What You Need To Know About Naomi Scott, This Generation's Princess Jasmine

Meet the actress who introduced us to a stronger, woke-er Jasmine!
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Have you seen the 2019 live-action Aladdin movie yet? Well, YOU SHOULD, if you haven't yet because it certainly delivers. We totally fell in love with Will Smith as the genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, and Rajah the tiger.

One of our fave Disney characters, Princess Jasmine, was brought to life by Naomi Scott, and she introduced us to a stronger, woke-er Disney princess! 

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It's time to get to know Naomi better! Here are five things you should know about her: 

1. She's 26 years old and is actually from England! 

Naomi was born on May 6, 1993. Her dad is English while her mom is of Gujarati Indian descent who immigrated to England from Uganda. Both her parents are pastors at the Bridge Church in London. Naomi also has an older brother named Joshua.

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2. Naomi began singing with the Bridge Church Youth Band and regularly performed in school musicals and drama productions. 

"I grew up singing in the church actually. That's kind of where I just the usual, I grew up on gospel music. I was singing from a young age," she shared in a 2017 interview with Huffington Post. "I was 15 when I started writing. One of my songs on my first EP I wrote when I was 16 on the piano. The production is different; it's not just a piano and a voice. I've been doing it ever since and that's how I got my start." 

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Listen to Naomi's other tracks here: 

3. Naomi is married! Her hubby is athlete Jordan Spence, a professional football player. 

They met at Naomi's parents' church and dated for four years before tying the knot on June 11, 2014! 

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Check out their wedding photos! Aww. 

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4. Naomi's previous films include Lemonade Mouth (2011) and Power Rangers (2017)! 

Here's my fave number of hers from Lemonade Mouth (hello, fellow Disney kids!): 

Naomi also played the role of Kimberly Hart/Pink Ranger! Check out some of her best moments from the Power Rangers film below: 

5. Naomi's next big project: The 2019 Charlie's Angels reboot!

She's starring alongside Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, and Noah Centineo! Naomi will be playing the role of Elena Houghlin and according to director Elizabeth Banks, the character is "a relatable girl next door that audience members could look at and go, 'If that girl can become a Charlie's Angel, then I can, too.'" 

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Okay, still not over Aladdin? Watch this vid of Naomi performing the new OG song "Speechless" from the film: 

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