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Keala Settle


Keala Joan Settle (born November 5, 1975) is an American actress and singer. Settle originated the role of Norma Valverde in Hands on a Hardbody, which ran on Broadway in 2013, and was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, and Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. In 2017, she portrayed Lettie Lutz, a bearded... See full bio »

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The Greatest Showman Lettie Lutz
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(2015)

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 2019 Rent: Live (TV Movie) (pre-production)
 2018 Every Other Weekend (Short)
Mom
 2018/III Walmart: The Box (Video)
 2017 The Greatest Showman
Lettie Lutz
 2015 Ricki and the Flash
Sharon
 2011 The Big C (TV Series)
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- Fight or Flight (2011) ... Mandy
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(May 27 to June 17, 2010) She acted in the musical, "South Pacific," in a Lincoln Center Theater production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Carmen Cusak and Rod Gilfrey in the cast. Richard Rodgers was composer. Oscar Hammerstein II was lyricist. Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshu Logan wrote the book. ... See more »

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5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

About the 'This Is Me' dance number in The Greatest Showman: We actually had all of Janet [Jackson]'s dancers, all of Pink's dancers, all of Beyoncé's dancers and all of Gaga's dancers backing me up in 'This Is Me.' So when we did that first rehearsal, I cried [to them], 'You are making my dreams come true right now.'

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After being cast to play the bearded lady Lettie Lutz in the 2017 film The Greatest Showman (2017), actress-singer Settle researched polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is an endocrine disease in women that can overproduce the male hormone testosterone, which in some extreme and rare cases, can trigger the growth of excess body and facial hair. This likely was the affliction of Settle's ... See more »

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