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Lea Salonga is a Actor Philippine born on 22 february 1971 at Manila City (Philippines)

Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga
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Birth name María Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga
Nationality Philippines
Birth 22 february 1971 (53 years) at Manila City (Philippines)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

María Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga (born February 22, 1971), better known as Lea Salonga (/ˈleɪə səˈlɒŋɡə/), is a Filipina singer and actress best known for her roles in musical theatre, for supplying the singing voices of two Disney Princesses, and as a recording artist and television performer, especially in the Philippines.

At age 18, she originated in the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, first in the West End, and then repeated the role on Broadway, winning the Olivier, Tony and Theatre World Awards, among others. Salonga is the first Filipino artist to sign with an international record label (Atlantic Records in 1993). She is also the first Philippine-based artist to have received a major album release and distribution deal in the United States, and one of the best-selling Filipino artists of all time, having sold over 19 million copies of her albums worldwide.

She was the first Asian actress to play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway. She also portrayed Éponine and Fantine, respectively, in the musical's 10th and 25th anniversary concerts in London. She provided the singing voice of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998). She was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with The Walt Disney Company. Salonga starred as Mei-li in the 2002 Broadway revival of Flower Drum Song. She has played numerous other stage, film and TV roles in the US, Manila and elsewhere. She has toured widely in the title role of Cinderella, among others, and as a concert artist. In 2015, she returned to Broadway in Allegiance.


On January 10, 2004, Salonga married Robert Charles Chien, a Chinese-Japanese managing director of an entertainment software company in Los Angeles, California, whom she met while doing Flower Drum Song. They have a daughter, Nicole Beverly, who was born in 2006, named after Salonga's late mother-in-law, Beverly. She is also an avid video game enthusiast, and has mentioned her love for the hobby in several of her print articles. She resides in the Philippines and the United States.

On October 15, 2010, Salonga was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Best films

Aladdin (1992)
Mulan (1998)

Usually with

Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(5 films)
Corey Burton
Corey Burton
(4 films)
John Musker
John Musker
(1 films)
B.D. Wong
B.D. Wong
(3 films)
Russi Taylor
Russi Taylor
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lea Salonga (10 films)

