Lea Michele

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Full Name Lea Michele
Age 33 Years Old
Nick Name Lee, Lele
Gender Female
Famous As Singer
Birth Date August 29, 1986
Birth Place The Bronx, New York City, New York

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Lea Michele Sarfati, popularly known as Lea Michele is an American actress, singer, and author. She started her career in the entertainment industry as a theatre actress. She made her debut as a child actress in Broadway Les Miserables. She rose to prominence after starring in the Fox series Glee in 2009. She later went on to star in numerous films and tv series. As a singer, she has released 3 studio albums and has earned several Grammy nominations. As an author, she has released two books. 

Besides her career, she is also known for her philanthropic work. She has participated in several fundraising and awareness campaigns.

She has over 6.3 million followers on her Instagram @leamichele.

What is Lea Michele Famous For?

  • Grammy-nominated singer.
  • Broadway star.
  • Glee star.

Lea Michele Parents

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Where is Lea Michele born?

Lea Michele was born on 29 August 1986. Her birth name is Lea Michele Sarfati. Her birth place is in The Bronx, New York City, New York in the United States. She holds an American nationality. She was born to a father, Mark David Sarfati, and a mother Edith Thomasina Porcelli. She has no siblings as she is the only child. She belongs to mixed ethnicity. She has Italian American ancestry on her mother's side, whereas she has Sephardic Jew Greek ancestry on her father's side. Regarding religion, she was raised Catholic. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She grew up in the suburban area of New Jersey, Tenafly. 

Regarding her educational background, Michele attended Rockland Country Day School for elementary school. As she started her career at a young age, she was homeschooled. For her high school education, she attended Tenafly High School. She was an excellent student in extracurricular activities in high school. She was on the volleyball team and the debate team. She also participated in the choir while in high school. She later attended Statgedoor Manor in the Catskills, where she trained in performing arts. She was part of the touring troupe Our Time Cabaret at Stagedoor. She performed in several Stagedoor productions. She was accepted to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. However, she did not join the university in order to continue her professional career on stage. 

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Acting Career

  • Lea Michele made her debut in Broadway Les Miserables, where she appeared as young Cosette. She sang "Angel of Music" from The Phantom of the Opera during her audition. 
  • She later starred in numerous Les Miserables concerts in her theater career.
  • She then appeared in numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre productions, Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof, Spring Awakening.
  • She voiced Christina in the animated film, Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night in 1998.
  • She starred in a concert production of the musical Alive in the World as Phoebe in 2008. 
  • She left starred as Claudia Octavia in a reading of Sheik and Sater's musical, Nero in July 2008.
  • In the same year, she performed at the benefit Broadway Chance Style: Up Close & Personal. 
  • She made her television debut as Rachel Berry in the Fox musical comedy-drama series, Glee in 2009. She was the female lead and star singer on the series.
  • She starred in the series from its premiere in 2009 until its ending in 2015.
  • She won several accolades and nominations for her work in Glee. She won the 2009 Satellite Award and was nominated for Golden Globe Awards as well as Emmy Awards. 
  • She made her feature film debut from the romantic comedy film, New Year's Eve in 2011. 
  • She voiced Dorothy Gale in the animated musical film, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return in 2014.
  • She guest-starred as Gertie in an episode of the final season of FX's drama series Sons of Anarchy in 2014.  
  • She starred as Hester Ulrich in the Fox horror-comedy series, Scream Queens from 2015 to 2016. 
  • For her role in Scream Queens, she was nominated for People's Choice Award and Teen Choice Awards. 
  • She guest-starred as Amanda in the first episode of the science fiction anthology series Dimension 404 in April 2017. 
  • She co-starred as political advisor Valentina Barella in ABC sitcom, The Mayor. 
  • She hosted Well, Well, Well with Lea Michele, a health and wellness digital series for the Ellen DeGeneres Network in 2019.
  • She starred in the lead role in ABC's holiday television film, Same Time, Next Christmas. 

Music Career

  • Michele's music career started alongside her acting career.
  • She performed in several Broadway musicals which nourished her singing capability as well. 
  • She was the female lead and star singer on Glee from 2009 to 2015. 
  • Michele and Glee cast embarked on a music tour of the United States in May 2010. The tour was expanded to multiple shows across North American and Europe. 
  • Billboard awarded Lea Michele her first-ever Triple Threat Award in December 2010.
  • She was featured as lead singer for 14 of the top 20 best-selling Glee cast songs as of 2010.
  • She was nominated for 2 Grammys in 2011.
  • She signed with Columbia Records in 2012. 
  • She then released her solo debut single, "Cannonball" from her debut studio album in December 2013. 
  • She released her debut studio album, Louder in 2014. 
  • Her debut studio album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200.
  • Michele was one of the eight singers featured on the charity single, "This Is for My Girls" in 2016. She toured in the United States and the UK to promote her upcoming second studio album, Place in early 2017. 
  • She released the lead single "Love Is Alive" from her second studio album in March 2017. 
  • She released her second studio album, Places in April 2017. The album debuted at number 28 on the Billboard 200.
  • She performed as a headlining act at the third annual musical theatre festival Elsie Fest in October 2017. 
  • She co-headlined LM/DC Tour with Glee Darren Criss across North America, the UK, and Ireland in 2018.
  • She released her third studio album, Christmas in the City in October 2019. 

Author

  • Lea Michele signed a deal with Harmony Books and Random House in 2013. 
  • She released her first book, Brunette Ambition in 2014. The book debuted at number 3 on The New York Times Best Seller list. 
  • She released her second book, You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life in 2015. 

Lea Michele Married

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Who is Lea Michele Married to?

Lea Michele is a married woman. She is married to Zandy Reich. The couple got engaged on 28 April 2018. The couple later tied a knot to each other on 9 March 2019. Michele announced on 2 May 2020 that she was pregnant with their first child. 

She previously dated Landon Beard and Cory Monteith. Michele dated Monteith until his death in July 2013.

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How much net worth does Lea Michele?

Lea Michele is one of the established entertainers. As an actress, she has appeared in numerous movies and tv shows. As a singer, she has released 3 studio albums. Her income comes from record sales, concerts, tours, and residencies. She also earns from her acting career. 

She has also endorsed several brands including L'Oreal, Dove, Chevrolet, and Nike among others. She was featured in Gap Inc.'s advertisement campaigns in 2007. She became a spokesmodel for Dove in 2010. She appeared in the Super Bowl commercial for Chevrolet in 2011. She also became a Nike spokesperson in 2011. The same year, she appeared in HP TouchPad commercials. She became the spokesmodel for Candie in 2012. She reportedly signed a $1 million deal to become L'Oreal spokesperson in 2012. She also collaborated with Pixelberry Studio to launch High School Story with Lea Michele in 2015. She collaborated with Old Navy and Lyft to announce free car-sharing to stores for holidays in 2018. She appeared on a wedding planning website ZOLA's commercial in 2019. Her net worth is estimated at $12 million. 

How tall is Lea Michele?

Lea Michele stands at a height of 1.59 inches i.e. 5 feet 3 inches. She has a body weight of 117 lbs i.e. 53kg. She has a slim body build. Her body measurements are 35-25-34 inches. She has dark brown eyes and her color is also dark brown. Her bra size is 32C. She wears a dress size of 6 (US).