Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald is an American actress and singer. She is famous for her work on the Broadway stage, musicals, dramas, and show like A Moon for the Illegitimate, 110 in the Shade, Merry go round, Jazz, Expert Class, and Porgy and Bess. She as of late wrapped her job, Dorothy Scott in an impending authentic show TV series, The Overlaid.

What is the Net Worth of Audra McDonald?

Starting at 2021, Audra McDonald is assessed to have a total assets of around $2 million all through his effective vocation as an actress and singer. Her compensation and other acquiring are as yet under survey.

Early Life and Education

Audra was brought into the world on July 30, 1970, in West Berlin, West Germany. She was brought up in Fresno, California. Her complete name is Audra Ann McDonald. She is the senior girl of Stanley James McDonald Jr. (father) and Anna Kathryn (mother). Her dad is a secondary school head though her mom is a college manager.


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She has likewise a more youthful sister named Alison McDonald. Alison filled in as an author and chief for TV and film. Further, she holds an American identity while her nationality is African-American. Discussing her scholarly foundation, she went to the Theodore Roosevelt Secondary School in Fresno. She additionally went to vocal class as an undergrad under Ellen Faull at the Juilliard School, graduating in 1993.

Professional Life and Career

  • Audra started her acting career with Dan Pessano and Roger Rocka’s Good Company Players in their junior company. In 2006, she made her opera debut at Houston Grand Opera where she starred in the productions of a “double bill: the monodrama La voix humaine.”
  • The following year, she made her Los Angeles Opera debut in John Doyle’s production of Kurt Weill’s and Fall of the City of Mahagonny alongside Patti LuPone.
  • Audra made her first television appearance on the CBS program Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years. She then appeared in the 1999 Disney/ABC television remake of Annie, and in 2000 she had a recurring role on NBC’s hit series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
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She made her opera debut at Houston Grand Opera in 2006. (Source:
  • She was cast in the role of Dr. Naomi Bennett on the hit ABC medical]l drama Private Practice from 2007 to 2011. Similarly, she starred in the role of Madame de Garderobe in the romantic film, Beauty and the Beast.
  • Moreover, McDonald has recorded five solo albums for Nonesuch Records including Way Back to Paradise (1998), How Glory Goes (2000), Happy Songs (2002), Build a Bridge (2006).
  • Aside from the entertainment industry, she is a philanthropic person and involved in various charitable works. In October 2020, she joined in virtual voter education and letter-writing party sponsored by VoteRiders to raise awareness about voter ID requirements.
  • In 2014, she joined the Covenant House Board of Directors, which leads programs for homeless youth in 27 cities in six countries across the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Awards, Nominations

Audra has won various honors all through her profession. She had won six Tony Grants and was the primary craftsman to win the honor in each of the 4 acting classes. McDonald won two Grammy Grants and an Emmy Grant.

Further, Some of her different honors are,

Year Awards Category Result
2008 Grammy Award Best Classical Album Won
2009/10 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2013 Sarah Siddons Award Distinguished Achievement in the Theatre Won
2018 Laurence Olivier Award Best Actress Nominated
2020 Antonyo Award Best Actor in a Play on Broadway Won

Body Stats and Social Media

Audra remains at the tallness of 5 feet 7 inches tall and her weight is around 61 kg. Similarly, she has a dim earthy colored pair of eyes and wavy dark hair tone.

The actress has checked web-based media locales. She has more than 174k supporters on Instagram, 129k devotees on Facebook, and 239.4k adherents on Twitter. She has likewise a self-named YouTube channel with almost 2.72k endorsers.

Relationship Facts

  • Audra McDonald is married to Will Swenson.
  • Audra McDonald married on September 10, 2000.
  • She is mother of Two (Zoe Madeline Donovan and Sally James McDonald-Swenson).
  • Audra McDonald is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Quick Facts of Audra McDonald

Age: 51 years 7 months
Birth Date: July 03, 1970
Horoscope (Sunshine): Cancer
Full Name: Audra McDonald
Birth Place: Berlin, Germany
Net Worth: $2 million (estimated)
Salary: N/A
Height / How tall : 5 feet 7 inches (1.71m)
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American
Profession: American actress, Singer
Father’s Name: Stanley McDonald Jr.
Mother’s Name: Anna Kathryn
Education: Theodore Roosevelt High School
Weight: 61 Kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark brown
Lucky Number: 1
Lucky Stone: Moonstone
Lucky Color: Silver
Best Match for Marriage: Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
Last Update: February, 2022