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Audra McDonald Net Worth

Audra McDonald Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Audra Ann McDonald net worth is
$2 Million

Audra Ann McDonald Wiki/Biography

Audra Ann McDonald was born on the 3rd July 1970, in (then) West Berlin, Germany, and is an actress, recognized not only for performing on the stage, but also for starring in the role of Susie Monahan in the TV series “Wit”, playing Dr. Naomi Bennett in the TV series “Private Practice”, and as Madame de Garderobe in the film “Beauty And The Beast”. She is also known as a singer, who has released five studio albums. Her career has been active since 1994.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Audra McDonald is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Audra’s net worth is over $2 million, accumulated through her successful involvement in the entertainment industry not only as a professional actress, but also as a singer.

Audra McDonald Net Worth $2 Million

Audra McDonald was raised with younger sister in Fresno, California by her father, Stanley McDonald, Jr., who worked in the US Army and was also a high school principal, and her mother, Anna Kathryn, who worked as a university administrator. She attended Theodore Roosevelt High School parallel with the Roosevelt School of the Arts program. She later became a student of Classical Voice at the Juilliard School, New York City, from which she graduated in 1993, during the same period becoming a member of Good Company Players Junior Company, and started to pursue her career as an actress.

Speaking about her acting career on the stage, it began in 1994 when Audra appeared in the role of Carrie Pipperidge in the musical “Carousel”, followed by the role of Sharon Graham in the musical entitled “Master Class” (1995). She then appeared as Sarah in the musical “Ragtime”, and by the end of the decade, had also performed in “Marie Christine” (1999), and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street” (2000), steadily building her net worth.

In the new millennium, she continued with her successful career, performing in such projects as “A Raisin In The Sun” (2004), “110 In The Shade” (2007), and “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill” (2014), among many others, not only adding a considerable amount to her net worth, but also earning numerous awards and recognitions, such as six Tony, five Drama Desk, five Outer Critics Circle, two Broadway.com Audience, a Drama League Award, and a Grammy Award among many others.

Audra also pursued her career on television and the big screen, her first important role coming in 2001 as Susie Monahan in the film “Wit”, starring alongside Christopher Lloyd and Emma Thompson, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award. She was then chosen to play Jackie Brock in the TV series “Mister Sterling” (2003), and her breakthrough role came in 2007, when she was selected to portray Dr. Naomi Bennett in the TV series “Private Practice”, which lasted until 2013 and earned her a nomination for an NAACP Image Award, plus increasing her net worth by a large margin.

To speak further about her acting career, Audra was cast as Ruth Younger in the television adaptation of the musical “A Raisin In The Sun” (2008), which earned her a second Emmy Award nomination, then starred in the role of Maureen in the 2015 film “Ricki And The Flash”, alongside Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep. Most recently, she featured in the film entitled “Beauty And The Beast” in 2017, portraying Madame Garderobe, for which she won the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Her net worth is certainly still rising.

Apart from her acting career, Audra became known as a singer, releasing her debut studio album “Way Back To Paradise” in 1998. Two years later out came her second album entitled “How Glory Goes”, and during the 2000s, she released two more solo albums – “Happy Songs” (2002) and “Build A Bridge” (2006). Her fifth album entitled “Go Back Home” was released in 2013. All of these projects contributed considerably to her net worth.

Thanks to her accomplishments, Audra was honored with the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in 2016.

Speaking about her personal life, Audra McDonald has been married to actor Will Swenson since 2012; the couple has a daughter together. She was previously married to bassist Peter Donovan (2000-2009), with whom she also has a daughter. Her current residence is in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.


