John Legend

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John Legend

John Legend

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John Legend

John Legend

Date of Birth

Birthday: December 28
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio

John Legend is an American singer, songwriter and actor.

For his recording work, he earned a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single with "All of Me" in 2013. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2015 for writing the song "Glory" from the film Selma. He has also won ten Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. In 2007, Legend received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In 2017, Legend received a Tony Award for co-producing Jitney for the Broadway stage.

John Legend is an American singer, songwriter and actor.

For his recording work, he earned a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single with "All of Me" in 2013. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2015 for writing the song "Glory" from the film Selma. He has also won ten Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. In 2007, Legend received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In 2017, Legend received a Tony Award for co-producing Jitney for the Broadway stage.

On Easter Sunday in 2018, Legend portrayed Jesus Christ in the NBC adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

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Awards & Nominations

2 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2018
Outstanding Variety Special (Live) - 2018
2018 Casting Directors Nominee Reception
2018 Producers Nominee Reception
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Jimmy Kimmel, Molly McNearney, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
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Chrissy Teigen, John Legend
The Jesus Christ Superstar Live team
Neil Meron, Ty Stiklorius and John Legend
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John Legend performs Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
Courtney Kemp Aghoh at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
Courtney Kemp Aghoh and Baratunde Thurston at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of programming at HBO speaks at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
Guests and speakers gather in the Green Room at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
Howard Gordon speaks at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
John Legend greets panel moderator Baratunde Thurston at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
John Legend signs a poster at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
Panelists onstage at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
Television Academy president and COO Maury McIntyre with the panelists at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
The panel discussion at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
Showtime president of programming Gary Levine speaks at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
Adam Foss at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
Adam Foss, Scott Budnik and Amy Kemp Aghoh at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
Ana Yanez-Corream and Howard Gordon at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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2018 Casting Directors Nominee Reception
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John Legend and Brandon Victor Dixon at the Television Academy's 2018 Casting Directors Nominee Reception at Mr. C Beverly Hills on Thursday, September 6, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California.

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2018 Producers Nominee Reception
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Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, John Legend, and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington at the 2018 Producers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Montage on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend at the 70th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Jimmy Kimmel, Molly McNearney, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
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Jimmy Kimmel, Molly McNearney, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend at the 70th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend present award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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John Legend on stage at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius and John Legend at the 2018 Creative Arts Ball. 

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Chrissy Teigen, John Legend
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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen at the 2018 Creative Arts Ball. 

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The Jesus Christ Superstar Live team
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The team from Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert accept an award at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Neil Meron, Ty Stiklorius and John Legend
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Neil Meron, Ty Stiklorius and John Legend on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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John Legend on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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John Legend performs Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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John Legend performs Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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Courtney Kemp Aghoh at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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Courtney Kemp Aghoh at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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Courtney Kemp Aghoh and Baratunde Thurston at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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Courtney Kemp Aghoh and Baratunde Thurston at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of programming at HBO speaks at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of programming at HBO speaks at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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Guests and speakers gather in the Green Room at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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Guests and speakers gather in the Green Room at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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Howard Gordon speaks at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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Howard Gordon speaks at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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John Legend greets panel moderator Baratunde Thurston at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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John Legend greets panel moderator Baratunde Thurston at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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John Legend signs a poster at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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John Legend signs a poster at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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Panelists onstage at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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Panelists onstage at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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Television Academy president and COO Maury McIntyre with the panelists at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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Television Academy president and COO Maury McIntyre with the panelists at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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The panel discussion at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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The panel discussion at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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Showtime president of programming Gary Levine speaks at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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Showtime president of programming Gary Levine speaks at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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Adam Foss at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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Adam Foss at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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Adam Foss, Scott Budnik and Amy Kemp Aghoh at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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Adam Foss, Scott Budnik and Amy Kemp Aghoh at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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Ana Yanez-Corream and Howard Gordon at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.
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Ana Yanez-Corream and Howard Gordon at Unlock Our Potential at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, August 9, 2016.

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