Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga

Highest Rated: 95% Aladdin (1992)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 22, 1971

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

An international star of the musical stage, Lea Salonga was born in Manila, the Philippines in 1971. Her remarkably resonant singing voice was evident practically from infancy, and Salonga went professional with her pursuits in 1978 when she joined the Repertory Philippines' production of "The King and I." By 1981, Salonga was releasing her first album, and by 1986, she was starring in feature films like "Tropang bulilit" (1986) and "Ninja Kids" (1986). Her fame reached new heights when she won the lead role of Kim in the debut London production of "Miss Saigon" in 1989, and grew greater still when she provided the singing voice for the character Jasmine in Disney's "Aladdin" (1992). She would go on to play still more iconic roles on Broadway, memorably playing Eponine in "Les Miserables," and took her recording career to international audiences soon after with her self-titled album in 1993. Salonga would release more albums including Lea...In Love and By Heart, and starred in a Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Flower Drum Song" in 2002. She would also star in the original production of "Allegiance" at the Old Globe in San Diego, later following the hit play to Broadway as well. In 2013, Salonga switched gears to focus on television, becoming a judge on "The Voice of the Philippines" (ABS-CBN, 2013-). She could not stay away from Broadway for long however, starring in a revival of "Once on This Island" in 2017.

Highest rated movies

Yellow Rose

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% 76% Yellow Rose Gail (Character) $364.1K 2019
0% 42% Mulan II Mulan (singing) (Voice) - 2004
86% 85% Mulan Mulan (Singing Voice) (Voice) $120.6M 1998
No Score Yet 87% Sana Maulit Muli Agnes (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Redwood Curtain Geri Riordan (Character) - 1995
95% 92% Aladdin Princess Jasmine (singing) (Voice) $217.0M 1992
94% 94% My Neighbor Totoro Mrs. Kusakabe (Voice) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pik pak Boom Rosie (Character) - 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Music Performer 2020
No Score Yet 100% Sofia the First Princess Jasmine (Guest Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Music Performer 2010
No Score Yet 84% ER Amparo (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Guest 1993