Named for great-great-aunt and opera soprano Adelina Patti.
Made stage debut tap dancing at the age of 4 and later performed with her teenage twin brothers as the LuPone Trio.
Breakout role was her Tony Award-winning performance of Eva Peron in Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit Evita in 1979.
Became the first American actress to win an Olivier Award (she received it for creating the role of Fantine in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Miserables).
Met husband Matthew while working on the TV movie LBJ: The Early Years in 1986; married him on the stage of the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center two years later.
Originated the role of Norma Desmond in the London production of Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard and was under contract to transfer to Broadway; when the composer plucked Glenn Close from the Los Angeles production to open the show in New York, LuPone threatened to sue and won close to $1 million.
Stopped the show and broke character near the end of her Tony Award-winning run in Gypsy to chastise an audience member who was taking photographs during the performance.
1998, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
1988, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
2008, Tony — Actress (Musical): Winner
2006, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Guest Actor/Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
1980, Tony — Actress (Musical): Winner
2008, Grammy — Best Classical Album: Winner
2008, Grammy — Best Opera Recording: Winner
2011, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Musical): Nominee
2017, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
1976, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Musical): Nominee
Joshua Luke Johnston — Son
Robert LuPone — Brother
Matthew Johnston — Husband
Orlando Joseph LuPone — Father
Angela Louise LuPone — Mother
Kevin Kline — Ex-significant Other
William LuPone — Brother
The Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States (BFA in Drama, 1972)