Played by John Legend
Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and 10-time Grammy Award winner John Legend is a highly accomplished musician, concert performer, songwriter, actor, and music and film producer. As one of the most versatile and talented artists in entertainment today, he, along with Common in 2015, won the Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy for their song "Glory" from the film "Selma," which chronicled the 1965 civil rights march in Selma, Alabama.
Legend, who has released five studio albums, began his impressive Grammy run in 2006, when he won Best New Artist for his debut release "Get Lifted," which captured Best R&B Album. "Get Lifted," along with each of his next three albums - "Once Again," "Evolver" and "Love in the Future" - reached the Top 5 in album sales on the Billboard charts and achieved gold status.
As a film producer, Legend worked with Marc Platt on the 2016 film sensation "La La Land," in which he also appeared and Platt produced. Legend previously collaborated with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron when the pair produced the 2015 Oscar telecast, in which Legend performed "Glory" with Common.
In addition to "La La Land," Legend has acted in several TV and film productions, including "Underground," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Soul Men."
On Broadway, Legend won a Tony Award earlier this year as a producer of August Wilson's "Jitney," which won for Best Revival of a Play. He has also written songs for the Broadway run of "SpongeBob SquarePants," which recently opened to strong reviews.