Esperanza Spalding

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Esperanza Spalding was born on October 18, 1984 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Esperanza Emily Spalding. She is an actress and composer, known for Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017), Luke Cage (2016) and Radio Music Society (2012). See full bio »

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Roman J. Israel, Esq. Coalition Activist #1
Luke Cage Esperanza Emily Spalding
Miles Ahead Live Concert Band


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 2018 John Legend: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Music Video)
Esperanza Spalding
 2018 Luke Cage (TV Series)
Esperanza Emily Spalding
- Wig Out (2018) ... Esperanza Emily Spalding (as Esperanza Emily Spalding)
 2017 Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Coalition Activist #1
 2015 Miles Ahead
Live Concert Band
 2014 Janelle Monáe: Electric Lady (Music Video)
Esperanza Spalding
 2012 Esperanza Spalding: Black Gold (Music Video)
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Esperanza Emily Spalding


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Jazz is a boy's playground. When a woman can play, people say, "She's a monster!" See more »


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