Farrah Franklin (born May 3, 1981) is an American singer and actress. She is a former member of Destiny's Child who replaced LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett alongside with Michelle Williams.
Recording and movie career:
1999-2000: Destiny's Child:
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 met with group members Kelly Rowland. Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya Luckett, and LaTavia Roberson 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 subsequently removed prior to the album release), "Dot", and "Dance with Me". In July, after 5 months 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 Franklin had missed three major dates and expressed a lack of interest in continuing with the group, leaving them with no other choice but to fire her.
2001-present: Solo projects:
After leaving Destiny's Child, Franklin began a solo career. She signed to and dropped from Fo-reel Entertainment in 2002, where she recorded a song entitled "Get At Me" with Method Man. She was then signed and dropped from the Fabolous Street Label. She also began an acting career, and starred in The Brewster Project in 2004. She 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'. Franklin has modeled for Russell 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.
In early 2007, Franklin appeared with other former members of Destiny's Child in The E! special The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams a documentary of life in Destiny's Child and the issues which she dealt with during the 5 months she was present in the group. She has also been featured in music videos by Destiny's Child and for Mr. Cheeks, and R.L. Huggar. She said in an interview she has finished 13 songs and is still choosing a single. She owns a company called "One Love Company."
The Brewster Project (2004) as Maya,
All of Us (TV Series) (Episode: Robert and Neesee Get Real) (2006),
Tamales and Gumbo (2008),
Unemployed (2008) as Unemployment Clerk,
Single Black Female (2009) as Karma,
The Preacher's Family (2011) as LaJune Carter