Michael-Leon Wooley is an American actor, singer, voice actor, and activist who grabbed stardom after playing a role in the movie Dreamgirls. The actor has given his voice in animation movies like Princess and the Frog, Hotel Transylvania 2, and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.
Born In Fairfax, Virginia
Michael-Leon Wooley was born on 29th March 1971, in Fairfax, Virginia, United States. He holds the American nationality and belongs to American-African ethnicity.
He is one of three kids of George Wooley and Winnie Wooley. He grew up with his twin brother Marcus-Leon and younger brother George Jr. in Bowie, Maryland. He wanted to be a classical concert pianist when he was five years old.
Michael grew interest in the theater and the dramatic arts and even participate in the high school production. He got an opportunity to study at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., but wanted to study acting and turned it down.
He was awarded a full scholarship in American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. He studied for a year in the academy.
Rejected 107 Times Before Getting First Role
After getting rejected for 107 times, Michael-Leon Wooley landed his first role in the national tour of Purlie. After returning from the tour, he supported himself by playing piano in bars and subway stations working as a singing waiter on the Spirit of New York.
Wooley made his debut with Broadway theater in musical drama Five Guys Named Moe. The actor continued to work as a theater artist in theater shows, including American Buffalo, A Solider's Play, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Music Man.
In 1999, he landed on the role of George in television series Cosby. He started his career in silver screen with 2006 movie Dreamgirls sharing screen space with Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, and Eddie Murphy. He not only acts in the film but also works as a singer in the film with song Takin the Long Way Home.
The actor mostly gave voice in the movies, including The Princess and the Frog, Superman Unbound, and Hotel Transylvania 2. He last gave voice in the 2018 film Hotel Transylvania 3 in which Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez also gave voice.
He mostly gave voice in the animation series. He gave voice in Young Justice, Grace & Frankie, and Where's Waldo? in 2019. His series as an actor AJ and the Queen, was released in January 2020.
The actor also gave voice in various video games, including Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V, and Injustice 2.
Collected $500 Thousand Net Worth
Michael-Leon Wooley has an estimated net worth of $500,000. The actor has collected his income from his work as a voice actor and actor in movies and television series.
The average salary of a voice actor is around $ 95,742 per year, so he might be earning in the same range. He also worked in numerous movies that did well at the box-office, which are listed below:
|Movie||Year of Release||Budget||Box-Office|
|Dreamgirls||2006||$80 million||$154.8 million|
|Ghost Town||2008||$20 million||$27.1 million|
|The Princess and the Frog||2009||$105 million||$271 million|
|Hotel Transylvania 2||2015||$80 million||$474.8 million|
|Hotel Transylvania 3||2018||$80 million||$528.6 million|
Is He Dating Anyone?
The 48-year-old actor is yet to be married. He is not dating anyone officially as of 2020. He has worked as an actor for many years. He has not revealed anything about his love life and relationship.
Michael has kept his personal life a mystery. It is still not disclosed whether he has a girlfriend or is living a single life.