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Leslie Uggams

Actress
Biography
Leslie Marian Uggams (born May 25, 1943) is an American actress and singer. Beginning her career as a child in the early 1950s, Uggams is recognized for portraying Kizzy Reynolds in the television miniseries Roots (1977), earning Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for her performance. She had earlier been highly acclaimed for the Broadway musical Hallelujah, Baby!, winning a Theatre World Award in 1967 and the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1968. Later in her career, Uggams received renewed notice with appearances alongside Ryan Reynolds as Blind Al in Deadpool (2016) & Deadpool 2 (2018) and in a recurring role on Empire.

Personal Info

Occupation Actress
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Birthday 1943-05-25

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Filmography by Year

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2024
2
2023
2
2022
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2021
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2020
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2019
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2018
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2016
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2014
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2007
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2003
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1995
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1994
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1989
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1988
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1985
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1981
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1979
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1978
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1975
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1972
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1970
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1969
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1962

Filmography by Genre

Drama
11
Comedy
6
Action
4
Music
3
Documentary
3
Adventure
2
Thriller
2
Horror
2
Crime
2
TV Movie
1
Etc
1
Family
1
Mystery
1
War & Politics
1
History
1