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Leslie Uggams (born May 25, 1943 in Harlem, New York) is an American actress and singer.

She started out as a child actress and singer (even starring in her own variety show), and her breakthrough role was portraying Kizzy in Roots. Since then, she has acted on stage and on the screen. Currently, she is best known for playing Blind Al in the Deadpool films starring Ryan Reynolds.

Selected Filmography





  • The Eyes of God (1959)
  • LESLIE UGGAMS ON TV with Mitch Miller's sing along chorus (1962)
  • So in Love! (1963)
  • A Time to Love (1966)
  • What's An Uggams? (1968)
  • Just to Satisfy You (1969)
  • Leslie (1970)
  • Try To See It My Way (1972)
  • Leslie Uggams (1975)
  • Leslie Uggams: On My Way To You: Songs of Alan and Marilyn Bergman (2003)