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Audra Ann McDonald
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Audra McDonald Fast Facts:
Her father's sisters performed in a gospel group called the McDonald Sisters, who toured in the 1970s.
Made her Broadway debut as a replacement in
The Secret Garden
while she was still in school at Juilliard.
Won three Tony awards in five years and was the first person to win three before the age of 30 (she was 27).
Released her debut album,
Way Back to Paradise
, in 1998.
Joined the cast of Kate Walsh's
, in 2007.
Daughter Zoe Madeline is named for friends Zoe Caldwell (Audra's costar in
) and Madeline Kahn.
Performed at the first gay wedding in New York City, and is an active advocate of marriage equality.
Audra McDonald Relationships:
Alison McDonald - Sister
Sawyer Swenson - Stepson
Bridger Swenson - Stepson
Stanley James McDonald Jr. - Father
Zoe Madeline Donovan - Daughter
Anna McDonald - Mother
Will Swenson - Husband
Peter Donovan - Ex-husband
Audra McDonald Awards:
2001 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
2004 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
2000 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
1996 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
2007 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
1998 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Musical) - Winner
1994 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Musical) - Winner
2008 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
2008 Grammy: Best Classical Album - Winner
2012 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
2013 Emmy: Outstanding Special Class Program - Nominee
2014 Tony: Actress (Play) - Winner
2008 Grammy: Best Opera Recording - Winner
The Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States (BA in Music, 1993)
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