Who is Halle Bailey?
Halle Bailey is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She is well known for being one half of the RnB music duo “Chloe X Halle”, alongside her older sister Chloe Bailey. Halle Bailey is Chloe Bailey (known professionally as Chlöe)’s younger sister.
Halle Bailey was at the centre of widespread media attention in 2022 following the announcement of her lead role as “Ariel” in the 2023 live-action adaptation of the 1989 Disney animated film “The Little Mermaid”. Halle Bailey has also been playing the role of “Skyler Foster” in the popular Netflix sitcom series “Grown-ish”.
Halle Bailey’s full name is Halle Lynn Bailey. She was born on March 27, 2000, in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born as the second of three children to her parents – Doug Bailey (father) and Courtney Bailey (mother). The singer and actress is 22 years old as of January 2023.
Halle Bailey was raised alongside her siblings, Chloe and Branson Bailey, in Mableton, Georgia. It is also reported that Halle Bailey has a half-sister named Ski Bailey. Her family was said to have relocated to Los Angeles in mid-2012. According to reports gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Halle Bailey was home-schooled.
About Halle Bailey’s parents
Halle Bailey’s parents are Doug Bailey (father) and Courtney Bailey (mother). Doug was said to have taught his daughters how to do everything on their own including how to write music.
Interestingly, there is no detailed information about Doug Bailey or his wife, Courtney, in the media at the moment as they seem to be quite private with their personal life. According to reports, Halle Bailey’s mom Courtney Bailey works as an HR recruiter for Twitter.
Ethnicity of Chloe and Halle Bailey’s parents
Contrary to some speculations, Chloe and Halle Bailey’s parents are both African-Americans (Blacks). There have been rumours in the past that Chloe and Halle Bailey’s parents are mixed (interracial) but this has been proven to be incorrect.
Are Halle and Chloe Bailey twins?
Due to their resemblance and closeness, fans sometimes assume Halle and Chloe Bailey are twin sisters. However, this is not the case. Chloe Bailey (24) is the older sister of Halle Bailey (22).
About Halle Bailey’s siblings
Halle Bailey has two siblings named Chloe and Branson Bailey. She also reportedly has a half-sibling named Ski Bailey.
a. Chloe Bailey
Chloe Bailey is the older sister of Halle Bailey. She is also a singer, songwriter, and, actress. She is said to have inspired her sister into becoming part of the entertainment industry. According to reports, Halle Bailey learnt how to play the violin and cello from her older sister Chloe Bailey.
Chloe’s full name is Chloe Elizabeth Bailey. She is known professionally as Chlöe Bailey. She was born on July 1, 1998. She is 24 years old as of January 2023. She launched the YouTube channel, “Chloe X Halle” alongside her sister in 2008. She debuted as a solo artist in 2021 with the album “Have Mercy”. She also released a solo single titled “Treat Me” in April 2022.
As an actress, Chloe Bailey has played minor roles in the movie “Fighting Temptations” and “Let It Shine” alongside Halle in 2003 and 2012 respectively. She also performed the song “Unstoppable” in the 2013 Disney series titled “Austin and Ally”. Chloe Bailey is also cast in the series “Grown-ish” alongside her sister.
b. Branson Bailey
Branson Bailey is Halle Bailey’s younger brother. He was born on October 3, 2005, though some media reports record his birthday as October 4. He is 17 years old as of the time of writing this article. Branson Bailey is known for staying out of media attention so there is little information about him.
c. Ski Bailey
Ski Bailey is reportedly the older half-sister of Chloe and Halle Bailey. Though there is scarce information about Ski, the public got to know about her after Halle and Chloe posted a birthday message to her on Facebook, referring to her as their older sister.
Wiki Profile of Halle Bailey
|Full name||Halle Lynn Bailey|
|Place of birth||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Date of birth||March 27, 2000|
|Age||22 years old|
|Career||Singer, Songwriter, Actress|
|Parents||Doug Bailey (father)|
Courtney Bailey (mother)
How Halle Bailey started her career
Halle Bailey’s career has always been tied to that of her sister, Chloe. She only went solo in October 2021, performing a rendition of the Disney song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”. She started her career as a YouTube singer alongside her sister, Chloe Bailey. Their YouTube channel “Chloe X Halle” was launched in 2008.
The Bailey sisters had their big break after releasing a cover of Beyoncé’s song “Pretty Hurts” in 2013 and the superstar recognized them. They made their talk show debut in April 2012 on the “Ellen Show“. They were the opening acts for Beyoncé’s “The Formation World Tour” and Andra Day’s “Cheers To The Fall Tour” in 2016.
As an actress, Halle Bailey has starred in movies like “Last Holiday”, “A Wrinkle in Time”, “Let It Shine”, and “Joyful Noise”. As a model, she has walked the runway for brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Rodarte. Her casting as “Ariel” in the 2023 live-action version of “The Little Mermaid” put her at the centre of strong media attention in 2022.
