11-year-old Cleveland girl is excelling in Hollywood as an actress, singer, and performer



11-year-old London Arrington is taking the world by storm.
11-year-old London Arrington is taking the world by storm.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Wise beyond her years, London Arrington has already worked with some of your favorite Hollywood stars and professional athletes.

The multi-talented singer/actor has a lot on her plate these days. 

Between her work on Fox’s Empire, Fences, and several promos, it’s hard to believe she’s not exhausted. 

“I’m just happy to be here,” she said smiling from ear to ear. 


“I’m really blessed to have so many opportunities, a lot of kids don’t this chance.”


London got her opportunity about two years ago and hasn’t stopped growing since. 

She currently plays Young Cookie Lyon on Fox’s hit series Empire. 

She also played Raynell in the critically acclaimed play Fences, a project Denzel Washington hand-picked her for. 


“I was shocked, to have someone that big, hand-pick me…Like what?”


She’s a triple-threat

Alongside her acting, London is an accomplished artist, and performer. Last year she dropped the music video for her single “Emoji That”, directed by Dennis Cash. 

This time around she is shooting a music video for her latest single “Cool Cat”. 

The hip-hop record was inspired in part by Biggie Smalls, with a sample from the 1994 hit, “Big Poppa”.

London jokingly admitted she didn’t know much about the artist, but to be fair, she was born one decade after his passing. 

She may not know much about the classics, but she’s certainly mature for her age. 

A characteristic that was echoed throughout interviews with family and friends. 

“I first noticed her talent a few years ago,” said music producer Jeff ‘Tight’ Roberson. 

“She was hitting notes naturally that would take years of training for others, that’s when I knew she was special.” 

This is just the beginning for young London but as you can see, it’s looks like she has a bright future ahead. 

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