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Leslie Uggams

Leslie Uggams

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    • May 25th, 1943
Leslie Marian Uggams 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 in Deadpool (2016) and in a recurring role on Empire.

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Filmography

Acting (6 Credits)

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2018Deadpool 2 as Blind Al
2016Deadpool as Blind Al
1993Sugar Hill as Doris Holly
1975Poor Pretty Eddie as Elizabeth 'Liz' WetherlyWatch Free
1972Skyjacked as Lovejoy Wells
1962Two Weeks in Another Town as Chanteuse

Herself (1 Credits)

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2019The Apollo as Herself

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