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Leilani Jones

Current Location:: San Marino, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Birthplace: O‘ahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Immediate Family:

Ex-wife of Larry Wilmore
Mother of Private and Private

Occupation: Actor
Managed by: Private User
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About Leilani Jones

Leilani Jones is a Tony Award-winning American actor. Born in Oahu, Hawaii, she originated the role of Chiffon at the WPA Theater in the original cast of Little Shop of Horrors. Jones also recorded the role on the original cast recording. Jones next went on to play the role of Satin, a stripper at a Chicago burlesque house, in the original Broadway production of Grind. Jones won a Tony as Best Featured Actress in a Musical and a Drama Desk Award for her performance.

After leaving Grind, Jones married writer, actor, and television host Larry Wilmore. Her work transitioned to small roles in movies and television shows, as well as voice-over work for video games, most notably as the Voodoo Lady in the popular video games series of Monkey Island and the voice of the computer in Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Jones currently lives in San Marino, California with her two children. She and Wilmore divorced during his move to New York to become a host on Comedy Central.

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Leilani Jones's Timeline

May 14, 1957
Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States