Leslie Odom, Jr. graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s prestigious School of Drama and is a Princess Grace Award winner for Acting. Most recent projects include:SMASH (“Sam Strickland,” NBC), House of Lies (“James,” Showtime), Red Tails(“Winky,” Lucas Films), and Leap of Faith on Broadway (“Isaiah,” Drama League and Fred Astaire Award nominations).
I have real love for the artist. I have respect for your dreams. I want you to win. I want you to
persevere. I want you to to take heart when the realities of the business break you down because, brethren, the realities of the business will break you down.
I remember first starting out, feeling ignored and disrespected so often. The first challenge was
just getting noticed. Getting seen was the first hurdle and I have to tell you… it lasts awhile. READ MORE