Leslie Uggams Net Worth – How Much Is Leslie Uggams Worth?
Leslie Uggams is an American actress and singer with an estimated net worth of $3 Million. She is best known for her roles as Blind Al in Deadpool, Lillian Rogers in Backstairs at the White House and Dr. Hester Boutella on ‘The Bite. She was born 25 May 1943 in New York City and stands 5′ 5″. Uggams attended both Professional Children’s School of New York as well as Juilliard University to gain her training.
In the 1960s she made her Broadway debut in Hallelujah Baby!, winning both a Theatre World Award and Tony. In addition to that role she went on to star in musicals such as Blues in the Night, Her First Roman, Jerry Herman’s Girls and the Lincoln Center revival of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes; furthermore off-Broadway she performed plays such as The Old Settler, Black Girl and The Way to Happiness as well as appearing in several television series and guesting on various talk shows throughout her career.
She is a proud member of both National Actors’ Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild, regularly appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson as well as singing concerts with several popular entertainers such as Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Mel Torme among many others.
Uggams has also appeared in numerous off-Broadway productions such as Richard Kiley’s play In the Beginning and Jerry Herman’s The Old Settler with Brian Stokes Mitchell from Jerry Herman, Thoroughly Modern Millie revival, Jerry Herman’s Broadway and On Golden Pond musical tours.
She has appeared in various TV movies and series, such as the NBC/CBS musical quiz show Name That Tune from 1953 to 1959, ABC drama Sizzle and HBO movie of the week Backstairs at the White House (where she played White House maid Lillian Rogers Parks 35 years before Oprah Winfrey made more renowned miniseries The Butler).
Uggams has two daughters, Danielle and Justice, whom she shares a relationship with Australian businessman Grahame Pratt since 1965; together they share two grandchildren in New York. Uggams has also found work composing music and lyrics for musicals and recordings in New York. She possesses an intense passion for jazz music and piano playing and is also an accomplished pianist. Additionally, she has written and recorded gospel albums. Additionally, her unique singing style makes her highly regarded vocalist; one reason she became so beloved was due to her ability to interpret songs in many styles. Over her career she has won multiple awards while continuing to perform and act throughout New York; moreover she was appointed to United Nations Commission on Status of Women in 2000.