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Whitney as Rachel Marron in her film debut in "The Bodyguard."

Whitney's Film Roles
Year Title Role Notes and awards
1992 The Bodyguard Rachel Marron Feature film debut


  • Nominated – 1993 MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
  • Nominated – 1993 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
  • Nominated – 1993 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo with co-star Kevin Costner
  • Nominated – 1992 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
1995 Waiting to Exhale Savannah Jackson Feature film


  • Nominated – 1996 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
1996 The Preacher's Wife Julia Biggs Feature film


  • Won – 1997 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
  • Nominated – 1997 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Female Actress(Comedy/Romance)
  • Nominated – 1997 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress
1997 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Fairy Godmother

Made-for-television film, part of a revival of the Wonderful World of Disney

  • Nominated – 1998 Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
  • Nominated – 1998 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie/Mini-Series
2004 Nora's Hair Salon Herself Direct-to-video
2012 Sparkle Emma Feature film
Whitney's Television Roles
Year Title Network Role Notes
1984 Gimme a Break! NBC Rita Episode: "Katie's College" (Season 3, Episode 20; airdate: March 15, 1984)
As the World Turns CBS Herself Whitney appeared on the soap on August 1–2, 1984, with Jermaine Jackson singing two duets off a new album he was releasing at the time: "Take Good Care of My Heart" and "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do." They taped their appearance on July 25 at CBS Studios in New York City.
1985 Silver Spoons NBC Herself Episode:"Head Over Heels" (Season 4, Episode 1, air date: September 15, 1985)
Whitney performed the edited version of "Saving All My Love for You", changing some of the words.
2003 Boston Public Fox Herself Episode: "Chapter Sixty-Six" (Season 3, Episode 22, air date: May 12, 2003)
Whitney performed "Try It On My Own" from the 2002 studio album "Just Whitney."
Whitney's Commercials
Year Company Promoting Country Notes
1983 Dr Pepper/Seven Up Canada Dry
(soft drink beverage)
United States
  • Houston appeared in this commercial before debut as a professional singer and sang the praises of sugar-free Canada Dry Ginger Ale
1986 Coca-Cola Diet Coke
(soft drink beverage)
  • Houston sang the Diet Coke theme song, "Just for the taste of it."
1988 Coca-Cola Diet Coke
(soft drink beverage)
  • Houston sang the other version of the Diet Coke advertising slogan at the time, "Just for the taste of it."
  • Outside the United States, the second version of advertising was released, in which "Greatest Love of All" was used as background music.
  • 1989 MTV Video of the Year winning "This Note's for You" by Neil Young, parodied parts of this advertising to criticize pop/rock stars who make commercial endorsements, most notably Michael Jackson for Pepsi and Houston for Diet Coke, using look-alikes for them.
1989 Sanyo Electronics
(the stereo, TV)
Japan
  • Houston was featured on print advertisements and sang the theme song for TV commercial, "Takin' A Chance", produced by Keith Thomas. It was released as a CD single in Japan and included in Japanese edition of I'm Your Baby Tonight
  • Sanyo also sponsored Houston's 1990 Japan only Feels So Right Tour
1994
1995
AT&T Telephone services United States
  • Houston sang its theme song, "True Voice."
1999 Nissin Consumer credit business Japan
  • Houston appeared on both print advetisement and TV commercial for Nissin, a nonbank finance company that lends to consumers and small businesses in Japan, with then the company's slogan "Make it happen with Nissin."
Whitney's Film/TV Productions
Year Title Director Notes and awards
1997 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Robert Iscove

Executive producer

  • Nominated – 1998 Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
  • Nominated – 1998 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie/Mini-Series
2001 The Princess Diaries Garry Marshall

Producer

  • Won – 2002 Young Artist Award for Best Family Feature Film – Comedy
  • Nominated – 2002 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Family Film (Live Action)
  • Nominated – 2002 Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Family Film
  • Nominated – 2002 Teen Choice Award for Film – Choice Movie, Comedy
2003 The Cheetah Girls Oz Scott Producer
2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Garry Marshall Producer
2006 The Cheetah Girls 2: When in Spain Kenny Ortega Co-executive producer
2012 Sparkle Salim Akil Producer

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