You can't talk about multitalented stars without mentioning Janelle Monáe. Not only is the 34-year-old an expert singer, dancer, composer, and guitarist, but she's also a skilled actor. Over the years, we've seen Monáe step into roles ranging from historical figures to spirited figurines (we're looking at you, Welcome to Marwen and UglyDolls), using her wit, charm, and passion to enwrap viewers.
In an interview with Variety, Monáe opened up about balancing her Hollywood ventures with making music, saying: "I look at myself as a magician. I try to make magic with whatever I touch. That requires hard work, that requires a certain amount of focus and attention to whatever it is that I'm doing. So if I'm doing a film, I wouldn't try to write an album at the same time. I need to have the mental headspace to stay fully committed to whatever role I agreed to do." She's certainly put a spell on us with her onscreen performances, so in honor of her film and TV undertakings, read about her standout roles ahead.