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    Side-By-Side Photos Of The "Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody" Cast And The Real People They Play

    The Sony Pictures biopic details Whitney Houston's life and career journey.

    Dec. 23 will mark one year since the theatrical release of Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody, a biopic from Sony Pictures exploring the personal and professional life story of iconic performer Whitney Houston.

    Naomi Ackie portrays Whitney Houston in an "I Will Always Love You" music video reenactment

    Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody was approved by Whitney's estate, and one of her longtime mentors, Clive Davis, as well as her sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston both served as producers for the biopic.

    Whitney Houston performs onstage at Wembley Arena, London, on May 15, 1988

    Here are side-by-sides of the actors of the film next to the real-life people they portray.

    1. Naomi Ackie as Whitney Houston.

    Naomi Ackie reenacts a 1994 Whitney Houston South Africa concert in "Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody"; Whitney Houston performs in South Africa

    2. Stanley Tucci as Clive Davis.

    Stanley Tucci appears as Clive Davis; Clive Davis attends an Arista Records Christmas Party on Oct. 1, 1990, at Culver Studios in Culver City, California

    3. Tamara Tunie as Cissy Houston.

    Tamara Tunie is Cissy Houston in "Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody"; Cissy Houston on THE GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD SHOW

    4. Nafessa Williams as Robyn Crawford.

    Nafessa Williams as Robyn Crawford smiles; Robyn Crawford and singers Cissy Houston, Bobby Brown, and Whitney Houston attend the Clive Davis Arista Records Pre-Grammy Party at the Plaza Hotel on Feb. 28, 1994

    5. Clarke Peters as John Houston.

    Clarke Peters is John Houston in "Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody"; businessman John Houston and his daughter Whitney pose for photographs, New York, New York, 1989

    6. Ashton Sanders as Bobby Brown.

    Ashton Sanders portrays Bobby Brown alongside Naomi Ackie as Whitney Houston; Whitney hugs her husband Bobby Brown in the Press Room at the 1993 Billboard Music Awards on Dec. 8, 1993

    7. Bria Danielle Singleton as Bobbi Kristina Brown.

    Bria Danielle Singleton attends "Whitney Houston: I Want To Dance With Somebody" world premiere; Bobbi Kristina Brown attends "The Houstons: On Our Own" series premiere party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on Oct. 22, 2012