began a relationship with music producer Ammo sometime in the mid-2010s. He is known for his work with numerous popular music artists such as Maroon 5, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Beyonce and Selena Gomez. They announced their marriage in 2016 and had a child two years later.
In addition to her music and acting career, Jude is very active in promoting movements against injustice within the US justice system. She is also still very active when it comes to her Christian faith, even visiting Israel as part of a spiritual journey, one that reconfirmed her beliefs.
|First and last name||Jude Demorest|
|Profession||Actor, singer songwriter|
|Star||2016-2017||TV serials||Star Davis|
|The middle||2014||TV serials||Samantha|
|Bipolar||2014||Sarah (as Claire Demorest)|
|Hollywood heights||2012||TV serials||Andrew|
|The gruesome love of Johnny X||2012||Mickey O’Flynn Groupie (uncredited)|
|History of made-up things||2009||Short||Whitney|
|The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon||2017||TV series writer – 1 episode|
|Lip Sync battle||2017||TV series writer – 1 episode|
|The voice||2017||TV series writer – 1 episode|
|Star||2016-2017||Performer TV series – 10 episodes|
|Bad mothers||2016||writer: “Work from home”|
|Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip||2015||artist: “Take me to the party”|
|Teen Choice Awards 2017||2017||TV Special documentary||Self – Performer|
|Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show||2017||TV serials||Himself – Musical guest|
|Fox and friends||2017||TV serials||herself|
|Entertainment tonight||2017||TV serials||herself|