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Audra McDonald


Audra McDonald was born on July 3, 1970 in Berlin, Germany as Audra Ann McDonald. She is an actress, known for Private Practice (2007), Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Wit (2001). She has been married to Will Swenson since October 6, 2012. They have one child. She was previously married to Peter Donovan. See full bio »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Private Practice
Private Practice Dr. Naomi Bennett
(2007-2013)
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast Madame Garderobe
(2017)
Wit
Wit Susie Monahan
(2001)
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun Ruth Younger
(2008)

Filmography

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 2017 Hello Again
Sally
 2016 Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill (TV Movie)
Lady Day
 2013 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Liz Lawrence
- Runnin' with the Devil (2013) ... Liz Lawrence
 2013 It Could Be Worse (TV Mini-Series)
Sharon
- Starring Veronica Bailey (2013) ... Sharon
 2012-2013 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Chicken
- Figure It Out, Baby Figure It Out (2013) ... Chicken (singing voice)
- Elmo and Zoe's Hat Contest (2012) ... Chicken (singing voice)
- Don't Wake the Baby (2012) ... Chicken (singing voice)
 2013 The Ordained (TV Movie)
Anthea
 2011 Rampart
Sarah
 2010 Submissions Only (TV Series)
Tracy Mintzner
- Dangerous Anaesthesia ... Tracy Mintzner
 2009 She Got Problems (Short)
Audra McDonald
 2008 A Raisin in the Sun (TV Movie)
Ruth Younger
 2007 Great Performances (TV Series)
Jenny Smith
- Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (2007) ... Jenny Smith
 2006-2007 Kidnapped (TV Series)
Jackie Hayes
- Front Page (2007) ... Jackie Hayes
- Number One with a Bullet (2006) ... Jackie Hayes
- Pilot (2006) ... Jackie Hayes
 2006 The Bedford Diaries (TV Series)
Professor Carla Bonatelle / Professor Carla Bonatella
- Risky Business (2006) ... Professor Carla Bonatelle
- Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (2006) ... Professor Carla Bonatelle
- The Passion of the Beaver (2006) ... Professor Carla Bonatelle
- Love and the Tenth Planet (2006) ... Professor Carla Bonatella
- The Art and Science of Manipulation (2006) ... Professor Carla Bonatelle
 2003 Tea Time with Roy & Sylvia (Short)
Sylvia
 2003 It Runs in the Family
Sarah Langley
 2003 Partners and Crime (TV Movie)
 2001 Wit (TV Movie)
Susie Monahan
 2000 The Last Debate (TV Movie)
Barbara Manning
 1999 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Teresa Giardello
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1999) ... Teresa Giardello
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
Blitzstein - 'Joe Worker' Singer
 1999 Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (TV Movie)
Bessie in her 20s
 1998 The Object of My Affection
Wedding Singer
 1996 Seven Servants
Opera Singer
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(May 7 to July 1, 1995) She acted in Terrence McNally's play, "Master Class," in a West Coast premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Zoe Caldwell in the cast. Leonard Foglia was director. Brian MacDevitt was lighting designer. Jon Gottlieb was sound designer. Gordon Davidson was artistic ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Audra Ann McDonald

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on kissing Anthony Quinn in Seven Servants (1996)] He was about 80 years old at the time. He kept telling me to open my mouth more!

Trivia:

Daughter Zoe Madeline (pronounced ZO) named after Zoe Caldwell and the late Madeline Kahn, two good friends of McDonald's. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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