Keala Settle

Keala Settle


Keala Settle is an actress and singer from the United States who is best known for her work in the film Hands on a Hardbody. Settle began her career as an actress in 2002 and has already been in the business for a decade. She is currently most known for her role in The Greatest Showman (2017).

Keala Settle was also nominated for the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

Early Childhood Development and Education

Keala Joan Settle was born in Hawaii on November 5, 1975, and is the oldest of five children in her family.

Settle is the son of David Settle, a British-born father, and Susanne Settle, a New Zealand-born mother. She was raised in a Mormon household.

She attended Southern Utah University and graduated from Kahuku High School in 1993.


In 2011, Keala Settle made her Broadway debut as Shirley in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. She rose to prominence after playing Tracy Turnblad in the national tour of Hairspray, an American musical with Marc Shaiman’s music.

In 2009, she reprised her role as Bloody Mary in the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific on a nationwide tour. A reviewer for the Pioneer Press in Massachusetts praised her performance.

Keala Settle, who plays the scheming Tonkinese trader lady Bloody Mary with a rolling walk, the venom of a serpent, and the maternal fierceness of a lioness12 buried deeply yet excruciatingly exposed in strategic moments12 is a better cast.

In 2012, she appeared in the Pioneer Theatre Company’s performance of A Christmas Carol as Mrs. Fezziwig. Settle also portrayed the part of Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine, from July 31 to August 25, 2013.

Keala Settle also appeared in the Encores! a concert staging of Violet with Sutton Foster on July 17, 2013, but was unable to transfer to the Broadway revival since she was cast as Madame Th112nardier in the revival of Les Mis12rables. As a result, Annie Golden took Settle’s place in Violet.

She considers herself an R&B vocalist rather than a musical theater artist.

Settle put it this way:

I’m not a musical theater performer at all. I’m mostly an R&B vocalist and have been for the majority of my life. My mother is 12 years old and used to be an R&B singer in New Zealand… I was so preoccupied with wanting to sing backup or studio work, as well as performing backup for Gladys Knight in Vegas.

She also added

She worked backstage with designers for several years until she was cast in South Pacific because she didn’t know how to live in that world…”

Her most recent appearance was in the biographical musical drama The Greatest Showman, opposite Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Zendaya, portraying a bearded lady named Lettie Lutz.

Personal Experiences

Keala Settle is currently in a relationship with her partner.

Yes, she has been dating a gentleman named Kadot Son, who has an Instagram account called @kadotson, despite the fact that she keeps her romantic life under wraps.


If the sources are to be believed, Keala Settle has a net worth of $200,000. Her main source of income is acting, which she has done for more than a decade.

A musical theatre actor, according to some accounts, is paid $200 to $2000 per week.

Facts of Keala Settle
Date of Birth:1975 November-5
Age:46 years old
Birth Nation:United States of America
Height:5 Feet 3 Inch
NameKeala Settle
Birth NameKeala Joan Settle
FatherDavid Settle
MotherSusanne Settle
Birth Place/CityHawaii, United States
ProfessionSinger & Actress
Net Worth$200,000
Salary$200 to $2000 (week)
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
Face ColorWhite
Famous forActing & Singing
Affair withKadot Son
BoyfriendKadot Son
Married toUnmarried
EducationSouthern Utah University
AwardsNominees for Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, and Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Theatre World Award (Awarded)
Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter, & Facebook
Music GroupHands on a Hardbody
MoviesThe Greatest Showman, Ricki and the Flash
TV ShowThe Big C
SiblingsKelly Settle, Ryan Settle, Dorthy Settle, Chad Settle