Celebrity, dancer, and vocalist who also earned a 2006 Tony Honor on her behalf starring role while Celie in the Broadway music production of THE COLOUR Purple. She went to the University or college of Arts in Philadelphia, where she majored in dance and theatre. She made an appearance on such tv shows as Sex and the town, Law & Purchase: SVU, as well as the Cosby Display. She wedded her second spouse, Derek Fordjour, in 2005. She made an appearance in Jump of Trust, a 1992 film starring Steve Martin.
Full Name LaChanze Date Of Birth December 16, 1961 Place Of Birth St. Augustine, FL Height 1.67 m Profession Stage Actress Education University of the Arts Nationality American Spouse Derek Fordjour, Calvin J. Gooding Children Celia Rose Gooding, Zaya LaChanze Gooding Parents Rosalie Sapp, Walter Sapp Awards Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Obie Award for Performance Nominations Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical Movies The Help, Breaking Upwards, Lucy, David Searching, Hercules, Leap of Faith
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# Fact 1 Has one stepson from her July 2005 marriage to Derek Fordjour. 2 Won the 2006 Tony for "Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical" for her role as "Celie" in "The Color Purple". 3 She was awarded the 2006 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Oprah Winfrey's production of "The Color Purple" based on Alice Walker's novel. 4 Nominated for Broadway's 1991 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "Once on this Island". 5 Daughters (with Gooding): Celia Rose and Zaya LaChanze. 6 Lost her husband to the 9/11-attacks; she was 8 months pregnant at the time.
Title Year Status Character The Night Of 2016 TV Mini-Series Dwight's Mom Person of Interest 2016 TV Series Mona The Battery's Down 2015 TV Series TiMoune Side Effects 2013/I Wards Island Desk Nurse (as Lachanze) The Help 2011 Rachel (as La Chanze) One Life to Live 2011 TV Series Yvette Moreau Breaking Upwards 2009 Maggie Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000-2008 TV Series Amber / Ms. Pivik Lucy 2003 TV Movie Harriett Heartbreak Hospital 2002 Lisa Sex and the City 1999 TV Series Hostess Hercules: Zero to Hero 1999 Video Terpsichore (voice, as LaChanze Sapp) Hercules 1998 TV Series Terpsichore Hercules 1997 Video Game Terpsichore (voice) Hercules 1997 Terpsichore the Muse of Dance (frizzy-haired Muse) (voice) David Searching 1997 God Truth Total Security 1997 TV Series Wanda Robitaille New York Undercover 1996 TV Series Mariah Barton The Cosby Mysteries 1994 TV Series Dr. Weeks For Love or Money 1993 Nora Leap of Faith 1992 Georgette My New Gun 1992 Kelly Jane The Cosby Show 1988-1989 TV Series Sylvia Soundtrack Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special performer: "Hell No!nm0106254, nm0751041 and nm0932267, "The Color Purple' Hercules: Zero to Hero 1999 Video performer: "Send My Boy to School" - as LaChanze Sapp Hercules 1998 TV Series performer - 13 episodes The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1991 TV Special performer: "The Human Heart", "Mama Will Provide" Producer Producer
Title Year Status Character Black Sorority Project: The Exodus 2006 Documentary executive producer Self Self
Title Year Status Character Broadway: The Next Generation 2018 Documentary filming Herself Stage Door Divas 2014 Documentary Herself The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Performer The Broadway.com Show 2013-2014 TV Series Herself Show People with Paul Wontorek 2012 TV Series Herself Handel's Messiah Rocks 2009 Video Herself - Singer The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special Herself - Performer & Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Musical Hooray for Broadway: A Springtime Celebration 2006 TV Movie Herself 20/20 2005 TV Series documentary Herself - Actress The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Performer & Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical Archive Footage Archive Footage
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