Leslie Odom Jr. Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows

Biography

Leslie Odom Jr. is an actor, singer and songwriter from American whose performance in the musical Hamilton brought him notoriety when he made his Broadway debut in 1998. That year, he won both the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance, which was recorded for the Disney+ live stage recording of Hamilton.

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Age

He is 42 years old 6 August 2023. He was born in 1981 in Queens, New York, United States. His real name Leslie Lloyd Odom Jr.

Family – Education

Leslie Lloyd Odom, his father, was a salesperson. There was a maternal great-great-grandfather from Bridgetown, Barbados, and a maternal great-grandfather from South Africa. Odom was raised in the Philadelphia neighborhood of East Oak Lane when his family relocated there. He completed his middle school education at Julia R. Masterman School and his high school education at Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts.

Odom sung solos in the church chorus at Canaan Baptist Church in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood, where he and his family were regular attendees. After graduating from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Carnegie Mellon University with honors, he relocated to Los Angeles during the summer of 2003.

Husband – Children

Since December 1, 2012, Odom has been wed to the actress Nicolette Kloe Robinson. Their son was born in March 2021, and their daughter was born in April 2017. When Robinson was a UCLA student and went to Los Angeles for an audition for Once on This Island, the couple first crossed paths in 2008. Assistant director Odom took on the responsibility of promptly acquainting her with the role after she unexpectedly left the cast, and a romantic relationship blossomed.

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).

Smash

He appeared as Sam Strickland, an ensemble member, a good friend of Ivy who is gay and very much into sports in the American musical drama television series Smash. Due to their similar bond with Ivy, he builds a connection with Tom. The plot revolves around a group of individuals working on new Broadway musicals, where everyone must combine their often tumultuous personal lives with the all-consuming demands of life in the theater. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman composed the series’ original music.

Love in the Time of Corona

He appeared as James in the an American romantic comedy television miniseries Love in the Time of Corona. Love in the Time of Corona chronicles the lives of people seeking “love, sex, and connection” during the COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation. The miniseries premiered on Freeform on August 22, 2020, in the United States. Since March 12, 2021, the series has been offered as an original series on Disney+’s specialized streaming hub Star in select worldwide territories. The series was deleted from Disney+ on May 26, 2023.

Leslie Odom Jr. together with his wife Nicolette Robinson
Leslie Odom Jr. together with his wife Nicolette Robinson

Person of Interest

He plays Peter Collier.Peter Brandt, also known by the alias Peter Collier, is one of the organizers of Vigilance, an organization dedicated to restoring personal privacy to the average citizen while punishing those who take it for granted. He claims his organization has thousands of members. To the public, he is seen as a terrorist who planned the courtroom explosion that killed several police officers, but he was duped by John Greer, the true mastermind behind the explosion attempt.

Collier went undercover as VP of consumer analytics at Riverton, a prominent retail company, to gain access to Lifetrace CEO Wayne Kruger. He watched and assisted in Kruger’s deconstruction and handed out envelopes to victims. Collier met with Riverton executives Neal Jenkins and Aubrey Hayes to examine Lifetrace’s company and inquire about potential violations of personal privacy.

Jenkins and Hayes were impressed with Kruger’s presentation and suggested that the transaction proceed. However, Collier and other Riverton executives discovered Kruger’s shady past and were the only Riverton executives that spoke with him. Kruger attempted to rekindle the agreement several times, but Collier was the only one willing to engage with him.

Movies

♦ 2023 – The Exorcist: Believer
♦ 2022 – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
♦ 2021 – Music
♦ 2021 – The Many Saints of Newark
♦ 2021 – Needle in a Timestack
♦ 2020 – Hamilton
♦ 2020 – One Night in Miami…
♦ 2019 – Only
♦ 2019 – Harriet
♦ 2017 – Murder on the Orient Express
♦ 2015 – Luna Goes Cruising
♦ 2012 – Red Tails
♦ 2007 – Scarecrow Joe

TV Shows

♦ 2024 – Great Performances
♦ 2023 – The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder
♦ 2022–2023 – Abbott Elementary
♦ 2021 – The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!
♦ 2021 – Blue’s Clues & You!
♦ 2020–2022 – Central Park
♦ 2020 – Love in the Time of Corona
♦ 2020 – Martha Knows Best
♦ 2018 – We Bare Bears
♦ 2018 – One Dollar
♦ 2016 – The Good Wife
♦ 2016 – Aaron Burr, Sir: Backstage at Hamilton with Leslie Odom Jr.
♦ 2014 – Gotham
♦ 2013–2015 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
♦ 2013 – Person of Interest
♦ 2012–2013 – Smash