Audra McDonald Bio

Audra McDonald Personal Bio

Date of Birth July 3, 1970
Birth Name Audra Ann McDonald
Famous Name Audra McDonald
Birth Place West Berlin, Germany
Nationality American
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lbs)
Father's Name Stanley McDonald Jr.
Mother's Name Anna Kathryn
Siblings Alison McDonald (sister)

Audra McDonald Personal Life

Marital Status yes
Married To Peter Donovan (2000 - 2009), Will Swenson (2012-)
Children(s) Zoe Madeline Donovan, Sally James McDonald-Swenson

Audra McDonald Assets

Cars n/a
Houses n/a
Gadgets n/a

Audra McDonald Earning & Networth

Net Worth $2 million

Audra Ann McDonald aka Audra McDonald is an American theatre actress and singer. Audra is already a winner of six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy awards. Also, she holds the highest number of Tony awards and is famous as the only person to win all four acting categories. McDonald has already appeared in musicals, operas, and dramas.

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McDonald Personal Life and Career

Audra is was born on July 3, 1970, in Berlin, Germany. Stanley McDonald is her father and Anna McDonald is the mother. Stanley was a high school principal and mother a university administrator. McDonald was raised in Fresno, California and graduated from Roosevelt School of the Arts program. Also, she studied classical voice under Ellen Faull at the Juilliard School.

McDonald performing at the Wright Center in 2011
Source: Wikimedia

By the age of 28, Audra was already a three-time Tony Award winner. In 2004, she won her 4th for her role in  A Raisin in the Sun. Furthermore, the show was reprised for a 2008 television adaptation, for which Audra won an Emmy Awards. McDonald’s feature for Bess in Broadway’s The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess won her the 5th Tony award. In addition, she won the sixth in 2014 for her performance in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill as Billie Holiday.

Audra McDonald is also famous for her opera stage. She made her opera debut performing La Voix humaine at the Houston Grand Opera. In 2007, she performed for the role of Jenny Smith in Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. The show won Grammy Award for Best Classical Album and the recording won Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.

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Audra McDonald Net Worth

Audra McDonald’s major part of incomes comes as TV Actress. Although Audra’s assets are still unknown to the public, her estimated net worth is $2 million. Her salary is still under review.

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Audra McDonald Relationship

Bassist Peter Donovan was the husband of Audra McDonald after the couple married in 2000. Also, they have a daughter Zoe Madeline Donovan. Zoe Madeline was named after McDonald’s close friend and Master Class co-star Zoe Caldwell. McDonald and Donovan divorced in 2009. Again, she married Will Swenson on October 6, 2012. The new couple has a daughter Sally James McDonald-Swenson.


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