Leslie Odom Jr.

Stage Actor

Birthday August 6, 1981

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Queens, NY

Age 42 years old

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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 March 2021, their son Able Phineas was born.

Associated With

He starred alongside Jonathan Groff in the musical Hamilton.


Leslie Odom Jr. Highlights
Leslie Odom Jr. Highlights