Leslie Odom Jr.

Tony® and Grammy® Award winning performer Leslie Odom Jr stars as Dr. Arbuthnot. Talking about the development of his character, Leslie Odom Jr explains that they “worked really hard to be as specific about that as we could, about who this black man might have been in order to achieve what he'd achieved.”

Leslie Odom Jr. is a multifaceted actor that made his Broadway debut at the age of 17 in Rent before heading to Carnegie Mellon University’s prestigious School of Drama, where he graduated with honors. He is the recipient of a 2002 Princess Grace Award which is dedicated to identifying emerging talent in theater, dance and film. Odom Jr. has most recently been seen in the blockbuster Broadway musical Hamilton, for which he won the Tony® Award.

On the small screen, Odom Jr. is best-known for his portrayal of Sam Strickland in the musical series Smash and his recurring role as Reverend Curtis Scott on Law & Order: SVU. On the big screen, he starred in Red Tails opposite Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and David Oyelowo.

Talking about Agatha Christie, Leslie Odom Jr said:

I've been hooked ever since I read And Then There Were None in middle school. Agatha not only makes you want to keep turning pages, she makes you want to pick up a pen and paper and scare your friends and family, too. I feel incredibly fortunate to have been included in the retelling of one of her most beloved thrillers.
Leslie Odom Jr
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