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Joaquina Kalukango Biography

 
Bio:
Joaquina Kalukango received a 2020 Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her performance as Kaneisha in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Slave Play. For that production, she also received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actress ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Joaquina Kalukango received a 2020 Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her performance as Kaneisha in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Slave Play. For that production, she also received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actress ... (read complete bio)

Joaquina Kalukango received a 2020 Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her performance as Kaneisha in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Slave Play. For that production, she also received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actress and Broadway.com listed her as one of the top five performers (male or female) of the year. Joaquina is a 2021 SAG Award nominee for Cast in a Motion Picture for her role as Betty X opposite Kingsley Ben-Adir in Regina King’s directorial debut, “One Night in Miami.” Additionally, she recently recurred on the HBO series, “Lovecraft Country.” Other TV credits include Ava DuVernay’s Netflix series, “When They See Us,” and “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia,” directed by Kenny Leon. Recent Broadway credits include: The Color Purple, Holler If Ya Hear Me and Godspell.

Joaquina Kalukango Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Joaquina Kalukango, Slave Play
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Joaquina Kalukango, Slave Play
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play Gold Star
Joaquina KalukangoThe Mountaintop
 
- 2012 - Theatre Finalists
Joaquina Kalukango
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Joaquina Kalukango, The Hurt Village
 
Theatre World Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Debut Performance Gold Star
Joaquina Kalukango, Hurt Village