The 23-year-old actress is best known for her work on the show House of Anubis and she has also appeared on Switched at Birth and Victorious.
Talk show host Wendy Williams has also joined the movie as an executive producer.
“I’m excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase. Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah,” Wendy tweeted to announce the news.
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