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Leslie Odom Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr. (born August 6, 1981) is an American actor and singer. He has performed on Broadway and in television and film, and has released two solo jazz albums. He is known for originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical Hamilton, a performance for which he won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album as a principal vocalist. His television roles included Sam Strickland in the musical series Smash (2012–2013). He is also the author of the 2018 book Failing Up.


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Born:
Aug 6, 1981 In Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
21
First Appeared:
In the series Big Day 2006-11-28
Latest Project:
Movie The Many Saints of Newark 2021-09-23
Known For
Filmography
Movie The Many Saints of Newark Frank Lucas 2021-09-23
Movie Music Ebo Odom 2021-01-14
Series Central Park Owen (voice) 2020-05-29
Movie Only Will 2020-03-06
Movie The Undefeated Presents: Hamilton In-Depth Self 2020-07-03
Movie Bombshell in Concert 2020-05-20
Movie Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes On You 2020-07-10
Movie One Night in Miami... Sam Cooke 2020-12-25
Movie The Disney Holiday Singalong Himself 2020-11-30
Movie Hamilton Aaron Burr 2020-07-03
Movie Harriet William Still 2019-11-01
Movie Taraji's White Hot Holiday Special Himself / Santa Claus 2017-12-14
Movie Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway 2017-05-09
Movie Cabiria, Charity, Chastity Jack the Juggler 2017-09-14
Movie Murder on the Orient Express Dr. Arbuthnot 2017-11-03
Movie Hamilton's America Self 2016-10-01
Movie Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 2016-12-20
Movie BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration Himself - Performer 2016-11-15
Movie Red Tails Declan 'Winky' Hall 2012-01-19
Series Smash Sam Strickland 2012-02-06
Series Big Day Freddy 2006-11-28