Lea Michele is an American actress and singer noted for her appearance on the television screen as well as on Broadway productions. However, she came to prominence with the role of Rachel Berry on the Fox ‘Glee’ from 2009-2015. For her role, she has gained several awards and nominations including four People’s Choice Awards.
Furthermore, she has also published two books: Brunette Ambition (2014) and You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life (2015). Moroever, she has been in the headlines when the actress Samantha Marie Ware accused Lea of her rude behavior during a brief appearance in the series Glee. On top of that, Lea’s co-stars Heather Morris, Melissa Benoist, and Amber Riley also confirmed her behavior. She then later responded with an apology in response to numerous cast member’s accusations as well.
Caption: The American actress and singer, Lea Michele.
Lea Michele: Bio, Family, Education
The actress was born on 29 August 1986 as Lea Michele SarfatiThe Bronx, New York, U.S. She is the only child of her parents Edith Thomasina and Mark David Sarfati. Her mother is a retired nurse whereas her father, a real estate agent and former delicatessen owner. She has a missed ethnicity of Sephardic Jew and Italian-American descent. Her parents raised her in the Catholic faith and spent four years in the Bronx.
She and her family moved to the suburban area of Tenafly, New Jersey and they also had rented an apartment in Manhattan for Lea. Regarding her education, she finished her elementary school at Rockland Country Day School in New York. She graduated high school from Tenafly High School. Before that, she was homeschooled in 1997 while she traveled to Toronto for her work in the production of Ragtime. During her high school days, she has participated in the debate, choir, and played on the school volleyball team.
From 2000 to 2002, she joined Stagedoor Manor in the Catskill. And she later accepted to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Instead of that, she continued her professional career on the stage. She started her acting career from the age of eight when she debuted her Broadway in 1995 in Les Misérables as Young Cosette.
Acting and Singing Career:
She had appeared in many Broadway and off-broadway productions until her television debut in the series Glee. Apart from acting, she has also released as well as covered many singles that are available on digital download. Additionally, she has featured as the lead singer of 14 out of the top 20 Glee cast songs that have been nominated for several nominations including two Grammy Awards nominations. As a singer, she had debuted with her first album ‘Louder’ on 10 December 2013.
She released her second studio album ‘Love Is Alive’ on 3 March 2017 which sold over 16,000 units in its first week. Following that, on 25 October 2019, she published her third studio album titled ‘Christmas in the City’. Her acting roles include a lead in TV films ‘Same Time, Next Christmas’, ‘sons of Anarchy’, and horror-comedy series ‘Scram Queens’.
Lea Michele: Personal Life & Boyfriend
Moving toward her personal life, she is a happily married woman. She has dated a businessman Zandy Reich and announced their engagement on 28 April 2018. After nearly nine months of their engagement, they exchanged vows on 9 March 2019. They wedded in a private and lavish wedding in Napa, California. attended by their close friends and family members.
On 2 May 2020, she announced of expecting their first child and gave birth to a boy Ever Leo on 20 August 2020. Furthermore, she was previously in a relationship with co-actor Cory Monteith of the series Glee. they first met on the set of series in 2008 and cast as love interests on series. However, they later reported to date in 2012 and stayed together until Cory’s death in July 2013.
Caption: Lea Michele with her son and husband Zandy Reich.
Lea Michele: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Coming over to her earning, she reported making $80,000 per episode from her work in the series ‘Glee’. Further, her net worth has an estimation of around $14 million from her acting and singing career. Also, she has also bought a few properties including her house worth around $3.15 million in Brentwood.
She has an unverified Twitter account @leamicheleweb with 12.8k followers. On Facebook, she goes by the verified account under her name with 4.9 million followers. She has a verified Instagram account @leamichele with 6.5 million followers.
Lea Michele: Body Measurements
She has a slim and healthy body that measures approximately around 36-26-40 inches of chest-waist-hips respectively. Her body stands to a height of 5 feet 3 inches or 1.59 meters and weighs around 53 kg. She has dark brown eyes color with blonde hair color.