Jordin Sparks On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets
Jordin Sparks was born on December 22, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a multi-platinum recording artist and Grammy Award nominee, who won the sixth season of "American Idol" in 2007.
As a child, Sparks lived in Ridgewood, New Jersey, whilst her father was playing football for the New York Giants, and then back in Phoenix, she would attend Northwest Community Christian School and Sandra Day O'Connor High School. She was also home-schooled by her grandmother, who also acted as her manager, whilst she concentrated on building a singing career.
She competed in many talent shows across the country, including "America's Most Talented Kid" on NBC, and would finally rise to fame in 2007, after winning the sixth season of Fox's "American Idol" and becoming the youngest winner in that show's history. Her eponymous debut album hit the #10 spot on the US Billboard 200 chart, reaching platinum status, selling over a million copies in the United States alone. Her highest-ranking single was "No Air" - a duet with Chris Brown - which reached #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and also garnered a Grammy Award nomination in 2008, alongside a plethora of other accolades. She has released two further studio albums to date - 2009's "Battlefield" and 2015's "Right Here Right Now".
Sparks made her Broadway debut on August 19, 2010, assuming the role of Nina Rosario in Lin-Manuel Miranda's celebrated musical In the Heights at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, and would remain with the production through November 14, 2010.
She made her feature film debut in the titular role of 2012's "Sparkle," starring alongside the late Whitney Houston, and has since appeared in "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete," and "Dear Secret Santa" in 2013, "Left Behind" in 2014, "The Grace of Jake" in 2017, and "God Bless the Broken Road" in 2018. She also appeared on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" on CBS in 2013 and voiced the role of Daisy in 2018's "Show Dogs."
Sparks returned to Broadway to assume the leading role of Jenna in the hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre from September 16 through November 24, 2019.