Mother, activist, and a six-time Tony Award–winning singer and actress. Audra Mcdonald made history when she won her sixth Tony Award for playing Billie Holiday. She was the only woman ever to earn that many Tony awards. In her acceptance speech, she thanked her parents for not medicating her when she was diagnosed with ADHD: “I want to thank my mom and dad up in heaven for disobeying the doctor’s orders and not medicating their hyperactive daughter and finding out what she’s into instead.”
Audra McDonald is American singer and actress who has been awarded 6 Tony Awards throughout her career. She is very famous for her role as Billie Holiday. She has openly discussed her thanks to her parents for not medicating her when discovering that she had ADHD, and letting her channel her hyperactivity into the arts.