Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Composer • Actor • Writer • Musician • Producer

Birth Date: January 16, 1980

Age: 44 years old

Birth Place: Manhattan, New York

Parents: Luis Miranda, Jr.

Born January 16, 1980 in New York City, Lin-Manuel Miranda lived in the Inwood neighborhood of upper Manhattan. Miranda attended Hunter College High School before moving on to Wesleyan University. Miranda also spent several weeks every year visiting his grandparents in Puerto Rico. Miranda's father was a political advisor to mayor Ed Koch, and as a young adult Miranda often helped to pitch jingles for political candidates including one for Eliot Spitzer's 2006 campaign. At Wesleyan, Miranda co-founded a hip-hop comedy troupe, and wrote the first draft of what was to become his first musical, "In the Heights." The show was performed at Wesleyan in the Spring of 1999. After his graduation, Miranda continued to work on "In the Heights," which moved to Broadway in 2008. Miranda worked as an English teacher at his former high school while working on his projects. In addition to the musicals "Working," and "Bring It On!," Miranda appeared in an episode of "The Sopranos"(HBO, 1997-2007), and "House" (Fox, 2004-2012). After reading Alexander Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton, Miranda began performing a series of raps inspired by the work that was he later expanded to the musical "Hamilton." "Hamilton" debuted on Broadway in 2015 to wildly positive reviews. Miranda was a 2015 recipient of the MacArthur Genius Award and won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for the musical. Its commercial success also made him a mainstream figure, appearing on The Grammy Awards, starring in a sketch on "Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central 2013- ) and hosting "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975- ). After leaving the show in 2016, Miranda produced the various artists album The Hamilton Mixtape, featuring songs from the show as interpreted by popular singers. His next major project was composing the score for the Disney animated film "Moana" (2016), starring Dwayne Johnson. In late 2016, Miranda announced that he was executive producing an adaptation of author Pat Rothfuss' fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicle, which would involve both feature films and a television series..

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Dick Van Dyke: 98 Years of MagicStream

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2023

Disney 100: A Century of DreamsStream

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2023

Leigh Sales with Lin-Manuel Miranda

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2023

The Little MermaidStream

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2023
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Encanto at the Hollywood BowlStream

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2022

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

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2022

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseStream

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2022
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In the Heights: El Sueñito: The Official Podcast

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2021

The Tony Awards Present: Broadway's Back!

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2021

CBS Mornings

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2021

We the PeopleStream

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2021

We the PeopleStream

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2021

Roll Up Your Sleeves

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In the HeightsStream

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Piraguero
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2021
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In the HeightsStream

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2021
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Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for ItStream

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2021
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Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for ItStream

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VivoStream

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Summer of SoulStream

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Tick, Tick... Boom!Stream

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Tick, Tick... Boom!Stream

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Neptune Frost

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The Year: 2020

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2020

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Inductions

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2020

Oral History

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2020

A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote

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Beyond the CanvasStream

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2020

Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes on You

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Dear...Stream

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We Are Freestyle Love Supreme

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We Are Freestyle Love Supreme

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HamiltonStream

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Alexander Hamilton
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HamiltonStream

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HamiltonStream

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2020
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HamiltonStream

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Siempre, LuisStream

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2020
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Siempre, Luis Trailer

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2020

His Dark MaterialsStream

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2019
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His Dark Materials FREE

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The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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2019

Tamron HallStream

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My Favorite Shapes by Julio TorresStream

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2019

Fosse/VerdonStream

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2019
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Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson & Nathanael Saleh: The Royal Doulton Music Hall (From Mary p

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2019

Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Company - Mary Poppins Returns: A Cover Is Not the Book

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2019

Desus & Mero

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2019

Desus & Mero: Extras

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2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, Tarik Frimpong, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson & Nathanael: Trip a Little Light Fantastic

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2019

Lin-Manuel: Boricua from the Heights

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2019

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

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2019

The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors

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2018

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

BlueyStream

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Major Tom
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2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute to a Superstar

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2018

Oprah at the Apollo

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2018

Jordan Fisher Feat. Lin Manuel Miranda: You're Welcome

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2018

Jordan Fisher Feat. Lin Manuel Miranda: You're Welcome

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2018

Bartlett

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2018

Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc: Wrote My Way Out

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2018

Nas Feat. Aloe Blacc, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda: Wrote My Way Out

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2018

Lin Manuel Miranda: Found, Tonight

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2018

Lin Manuel Miranda Feat. Ben Platt: Found, Tonight

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2018

Mary Poppins Returns

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Jack
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2018

Access

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2017

Almost Like Praying: For Puerto Rico

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2017

The Annual Imagen Awards With Special Honorees Lin-Manuel Miranda and Family

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2017

The Sunday Project

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2017

DuckTalesStream

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Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera
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2017

Daily Pop

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2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

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2017

The Oscars

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2017

One Day at a TimeStream

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Juanito
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2017
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Game Changers With Robin Roberts

