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Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga
Background information
Born: Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga
February 22, 1971 (age 45)
Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines
Cause of death:
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 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, alongside fellow Disney Princess voice actresses Jodi Benson, Paige O'Hara and Anika Noni Rose for her work with the company.

She also voiced Yasuko Kusakabe in My Neighbor Totoro.


  • Lea Salonga was the coach champion of The Voice of the Philippines and the Voice actor of Jasmine in the Tagalized Version of Sofia the First, aired on TV5.
  • She is the first Filipino artist to sign to an international record label.
  • She appears in season finale of the CW show Crazy Ex-girlfriend.

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