About Halle Bailey’s role as “Ariel” in “The Little Mermaid”
The media went into a frenzy after Disney announced that Halle Bailey will be playing the lead role of “Ariel” in the live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid”. The news was received with mixed reactions as some members of the public claimed that casting a Black woman is offensive to the Danes, since the film is a Danish fairytale. However, many people also defended Halle Bailey’s choice as “Ariel”, citing that mermaids are not real and can be played by any race.
Disney also did well to defend the actress. The film production company published an open letter on the social channels of Freeform. The now-deleted statement reads:
Yes. The original author of ‘The Little Mermaid’ was Danish. Ariel…is a mermaid. She lives in an underwater kingdom in international waters and can legit swim wherever she wants (even though that often upsets King Triton, absolute zaddy). But for the sake of argument, let’s say that Ariel, too, is Danish. Danish mermaids can be black because Danish *people* can be black. Ariel can sneak up to the surface at any time with her pals Scuttle and the *ahem* Jamaican crab Sebastian (sorry, Flounder!) and keep that bronze base tight. Black Danish people, and thus mer-folk, can also *genetically* (!!!) have red hair. But spoiler alert – bring it back to the top – the character of Ariel is a work of fiction. So after all this is said and done, and you still cannot get past the idea that choosing the incredible, sensational, highly-talented, gorgeous Halle Bailey is anything other than the INSPIRED casting that it is because she “doesn’t look like the cartoon one”, oh boy, do I have some news for you…about you.
The director of the movie, Rob Marshall also made it clear that Halle Bailey has a rare combination of heart, spirit, youth, innocence, and substance, plus a glorious singing voice which makes her perfect for the role.
The actress herself also made it clear that it has been her dream to play the role of “Princess Ariel” in the film.
About Halle Bailey’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of writing this article, Halle Bailey is unmarried and does not have a husband. The actress and singer has never been married or officially engaged to anyone, as of the time of writing. However, Halle Bailey is reported to be currently dating popular YouTuber and rapper, DDG.
Halle Bailey and DDG first sparked dating rumours in 2021 after they were seen together at a concert. They later confirmed that they are in a relationship in March 2022. The lovebirds have been dating for over a year now and counting. It is speculated that they might tie the knot soon as DDG has stated he is interested in marrying Halle Bailey.
List of Halle Bailey’s boyfriends
Halle Bailey has not been named in any other publicly known relationship except with DDG. There is no available information about her past boyfriends or relationships, if there are any.
About Halle Bailey’s relationship with DDG
DDG is an American rapper, YouTuber, and singer. His full name is Darry Dwayne Granberry Jr. He was born on October 10, 1997, in Pontiac, Michigan. He is 25 years old as of January 2023. DDG reportedly has a sister who is known on YouTube as “Tee Tee” and a brother identified as “DUB Bridge”.
He began his music career on YouTube in 2014. He was said to have dropped out of Michigan University after a year to focus on his rap career. He got signed to Epic Records in 2018 but co-founded the record label “Zooted” alongside Eric O’Connor and Dimitri Hurt in 2020. He once got engaged to fellow YouTuber, Kennedy Cymone in 2018 before ending things with her that same year.
Halle Bailey and DDG confirmed they were an item in March 2022 after the rapper posted a birthday tribute to the actress on his IG page. They collaborated on a project that same year with Halle Bailey playing DDG’s love interest in the music video of his song “If I Want You”.
While announcing their relationship on Instagram, DDG posted a series of cute selfies with a beautiful caption that read:
“Happy Birthday to the beautifulest, the flyest, the sweetest ❤️ love you forever 🥺💎 @hallebailey”.
Speaking about her relationship with DDG, Halle Bailey made it known that she has been a fan of her boyfriend for years before they met, adding that she briefly forgot about him when her own career took off. DDG on his part admitted that he has never been with anybody that motivates him as Halle Bailey does. He also made it known that Halle exposed him to the fashion world.
Speaking about how they met, DDG revealed that Halle Bailey had slid into his DM after he made a comment on her post about a 50 Cent song titled “Many Men”. He made it known that he was a “ladies man” while growing up and he only saw Halle sliding into his DM as a normal thing. Fortunately, their love affair started from there and the rest is history.
In DDG’s words;
“I’ve never been with nobody that’s like really motivated me like she do. I’m seeing different shit. I ain’t really been around this type of shit before, so it’s like, she’s bringing me around shit that I ain’t really—you know what I’m saying? Oh, this is crazy. This is dope. You know what I mean? This is somebody that’s really like … I was my own person before her, but in a way, put me on to different shit. That’s dope because I’m usually the one putting motherfuckers on.”
About Halle Bailey’s children
As of the time of publishing this article, Halle Bailey is not yet a mother and has no children.
Halle Bailey’s Net Worth
Halle Bailey currently has an estimated net worth of around $3.5 million, as of 2023.