Grammy nominated singer and breakout actress LESLIE GRACE has garnered critical and fan attention with her impressive resume. Her 2013 debut self-titled album, Leslie Grace, earned her the first of four Latin Grammy nominations and numerous other accolades in the U.S. and Latin America. She was recently named one of Variety’s 10 Actors To Watch and was also featured as one of Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen Talents in 2021.
Grace stars in and executive produce QCode’s “How to Win Friends and Disappear People,” a dark-comedy thriller podcast in which she voices the part of a young woman who is actually a centuries-old vampire living in modern-day New York City. The series ranked as the #1 scripted podcast on Apple within its first 24 hours of release in February.
Grace recently starred in her first feature film, the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed IN THE HEIGHTS. The film is based on Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical, directed by CRAZY RICH AISANS’ Jon Chu. She brings the empowering Nina character to life, often drawing on her own experiences growing up with immigrant parents who encouraged her to dream big. She has a number of breathtaking ballads within the film. The film premiered in theaters and HBO Max in June 2021.
Next up, Grace is set to star in “The Thicket” alongside Juliette Lewis and Peter Dinklage. Directed by Elliot Lester, the western film is set to release in October 2023.
Most recently on the music front, Grace released her latest single “BACHATICA,” returning to her Dominican roots with her signature R&B-infused Spanish-language bachata. Prior, Grace, alongside Meek Mill and Boi-1da, recorded a re-make of the Latin classic “CONGA” as her latest single under Sony Music on January 22nd. Grace took over on lead vocals and wrote all new verses on the track and brought it into the modern-day Miami-sound that has become a phenomenon in the US during the past few years.
A true force to be reckoned with in the music space, Grace reached #1 on Billboard’s Latin Radio Airplay chart in 2013, making her the youngest female Latin artist to achieve this milestone, with her self-titled album’s lead track, a cover of Carole King’s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.” She’s worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Diane Warren, hit collaborations with superstar artists including Maluma, Balvin, Becky G, Fat Joe, etc. and has played sold out concerts throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe. She performed and presented at this year’s Latin Grammys as well.
A significant presence on Latin television, Leslie has co-hosted the Premios Juventud and LAMA Awards and performed on numerous shows, including the live broadcast of Univision’s New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square, the 2018 Latin American Music Awards with Becky G and CNCO and at the 2018 Premio Lo Nuestro tribute to Gloria Estefan. In April 2019, she headlined the Fiesta de la Flor, one of the largest Latin music festivals in the United States celebrating the life and music of late Tejano superstar, Selena. She performed at the event with special guests Farina, Luis Coronel, and Play – N – Skillz. In 2021 she discussed her writing process and performed acoustic versions of her hits “Díganle,” “Duro y Suave” and “Bachatica” on HBO’s “A Tiny Audience series.”
Leslie was featured in People En Español’s 2019 “Most Influential” list and participated in Spotify’s Viva Latino special called “A Toast with Leslie Grace,” celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month through Latin culture and music legends.
Grace was born in The Bronx to Dominican parents, and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.