Leslie Odom Jr. Biography
Birthday: August 6, 1981 (Leo)
Born In: Queens, New York City, New York
Leslie Odom Jr. is an American singer and actor who performs on the stage and in film and television. He has also released two jazz albums. He is best known for playing Aaron Burr on Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’ for which he earned the 2016 Tony Award for the Best Actor along with a Grammy Award for contributing to the play’s soundtrack. An accomplished actor on television as well, Leslie Odom Jr. played a major role in the musical series ‘Smash.’ Born in Queens, New York, he was raised in Philadelphia. Passionate about acting and singing since childhood, he made his Broadway debut at the age of 17. With the aim of becoming an actor, he studied drama at the Carnegie Mellon University and relocated to Los Angeles after his graduation in 2003. Since then, he has been active in the acting and music fields and has achieved much fame as an accomplished actor, recording artist, and dancer. Also an author, Leslie Odom Jr. published a book titled ‘Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning.’ The multi-talented personality is married to actress Nicolette Robinson and is a doting father of a beautiful daughter.