NFL Women’s Movies and Music
It’s Super Bowl season.
We’ve officially entered the first weeks of February and screens across the country are already saturated with every facet of football. From players and predictions to commercials and commentary, the next two weeks should be filled with enough football content to satisfy even the most fanatical NFL fans.
But it’s no secret that the majority of this football-focused media will be predominantly male, and until the day a woman takes to the field on Super Bowl Sunday, the big game is for the boys.
But it’s also no secret that many famous NFL players have famous women in their lives who do more than just sit in the stands. So for those looking to switch up their content consumption this month or before ‘The Game’ game with a healthy dose of girl power while keeping the football festivities themed, here’s a compilation of some of the best films , music, and TV shows created by or featuring women who married an NFL man – after achieving their own superstar status.
The Emmy-winning superstar who cemented her space in the spotlight with her acclaimed performance as Olivia Pope in the Shonda Rimes scandal is married to Nnamdi Asomugha, a former NFL cornerback for the Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers.
With her Emmy, which she won in 2020 for Live in front of a studio audiencethe Bronx-born actress has numerous accolades and awards to her name, including a BET Award for Best Actress, five NAACP Image Awards and a spot on Time’s 100 Most Influential People list for 2014.
Since making her screen debut in 1994 in an ABC Afterschool Special, Washington has lent her talents to 20 television shows, 39 movies, two plays and three directing projects.
Most recent: Small fires everywherey (2020)
The most famous : Scandal (2012-2018)
To verify: Ray (2004), Confirmation (2016), The Last King of Scotland (2006)
In 2003, Ciara (whose full name was Ciara Princess Harris at the time), graduated from high school in Riverdale, Georgia. In 2004, she released her first studio album, sold 3 million copies and topped both the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2006, Candythe aforementioned debut album, had been certified 7 times platinum by the RIAA and Ciara had been nominated for four Grammys and won one – all within three years of graduating from high school.
Her explosion on the music scene earned her industry recognition as one of the pioneers of a new subgenre called “crunk & B”, named for her blend of uptempo crunk styles from Southern hip hop. with the softer melodies of contemporary R&B. After spearheading a whole new musical movement before she even hit her twenties, Ciara has released six more studio albums and has sold 23 million records to date.
In 2014, when Ciara was between releasing her fifth and sixth albums, her future husband and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson led his team to a Super Bowl win.
They married the following year – the same year Ciara hosted the Billboard Music Awards, signed a contract with IMG Models and became a global brand ambassador for Revlon.
Most recent: Moles (2019)
The most famous : Candy (2004)
To verify: Fantastic ride (2009)
Another singer who became very successful when she was still very young, pop star and Y2K certified style icon Jessica Simpson (now Jessica Johnson since her marriage to the San Francisco 49ers and the tight end of the New Orleans Saints Eric Johnson), signed with Columbia Records at just 17 years old. after growing up singing in church in his hometown of Abilene, Texas.
His first album sweet kisseswhich she released in 1999 when she was 19, went double platinum in the United States, propelling her to the forefront of the American pop music scene in the new millennium.
In true early 2000s fashion, she continued to star in her reality TV show which secured her household name status, but despite her career expanding into television and film, her albums continued. to be released – and went on to be very commercially successful. Between 1999 and 2010, the Southern starlet released seven studio albums, two of which reached multi-platinum sales status, and three compilation albums, as well as launching a self-titled fashion label which has now grossed over a billion dollars in revenue.
Most recent: his memoirs, open bookwas released in 2020.
The most famous : In this skin (2003)
To verify: Irresistible (2001)
Jessie James Decker
Before adding Decker to her name in 2013 after marrying Eric Decker, a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans, country-pop singer Jessie James Decker titled her 2009 debut studio album , jessie james. The young songwriter, who grew up constantly on the move as the child of an Air Force officer, had been performing since she was a child and landed a deal with Mercury Records while she was still a teenager.
Blending the country influences of his upbringing in Louisiana, Texas, Georgia and Kentucky with the Britney-style pop that dominated the end of the decade, James Deckers’ debut single “Wanted” reached No. 18 on the charts. Billboard US Dance and was certified. Gold by the RIAA.
Since her debut, the multi-genre performer has released two more studio albums and five EPs, including her latest 2021 EP. The woman I have becomewhich features the top 10 Billboard Hot 100 “Should Have Known Better” and will be the focus of her recently announced headlining tour kicking off in April.
Most recent: The woman I have become (2021)
The most famous : jessie james (2009)
To verify: Gold (2017)