Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald – “Beauty And The Beast” Los Angeles Premiere, 2017 – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Audra Ann McDonald

Place of Birth: West Berlin, Germany (now Germany)

Date of Birth: July 3, 1970

Ethnicity: African-American

Audra McDonald is an American actress and singer. She has won the Tony Award six times, more than anyone else for acting Tonys. Audra was born in West Berlin, Germany, to American parents, Anna, a university administrator, and Stanley McDonald, Jr., a high school principal. She was raised in Fresno, California.

Audra is married to actor Will Swenson. She has a daughter with her former husband, bassist Peter Donovan; and a daughter with Will.

Audra’s paternal grandfather was Stanley J. McDonald (the son of Jessie McDonald and Ruth Lindsay). Stanley was born in Mississippi.

Audra’s paternal grandmother was named Evelyn Smith.

Audra’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Hardy Jones (the son of Clarence W. Jones and Anna M. Hardy). Thomas was born in Virginia.

Audra’s maternal grandmother was Jamesetta Blanche Liddell (the daughter of William L. Liddell and Kathryn L. Dixon). Jamesetta was born in Mississippi.

Source: Audra’s paternal grandfather, Stanley J. McDonald, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    Audra’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Hardy Jones (the son of Clarence W. Jones and Anna M. Hardy). Thomas was born in Virginia.

    Audra’s maternal grandmother was Jamesetta Blanche Liddell (the daughter of William L Liddell and Kathryn L. Dixon). Jamesetta was born in Mississippi.

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