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Name: Taral Hicks  
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Date of Birth: 21st September 1974
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York, USA
Profession: Actress
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Taral Hicks.

Taral Hicks (born on 21, September 1974 in Queens, New York) is an African American R&B singer and actress, sister of singer D'Atra Hicks.

She began her career with a role in the 1993 Robert DeNiro-starring film A Bronx Tale. Her subsequent film roles were small, 1995's Just Cause with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishbourne, 1996's Educating Matt Waters & The Preacher's Wife with Whitney Houston. It wasn't until her short Sax Cantor Riff in the 1997 Showtime original film Subway Stories that audiences began to take notice. As the Woman with Flowers, singing to her mother on the payphone, her performance was widely disputed to be one of the best in the film.

Taral had signed a deal with Motown Records a year earlier, which was then-headed by Andre Harrell. Her first song, Ooh Ooh Baby, produced, written and featuring Missy Elliott charted on the Billboard [R&B]] singles chart. However, the official lead single to debut her singing career was Distant Lover, an uptempo track produced by Teddy Riley. Her album didn't start to take off until the set's second single, Silly, a remake of the classic R&B hit by Deniece Williams was released. Featuring a sexy, B&W video directed by Hype Williams, the single took off.

With their collaboration on the video for Silly, Hype Williams casted her in his directorial film debut, 1998's Belly as Kisha, DMX's abused girlfriend. The video to Silly even appeared in one of the film's scenes. It wasn't until 2000 that she appeared onscreen, in the short film Are You Cinderella? with actor Wood Harris. Two television guest roles followed: 2002's 100 Centre Street in the episode titled Fathers, and 2003's Soul Food in the episode titled The New Math.

Upcoming projects for Taral include 2005's The Salon with Vivica A. Fox, Terrance Howard and Darren DeWitt Henson, and Forbidden Fruits with Ella Joyce, Fredro Starr and R&B singer Keith Sweat.

Also, for 2006, Taral will be appearing in the Soul Kittens Cabaret, which also includes ex-Brownstone singer Nicci Gillbert, R&B singer Monifah, TonDalaya Gallant. Sara Stokes and Demetria McKinney. The musical journey of the Soul Kittens Cabaret begins in the 1920s in Harlem, moves through the Motown era, makes stops in the '70s and '80s, and concludes with original hits from the upcoming the Soul Kittens Cabaret soundtrack.

Source (Soul Kittens): Miss Tibbs Entertainment News 2005

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