This 25-year-old actress and singer began her career as a child in Broadway productions of ‘Ragtime’ and ‘Les Miserables’.
She was born in New York City. Her mother is a nurse and her father, a delicatessen owner. She attended Rockland Country Day School in elementary school and she graduated from Tenafly High School.
She was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, but instead continued to work professionally on the stage.
In 1995, she made her Broadway debut as a replacement in the role of Young Cosette in ‘Les Miserables’, followed by the role of Tateh’s daughter, the Little Girl, in the 1998 original Broadway cast of ‘Ragtime’. In 2004, she played Sphritze in the Broadway revival of the musical ‘Fiddler on the Roof’.
She is active in charities for animal rights.
It’s Lea Michele!
It’s Lea Michele, who stars as Rachel Berry in the FOX television series ‘Glee’!
Michelle has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for an outstanding ensemble performance, as well as the 2009 Satellite Award for best actress. In 2012, Michelle received the People’s Choice award for Best Actress in a Comedy.
Several of her cover songs have reached the top 40 on the US Billboard 100, including “Gives You Hell” by The All-American Rejects, ‘The Only Exception’ by Paramore, ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry, ‘Without You’ by David Guetta, and the original song ‘Get It Right’. Michelle is the featured lead singer in 14 of the top 25 selling ‘Glee’ songs as of this year.
Lea Michelle was included in TIME magazine’s 2010 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, as well as ranked number 7 on FHM’s 2010 Sexiest Women list.
Even though she is a vegan, we would still like to take her out for a steak sometime!