"A Raisin In The Sun" co-stars Audra McDonald, left, Sanaa Lathan, center, and Sean Combs at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008. McDonald received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie for her portrayal of Ruth Younger in the TV movie. It's a role she won a Tony for on Broadway. It's also her second Emmy nod.
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Audra McDonald plays fertility and hormone specialist Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC's "Private Practice." She replaced Merrin Dungey, who played the role in the series pilot.
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Audra McDonald and John Cullum perform a number from the revival of "110 in The Shade" at the 61st Annual Tony Awards in New York, June 10, 2007. The four-time Tony winner was a nominee for the role of Lizzie. She didn't win that night, but McDonald did take home a Drama Desk Award for her performance.
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Actress Audra McDonald arrives at the 60th annual Tony Awards in New York Sunday, June 11, 2006.
Four-time Tony-winning actress Audra McDonald smiles after receiving Barnard College's Medal of Distinction, May 16, 2006, during the college's commencement activities in New York. The actress and singer studied classical voice as an undergraduate at the Juilliard School of Music, where she also met her husband.
Audra McDonald accepts the Tony Award -- her fourth-- for Best Featured Actress in a Play for "A Raisin in the Sun" during the 58th Annual Tony Awards Sunday, June 6, 2004, in New York. By age 28, McDonald, won her first three Tonys within five years for performances in "Carousel," "Master Class" and "Ragtime" -- becoming the youngest actor ever to do so.