Jaleel White & Daughter Samaya Look so Alike as They Have 'Filter Fight' in Video
Jaleel White shared an adorable post on Instagram of a filter war with his daughter Samaya White.
Actor Jaleel White, best known for his role as Steve Urkel in the 90s hit comedy series "Family Matters" is a doting dad to his 10-year-old daughter.
Father and daughter are very close, and Jaleel recently shared a post on Instagram that shows that they have great fun together.
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Cannot fully express how proud I am of this little girl and her ability to adapt 🙏🏽❤️ I used to fear open house because I knew my ass had cut up in class plenty (my grades were good tho) but I wanted no parts of that class visit for my mom to ask, “So how has he been?” 🤦🏽♂️ the anxiety was real for me. This one on the other hand is texting me from the other room, “Daddy are you ready? I’d like to be on time.” 📚 To have a child with natural instincts for accountability and inclusivity is a blessing beyond good measure #4thGrade #Inthebag Let’s Goooooo #5thGrade 🍎 Happy Birthday week, Lailaa 🥳
FUN AND FILTERS WITH JALEEL WHITE AND SAMAYA
In the post, Samaya, who is having fun with filters on her phone at a sporting event, includes her father in the game.
A filter that turns her sweet face into a bug-eyed troll is immediately turned onto Jaleel who joins in the fun, using the froth from his beer as troll-slaver. Gross, dad.
Jaleel shares the adorable Samaya with ex-wife actress Bridget Hardy.
JALEEL WHITE KEEPS HIS LIFE PRIVATE
The post was a rare treat for Jaleel's fans since the actor likes to keep his personal life private, and rarely shares images of his daughter. In fact, very little is known of the actor's life beyond his work, and that's how he likes it.
JALEEL WHITE WAS ALMOST IN "THE COSBY SHOW"
What many fans may not know is that Jaleel, who started acting at the age of 3, auditioned for the role Rudy Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” before Keshia Knight Pulliam, and he won. Bill Cosby later changed Rudy's character into a girl to mirror his own family, and Jaleel was out.
WILL SAMAYA WHITE FOLLOW IN DAD'S FOOTSTEPS?
At Samaya's age, Jaleel was already a seasoned professional, but there seems to be no indication of his steering his daughter into acting.
Jaleel shares the adorable Samaya with ex-wife actress Bridget Hardy. Bridget and Jaleel married in 2006, and divorced in 2009.
As for Jaleel's current love interest, it's yet another secret well-kept by this mysterious man.
JALEEL WHITE SHARES THROWBACK PHOTO OF MOM
Jaleel White shared a throwback photo of his graduation day on Instagram. The actor can be seen standing next to his mother who is wearing a smart white suit and smiles proudly at the camera.
Jaleel sports an elegant tux and smiles shyly. Although it was a milestone moment in his life, the moment was also fraught with drama.
Elsewhere in the city, O.J. Simpson was driving his Bronco through L.A., being chased by several LAPD vehicles.
After graduation, Jaleel focused on his career, and landed a role in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."