Lea Salonga

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Stage Actress
Date of Birth February 22, 1971
Place of Birth Manila, Philippines
Age 50 years old
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Lea Salonga

Maria Ligaya Carmen Imutan Salonga, is a Filipina singer and actress, best known for her roles in musical theatre, for supplying the singing voices of two Disney Princesses, and as a recording artist and television performer. At age 18, she originated the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, first in the West End and then on Broadway, winning the Olivier and Theatre World Awards, and becoming the first Asian woman to win a Tony Award. Salonga is the first Filipino artist to sign with an international record label. Salonga was the first actress of Asian descent to play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway. She also portrayed Éponine and Fantine, respectively, in the musical's 10th and 25th anniversary concerts in London. She provided the singing voices of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan. She was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with The Walt Disney Company.

Born: Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga, February 22, 1971, Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Occupation: Singer, actress
Years active: 1978–present
Children: 1
Relatives: Gerard Salonga (brother)
Awards: Tony Award, Olivier Award
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About Lea Salonga

Filipina actress who became famous for her role as Kim in the musical Miss Saigon. She also provided the singing voices for Mulan and Princess Jasmine in the Disney animated films Mulan and Aladdin.

Before Fame

She made her stage debut at the age of seven in The King and I.


In 2011, she was named a Disney Legend.

Family Life

She married Robert Charles Chien in 2004, and the couple welcomed a daughter named Nicole in 2006.


She and Hinton Battle were both in the original Broadway cast of Miss Saigon. Both of them won Tony Awards for their roles.

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  • Actresses from Pampanga
  • Recipients of the Order of Lakandula
  • Filipino musical theatre actresses
  • Singers from Pampanga
  • Filipino expatriates in the United States
  • That's Entertainment (Philippine TV series)
  • Filipino voice actresses
  • 20th-century Filipino actresses
  • Kapampangan people
  • 21st-century Filipino actresses
  • Arista Records artists
  • Filipino female singers
  • Filipino child actresses
  • Laurence Olivier Award winners
  • ABS-CBN personalities
  • Ateneo de Manila University alumni
  • Drama Desk Award winners
  • Capitol Records artists
  • Fordham University alumni
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Latest information about Lea Salonga updated on March 05, 2021.

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