Leslie Uggams Biography
Birthday: May 25, 1943 (Gemini)
Born In: Harlem, New York, United States
Leslie Uggams is an iconic African-American actress and singer. Her rise to fame in the USA came at a time when racial segregation was a major factor. She paved the way for many future African-American actors and performers. Starting as a child actress in the TV series ‘Beulah’ she went on to have a stellar acting career in movies, TV, and on stage. Some of Leslie Uggams’ best-known movies are ‘Two Weeks in Another Town’, ‘Skyjacked’, ‘Poor Pretty Eddie’, and ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’. Uggams is also remembered for her portrayal of Kizzy Reynolds in the series ‘Roots’ and that of Lilian Roger Parks in ‘Backstairs at the White House’. She has also rejuvenated her acting career by playing Blind Al in the ‘Deadpool’ movie franchise and Leah Walker in the ‘Empire’ series. On stage, she is known for her performances in ‘Hallelujah, Baby!’, ‘Blue in the Night’, ‘Jerry’s Girls’, and ‘On Golden Pond’ to name a few. Additionally, her discography includes albums like ‘Leslie Uggams: On My Way To You: Songs of Alan and Marilyn Bergman’, ‘Leslie on TV’, and ‘Painted Memories’ etc.