Leilani Jones (actress)

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Leilani Jones
Born (1957-05-14) May 14, 1957 (age 62)
Oahu, Hawaii, United States
ResidenceSan Marino, California
Years active1982–2010
Larry Wilmore
(m. 1995; div. 2015)

Leilani Jones (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 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]


Title Character Year Format Notes
Dead On: Relentless II Belinda Belos 1992 Film
Universal Soldier Reporter at Hoover Dam 1992 Film
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers Malia Gedde 1993 Video game Voice
The Dig Cora Miles, Newsperson #1 1995 Video game Voice
Dave's World Leilani Jones-Wilmore 1995 TV Episode: "Dis Who's Coming to Dinner?"
Married... with Children Reporter #1 1995 TV Episode: "Ship Happens: Part 2"
Almost Perfect Officer Sanchez 1996 TV Episode: "Mind Games"
The Curse of Monkey Island Voodoo Lady 1997 Video game Voice
Escape From Monkey Island Voodoo Lady 2000 Video game Voice
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Voodoo Lady, Carla the Swordmaster 2009 Video game Voice
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge: Special Edition Voodoo Lady 2010 Video game Voice
The Princess and the Frog
Mater's Tall Tales
Toy Story 3
Finding Dory
Cars 2
Zookeeper (film)
Winnie the Pooh
Monsters, Inc.
Monsters University
Taken 2
Taken 3
Eat Pray Love
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Son of God
Julie & Julia
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Safe House
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
Despicable Me 3
In Time
The Great Wall
Dear John
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Netflix only)
Inside Out
Herself, narrator 2009-present Film Narrated the Descriptive Video Service audio track on the DVD and on the Blu-ray.



  1. ^ "Hawai'i Tony winner back in N.Y. spotlight | The Honolulu Advertiser | Hawaii's Newspaper". The Honolulu Advertiser. 2005-10-25. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  2. ^ Larry Wilmore (2015-02-19). "For Host Larry Wilmore, A Year Of 'Extraordinary' Highs And 'Humbling' Lows". NPR. Retrieved 2017-03-11.

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