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Susan Kelechi Watson Biography

Birth Name:
Susan Kelechi Watson
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Is a first-generation Jamaican-American
  • Studied classical theater at Oxford University for a short time through a fellowship with Howard University
  • Received classical acting training at the Public Theater's Shakespeare Lab
  • Granted a full scholarship to New York University to earn her master's degree
  • Performed the role of Juliet Lapin in a 2005 Broadway production of A Naked Girl on the Appian Way at American Airlines Theatre
  • Played Ruth in a stage production of A Raisin in the Sun directed by Phylicia Rashad at the Westport Country Playhouse in 2012
  • Is also a writer, singer and dancer


  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner