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Rashad Haughton | Biography

Quick Information

  • Full Name Rashad Haughton
  • Occupation Writer, Director, Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New York, USA
  • Birth Date Aug 06, 1977
  • Age 44 Years, 2 Months
Writer, Director, Actor, Older Brother of R&B Singer Aaliyah

Rashad Haughton | Biography

Rashad Haughton wrote a short story as the music video concept for Aaliyah's song '4 Page Letter'

Rashad was the voice actor for the 2002 film 'Queen of the Damned' that starred his sister Aaliyah as Queen Akasha. Aaliyah died in a tragic plane crash in 2001 before the movie's post-production work. As Rashad and Aaliyah had a similar voice, he gave the voiceovers for his sister's lines. His voice was later enhanced using computer technology to sound more feminine. However, he was never credited for the work.


Rashad Haughton is an American writer and film director. He is also recognized as the older brother of the late American singer and actress Aaliyah. 

Who is Rashad Haughton?

Rashad Haughton is an American film director, writer, actor, and aspiring screenwriter. He is well known for writing and directing several films like Muga ShozokuLove Like Aliens, and Chrysalis.

Also recognized as the older brother of the late American singer and actress Aaliyah, Haughton has also written some of his sister's songs and appeared in a few of her music videos. 

Furthermore, he has appeared in a number of films and has lent his voice in a film. 

Early Life 

Rashad Hasan Haughton was born on 6 August 1977 in Brooklyn, New York. He moved to Detroit at the age of seven with his father, Michael Haughton, mother Diane, and sister Aaliyah, who was also known as the 'Princess of R&B.'

Haughton is of African-American and Native American descent and is only 17 months older than his sister Aaliyah who died in a plane crash on 25 August 2001.

Education

Rashad and his sister Aaliyah attended Gesu Elementary, a Catholic school, where he took martial arts classes. He then graduated from Aquinas High School, Detroit, in 1995. 

For college, he attended Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and graduated in 2000.

Career

Rashad Haughton has appeared in several music videos of his sister Aaliyah including 4 Page LetterAge Ain't Nothing but a NumberHot Like Fire, and If Your Girl Only Knew.

Besides that, he is also a well-known writer, director, editor, composer, and aspiring screenwriter.

Writing and Directing

Rashad Haughton wrote a short story as the music video concept for Aaliyah's song 4 Page Letter. He also directed and written three short films ChrysalisLove Like Aliens, and Muga Shozoku, and directed a 2000 film, The Mim Rose.

'Chrysalis'

Chrysalis is a 2006 short film that explores the story of Chris (played by Alix Jackson), a mystically deformed artist, and how he is compelled to accept his true identity and forced to face love and fear. 

'Love Like Aliens'

Love Like Aliens is a fantasy, sci-fi animated short film released in 2011 starring Steven Cabral as Atterion and Emi Matsushima as Sparra. The movie explores the story of a not-too-far future where humans and robots exist as one. Rashad Haughton wrote, directed, and composed the movie.

'Muga Shozoku'

The 2015 short film Muga Shozoku explores the life of Shin (played by Joey Iwanaga), a young robotics student from Iga, Japan. Shin unleashes the power of 'Muga,' an ancient book, completely ignoring the warnings of his teacher, Taku (played by Taro Suwa). Thus, the war begins between Shin and Ryu (played by Rikiya Mifune), a member of the Onishi Group who also wants the power. 

Acting

Apart from writing and directing, Rashad has also tried his hands in acting. He appeared in a 2004 film Proud, written and directed by Mary Pat Kelly as Hank Fields.

The film was about a U.S. Navy ship that was in combat with African-American crews in World War II. The film was based on a true story about one of only two Navy ships carrying African-American crews.

Voice Acting – 'Queen of the Damned'

Rashad was also a voice actor for the 2002 film Queen of the Damned, starring his sister Aaliyah as Queen Akasha.

The film is a part of The Vampire Chronicles series, which explores the life of Lestat de Lioncourt (played by Stuart Townsend), a vampire that goes to sleep after losing interest in immortality. He then awakens from a long slumber and turns into a punk rocker. 

Furthermore, his music awakens the vampire queen, queen Akasha (played by Aaliyah), who sets her mind to make Lestat her king. 

Aaliyah died in a tragic plane crash in 2001 before the movie's post-production work. Since Rashad and Aaliyah had a similar voice, he gave the voiceovers for his sister's lines. His voice was later enhanced using computer technology to sound more feminine. However, he was never credited for the work.

Losing his sister and father

Rashad, along with the world of R&B, had to experience the loss of his sister Aaliyah Dana Haughton on 25 August 2001 when she was only 22. Aaliyah was returning to Florida from Abaco Island after shooting a music video. She boarded a twin-engine Cessna 402-B plane. Shortly after the takeoff, the plane crashed and burned only a few hundred feet from the Abaco Islands' Marsh Harbor Airport runway.

On 8 November 2021, Haughton lost his father, Michael Haughton, after suffering from kidney disease. His body was buried in Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, next to his daughter Aaliyah.

Aaliyah's Music and Legacy

Even after death, Aaliyah still has a legacy of her own. Rashad, his mother Diane, uncle, and music producer Barry Hankerson looked over Aaliyah's estate and music. Nearly after two decades after her demise, the family decided to release her music on streaming platforms.

As a tribute to the late singer, Rashad Haughton took part in creating the Aaliyah-inspired makeup line by M.A.C. It launched on 21 June 2018.

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