Little Mermaid’s Halle Bailey receives 23rd birthday greetings from the original Ariel Jodi Benson

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After spending the weekend at Walt Disney World in Florida, Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey celebrated her 23rd birthday on Monday.

The Atlanta-born R&B belter received greetings from none other than Jodi Benson, who voiced Ariel in Ron Clements and John Musker’s critically-acclaimed 1989 animated classic, The Little Mermaid.

‘Happy birthday sweetie! Sending you lots of love & blessings!’ the 61-year-old Tony nominee gushed on Halle’s Instagram post.

Jodi also took to Instastory to write: ‘Happy birthday princess! Love you & praying for you always.’

Bailey was also singled out by her Little Mermaid co-star Melissa McCarthy, who plays the evil sea witch cephalopod Ursula.

‘It’s my birthday!’ Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey celebrated her 23rd birthday on Monday

‘Happy Birthday you wonderful woman!’ the 52-year-old Oscar nominee exclaimed.

‘So glad you were born! Xoxo.’

The five-time Grammy nominee is ‘very proud’ of herself for landing the titular role in Rob Marshall’s live-action/CGI remake, which hits US/UK theaters May 26.

‘I pushed myself so hard. I worked very hard on this film. We all did,’ Halle told GMA on Saturday.

‘So it means so much that I get to take on this new role of Ariel and, as a black woman, show other black and brown women and children and babies and men that we can be in these positions too. We deserve to be here as well, so I’m just really grateful for this moment.’

Bailey previously cut her teeth acting in the Freeform sitcom Grown-ish, the 2006 Queen Latifah flick Last Holiday, and the 2012 Disney Channel flick Let It Shine.

The Little Mermaid – based on Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 fairytale – also features Javier Bardem, Awkwafina, Jonah Hauer-King, Jacob Tremblay, and Daveed Diggs.

It will feature the same beloved songs by Alan Menken and the late great Howard Ashman as well as updated lyrics and four new songs from Menken and Moana songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda.

OG: The Atlanta-born R&B belter received greetings from none other than Jodi Benson (M, pictured in 1988), who voiced Ariel in Ron Clements (L) and John Musker's (R) critically-acclaimed 1989 animated classic, The Little Mermaid

OG: The Atlanta-born R&B belter received greetings from none other than Jodi Benson (M, pictured in 1988), who voiced Ariel in Ron Clements (L) and John Musker’s (R) critically-acclaimed 1989 animated classic, The Little Mermaid

The 61-year-old Tony nominee gushed on Halle's Instagram post: 'Happy birthday sweetie! Sending you lots of love & blessings!'

The 61-year-old Tony nominee gushed on Halle’s Instagram post: ‘Happy birthday sweetie! Sending you lots of love & blessings!’

Jodi also took to Instastory to write: 'Happy birthday princess! Love you & praying for you always'

Jodi also took to Instastory to write: ‘Happy birthday princess! Love you & praying for you always’

Poor unfortunate soul! Bailey was also singled out by her Little Mermaid co-star Melissa McCarthy (L, pictured March 12), who plays the evil sea witch cephalopod Ursula

Poor unfortunate soul! Bailey was also singled out by her Little Mermaid co-star Melissa McCarthy (L, pictured March 12), who plays the evil sea witch cephalopod Ursula

The 52-year-old Oscar nominee exclaimed: 'Happy Birthday you wonderful woman! So glad you were born! Xoxo'

The 52-year-old Oscar nominee exclaimed: ‘Happy Birthday you wonderful woman! So glad you were born! Xoxo’

Hitting US/UK theaters May 26! The five-time Grammy nominee is 'very proud' of herself for landing the titular role in Rob Marshall's live-action/CGI remake

Hitting US/UK theaters May 26! The five-time Grammy nominee is ‘very proud’ of herself for landing the titular role in Rob Marshall’s live-action/CGI remake

Also wishing the Gucci brand ambassador well was her big sister and Chloe x Halle musical partner, Chloe Bailey.

