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Born in Santa Clara County, California, USA
Birth NameLesli Michelle Margherita
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lesli Margherita is an American musical theatre, voice, film and television actress.

She trained at UCLA and was soon after chosen to star in MGM's television series Fame L.A. directed by Kenny Ortega. She has gone on to star and recur on numerous television shows and pilots including Major Crimes, The Suite Life on Deck, Charmed, NYPD Blue, The District, JAG, and On The Lot, produced by Steven Spielberg. She is also known for her theatre work, playing Inez in Zorro the Musical in London's West End, for which she won an Olivier Award. She played Mrs. Wormwood on Broadway in Matilda the Musical for over 2 years; followed by a shorter run as the diva, Mona Kent in Dames at Sea which ran for about a year. She then returned to Matilda a year later to close the acclaimed Broadway production.

From 2013 to 2017, Margherita hosted the Broadway.com series Looks Not Books, showing what is like backstage at Matilda. The series ran for three seasons, with a total of 24 episodes, and due to its popularity, Margherita also hosted Ship Happens for Broadway.com in 2015, showing what went on backstage at Dames at Sea. This ran for one season of eight episodes and was never renewed. The reason being that the show itself ended in January 2016.

In October 2015, Margherita played a guest in the Maximum Fun podcast Can I Pet Your Dog?.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Spouse (1)

Daniel Ruben Stafford (12 April 2008 - present)

Trivia (5)

Nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award for her performance as 'Inez' in "Zorro" at London's Garrick Theatre.
Received the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for her performance as 'Inez' in "Zorro" at London's Garrick Theatre.
Received the 2011 Ovation Award for Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance as 'Lilli'/'Katherine' in "Kiss Me Kate" at LA's Reprise Theater Company.
Nominated for two 2012 Ovation Awards: for Best Ensemble in a Play (as part of the ensemble cast of "The Gronholm Method"), and as Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance in "Man of La Mancha".
She is a 1991 graduate of Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California, and attended UCLA.

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