Lea Michele

Birth Day August 29th, 1986
Birth Place The Bronx, New York City, New York
Age 37 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Virgo

About Lea Michele

An American actress, singer, as well as an author, is named for Lea Michele. She rose to fame after her role as Rachel Berry on the Fox series "Glee" (2009-2015). For her role, she bagged an Emmy Award nomination, two Golden Globe nominations, and won four People's Choice Awards, three Teen Choice Awards, and a Satellite Award. Additionally, she starred as Hester Ulrich on the Fox series "Scream Queens" (2015-2016) and as Valentina Barella on the ABC sitcom "The Mayor" (2017). Initially, she began her career as a child actress on Broadway, appearing in productions of Les Miserables (1995-1996), Ragtime (1997-1999), Fiddler on the Roof (2004-2005), and Spring Awakening (2006-2008). Her debut TV show was the American Crime drama series "Third Watch". But, she appeared in just a single episode titled "Spring Forward Fall Back" (Season 1, Episode 19) for her role as Sammi. She started working at the Broadway theater in the year 1995 and released her debut solo pop album "Louder" on 28th February 2014, via Columbia Records. Her second album is "Places" (2017) and her third album is "Christmas in the City" (2019). In the 1988 direct-to-video animated film "Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night". She gave voice to various characters in this film. As an author, she has also published two books, "Brunette Ambition" (2014) and "You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life" (2015). She is active in charities for gay rights and animal rights. In AskMen's Most Desirable Women list of 2012, she was voted no. 19. She has over 6.3 million followers on her Instagram @leamichele.

Recent in the news, Lea Michele and husband Zandy Reich are new parents. She gave birth to the baby boy, Ever Leo, on Thursday. He is the first child for Michele, 33, and her husband, Zandy Reich, 37. Whereas she announced her pregnancy on Instagram in May. The actress-singer shared a photo of her baby bump with the caption "So grateful." The couple, who have been together since July 2017, announced their engagement in April 2018 and wed in March 2019.

Lea Michele is famous for being an American actress, singer, and author. She is best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the Fox television series "Glee". 

Lea Michele Parents

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Michele Lea was born on 29th August 1986. Her full name/birth name is Lea Michele Sarfati. Her birthplace/hometown is in the Bronx, New York City, New York, the USA. She raised in the suburban area of New Jersey, Tenafly. Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is mixed with Italian and Sephardi Jewish. Her Zodiac sign is Virgo and her religion is Roman Catholicism. As of 2019, she celebrated her 33rd birthday. She was born to her parents; as the child of Edith Thomasina (mother), a retired nurse, and Mark David Sarfati (father), a real estate agent, and former delicatessen owner. When Michele was 19 years old, her mother Edith was diagnosed with uterine cancer and received treatment from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. The family also rented an apartment in Manhattan, where they would live when she was performing on Broadway. Her family was very much concerned about her career due to which her parents rented an apartment in Manhattan for the sake of her easiness in performing at Broadway's. When she went on her first audition, for the role of Young Cosette in Les Miserables, she gave her name as Lea Michele and has used it professionally ever since. During the audition, she sang "Angel of Music" from The Phantom of the Opera-the the only musical she knew at the time. 

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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Lea Michele is a very beautiful and charming lady with an attractive personality. She stands at an average height of 5 feet 3 inches. Her body weight consists of 53 Kg. She has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. Her body measurements are 35-25-34 inches. Her bra size is 32C. She wears a shoe size of 7 (US) and her dress size is 6 (US). Her body build is athletic.

Lea Michele's 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. 

Lea Michele's 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. 

