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Seven Facts About Grammy Winner Renée Elise Goldsberry: Her Career, Married Life, & Net Worth

Shrijan Published On Wed Feb 05 2020   Modified On Thu Feb 06 2020
Seven Facts About Grammy Winner Renée Elise Goldsberry: Her Career, Married Life, & Net Worth

Renée Elise Goldsberry is a Tony Award-winning theatre actress who is quickly ascending the ranks as an acclaimed film and television actress. 

Additionally, Elise is also a noted singer/songwriter who has- among other things- a studio album and an EP to her name. 

Here are seven facts about the 49-year-old married mother of two, Renée Elise Goldsberry: 

7. A staple of TV Series Like Ally McBeal, One Life to Live, and The Good Wife

When Renée decided to try her hand at acting in front of the camera, it was a lateral move and one that yielded much success. 

Her preternatural acting abilities lent to her landing high-profile roles readily.

She has appeared in more than two dozen TV shows, most notable of which being her prominent roles in Ally McBeal, One Life to Live, and The Good Wife. 

6. Plays Quellcrist Falconer in Altered Carbon

In the 2018 Netflix cyberpunk TV series, Altered Carbon, Goldsberry plays Quellcrist Falconer, the leader of the "Envoys."  

Renée as Quellcrist Falconer in Altered Carbon
Renée as Quellcrist Falconer in Altered Carbon

Her character was featured prominently in the first season, despite her early death on the show. 

She is set to appear in the second season of the show set to be released on February 27, 2020. 

She joins the ensemble cast that includes Joel Kinnaman, Martha Higareda, and Dichen Lachman, among other noted celebrities. 

5. Tony Award Winner of the Broadway Musical, Hamilton

Throughout her illustrious career, Goldsberry has managed to stay true to her theatre roots and performed extensively in theatre.

She has performed in the Broadway renditions of The Lion King, The Color Purple, and Rent. Her off-Broadway theatre credits also include Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Baker's Wife, and Love's Labour's Lost, among others.

Her prolific career was capped off by her performance as Angelica Schuyler in the revered Broadway musical play, Hamilton. Her work earned her the 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.  

4. Married to Alexis Johnson, mother to Benjamin Johnson

Renée has been holding the fort down in her personal life while managing to have a successful career in acting and singing. She plays missus to New York attorney Alexis Johnson. 

The two have been married since December 8, 2002, and have one child together, a son named Benjamin Johnson, born on May 5, 2009. 

Renée with her mother, husband, and two children
Renée with her mother, husband, and two children
Source: Instagram @reneeelisegoldsberry

She and her husband also decided to adopt an African-born child. They officially became the adoptive parents to a child, Brielle in 2014.  

3. She has a Dedicated Instagram Following

Under her Instagram handle @reneeelisegoldsberry, Renée has racked up an impressive 293k followers. 

The married mother uses her platform to not only promote her professional endeavors but also show off her blissful married life and parenthood.  

2. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California

Renée Elise Goldsberry was born on January 2, 1971, in San Jose, California. Born to an industrial psychologist mother, and an automotive industry executive father, she is the middle child and the only daughter among four siblings. 

Renée took a liking to theatre the first time she was exposed to it in summer camp when she was eight. 

Her mother fostered her love for theatre and enrolled Renée and her younger brother in the HITS Theater in Houston. 

Renée attended Cranbrook Kingswood School and enrolled in the Bachelor in Fine Arts- Theatre program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

When she graduated with flying colors, she joined the Master of Music- Jazz Studies program at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music and graduated in 1997.  

1. Estimated Net Worth of $1 Million

According to various eclectic sources, Renée Elise Goldsberry's net worth, as of February 2020, is estimated to be around $1 million.

The veteran actress has performed on stage, on TV and in the cinema, all to critical acclaim.    

A student of musical theatre, she has won a Grammy and a Tony for her performance in the play Hamilton. 

She is set to return to the screens in the second season of Altered Carbon, and her voice can be heard in the upcoming animated series, Fast & Furious: Spy Racers.