Phillipa Soo

Phillipa Soo is an American actress and singer, best known for originating the role of
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
in the Broadway musical Hamilton, a performance for which she was nominated for the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Phillipa also originated the role of Natasha Rostova in a number of New York productions of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 in 2012 and 2013.

Phillipa is of both Anglo-American and Chinese ethnicity. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Soo spoke about her upbringing: “my dad is first-generation, so his parents were from China, and my mom was born and raised in southern Illinois, and she was involved in the arts. My dad’s a doctor. I was very much always encouraged [to pursue an acting career], but the mentality of ‘get your education’ was still there.”

Soo attended Libertyville High School from 2004 to 2008. Soo graduated from The Juilliard School’s acting program in 2012.

Source: wikipedia