Full NameAudra McDonald
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 3, 1970
Place Of BirthWest Berlin, Germany
Height1.72 m
Weight55 kg
ProfessionActress, Opera Singer, Stage Actress
EducationTheodore Roosevelt High School, Roosevelt School, Juilliard School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseWill Swenson
ChildrenZoe Madeline Donovan, Sally James McDonald-Swenson
ParentsStanley McDonald Jr., Anna McDonald
SiblingsAlison McDonald
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AudraMcDonald
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/AudraEqualityMc
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/audramcdonald
MySpacehttps://myspace.com/audramcdonaldbuildabridge
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0567653
Allmusichttps://www.allmusic.com/artist/audra-mcdonald-mn0000048341
AwardsTony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, Dra...
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Soul Train Mu...
MoviesAlexandria, VA, United States, Scottsdale, AZ, United States, Poughkeepsie, NY, United States, Ricki and the Flash, It Runs in the Family, Rampart, The Sound of Music Live!, A Raisin in the Sun, The Best Thief in the World, Wit, Seven Servants, Annie, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Ye...
TV ShowsPrivate Practice, The Bedford Diaries, Mister Sterling, Doc McStuffins, Alexandria, VA, United States, Scottsdale, AZ, United States, Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
#Quote
1[on kissing Anthony Quinn in Seven Servants (1996)] He was about 80 years old at the time. He kept telling me to open my mouth more!
#Fact
1Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 46, a daughter named Sally James McDonald-Swenson on October 19, 2016. Child's father is her husband, Will Swenson.
2She was awarded the 2016 National Medal of the Arts for her services and contributions to theatre.
3She was awarded the 1995 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Featured Actress for "Master Class" in a Gordon Davidson/Mark Taper Forum production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
4Suffered from long term severe depression and admitted she once attempted to take her own life in her early twenties.
5Attended Roosevelt School of the Arts in Fresno with Christopher Gorham, Matthew Floyd Miller, Kurando Mitsutake, James Runcorn, and Mick Wingert.
6In June 2014, Audra McDonald won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, for playing Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill." This was her sixth Tony Award win, and it meant that she set a number of records. She is now the first performer, male or female, to win six competitive Tonys (Julie Harris also had six Tonys, but one was honorary). McDonald is also the only performer ever to win Tonys in all four possible acting categories: Best Leading Performance in both a play and a musical and Best Supporting Performance in both a play and a musical.
7(10/6/2012) Married her boyfriend of two years, Will Swenson. It is the second marriage for both.
8Sister-in-law of Robert Swenson.
9Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a daughter named Zoe Madeline Donovan on February 14, 2001. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Peter Donovan.
10Has won five Tony Awards in 11 years: as Best Actress (FeaturedRole-Musical) in 1994 for a revival of "Carousel," in 1998 for playing Sarah in Ragtime," as Best Actress (Featured Role-Play) in 1996 for playing Sharon in Terrence McNally's "Master Class," and in 2004 for her portrayal of Ruth Younger in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun." Audra won her fifth Tony award in the Leading Actress in a musical category for playing BESS in the Tony winning revival of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess in 2012. She was also nominated in 2000 as Best Actress (Musical) for playing the title role in "Marie Christine" and in 2007 for playing Lizzie Curry in a revival of "110 in the Shade.".
11Husband Peter Donovan also graduated from Juilliard, where they met. He is her bass player, and they do a number together called "Beat My Dog." [Audra has also made several appearances with Evening at Pops (1970), and her concert "Live at the Donmar," (with Peter) was broadcast on PBS, as were three appearances on "Live From Lincoln Center."].
12She almost didn't graduate from Juilliard because of her lack of interest in classical music, but with the help of a fellow student, impressed her teachers and went on to become a huge Broadway star.
13Daughter Zoe Madeline (pronounced ZO) named after Zoe Caldwell and the late Madeline Kahn, two good friends of McDonald's.
14Graduated from The Juilliard School in 1993.
15The youngest actor ever to win three Tony Awards.
16"Marie Christine," her first starring role on Broadway, was written specifically for her by Michael John LaChiusa after he saw her audition for "Carousel.".
17At her final "Carousel" audition, Audra fainted on stage while singing. She still got the part and went on to win her first Tony Award in 1994.
18Five of her aunts toured in the 1970s as the McDonald Sisters. They sang gospel music.
19Although born in Germany, she was raised in Fresno, California.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beauty and the Beast2017completedGarderobe
Hello Again2016post-productionSally
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill2016TV MovieLady Day
A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House2016TV Series
Ricki and the Flash2015Maureen
The Sound of Music Live!2013TV MovieMother Abbess
The Good Wife2013TV SeriesLiz Lawrence
It Could Be Worse2013TV Mini-SeriesSharon
Sesame Street2012-2013TV SeriesChicken / Caroler
Private Practice2007-2013TV SeriesDr. Naomi Bennett
The Ordained2013TV MovieAnthea
Rampart2011Sarah
Submissions Only2010TV SeriesTracy Mintzner
She Got Problems2009ShortAudra McDonald
Grey's Anatomy2009TV SeriesDr. Naomi Bennett
A Raisin in the Sun2008TV MovieRuth Younger
Great Performances2007TV SeriesJenny Smith
Kidnapped2006-2007TV SeriesJackie Hayes
The Bedford Diaries2006TV SeriesProfessor Carla Bonatelle / Professor Carla Bonatella
Live from Lincoln Center2005TV SeriesClara
The Best Thief in the World2004Ruth
Tea Time with Roy & Sylvia2003ShortSylvia
It Runs in the Family2003Sarah Langley
Partners and Crime2003TV Movie
Mister Sterling2003TV SeriesJackie Brock
Wit2001TV MovieSusie Monahan
The Last Debate2000TV MovieBarbara Manning
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2000TV SeriesAudrey Jackson
Annie1999TV MovieGrace Farrell
Homicide: Life on the Street1999TV SeriesTeresa Giardello
Cradle Will Rock1999Blitzstein - 'Joe Worker' Singer
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years1999TV MovieBessie in her 20s
The Object of My Affection1998Wedding Singer
Seven Servants1996

