Lea Salonga

Active - 1992 - 2005  |   Born - Feb 22, 1971 in Manila, Philippines  |   Genres - Children's/Family, Theater, Drama, Fantasy

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  • Originated the role of Kim in the 1989 West End production of Miss Saigon; she later transferred with the show to Broadway in 1991.
  • Named as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine in 1991.
  • Provided the singing voices for Princess Jasmine from Aladdin (1992) and Fa Mulan from Mulan (1998), and later reprised the role in other Disney productions.
  • Became the first Asian actress to play the role of Éponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway in 1993.
  • Was the first Filipino artist to be signed to an international record label with Atlantic Records in 1993.  
  • Was appointed the Goodwill Ambassador for Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2010.
  • Was named a Disney Legend in 2011.