Leslie Uggams

Leslie Uggams

Highest Rated: 85% Deadpool (2016)

Lowest Rated: 20% Sugar Hill (1993)

Birthday: May 25, 1943

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Leslie Marian Uggams was born May 25, 1943 in New York City to a singer father and dancer mother. Uggams followed in her parents' footsteps, performing at the age of six at the Apollo Theater and earning notability on the game show "Name That Tune" (CBS 1953-59) at the age of 12, earning a record deal with Columbia Records as a result. She went on to study at Juilliard School, and in the meantime earned a recurring position on "Sing Along with Mitch" (NBC 1961-66). The years to come brought Uggams a variety of successes: She made her film debut in "Two Weeks in Another Town" (1962), her Broadway debut "Hallelujah, Baby!" (1967), and landed her very own variety series: "The Leslie Uggams Show" (CBS 1969). Although her eponymous program did not enjoy a lengthy stay on television, it hardly proved much of a hiccup in Uggams' ascent. In fact, her greatest victories would come in the years to follow, when she starred on the critically acclaimed miniseries "Roots" (ABC 1977) as Kizzy, the daughter of LeVar Burton's lead character Kunta Kinte; Uggams was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performance on the show. In the 1980s, Uggams' principal energies targeted the stage; she starred in plays including "Blues of the Night" (1982), "Jerry's Girls" (1985), and "Anything Goes" (1989). She began acting less frequently from there on out, though did appear in the film "Sugar Hill" (1993), a Broadway production of "King Hedley II" (2001), for which she won a Tony, and on several episodes of the drama series "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime 2009-2015). Uggams returned to the big screen to play Blind Al in the Marvel Comics film "Deadpool" (2016).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
84% 85% Deadpool 2 Blind Al (Character) $324.3M 2018
69% 54% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Sadie (Character) - 2017
85% 90% Deadpool Blind Al (Character) $363.1M 2016
20% 69% Sugar Hill Doris Holly (Character) $18.3M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sizzle Vonda (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heartbreak Motel Elizabeth "Liz" Wetherly (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Vengeance Elizabeth "Liz" Wetherly (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 37% Poor Pretty Eddie Elizabeth "Liz" Wetherly (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 78% Black Girl Netta (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 26% Skyjacked Lovejoy Wells (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
60% 80% The Bite Dr. Hester Boutella (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 62% New Amsterdam Mama Nola (Guest Star) 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2020
84% 49% Empire Leah Walker (Guest Star) 2019-2020 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018
81% 86% Nurse Jackie Vivian (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2013
43% No Score Yet NYC 22 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
93% 91% The Good Wife Suzanne Packer (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 61% Family Guy Herself (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 93% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backstairs at the White House Unknown (Character) 1979
76% 65% Roots Kizzy Reynolds Moore (Character) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Unknown (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bobby Darin Show Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Dina Lane (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960

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