Renée Elise Goldsberry Biography

Published On Aug 23, 2016
Facts of Renée Elise Goldsberry
Date of Birth: 1971 , January-2
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
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In 2002, Renee got married to Alexis Johnson. Alexis Johnson is a New York attorney. He is a loving husband and a caring father. As a married couple, they have welcomed a son named Benjamin Johnson. Her nationality is American. She has mixed ethnicity.

Renee spent her childhood days in Houston, Texas and Detroit, Michigan. In Michigan, she got enrolled at Cranbrook Kingswood School. After her high school, she joined Carnegie Mellon University with a major in theater. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1993. She also joined University of Southern California where she studied jazz. She earned her Master of Music in 1997. She has been active in the acting world since the mid 1990s. In 1997, she starred in an American legal comedy-drama television series as a singer. She appeared in this TV series in about 43 episodes. That year, she also played the role of Michelle Morris in a Broadway musical Dreamgirls. Two years later, she portrayed the role of Ikete in the TV series Ally. She made her feature film debut in 2001 by starring the role of Jessica in the movie Palco & Hirsch. She got her rise in fame in 2002 after she performed the role of Nala in a musical The Lion King. She is also critically acclaimed for her role in the plays like The Color Purple, Rent, Good People and many more. She is also gifted with a loving voice. In 2001, she published a song titled Everything But the Kitchen Sink. In 2006, she released her first EP titled Beautiful. She is now aged 45 years old. Her net worth is in millions.

Renée Elise Goldsberry

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Born in San Jose, California, United States

1971

Sexy and stunning lady, Renée Elise Goldsberry was born in the early 1970s in San Jose, California, United States of America. She grew up in Houston, Texas and Detroit, Michigan. She was born to Betty Sanders.

Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University

1993

Renee spent her childhood days in Houston, Texas and Detroit, Michigan. In Michigan, she got enrolled at Cranbrook Kingswood School. After her high school, she joined Carnegie Mellon University with a major in theater. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1993.

Graduated from University of Southern California

1997

After she earned her bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, she joined University of Southern California where she studied jazz. There she got enrolled at graduate school at the Thornton School of Music. She earned her Master of Music in 1997.

Began her acting career

1997

 She has been active in the acting world since the mid 1990s. In 1997, she starred in an American legal comedy-drama television series as a singer. She appeared in this TV series in about 43 episodes. Two years later, she portrayed the role of Ikete in the TV series Ally. 

Appeared in the Broadway musical, Dreamgirls

1997

In 1997, she also played the role of Michelle Morris in a Broadway musical Dreamgirls. She performed this role in the National Tour.  She is also famous for her role in the plays like Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Baker's Wife and many more. 

First feature film, Palco & Hirsch

2001

She made her feature film debut in 2001 by starring the role of Jessica in the movie Palco & Hirsch. In 2001, she also starred in the movie All About You. She played the role of Nicole in this movie. 

Appeared in the musical, The Lion King

2002

She got her rise in fame in 2002 after she performed the role of Nala in a musical The Lion King. She is also critically acclaimed for her role in the plays like The Color Purple, Rent, Good People and many more.

Released a song titled Everything But the Kitchen Sink

2001

She is also gifted with a loving voice. In 2001, she published a song titled Everything But the Kitchen Sink. In 2006, she released her first EP titled Beautiful. In 2006, she featured in The Christmas song, A Holiday Affair. 

Married to Alexis Johnson

2002

In 2002, Renee got married to Alexis Johnson. Alexis Johnson is a New York attorney. He is a loving husband and a caring father. As a married couple, they have welcomed a son named Benjamin Johnson. They are still bonded in this married life. 

First child, Benjamin Johnson

2009

She became mother for the first time in her life in 2009. She and her loving husband, Alexis Johnson welcomed their first child together in May and that time it was a son and they named him Benjamin Johnson. 

Won Soap Opera Digest Award

2005

She is famous for starring the role of Evangeline Williamson in the TV series One Life to Live. For this role, she got her first nomination in Soap Opera Digest Award in 2005 and she also won this award that year for Favorite Triangle. 

Won Drama Desk Awards

2015

In 2015, she got her first nomination in Drama Desk Awards for the role in the Broadway show Hamilton. She was also honored with this award that year for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. 

Won Grammy Award

2016

Grammy Award is one of the prestigious awards in the musical world and it’s an honor of any one wins this award. She has also been honored with this award once and that was in 2016 for Best Musical Theater Album.