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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:
Peter Donovan - Ex-husband
Sawyer Swenson - Stepson
Will Swenson - Husband
Bridger Swenson - Stepson
Alison McDonald - Sister
Zoe Madeline Donovan - Daughter
Stanley James McDonald Jr. - Father
Anna McDonald - Mother
Audra McDonald Awards:
2008 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
2000 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
1996 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
1994 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Musical) - Winner
1998 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Musical) - Winner
2007 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
2014 Tony: Actress (Play) - Winner
2013 Emmy: Outstanding Special Class Program - Nominee
2001 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
2008 Grammy: Best Opera Recording - Winner
2012 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
2008 Grammy: Best Classical Album - Winner
2004 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
The Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States (BA in Music, 1993)
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