Who is Rashad Haughton?

Haughton is an American filmmaker, well-known for directing such films as “the Mim Rose” (2000) and “Muga Shozoku” (2015), in addition to other creations, but he’s perhaps best known to the world as the older brother of actress and singer Aaliyah.

What is Rashad Haughton Doing Now?

Rashad is focused on maintaining Aaliyah’s legacy – back in 2019, he unveiled Aaliyah’s wax figure at Madame Tussauds, Las Vegas. Moreover, he was against re-releasing Aaliyah’s albums through Blackground Records 2.0, but her music was reissued, reaching the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart.

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Rashad Haughton Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Rashad Hasan Haughton was born on 6 August 1977, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, the son of Michael Haughton and his wife Diane; his sister, Aaliyah Dana Haughton, was born just 17 months after him. When Rashad was seven years old, the family moved to Detroit, Michigan where he went to Gesu Elementary, a Catholic school.

He later attended Aquinas High School in 1995, and then enrolled at Hofstra University, from which he graduated in 2000.

Career

With Aaliyah’s music career on the rise, Rashad was close to her, and featured in several of her music videos, including “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number”, “4 Page Letter”, “If Your Girl Only Knew”, and “Hot Like Fire”. He even wrote the synopsis for the music video “4 Page Letter”, which took him under two hours, while still at university.

In 2000, Rashad directed the film “The Mim Rose”, with Aaliyah as its main star in the role of Melissa. Two years later, the “Queen of the Damned” film was released, with Aaliyah in the lead role, but since Aaliyah had already passed away, Rashad re-dubbed several of his sister’s lines to complete the film in post-production.

His first solo effort was the short film “Crystalis”, a modern-day homage to “La Belle et La Bete (Beauty and the Beast)”. He wrote and directed the film, which follows a mystically deformed artist and his battle with emotions such as love, fear, etc. The film received high praise, encouraging Rashad to continue making more films.

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Five years later, Rashad released his second film, “Love Like Aliens”, an animated fantasy about the progress of the human race, and deep space exploration with the help of new technology, with Steven Cabral, Emi Matsushima and Emi Matshusima in the lead roles.

In 2015, Rashad wrote and directed the short action-adventure film “Muga Shozoku”, about a young student and his journey through the wilderness of Japan, and his mission to unleash the power of an ancient book known as ‘MUGA’.

Rashad is also an actor, and back in 2004 appeared in the film “Proud”, which starred Reggie Austin, Vernel Bagneris and Marcus Chait, among others.

Since 2015, he has been more focused on preserving Aaliyah’s legacy, and has no new projects on which he works other than Aaliyah’s Estate company.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, Rashad Haughton’s net worth has been estimated at $5 million, earned largely through his successful career as a filmmaker.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Single?

When it comes to his personal life, Rashad has been very secretive about it, which has inevitably spawned several rumors, including him being gay. However, for now, there is no reliable information about his sexuality and love life on the whole. According to reports, he’s currently single.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The prominent filmmaker has short black hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while he weighs approximately 158lbs (72kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, though he has an average figure.

Rashad Haughton Sister Aaliyah – Short Bio

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on 16 January 1979 in New York City, USA. She was inclined towards singing from an early age, and would sing at weddings, charity events, and in church choirs. At five, her family moved to Detroit, where she went to the same elementary as her older brother Rashad. She later enrolled at Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts.

Her uncle, Barry Hankerson, was an entertainment lawyer and Gladys Knight’s husband. Gladys, an established singer and actress, took Aaliyah under her wing, traveling with her through the US and appearing in various commercials and television programs. At ten years old, Aaliyah was featured in the “Star Search” show. Barry Hankerson struck a deal with Jive Records, and Aaliyah was signed to his Background Records when she was just 12 years old.

R. Kelly became her mentor and helped her write and produce her debut album – “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number” – released when she was just 14 years old. The album landed at the No. 18 on Billboard 200 chart, and achieved platinum status, spawning such hits as “Back & Forth”, “At Your Best (You Are Love), and “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number”.

Upon the album’s release, rumors of her illegal romance with R. Kelly began circulating, even that the two were secretly married. The marriage was annulled in February 1995 by her parents, but she would only claim that the two were rather close, and that there was nothing sexual going on between them.

However, Demetrius Smith Sr., who was R. Kelly’s tour manager, claimed in his 2011 book “The Man Behind the Man: Looking from the Inside Out”, that Kelly and Aaliyah married when he told him that she was pregnant. Moreover, in the documentary “Surviving R. Kelly”, Smith said that he helped the duo forge Aaliyah’s documents to claim she was 18 years old at the time of marriage.

Aaliyah continued her career until her untimely death, releasing albums “One in a Million” (1996), which achieved double platinum status and reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, and “Aaliyah” (2001), which was her last album and the most successful one. It topped the US Billboard 200 chart, and sold over 13 million copies worldwide.

Aaliyah died on 25 August 2001 at 22 years old, in a plane crash she chartered to Miami from Abaco Islands, the Bahamas. An investigation following the accident was launched, which determined that the airplane was overloaded and that the pilot had traces of alcohol and cocaine in his bloodstream.

At the time of her death, Aaliyah’s net worth was estimated at over $8 million.

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