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Sutton Foster (born March 18, 1975) is an American actress, singer and dancer. Foster is best known for her work on the Broadway stage, for which she has received two Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical in 2002 for the role of Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie and in 2011 for her performance as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes. Her other Broadway credits include Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, Shrek the Musical, and Violet. On television, Foster starred as lead character in the ABC Family television series Bunheads from 2012 to 2013. She is currently filming for the TV Land sitcom Younger as Liza, which premiered March 31, 2015.
Foster was born in Statesboro, Georgia, and raised in Troy, Michigan. At age 15, she was a contestant on the television show Star Search and also auditioned for the cast of The Mickey Mouse Club. She left Troy High School before graduating (she received her diploma via correspondence courses) to join the national tour of The Will Rogers Follies directed by Tommy Tune. She then attended Carnegie Mellon University for one year, but left to pursue a theatrical career full-time. In May 2012, she received an honorary doctorate from Ball State University. Her brother is actor Hunter Foster.
Foster met actor Christian Borle in college, and married him on September 18, 2006. During a radio interview in 2010, it was confirmed that Borle and Foster had gone their separate ways. Foster and Borle still remain good friends and continue to support each other's work. In 2010, Foster dated actor Bobby Cannavale. In April 2012, Foster confirmed their split. On September 19, 2013, Foster confirmed that she was engaged to screenwriter Ted Griffin. She and Griffin married on October 25, 2014.
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