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Leslie Odom Jr.

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6, 1981
Queens, NY
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6, 1981 (age 39)
Queens, NY


Broadway, television and film actor whose best known stage role was as Aaron Burr in the musical Hamilton, earning him a nomination for a 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. He was also well known as Sam Strickland in NBC's Smash

Before Fame

He studied musical theater at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. His debut Broadway role came at the age of 17 when he played Paul in Rent


He has had re-occurring roles on television in CSI: Miami, Vanished, Big Day, Person of Interest and Law & Order: SVU. He released a self-titled jazz album in August of 2014. 

Family Life

Born in Queens, he grew up in Philadelphia, and moved to Los Angeles in 2003. In 2012 he married Nicolette Robinson; they welcomed a daughter named Lucille in April 2017. In November 2020, he revealed that they're expecting their second child together, a son.

Associated With

He starred alongside Jonathan Groff in the musical Hamilton.