The Juilliard School
Co-starred as Blind Al in comedy action hit "Deadpool"
Had a starring role in "King Hedley II," for which she earned a Tony nomination
Played the angel Jordan in the dramatic stage version of "Heaven Can Wait" performed at Westport Country Playhouse
Returned to feature films after a long absence to act in "Sugar Hill"
Played Kizzy on the landmark ABC miniseries "Roots"
Starred in the CBS variety series "The Leslie Uggams Show"
Began her performing career at age seven, playing Ethel Waters's niece on the sitcom "Beulah"
Signed by Columbia Records after she made an appearance on the popular CBS-TV game show, "Name That Tune"
Recorded ten albums for Columbia Records while attending the Julliard School of Music
Performed on "The Milton Berle Show" and "Your Show of Shows"
Sang at the legendary Apollo Performing Arts Theater as an opening acts for the likes of Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Opened for big name acts at the Apollo Theater at the age of six.
Gained notability after performing on "Name That Tune" (CBS 1953-59) at the age of 12.