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Renee Elise Goldsberry Biography

Birth Place:
San Jose, California, United States
Actor, singer, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • In 1997, she won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the rock music category
  • In 2005, she originated the role of Nettie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple
  • Received two Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2006 and '07, for her role as One Life to Live's Evangeline Williamson
  • Has performed with Barry White, Patti Austin, Whitney Houston, Al Green, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill and Barry Manilow


  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie: nominated


  • Ryan -- Brother
  • Brielle -- Daughter
  • Alexis Johnson -- Husband
  • Betty -- Mother
  • Benjamin -- Son