Who Knew Kerry Could Hold A Note? 15 Actors Who Can Sing

August 19, 2013  |  
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Many of us were pleasantly surprised when Kerry Washington sat down with Jordin Sparks at the Teen Choice Awards for a quick interview that turned into a duet of Disney’s “A Whole New World” from the movie Aladdin. The whole duet began when Jordin Sparks asked Kerry what her favorite karaoke song was, which is when she mentioned her love of Disney and then the two decided on singing the popular Aladdin theme song. Kerry sounded very good, prompting us to ask, who knew she could act and sing? We should’ve known though, the woman is full of many surprises these days! And she’s not the only one. Check out these other actors who can sing.

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We knew Jamie Foxx could sing way back when on his self-titled TV show in the mid ’90s into 2001. The rest of the world didn’t find out until Jamie’s Oscar winning performance in the biographical film, “Ray.”


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Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. is known for various films, including the Iron Man saga. In 2000, he starred in the television show,  Ally McBeal: For Once in My Life and during one episode he sang a duet of “Every Breath You Take” with the famous group Sting.


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John Stamos

John Stamos has come a long way from his Full House days as uncle Jesse. He’s now on Fox’s hit show, Glee as Dr. Carl Howell. Outside of acting John can sing very well. He has performed with the Beach Boys since the ’90s and even plays the guitar and drums.


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Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jada Pinkett-Smith started her singing career in 2002 with her metal band Wicked Wisdom. In 2012 she performed a love song called Burn for her husband Will Smith, which was a beautifully passionate song.



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Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar is best known for her lead role as Buffy on the TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. One thing many people may not know is that she sang several of the songs during the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode “Once More, with Feeling”, which led to a cast album.

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Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway made her major singing debut in Ella Enchanted where she sang two songs on the soundtrack. In 2012 she played Fantine in Les Misérables where she gave a great musical performance.



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Johnny Depp 

Johnny Depp made his singing debut in  Tim Burton’s horror musical film, Sweeney Todd where he gave a great performance.


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Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard is known for several films, such as The Best Man,  Four Brothers and Hustle & Flow. In 2008 Howard released his first album Shine Through It. He doesn’t sound bad either.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones showed off her vocal ability in the Broadway musical film, Chicago as Velma Kelly.



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Gwenyth Paltrow

Gwenyth Paltrow is known for many films, such as EmmaThe Talented Mr. Ripley, and The Royal Tenenbaums. Her role as Holly Holiday in Glee requires her to sing from time to time and she’s belted out “Nowadays” from the musical “Chicago” with Lea Michele and Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” on the show, among others.


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Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan showed off his singing skills in the musical film Mamma Mia!.

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Meryl Streep 

Oscar winner Meryl Streep is a veteran actress known for tons of films, such as  Sophie’s Choice and The Iron Lady. When she played the lead role in Mamma Mia! in 2008 she blew everyone away with her voice.


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Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer’s lead role in The Fabulous Baker Boys showed off her vocal skills in the sexay stage performance. No wonder she got that role in “Hairspray.”

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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah is one actress who can literally do it all, from producing, modeling, rapping and of course singing. She showed off her vocal ability in hit musicals, Chicago and Hairspray. Plus she released her own jazz album.

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  • condor

    sting is not a group sting is the lead singer the group is called the police

  • PolkaDots

    Sorry, but I couldn’t listen to all of Jada’s song. Just couldn’t do it.

  • greentea516

    Makes sense, if I was an actor I’d get voice lessons ASAP because you’ll get more gigs from Disney to Broadway. Don’t have to come out with an album, just carry a tune!

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