Know About Audra McDonald; Husband, Children, Net Worth, YouTube

Published Date: 11 Jun, 2019 Updated date: 11 Jun, 2019 By Celebs Podium

After the end of the marital life with first husband, Audra McDonald started dating her actor boyfriend. The couple dated for two years and eventually tied the wedding knot in on 6 October 2012.

Audra McDonald is an American actress and singer, known for her performance on the Broadway stage. The award-winning actress now appears in the CBS’ legal web television series The Good Fight since 2018.

Audra McDonald Bio; Family, Education, Height

Audra Ann McDonald was born on 3rd July 1970 in West Berlin, Germany to parents Stanley McDonald, Jr. and Anna McDonald. Her family consists of a younger sister with whom she grew up in Fresno, California.

Standing at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters), she attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in Fresno. Later, she went to study classical voice at the Juilliard School but did not graduate.

Her Acting Career; YouTube, Net Worth

Audra began her movie career from the 1996 German comedy-drama, Seven Servants as an Opera Singer. She earned her recognition for portraying the role of Dr. Naomi Bennett in both the series Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy. Her acting credits include A Raisin in the Sun (2008), Rampart (2011), Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (2016), and Hello Again (2017).


Audra McDonald appears as Liz Lawrence in the 2018 series The Good Fight (Picture: TVLine)

In addition, she has performed in several theater shows such as The Secret Garden (1992), Twelfth Night (2009) and Frankie and Johnnyin the Clair de Lune (2019). Audra is also a passionate singer and her singing performances can be found in the YouTube videos.

Net Worth

The multi-talented lady garners the splendid net worth, mostly from her acting line. She currently enjoys the net worth of an estimated $2 million.

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Married Second Husband In 2012; Children

Previously, the 48-year-old was married to bassist Peter Donovan in September 2000. They have one child; a daughter Zoe Madeline Donovan, born on 14 February 2001. However, their married life ended in divorce in 2009.


Audra McDonald welcomed a daughter with her husband Will Swenson in 2016 (Picture: DailyMail)

After Peter, she married Will Swenson, her boyfriend of two years on 6 October 2012. Will, aged 45 an American actor and singer, who earned recognition for his work in musical theatre. The couple is proud parents of a daughter from their relationship. Their daughter, Sally James McDonald-Swenson was born on 19 October 2016.

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Some Interesting Facts About Audra McDonald

  • Audra has won five Tony Awards in 11 years and is the youngest actress ever to win three Tony Awards.
  • She named her daughter Zoe after close friend and Master Class co-star Zoe Caldwell.
  • McDonald regards Good Company director Dan Pessano and her mother as the most influential people in her life.
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