Lea Salonga, Filipina Singer & Actress

Lea Salonga is a Filipina singer and actress who honed her skills as a child star in Manila before starring in London and Broadway musicals and providing her voice to Disney animated features. She won a Tony Award in 1991 for her role as Kim in the musical Miss Saigon.

Full name: Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga

Birthday: February 22, 1971

Birthplace: Philippines

Husband: Robert Charles Chien, since 2004

Daughter: Nicole Beverly, born May 16, 2006


First album: Small Voice (1981) - she was only 10 years old when it turned gold

Lea Salonga is the singing voice of Jasmine in Aladdin (1992) and of Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998) and Mulan II (2004)

Received the Presidential Award of Merit from President Corazon Aquino in 1990

Played Eponine in the London production of  Les Miserables 

Met her husband while doing Flower Drum Song in Los Angeles in 2002

Not related to former Senator Jovito Salonga

Lived the first six years of her childhood in Angeles City before moving to Manila 

Daughter is named after mother-in-law Beverly Chien