Toni Braxton to Star as Darlene Love in OWN’s First Scripted TV Film

Oprah Winfrey Network announced today six-time GRAMMY-winning artist and actress Toni Braxton is set to star as Darlene Love in the network’s first scripted TV film “My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story.”

“My Name is Love: The Darlene Love story” will star Toni Braxton in the title role.  The winner of six GRAMMY awards, seven American Music Awards and nine Billboard Music Awards, R&B superstar and bestselling artist Braxton’s smash hits include “Un-break My Heart, ”Love Shoulda Brought You Home” and “You’re Making Me High.” She also performed an extensive Broadway run as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast.” Most recently she reunited with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds for a new duets album Love, Marriage & Divorce, which has reached the top of the charts, and she made a triumphant return to Broadway with Edmonds in the musical revue “After Midnight. ”Braxton’s memoir “Un-break My Heart” will be released by Harper Collins on May 20.