Leilani Jones (actress)

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Leilani Jones Wilmore
Born (1957-05-14) May 14, 1957 (age 65)
Oahu, Hawaii, United States
Occupationactress
Years active1982–present
Spouse
(m. 1995; div. 2015)

Leilani Jones Wilmore (born May 14, 1957) is an American actress.

Life and career[edit]

Jones was born in Oahu, Hawaii. She originated the role of Chiffon at the WPA Theater in the original cast of Little Shop of Horrors. Marlene Danielle replaced her for a few weeks when the show opened Off Broadway at the Orpheum Theater. Jones resumed her role at that time and played the part for three more years. Jones also recorded the role on the original cast recording. Jones next went on to play the role of Satin, a stripper at a Chicago burlesque house, in the original Broadway production of Grind. Jones won a Tony as Best Featured Actress in a Musical and a Drama Desk Award for her performance.

After leaving Grind, Jones married writer, actor and television producer Larry Wilmore and her career slowed down considerably, as she appeared only in small roles in a few movies and television shows and did voice over work for video games, most notably portraying the voice performance of the Voodoo Lady in the popular video games series of Monkey Island, the voice of the computer in Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, as well as descriptive video service audio tracks for television shows and films. In 2005, Jones reprised her role of Chiffon in New York at a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraiser. Jones currently lives in San Marino, California with her two children.[1] She and Wilmore divorced during his move to New York to become a host on Comedy Central.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Dead On: Relentless II Belinda Belos
Universal Soldier Reporter at Hoover Dam

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Cheers Jessica Episode: "The Magnificent Six"
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Olivia Lee Episode: "Miracle in Oaktown"
1994 Good Advice Kelly Episode: "Making Out Is Hard to Do"
Sister, Sister Danielle Episode: "Wedding Bells & Box Boys"
1995 Dave's World Leilani Jones-Wilmore Episode: "Dis Who's Coming to Dinner?"
Married... with Children Reporter #1 Episode: "Ship Happens"
Beverly Hills, 90210 District Attorney Episodes: "Courting", "Breast Side Up"
1996 Almost Perfect Officer Sanchez Episode: "Mind Games"
2022 Pacific Rim: The Black High Priestess 4 episodes

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers Malia Gedde
1994 Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? Additional Voices
1995 Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition Dee Jaye
1995 The Dig Cora Miles/Newsperson
1997 The Curse of Monkey Island Voodoo Lady
2000 Escape from Monkey Island Voodoo Lady
2009 The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition The Voodoo Lady / Carla the Swordmaster
2010 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition Voodoo Lady
2022 Return to Monkey Island The Voodoo Lady / Carla

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hawai'i Tony winner back in N.Y. spotlight | The Honolulu Advertiser | Hawaii's Newspaper". The Honolulu Advertiser. October 25, 2005. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Larry Wilmore (February 19, 2015). "For Host Larry Wilmore, A Year Of 'Extraordinary' Highs And 'Humbling' Lows". NPR. Retrieved March 11, 2017.

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