|Spouse||Daniel Ruben Stafford|
|Fact||Nominated for two 2012 Ovation Awards: for Best Ensemble in a Play (as part of the ensemble cast of "The Gronholm Method"), and as Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance in "Man of La Mancha".|
Lesli Margherita is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is best known for originating the role of Mrs. Wormwood in the Broadway production of Matilda the Musical, for which she won the 2013 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She has also appeared on television in episodes of The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, and Elementary.
Margherita was born in San Pedro, California, and is of Italian descent. She began her career as a child actor, appearing in commercials and television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives. She later attended the University of Southern California, where she studied musical theater.
Margherita made her Broadway debut in 2008 in the musical Zorro, and went on to originate the role of Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda the Musical in 2013. For her performance, she won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She has also appeared Off-Broadway in productions of The Addams Family Musical and Love, Loss, and What I Wore.
Margherita’s television credits include guest-starring roles on The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, and Elementary. She has also appeared in the films The Nanny Diaries (2007) and It’s Complicated (2009).
Margherita is married to actor Michael Rispoli, with whom she has two children.
— Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) June 15, 2022
|Full Name||Lesli Margherita|
|Education||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Spouse||Daniel Ruben Stafford|
|Awards||Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical|
|Nominations||Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Lead Performance, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Performance|
|Movies||Opening Night, Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood, The Number 23, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time|
|1||Nominated for two 2012 Ovation Awards: for Best Ensemble in a Play (as part of the ensemble cast of "The Gronholm Method"), and as Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance in "Man of La Mancha".|
|2||Received the 2011 Ovation Award for Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance as 'Lilli'/'Katherine' in "Kiss Me Kate" at LA's Reprise Theater Company.|
|3||Received the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for her performance as 'Inez' in "Zorro" at London's Garrick Theatre.|
|4||Nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award for her performance as 'Inez' in "Zorro" at London's Garrick Theatre.|
|The District||2003||TV Series||Det. Barbara Flaherty|
|NYPD Blue||2003||TV Series||Roberta Pisano|
|The Electric Piper||2003||TV Movie||Janet Dixon (voice)|
|JAG||2002||TV Series||Lt. Urbanski|
|The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina||2002||Video voice|
|The King of Queens||1998||TV Series||Debbie|
|Chicago Hope||1998||TV Series||Antoinette Mangelli|
|Fame L.A.||1997-1998||TV Series||Liz Clark|
|Argo! The Musical||2012||Short||Female Hostage|
|Major Crimes||2012||TV Series||Dee Dee Shaw|
|The Suite Life on Deck||2010||TV Series||Isabel Cruz|
|The Number 23||2007||Attractive Coed|
|Cinderella III: A Twist in Time||2007||Video||Anastasia (singing voice)|
|Charmed||2004||TV Series||Ramona Shaw|
|Cinderella III: A Twist in Time||2007||Video performer: "Perfectly Perfect", "Anastasia's Theme"|
|Show People with Paul Wontorek||2014||TV Series||Herself|
|The Broadway.com Show||2013-2014||TV Series||Herself|
|Looks Not Books: Backstage at 'Matilda' with Lesli Margherita||2013||TV Series||Herself|
|Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood||2009||TV Movie documentary||Kitty Koster (voice)|
|The New Paul O'Grady Show||2008||TV Series||Herself|
|On the Lot||2007||TV Series|
|The Jamie Kennedy Experiment||2002||TV Series||Leslie|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia