Renée Elise Goldsberry

Renée Elise Goldsberry

Highest Rated: 98% Hamilton (2020)

Lowest Rated: 60% Sisters (2015)

Birthday: Jan 02, 1971

Birthplace: Santa Clara County, California, USA

Actress Renée Elise Goldsberry was a prolific and gifted presence on both the New York stage and network television, where she earned a Tony nomination for "Hamilton" while also appearing in series ranging from "One Life to Live" (ABC, 1968-2012) to "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-2016). Born January 21, 1971 in San Jose, California, she earned a bachelor's degree in theater from Carnegie Mellon University before returning to the West Coast to attend graduate school at the University of Southern California. There, she received a master's degree in vocal jazz performance while also launching her screen acting career as a backing vocalist for Vonda Shepherd on "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002). Her acting and vocal talents led to steady and diverse work on both television and stage: Goldsberry played Nala in during the 2002-2003 Broadway season of "The Lion King" and appeared in the national tour of "Dreamgirls" while also landing guest roles on "Star Trek: Enterprise" (UPN, 2001-2005) and "Providence" (NBC, 1999-2002). From 2003 to 2007, she also played attorney Evangeline Williamson on the daytime soap opera "One Live to Live" (ABC, 1968-2012), for which she received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations and an NAACP Image Award nomination. During this period, Goldsberry also found time to star in a 2005 Shakespeare in the Park production of "Two Gentlemen of Verona," for which she earned a Drama Desk Award nomination, and originate the role of Nettie in the original Broadway run of "The Color Purple" in 2006. The following year, she played Mimi Marquez in the final year of the original Broadway production of "Rent" as well as "Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway" (2008), which captured the final performance of the show. Goldsberry then returned to her busy balancing act of stage and television, appearing in David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People" in 2011 while also appearing in recurring roles as lawyers on several major television series, including Martha Marron on "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ), the ill-fated Olivia Warren on "The Following" (Fox, 2013-2015) and Geneva Paige on "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-2016). In 2015, she originated the role of the passionate and intelligent Angelica Schuyler in the juggernaut hit musical "Hamilton"; her turn, which was highlighted by the show-stopping hip-hop number "Satisfied," earned a Tony win for Best Featured Actress and a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album shared with the original Broadway cast, as well as the Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Featured Actress.


Highest Rated Movies



98% 90% Hamilton Angelica Schuyler (Character) - 2020
84% 81% Waves Catherine (Character) $1.7M 2019
65% 45% The House With a Clock in Its Walls Selena Izard (Character) $68.5M 2018
69% 54% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Henrietta Lacks (Character) - 2017
60% 52% Sisters Kim (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jump the Broom: A Musical Ayana (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 94% Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway Mimi Marquez (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 81% All About You Nicole (Character) - 2001


No Score Yet 51% Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Ms. Nowhere (Voice) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2020
79% 72% Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Ava (Guest Star) 2020
75% 64% Altered Carbon Quell (Character) 2020 2018
91% 84% Evil Renée Harris (Guest Star) 2019
94% 82% Documentary Now! Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 75% The Lion Guard Queen Dhahabu (Guest Voice) 2019
No Score Yet 35% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2017
38% 77% Maya & Marty Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2016
93% 92% The Good Wife Geneva Pine (Guest Star) 2010-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
84% 87% Masters of Sex Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Martha Marron (Guest Star) 2013-2014
58% 67% The Following Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
94% 74% Royal Pains Mrs. Phillips (Guest Star) 2010
77% No Score Yet Life on Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
13% No Score Yet The Return of Jezebel James Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet SOAPnet Selects: The Best of '06 Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet One on One Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
57% 78% Star Trek: Enterprise Crewman Kelly (Guest Star) 2002


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