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2016

Millennials: The Musical

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2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda & Opetaia Foa'i: We Know The Way (From Moana/Finale/Audio Only)

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2016

Matter of Fact With Soledad O'Brien

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2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards

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2016

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

Difficult PeopleStream

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2015
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The Breakfast Club

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2015

The Late Late Show With James Corden

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2015

The Late Late Show With James Corden

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Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

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2014

Freestyle Love Supreme

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2014

Good Morning Britain

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2014

Last Week Tonight With John OliverStream

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2014

The Breakfast Club Power Hour

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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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Brooklyn Nine-NineStream

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David Santiago
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2013
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The Social

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2013

Drunk HistoryStream

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Do No HarmStream

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200 Cartas

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Raul
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2013

Broadway Profiles

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2012

Entertainment Studios.TV

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CBS This Morning

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2012

The Polar Bears

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2012

The Odd Life of Timothy GreenStream

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Reggie Marks
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2012
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Dish Nation

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7.30

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The Marilyn Denis Show

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ConanStream

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Modern FamilyStream

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2009
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Celebrity Habla

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Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

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2007

The Graham Norton ShowStream

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Rachael Ray ShowStream

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The One Show

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How I Met Your MotherStream

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Gus
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ET Canada

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HouseStream

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American Latino TV

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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Music Matters

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Curb Your EnthusiasmStream

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Himself
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The SopranosStream

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The View

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Charlie RoseStream

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News aboutLin-Manuel Miranda

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‘Percy Jackson’: Lotus Casino Was Star Trio’s Favorite Scene to Film

Hugh Laurie as Gregory House and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Juan

‘House’ Streaming on Hulu: 12 Big-Name Guest Stars You’ll See on the Series

Megan Mullally, Lance Reddick, and Lin-Manuel Miranda in 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians'

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Beyoncé at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards

2023 Grammy Nominations: Beyoncé Ties Jay-Z’s Nominations Record

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‘Percy Jackson’: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Play Hermes in Disney+ Series (PHOTO)

Encanto Oscars Performance

‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ at Oscars: Megan Thee Stallion & More Join First Live Performance (VIDEO)

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Best Lines of the Week (June 4-10): ‘Mice to Finally Meet You’

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Jon M. Chu on Bringing ‘In the Heights’ to the Screen: ‘I Hope That This Is Healing’

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Best Lines of the Week (November 27-December 3): ‘This Is My Hero Moment’

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‘His Dark Materials’ Season 2: Lyra Meets Will & the Significance of Cittàgazze

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‘His Dark Materials’ Sets Season 2 Premiere: When Will You See the ‘Fleabag’ Reunion?

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‘Siempre, Luis’: The Story of an Unstoppable Change-Maker & Proud American (VIDEO)

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‘The West Wing’ Special Sets Premiere: See the Cast Back Together (PHOTOS)

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‘Hamilton’ Comes to Disney+ — Check Out the Musical’s First Trailer (VIDEO)

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Inside ‘One Day at a Time’s Animated Special & Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Guest Role

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‘One Day at a Time’ Gets Political in Animated Special Sneak Peek (VIDEO)

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‘One Day at a Time’: Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Join the Cast for Animated Special (PHOTO)

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13 ‘BoJack Horseman’ Celebrity Cameos That Surprised Us (PHOTOS)

2020 Oscars Hosts

13 Celebrities We’d Love to See Host the 2020 Oscars (PHOTOS)

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12 Stars Supporting Gabrielle Union in Her ‘America’s Got Talent’ Drama (PHOTOS)

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The 10 Best Episodes of ‘House,’ 15 Years Later (PHOTOS)

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‘His Dark Materials’: Sneak Peek at the Fantasy Series Based on the Bestseller (PHOTOS)

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‘His Dark Materials’: HBO Unveils Epic Extended Trailer (VIDEO)

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‘His Dark Materials’: Meet the Humans & Daemons of HBO’s Epic Fantasy (PHOTOS)

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Cobie Smulders & More Fall Stars to Watch (PHOTOS)

Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and James McAvoy - 'His Dark Materials' Comic Con Panel 2019
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‘His Dark Materials’ Comic-Con Panel: Why It’s Coming to TV, Tackling Religion & More

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‘His Dark Materials’ Trailer: Lyra’s Journey Begins in HBO’s Next Epic Fantasy (VIDEO)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season 6
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Amy’s ‘Golden Child’ Brother on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ (RECAP)

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All Babies Born to TV Stars in 2018 (PHOTOS)

Outlander Season 2 2016

‘Outlander’ Has Some Majorly Famous Fans

DuckTales - Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Ready to Entertain as Gizmoduck on ‘DuckTales’

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Makes His Debut as Gizmoduck in Disney’s ‘DuckTales’

Oscar Wilde Awards 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda Producing ‘Kingkiller Chronicle’ Series at Showtime

Late Late Show with James Corden - Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Drunk History - Ed Helms and Jesse Plemons

‘Drunk History’ Visits the Story of Hamilton and More for Season 4