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Did You Know That These 11 Actors Have Won A Grammy?

Occasionally, a cool artist, or band will score an Academy Award for their song in a film, but sometimes it’s the other way around. Did you know that these actors have actually scored themselves a Grammy?

Hannah over at Collegecandy.com posted this list of actors who have won Grammy’s and you can check it out here:

1. Kate Winslet

“Okay, this one surprised me the most. Rose from Titanic actually has a beautiful voice, although she won the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2000. Aside from singing, Winslet has won one Emmy and one Academy Award.”

2. Whoopi Goldberg

“You might be surprised to find her on the list, since she is mostly known for her acting. But like Barbra Streisand, Whoopi is one of the lucky few involved in the EGOT crew. Her awards include one Grammy, one Tony (for production), one Oscar and two Emmys.”

3. Julie Andrews

“The hills are definitely alive for this singer-actress, who started her career on Broadway and rose to fame starring in the musicals My Fair Lady and Camelot. Ms. Andrews has won an Academy Award in 1964 for Mary Poppins and won the Grammy for Best Children’s Album for the film. Last year, Andrews received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in addition to a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children.”

4. Jamie Foxx

“Another singer-actor, Jamie Foxx also dabbled in stand-up comedy before hitting it big on the silver screen, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2004 for the film for Ray, the biopic of singer Ray Charles. His most popular hits include “Gold Digger” with Kanye West and “Blame it” with T-Pain, the latter of which he won the 2010 Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group.”

5. Robin Williams

“While he may be best known as the voice of the Genie in Aladdin, Robin Williams is as talented as they come. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, and has also won two Emmy Awards and five Grammys.”

6. Audrey Hepburn

“As one of the world’s most famous actresses of all time, Audrey Hepburn is, in a word, a legend. She established herself as a fashion icon, especially in her film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, from the “little black dress” designed by Givenchy to the Ray Ban “Wayfarer” sunglasses. As with Barbra Streisand and Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn is also a part of the EGOT crowd. Hepburn is most notable for her roles in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Roman Holiday, for the latter which she won an Academy Award. But she’s also won a Grammy Award, posthumously, for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, in 1992, as well as one Emmy, one other Academy Award and two Tony Awards.”

7. Bette Midler

“Those who grew up in the ’90s might recognize ‘The Divine Miss M’ (her stage name), in the classic Halloween flick Hocus Pocus, but she is also a well-known singer, having won four Grammys. She has also scored three Emmy Awards and a special Tony Award.”

8. Will Smith

“Another hit 90s star, better known as the “Fresh Prince” in the hit show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith was a successful singer-rapper before hitting the big screen in several blockbuster films. As a musician, he won the first Grammy awarded in the Rap category for his 1988 song “Parents Just Don’t Understand” with DJ Jazzy Jeff, and went on to win three more Grammys. In March, Smith will host the 25th annual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.”

9. James Earl Jones

“Perhaps most well known as the voice of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, James Earl Jones is also a member of the elite EGOT entertainers. Along with the 2011 honorary Academy Award, Jones scored three Emmys, one Grammy (for Best Spoken Word Album in 1977) and two Tony Awards.”

10. Cynthia Nixon

“Who would have thought that Miranda from Sex and the City could actually sing? Well, not really, but she did win a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album in 2009 for the album An Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore’s flick about educating citizens about global warming). She has also won one Tony Award and two Emmy Awards.”

11. Sigourney Weaver

“Weaver won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album in 2011. She has also been nominated for one Academy Award, one Tony Award and two Emmy Awards. It was recently announced that she will reprise her role as Grace in the sequel to 2009’s Avatar.”

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