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Beyoncé at the London premiere of The Lion King in 2019

After making a cameo with Destiny's Child in the 1999 film Beverly Hood, Beyoncé made her film debut as the lead in the direct-to-video musical Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001). However, her first theatrical film was for the 2002 film Austin Powers in Goldmember, as Foxxy Cleopatra.

In 2006, Beyoncé starred in two films: The Pink Panther, which spawned the single "Check on It", and the musical drama Dreamgirls, which earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress nomination. Also in 2009, Beyoncé got the lead role in the thriller film Obsessed (2009). In 2013, Beyoncé voiced the role of Queen Tara in the animated film Epic and released her self-titled fifth effort, a "visual album", whose every track was accompanied by non-linear short films.

In 2016, Beyoncé released her sixth studio album, Lemonade, accompanied by a one-hour film of same name aired on HBO. The visual earned Beyoncé nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety Special and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special and a Grammy Award for Best Music Film.

Beyoncé has appeared in television shows, including in guest judging roles in American Idol and The X Factor, as well the autobiographical television film Life Is But a Dream (2013). She has also featured in several commercials, including for Pepsi, with which she signed a $50 million deal in 2013. She received some criticism for endorsing a sugary product. Among her several video albums, her 2014 concert special On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay-Z was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program and Grammy Award for Best Music Film. After her 2018 Coachella performances, Beyoncé released a documentary film of the performances on Netflix named Homecoming on April 17, 2019.


Year Title Role
1999 Beverly Hood Girl #1
2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera Carmen Brown
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Foxxy Cleopatra
2003 The Fighting Temptations Lilly
2004 Fade to Black Herself
2006 The Pink Panther Xania
Dreamgirls Deena Jones
2008 Cadillac Records Etta James
2009 Obsessed Sharon Charles
2013 Epic Queen Tara
2016 Beyoncé: Lemonade Herself
2019 Homecoming Herself
The Lion King Nala
Making The Gift Herself
2020 Black Is King Herself


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Smart Guy Herself Episode "A Date With Destiny"
2000 The Famous Jett Jackson Herself Episode "Backstage Pass"
2003 The Wayne Brady Show Herself Promoting The Fighting Temptations
All of Us Herself
2007 My Night at the Grammys Herself Interview
2008 The X Factor (UK) Herself
2009 Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Shine / Daisy
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Wubb Idol Shine / Daisy
2010 Britain's Next Top Model, Cycle 6 Herself
Beyoncé: Shine – An Unauthorized Story On Beyoncé Knowles Herself Documentary
2011 American Idol Mentor Season 10
Beyoncé: Year of 4 Herself Promotion for 4
The X Factor (Australia) Guest Judge Season 3
A Night with Beyoncé Herself TV special
2013 Life Is But a Dream Herself Documentary television film directed by Beyoncé
Beyoncé: Finding Her Destiny Herself Documentary
2014 On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay-Z Herself Concert film
Beyoncé: Fierce and Fabulous Herself Documentary
2015 The BET Life of...Beyonce Herself Documentary
2016 Lip Sync Battle Herself Season 2; Cameo
2018 Being Serena Herself Episode 3
2019 Making the Gift Herself Documentary