‘Happy birthday to my best friend, my feisty little angel, I love you so much Halle!’ her 24-year-old sibling gushed via Instastory.

‘God knew what he was doing when he placed you by my side in this life.’

Chloe continued: ‘You’ve been my personal baby doll since you were born. In my head, you’re still my little baby that I have to protect and take care of.’

‘We’ve played mermaids in the pool for years,’ the Chris Brown collaborator noted.

‘And now you don’t have to dream anymore. You’ve always been my Ariel.’

Halle also received birthday tidings from Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock, two-time Grammy nominee Christina Milian, BMF’s Michole Briana White, and Emmy nominee Yvette Nicole Brown.

Noticeably missing from the tributes was 32-time Grammy winner Beyoncé, who discovered Chloe x Halle on YouTube in 2015 and signed them to her label Parkwood Entertainment for a $1M contract.

Also wishing Halle well was her big sister and Chloe x Halle musical partner, Chloe Bailey

'Happy birthday to my best friend, my feisty little angel, I love you so much Halle! God knew what he was doing when he placed you by my side in this life'

‘Happy birthday to my best friend, my feisty little angel!’ Also wishing Halle well was her big sister and Chloe x Halle musical partner, Chloe Bailey

Bailey's 24-year-old sibling gushed via Instastory: 'You've been my personal baby doll since you were born. In my head, you're still my little baby that I have to protect and take care of'

Bailey’s 24-year-old sibling gushed via Instastory: ‘You’ve been my personal baby doll since you were born. In my head, you’re still my little baby that I have to protect and take care of’

The Chris Brown collaborator noted: 'We've played mermaids in the pool for years. And now you don't have to dream anymore. You've always been my Ariel'

The Chris Brown collaborator noted: ‘We’ve played mermaids in the pool for years. And now you don’t have to dream anymore. You’ve always been my Ariel’

'Beautiful': The Ungodly Hour singer also received birthday tidings from Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock, two-time Grammy nominee Christina Milian, BMF's Michole Briana White, and Emmy nominee Yvette Nicole Brown

‘Beautiful’: The Ungodly Hour singer also received birthday tidings from Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock, two-time Grammy nominee Christina Milian, BMF’s Michole Briana White, and Emmy nominee Yvette Nicole Brown

Bailey’s birthday suit consisted of a pink cut-out maxi-dress and peep-toe pumps selected by stylist Nichole Goodman.

Hairstylist Tinisha ‘Sparkle’ Meeks coiffed the Ungodly Hour singer’s waist-length twists and make-up artist Christiana Cassell brought out her lovely wide-set eyes and glossy pout.

Speaking of remakes, Halle also took on the role of Nettie Harris in Blitz Bazawule’s film adaptation of the 2005 Broadway musical The Color Purple, which hits US theaters December 20.

The coming-of-age period drama – based on Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel – also features Fantasia, Colman Domingo, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Ciara, Louis Gossett Jr., David Alan Grier, and Jon Batiste.

Steven Spielberg’s iconic 1985 film adaptation – starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, and Oprah Winfrey – was famously nominated for 11 Academy Awards and took home zero.

Pretty in pink! Halle's birthday suit consisted of a pink cut-out maxi-dress and peep-toe pumps

She relies on stylist Nichole Goodman

Pretty in pink! Halle’s birthday suit consisted of a pink cut-out maxi-dress and peep-toe pumps selected by stylist Nichole Goodman

Glam! Hairstylist Tinisha 'Sparkle' Meeks coiffed Halle's waist-length twists and make-up artist Christiana Cassell brought out her lovely wide-set eyes and glossy pout

Glam! Hairstylist Tinisha ‘Sparkle’ Meeks coiffed Halle’s waist-length twists and make-up artist Christiana Cassell brought out her lovely wide-set eyes and glossy pout

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