Janelle Monáe as Marie Buchanon
Janelle Monáe is a Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer, activist and actress. In 2017, Monáe made her acting debut on the silver screen, starring in the Academy Award®-nominated film, Hidden Figures and the Academy Award®-winning Best Picture, Moonlight. Both films received critical acclaim and numerous accolades, cementing Monáe’s position in the film industry. She was recently seen in the Robert Zemeckis film, Welcome to Marwen.
Monáe also recently released her critically-acclaimed third solo album, Dirty Computer, and the accompanying Dirty Computer: An Emotion Picture by Janelle Monáe. Immersed in the performing arts at a young age, Monáe founded her record label the Wondaland Arts Society releasing the EP Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase). Monáe previously released critically acclaimed albums ArchAndroid and The Electric Lady.
In 2016 Monáe launched Fem the Future, an initiative to create more opportunities to advance the awareness, inclusion and opportunities for women and those who identify as women through music, arts, mentorship and education.