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Leslie Odom Jr.

Biography

Broadway, tv and film professional whose most widely known stage function was simply because Aaron Burr in the music Hamilton, earning him a nomination for the 2015 Drama Table Award for Outstanding Featured Actor within a Music. He was also popular as Sam Strickland in NBC’s Smash. He examined musical movie theater at Carnegie Mellon School in Pittsburgh, PA. His debut Broadway function came at age 17 when he performed Paul in Lease. He has already established re-occurring assignments on tv in CSI: Miami, Vanished, WEDDING DAY, Person appealing and Laws & Purchase: SVU. He released a self-titled jazz record in August of 2014. Blessed in Queens, he was raised in Philadelphia, and transferred to LA in 2003. In 2012 he wedded Nicolette Robinson. He starred alongside Jonathan Groff in the musical Hamilton.

Quick Facts


Full Name Leslie Odom Jr.
Date Of Birth August 6, 1981
Place Of Birth Queens, NY
Height 1.71 m
Profession Stage Actor
Education Carnegie Mellon University, Julia R. Masterman School
Nationality American
Spouse Nicolette Robinson
Awards Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album
Nominations Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Movies Murder on the Orient Express, Red Tails, Poe
TV Shows Smash, The 71st Annual Tony Awards
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as Aaron Burr in the Broadway sensation Hamilton (2015).
2Leslie and his "best friend" on Smash, Megan Hilty, were students at Carnegie Mellon University together. Hilty was just 1 year under Odom, Jr. in the Theatre program.
3Won the 2012 Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer on Broadway and was nominated for a Drama League Award for his work in the short lived Broadway flop "Leap of Faith" with music by Academy Award winning writer Alan Menken. The show officially ran for just 2 and a half weeks at the St. James Theater in New York City.
4His talented Freshman class at Carnegie included Josh Groban, Katy Mixon, Brennan Hesser, Griffin Matthews, Audra Blaser, Angela Lin, Josh Gad, and Ben Pelteson.
5Was a 2002 Princess Grace Award winner for Acting.
6Turned down the role of "Mereb" in the original cast of AIDA to continue his studies at CMU.
7An accomplished singer and dancer, Leslie made his Broadway debut at 17 playing "Paul" in Rent.
8Graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University's prestigious School of Drama.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Murder on the Orient Express2017post-productionDr. Arbuthnot
The Good Wife2016TV SeriesBarry Pert
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2013-2015TV SeriesReverend Curtis Scott
Luna Goes Cruising2015ShortOscar
Gotham2014TV SeriesIan Hargrove
Person of Interest2013-2014TV SeriesPeter Collier
Smash2012-2013TV SeriesSam Strickland
House of Lies2012TV SeriesJames
Red Tails2012Declan 'Winky' Hall
Poe2011TV MovieJulian 'Jupiter' Noble
Supernatural2011TV SeriesGuy / Crossroads Demon
Bandwagon: The Series2011TV SeriesUrban Glee performer
Zeke and Luther2011TV SeriesMr. Arliss Bunnyson
NCIS: Los Angeles2011TV SeriesFBI Agent Duane Lausten
Grey's Anatomy2008TV SeriesP.J. Walling
Supreme Courtships2007TV MovieMarcus
The Bill Engvall Show2007TV SeriesMr. Pratt
Scarecrow Joe2007ShortJoe
Big Day2006-2007TV SeriesFreddy
Close to Home2006TV SeriesJordan Carter
Vanished2006TV SeriesMalik Christo / Agent Malik Christo
CSI: Miami2003-2006TV SeriesJoseph Kayle
Gilmore Girls2006TV SeriesQuentin Walsh
Threshold2006TV SeriesSergeant Adams
The Big House2004TV SeriesLamont

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Smash2012-2013TV Series performer - 5 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come2016TV MovieHimself
American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hamilton's America2016TV Movie documentaryHimself / Aaron Burr
The View2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Broadway.com 2016 Tony Awards Special2016TV MovieHimself
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Performer (segment "Hamilton")
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2016 Tony Awards2016TV MovieHimself
The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Billboard Charts Center2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Beat2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Performer
Side by Side by Susan Blackwell2016TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Broadway.com Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Broadway or Bust2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The 78th Annual Drama League Awards2012TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes2016-2017TV Series documentaryHimself - Performer (segment "Hamilton")
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Voting PSA
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Jazz AlbumAlbum: "Leslie Odom Jr."


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