Leslie Uggams


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Leslie Uggams was born on May 25, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Deadpool (2016), Deadpool 2 (2018) and Roots (1977). She has been married to Grahame Pratt since October 16, 1965. They have two children. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Deadpool Blind Al
(2016)
Deadpool 2 Blind Al
(2018)
Roots Kizzy Reynolds Moore / Kizzy Reynolds
(1977)
Black Girl Netta
(1972)

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 2016-2019 Empire (TV Series)
Leah Walker
- Heart of Stone (2019) ... Leah Walker
- In Loving Virtue (2019) ... Leah Walker
- Full Circle (2017) ... Leah Walker
- Toil and Trouble, Part 2 (2017) ... Leah Walker
- Toil and Trouble, Part 1 (2017) ... Leah Walker
 2019 New Amsterdam (TV Series)
Mama Reynolds
- Luna (2019) ... Mama Reynolds
 2018 Deadpool 2
Blind Al
 2017 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (TV Movie)
Sadie
 2016 Deadpool
Blind Al
 2015 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
Vivian
- Nice Ladies (2015) ... Vivian
- Godfathering (2015) ... Vivian
- Deal (2015) ... Vivian
 2014 Just the Three of Us (Short)
Regina
 2012 NYC 22 (TV Series)
Etta King
- Block Party (2012) ... Etta King
 2011 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Suzanne Packer
- Death Row Tip (2011) ... Suzanne Packer
 2011 Memphis Beat (TV Series)
Estelle
- Troubled Water (2011) ... Estelle
 2009 Toe to Toe
Grandma
 1996 All My Children (TV Series)
Rose Keefer
- Episode dated 15 October 1996 (1996) ... Rose Keefer
 1995 Under One Roof (TV Series)
Geneva
- Secrets (1995) ... Geneva
 1993 Sugar Hill
Doris Holly
 1993 A Different World (TV Series)
Dr. Eileen Redding
- College Kid (1993) ... Dr. Eileen Redding
 1991 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Kris Temple
- The Return of the Clairettes (1991) ... Kris Temple
 1981-1987 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Leslie Uggams / Marion Blake / Callie Reason
- Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? (1987) ... Leslie Uggams
 1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Amanda Price
- Discoveries (1987) ... Amanda Price
 1984 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Alexis Carter
- Paradise Blues (1984) ... Alexis Carter
 1983 Freedom to Speak (TV Mini-Series)
 1981 Sizzle (TV Movie)
Vonda
 1979 Backstairs at the White House (TV Mini-Series)
Lillian Rogers Parks / Lillian Rogers
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Lillian Rogers Parks
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Lillian Rogers Parks
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Lillian Rogers
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Lillian Rogers
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Kizzy Reynolds Moore / Kizzy Reynolds
- Part VI (1977) ... Kizzy Reynolds / Kizzy Reynolds Moore
- Part V (1977) ... Kizzy Reynolds Moore
 1975 Poor Pretty Eddie
Elizabeth 'Liz' Wetherly
 1974 Easter Is (TV Movie) (voice)
 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Laurie Williams
- Feedback (1974) ... Laurie Williams
 1972 Black Girl
Netta
 1972 Skyjacked
Lovejoy Wells
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Dina Lane
- Kill Gently, Sweet Jessie (1972) ... Dina Lane
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie)
Saloon Singer
 1968-1969 That's Life (TV Series)
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
Tonia
- Tonia (1967) ... Tonia
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Natasha Brimstone
- The Jewels of Topango Affair (1966) ... Natasha Brimstone
 1962 Two Weeks in Another Town
Chanteuse
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Stage: Appeared (as "Ruby") in "King Hedley II" on Broadway. Drama. Written by August Wilson. Waltz choreographed by Dianne McIntyre. Directed by Marion McClinton. Virginia Theatre: 1 May 2001-1 Jul 2001 (72 performances + 24 previews that began on 10 Apr 2001). Cast: Brian Stokes Mitchell (as "King"), Charles Brown (as "Elmore"), ... See more »

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Although John Amos and Madge Sinclair were only three and five years her senior in real life, they played her parents in Roots (1977). Similarly, she is only three years older than her on-screen son Ben Vereen and four months older than her on-screen grandson Georg Stanford Brown in the same production. See more »

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