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Colbert Report2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Six by Sondheim2013TV Movie documentary performer: "Send In the Clowns"
The Sound of Music Live!2013TV Movie performer: "Preludium" uncredited, "Maria", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Processional & Maria The Wedding", "Finale Ultimo: Climb Ev'ry Mountain"
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Movie documentary performer: "New York State of Mind"
The 66th Annual Tony Awards2012TV Movie documentary performer: "Summertime", "I Loves You, Porgy"
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2011TV Movie performer: "Till There Was You", "Make Our Garden Grow"
Great Performances1999-2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentary performer: "I Had Myself a True Love"
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV Special performer: "Raunchy"
Annie1999TV Movie performer: "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", "N.Y.C.", "Maybe Reprise", "Tomorrow Reprise #2", "I Don't Need Anything But You Reprise"
Leonard Bernstein's New York1997TV Movie documentary performer: "Tonight"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway: The Next Generation2018Documentary filmingHerself
Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Live from Lincoln Center2006-2016TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself / Herself - Performer / ...
The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHerself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2016TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Jeopardy!2016TV SeriesHerself - Video Clue Presenter
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHerself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Performer: 'Yahoo! Answers' / Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
A Roundabout Road to Broadway2016TV MovieHerself
American Classics with Audra McDonald & American Ballet Theatre2015VideoHerself
Show People with Paul Wontorek2012-2014TV SeriesHerself
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Broadway.com Show2013-2014TV SeriesHerself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Play & Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
CBS News Sunday Morning2014TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
The View2007-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Guest Host
The Colbert Report2012-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Six by Sondheim2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2013TV MovieHerself - Performer
Spotlight on Broadway2013TV SeriesHerself - Narrator / Herself
Iron Chef America: The Series2013TV SeriesHerself - ICA Judge / Actress
Great Performances1995-2013TV SeriesHerself - Performer / Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer & Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Charlie Rose2000-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A Broadway Lullaby2012Documentary shortHerself
The Chew2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 66th Annual Tony Awards2012TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer & Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Working in the Theatre1994-2012TV Series documentaryHerself
The 78th Annual Drama League Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter and Winner
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Rosie Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Side by Side by Susan Blackwell2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2011TV MovieHerself - Performer
Angela Lansbury & Friends Benefiting Salute to Terrence McNally2011TV MovieHerself - Performer
The Music Instinct: Science and Song2009TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Music Instinct2009TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Dreams Worth While: The Journey of 'A Raisin in the Sun'2008Video shortHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHerself
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Performer, Presenter: Best Leading Actress in a Play & Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 60th Annual Tony Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: 60th Anniversary
Character Studies2005TV SeriesHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2004TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Broadway: The American Musical2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Evening at Pops2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The 58th Annual Tony Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Featured Actress in a Play
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2001TV SpecialHerself
Divas on Ice2001/IITV SpecialHerself
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The 10th Annual Ella Award Presented a Salute to Julie Andrews2001TV MovieHerself - Speaker
The 54th Annual Tony Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Book of a Musical & Best Original Score
Christmas in Washington1998TV SpecialHerself
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Winner: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Leonard Bernstein's New York1997TV Movie documentary
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Featured Actress in a Play
The 49th Annual Tony Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Performer (Master Class)
The 48th Annual Tony Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Featured Actress in a Musical (as Audra Ann McDonald)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
TeamStrick Advocacy Videos2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Come Rain or Come Shine: From Grey's Anatomy to Private Practice2007TV MovieDr. Naomi Bennett

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramLive from Lincoln Center (1976)
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Classical AlbumRise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (2007)
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Opera RecordingRise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (2007)
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesA Raisin in the Sun (2008)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a MovieLady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill (2016)
2016Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActressLady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill (2016)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Theatrical)Doc McStuffins (2012)
2016OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Female Performance in a Variety ProgramLady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill (2016)
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesThe Sound of Music Live! (2013)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Supporting ActressThe Sound of Music Live! (2013)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramsLive from Lincoln Center (1976)
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Musical Theater Album
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesPrivate Practice (2007)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesPrivate Practice (2007)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialA Raisin in the Sun (2008)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieA Raisin in the Sun (2008)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini ActressA Raisin in the Sun (2008)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesPrivate Practice (2007)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieWit (2001)
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesWit (2001)

Known for movies


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