Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald

Date of Birth

Birthday: July 3
Birthplace: West Berlin

Audra McDonald is an actress and singer. She has appeared on the stage in both musicals and dramas, such as Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, and Porgy and Bess.

She maintains an active concert and recording career, performing song cycles and operas as well as performing in concert throughout the U.S. She has won six Tony Awards, more performance wins than any other actor, and is the only person to win all four acting categories.

She starred as Dr. Naomi Bennett on the ABC television drama Private Practice.

Audra McDonald is an actress and singer. She has appeared on the stage in both musicals and dramas, such as Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, and Porgy and Bess.

She maintains an active concert and recording career, performing song cycles and operas as well as performing in concert throughout the U.S. She has won six Tony Awards, more performance wins than any other actor, and is the only person to win all four acting categories.

She starred as Dr. Naomi Bennett on the ABC television drama Private Practice.

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Awards & Nominations

4 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Audra McDonald, as Billie Holiday
  • Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Nutthouse Moving Pictures Company and Two Hands Entertainment
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2008
  • Nominee
  • Audra McDonald, as Ruth Younger
  • A Raisin In The Sun
  • ABC
  • Storyline Entertainment and Bad Boy World Wide Entertainment Group in association with Sony Pictures Television
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2001
  • Nominee
  • Audra McDonald, as Susie Monahan
  • Wit
  • HBO
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