Lea Michele

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Lea Michele is an American actress, songwriter, singer, and author. Lea Michele is famous for her acting in the musical show Glee. Moreover, Lea is a New York Times bestselling author.

Early Life and Childhood

Lea Michele was born on August 29, 1986. Presently, she is 36 years old and her sun sign is Virgo. Her full name is Lea Michele Sarfati. She is originally from The Bronx, New York, USA. Lea is the only child of Edith Thomasina (née Porcelli), a retired nurse, and Mark David Sarfati, a real estate agent, and former delicatessen owner.

Moreover, her mother is an Italian American with ancestors from Rome and Naples, whereas her father is a Sephardic Jew with ancestors from Thessaloniki, Greece. She was raised Catholic in Tenafly, New Jersey. She went to Rockland Country Day School an elementary school in Congers, New York. Likewise, she graduated from Tenafly High School.

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Caption: Lea Michele and her mother’s picture. Source: Instagram

Lea Michele – Career and Professional Life

At the age of 8, Lea went with a friend to an open casting call for an up-and-coming musical. After spontaneously deciding to audition, this personality was offered the role and, two weeks later, she was starring on Broadway. Lea made her Broadway debut in 1995 as a replacement for the role of Young Cosette in “Les Misérables”. This personality was then cast in the role of Tateh’s daughter, the Little Girl, in the 1998 original Broadway cast of “Ragtime”.

And, in the year 2004, she portrayed Shprintze and understudied the role of Chava in the Broadway revival of the musical “Fiddler on the Roof”. Likewise, when she was 14, she was given the role of Wendla Bergmann in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s musical version of “Spring Awakening”. Lea starred in early workshops, off-Broadway, and finally originated the role in the Broadway production at age 20.

Similarly, around the same time that the show was set to go to Broadway, she was offered the role of Éponine Thénardier in the Broadway revival of “Les Misérables”. Lea chose to remain with “Spring Awakening”, which debuted on Broadway in December 2006. This personality was later nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.

Furthermore, after two years of starring in “Spring Awakening”, she left the show with co-star Jonathan Groff, to pursue other opportunities. Similarly, in late 2008, this personality won the role of Rachel Berry in the comedy-drama series Glee (2009). And since the show’s premiere on May 19, 2009, she has received worldwide critical acclaim for her performance.

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Caption: Lea Michele in ‘Glee’. Source: Eonline

More about her career

Lea received the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Series – Comedy or Musical, and later won four People’s Choice Awards, three Teen Choice Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Moreover, along with her award wins, she also received Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations. Lea has appeared in productions of Les Misérables (1995–1996), Ragtime (1997–1999), Fiddler on the Roof (2004–2005), and Spring Awakening (2006–2008).

She and 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. And also, spawning multiple hits on the Billboard charts. Subsequently, this actress starred as Hester Ulrich on the Fox series Scream Queens (2015–2016) and as Valentina Barella on the ABC sitcom The Mayor (2017).

Lea made her feature film debut on New Year’s Eve (2011) and was signed to Columbia Records in the year 2012. Later, she released her debut single the following year, “Cannonball”, followed by her debut studio album, Louder (2014), which debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States.

After 3 years, she released her second studio album, Places (2017), which debuted at number 28 on the Billboard 200. Likewise, in the year 2019, she released Christmas in the City, her third studio album. This personality has also published two books, Brunette Ambition (2014) and You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life (2015).

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Caption: Lea Michele while singing. Source: Instagram

Lea Michele – Brand Endorsements

Lea has endorsed or advertised different brands or people or places or things like any other public figure. However, some of the brands or places she has endorsed are Funny Girl on Broadway, Entertainment Weekly, e.l.f. Cosmetics and Skincare, InStyle México, alice + olivia by StaceyBendet, instylemagazine, and many more.

Lea Michele – Net Worth 2023

This amazing actress is sure to earn a handful amount of money through her profession. However, her net worth is around $12 million.

Personal Life

Lea started dating her co-star from Glee, Cory Monteith in February 2012. The two remained together until his death in July 2013. Later, she announced her engagement to businessman Zandy Reich on April 28, 2018. They married on March 9, 2019, in Napa, California. Similarly, on May 2, 2020, she announced that she and Reich were expecting their first child. And, on August 20, 2020, she gave birth to a son named Ever Leo Reich.

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Caption: Lea Michele’s picture with her husband and kid. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Lea is a gorgeous lady with 5 feet 2 inches in height. Similarly, she weighs around 53 kilos. This personality has an attractive and fit body physique. She has a lean and curvy body figure measuring 35-25-34 inches or 89-63-87 cm. Both, her eyes and hair are dark browns in color. Furthermore, Lea follows Yoga regularly to stay in the right shape. Additionally, she wears a shoe size of 7 (US) and a dress size of 6 (US).

Social Media

She has earned over 7.5 million followers on her ‘@leamichele’ Instagram account. Her YouTube channel has gained over 566K subscribers. Likewise, her Facebook account has amassed over 4.9 million.