De'Adre Aziza

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De'Adre Aziza
Born (1977-06-14) June 14, 1977 (age 37)
Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress/Singer
Years active 2006–present

De'Adre Danielle Aziza (/diˈdrə əˈzizə/; born June 14, 1977) is an American actress and singer.

Early life[edit]

Aziza was born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey.[1][2] She attended The Harlem School of the Arts and Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.


She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Passing Strange,[3] in which she played "teenage goddess" Edwina Williams, Dutch neo-hippie Marianna, and German revolutionary/filmmaker Sudabey. She recently appeared again on Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.[4]


  1. ^ Sommers, Michael W. "Scaling 'the Heights': Musical charmer catches Tonys' eye with 13 nods", The Star-Ledger, May 13, 2008. Accessed October 19, 2011."Among the nominees with Jersey roots are Kinnelon native Laura Benanti as featured actress in a musical for gracefully portraying an ugly duckling who becomes stripper extraordinaire Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy; lifelong Teaneck resident de'Adre Aziza in the same category for playing several characters in "Passing Strange..."
  2. ^ Kiper, Dmitry. "de'Adre Aziza",, May 22, 2008. Accessed October 19, 2011. "A year after de'Adre—pronounced 'Dee-A-dra,' a fanciful variation on Deidre—was born, her mom got a job offer in New York, but 'being from the country, she didn't want to move to the big city, so she moved to Teaneck,' the actress explains."
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