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Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga
Background information
Born: Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga
February 22, 1971 (age 43)
Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines
Cause of death:
Nationality: Flag of the Philippines Filipino
Alternate names: Lea Salonga-Chien
Occupation(s): Singer and actress
Years active: 1978-present
Spouse(s): Robert Charles Chien (2004-present)
Children: Nicole

Lea Salonga-Chien, OLD (born February 22, 1971) is a Filipina soprano singer and actress who is well known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1991, and was also one of the first Asians to play the roles of Éponine Thénardier and Fantine in the musical Les Misérables.

At Disney, she is well-known for providing the singing voices of Princess Jasmine and Fa Mulan.

Salonga was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with the company.

She also voiced Yasuko Kusakabe in My Neighbor Totoro.

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