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Mulan II
Mulan II (2004)
, 1h19
Directed by Darrell Rooney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about insects, Films about dragons, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Ming-Na Wen, B.D. Wong, Mark Moseley, Lucy Liu, Harvey Fierstein, Sandra Oh
Roles Mulan (singing voice)
Rating57% 2.8848552.8848552.8848552.8848552.884855
A month after the events of the first film, General Shang asks Mulan for her hand in marriage and she happily accepts. Hearing about their engagement, Mushu is thrilled for them until the leader of the ancestors informs him that if Mulan gets married he will lose his job as a guardian dragon and have to leave Mulan and his pedestal, which is his place of honor as a guardian. The ancestors are happy with this because Mulan would be getting married to Shang, and would become a part of his family, which would require her to have his family ancestors and guardians. Wanting to keep his job and his friend, Mushu attempts to tear the couple apart, having noticed that they are not very compatible, while Cri-Kee tries to foil his attempts and keep the couple together. Meanwhile, the Emperor calls upon Mulan and General Shang to escort his three daughters, Princesses Mei, Ting-Ting and Su, across China to be betrothed to three princes so that an alliance can be formed with the kingdom of Qui Gong. If the task is not completed within three days, the alliance will crumble, and the Mongols will destroy China.
Mulan (1998)
, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation, Martial arts
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Martial arts films, Films about insects, Films about dragons, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Ming-Na Wen, Lea Salonga, Eddie Murphy, Jackie Chan, B.D. Wong, Miguel Ferrer
Roles Mulan (singing voice)
Rating77% 3.8529853.8529853.8529853.8529853.852985
After the Huns, led by the ruthless Shan Yu, invade Han China, the Chinese emperor begins to command a general mobilization. Each family is given a conscription notice, requiring one man from each family to join the Chinese army. When Fa Mulan hears that her elderly father Fa Zhou, the only man in their family, is once more to go to war, she becomes anxious and apprehensive. She decides to deal with this herself by disguising herself as a man so that she can go to war instead of her father. When her family learns of Mulan's departure, they all become anxious. Grandmother Fa, Mulan's grandmother, prays to the family ancestors for Mulan's safety. The ancestors then order their "Great Stone Dragon" to protect Mulan. The ancestors are unaware that the statue of Great Stone Dragon failed to come to life, and that Mushu, a small dragon, is the one to go and protect Mulan.
Redwood Curtain, 1h40
Directed by John Korty
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jeff Daniels, Lea Salonga, Catherine Hicks, John Lithgow, Debra Monk, Shirley Douglas
Roles Geri Riordan
Rating57% 2.860992.860992.860992.860992.86099
In her search for her biological father, an Amerasian piano prodigy comes to California's redwood forests to an area populated by Vietnam veterans unable to reintegrate into society.
Second Chances
Directed by Olivia Lamasan
Origin Philippines
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Lea Salonga, Aga Muhlach, William Martinez, Rosemarie Sonora, Cherry Pie Picache, Tommy Abuel
Roles Agnes
Rating71% 3.5687153.5687153.5687153.5687153.568715
Agnes is a meek and dependent girl living with her long-time boyfriend Jerry. When she is invited to live with her estranged mother in California, Jerry pushes her to go through with the trip despite her protests, for him to focus on his work and build his career as an advertising executive. Agnes struggles to survive in the US and tries several times to return to the country, but Jerry insists on prolonging her stay as he struggles to save up for their marriage and support his parents and siblings. He encourages her to get a job and Agnes starts working as a caregiver. Agnes tries to convince Jerry to let her return again and reasons that she has the money to support herself but Jerry insists that as the man of the relationship, he should be capable of supporting her. Jerry starts to avoid Agnes, stressing Agnes out more. The long distance puts a strain on their relationship and ultimately ends when a scared and distraught Agnes is unable to contact Jerry after being put in danger one night. Time passes and Agnes becomes more independent and outgoing, working hard until she lands a job as a real estate agent. Meanwhile, Jerry travels to the US and visits Agnes, with the intention of getting her back. Jerry is overwhelmed by the cultural difference of the US and the Philippines, Agnes' success in her career, and the changes in Agnes herself. Despite this, they still manage to mend their relationship, but Jerry accepts that he is simply unsuited for the kind of lifestyle they have in the US. He leaves Agnes and decides to come home.
Aladdin (1992)
, 1h27
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Films about birds, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Scott Weinger, Jonathan Freeman, Brad Kane, Linda Larkin, Frank Welker, Lea Salonga
Roles Jasmine (chant)
Rating79% 3.9959553.9959553.9959553.9959553.995955
Jafar, Grand Vizier to the Sultan of the fictional sultanate of Agrabah, attempts to retrieve a magical oil lamp containing a genie from the Cave of Wonders. He enlists a petty thief to enter the cave and retrieve it, whose attempt fails. Jafar and his parrot assistant, Iago, learn that only a "Diamond in the Rough" can enter the cave. Meanwhile, Jasmine, the Sultan's daughter, frustrated with her life in the palace, flees to Agrabah's marketplace. There she meets street rat Aladdin and his monkey pet, Abu, and the two begin to form a friendship. After Jafar orders Aladdin to be captured, Jasmine orders him to have him released but Jafar tricks her into thinking Aladdin was sentenced to death.
My Neighbor Totoro, 1h26
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about children, Feminist films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Chika Sakamoto, Noriko Hidaka, Hitoshi Takagi, Shigesato Itoi, Sumi Shimamoto, Hiroko Maruyama
Roles Yasuko Kusakabe (voice)
Rating80% 4.049674.049674.049674.049674.04967
In 1958 Japan, university professor Tatsuo Kusakabe and his two daughters, Satsuki and Mei, move into an old house to be closer to the hospital where their mother Yasuko is recovering from a long-term illness. Satsuki and Mei find that the house is inhabited by tiny animated dust creatures called susuwatari – small, dark, dust-like house spirits seen when moving from light to dark places. When the girls become comfortable in their new house and laugh with their father, the soot spirits leave the house to drift away on the wind. It is implied that they are going to find another empty house – their natural habitat.