Lea Michele as an 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's Awards and Life Achievements

Lea Michele is an award-winning actress. Till now, she has achieved a lot of awards. Fro her role in Fox series 'Glee', she received an Emmy Award nomination, two Golden Globe nominations, and won four People's Choice Awards, three Teen Choice Awards, and a Satellite Award. Additionally, she along with the rest of the Glee cast earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series from four nominations and three Grammy Award nominations for music recorded for the series, also spawning multiple hits on the Billboard charts. For her performance in 'Spring Awakening', she was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. In December 2010, she received Billboard's first-ever Triple Threat Award. In 2011, she was nominated for two Grammy Awards, for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals ("Don't Stop Believin'") and Best Compilation Soundtrack Album (Glee: The Music, Volume 1). That same year, Michele was nominated again for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress-Television Series Musical or Comedy. In 2012 and 2013, she won the People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress. She was nominated for the People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series, Scream Queens, and two Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Actress: Comedy and Choice TV: Villain for her performance in the role. 

Lea Michele's Husband, Zandy Reich

Lea Michele is a married woman. She was married to her handsome husband, Zandy Reich. In July 2017, she started dating fashion executive Zandy Reich. In April 2018, Zandy and Lea got engaged. It was revealed when she posted an Instagram picture of her ring. They got married on 9th March 2019. Recently, the duo is blessed with their first child, a boy. Lea welcomed their baby boy, named Ever Leo Reich, with husband Zandy Reich, 37, on August 20, 2020. "Everyone's happy and healthy, and they're extremely grateful," a source told the outlet. "He's been an easy baby so far." At present, the duo enjoying their marriage life happily without any disturbances. Her sexual orientation is straight.

Lea Michele Married

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Previously, she has been in numerous affairs and relationships. Firstly, in 2007, she was rumored to be with Matthew Morrison. They first met at the Broadway theater and the news came that they are dating together. But, they didn't confirm. After that, Theo Stockman and Lea met at the Broadway theater for the first time and soon started dating since October 2009. They dated together for 2 years before calling it quits in 2011. After that, her love began with Cory Monteith. They met on the sets of popular television series 'Glee' in 2009 and dated for a while. They again started dating in 2011 but kept it quiet until April 2012. They were seen kissing at New York Rangers hockey game. The relationship ended suddenly when Cory Monteith was found dead at Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel room on July 13, 2013, in Vancouver, Canada due to heroin and alcohol overdose. After the incident, she romantically linked with Matthew Paetz from April 2014 to February 2016. From May to July 2016, she was seen romancing with actor and model, Robert Buckley. They split was amicable and they even appeared together in the series Dimension 404 later on. 

lea Michele Kids

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Besides this, she supported Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, performing in December 2007 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre for Unsung: 'Tis The Season To Be Naughty. She has also participated in Broadway Barks, Broadway Bares, the Easter Bonnet Competition, and the Flea Market and Grand Auction. She has been active in campaigning for animal rights. In April 2019, she performed for the "A Grand Night" fundraising gala held at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. On 1st May 2019, she joined Former First Lady Michelle Obama at Reach Higher's 2019 College Signing Day. On 24th November 2019, she visited ill children at Children's Health Care of Atlanta. 

Lea Michele's Net Worth 2020

Lea Michele is a very successful and talented actress as well as a singer. Starting off her career from an early age, she is still active in the field of the music industry and entertainment industry. till now, she has amassed a huge amount of money from her career. Lea gained a lot of popularity after her role in the series, "Glee". The net worth of Lea Michele is estimated to have $12 Million as of 2020. She has earned all this through her television career, endorsements, voice role, and singing career. Without a doubt, her annual will be surely in millions. She is making $80 Thousand Per episode. 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 was featured in a Gap Inc. marketing campaign for 'spring Awakening' in the year 2007. The campaign included magazine advertisement spreads and billboards in Times Square. Additionally, she also became a spokesmodel for beauty company Dove, performing the song "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music in television commercials for the brand. She next appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for Chevrolet, along with most of her Glee co-stars. Similarly, she became a spokesperson for a Nike workout application in 2011. She appeared in commercials for the HP TouchPad in September 2011. In September 2012, it was revealed that Michele had signed an estimated $1 million deal to be a spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris. 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. 

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