日付 of Birth
29 August 1986, Bronx, New York, USA
Lea Michele Sarfati
5' 2" (1.57 m)
Lea Michele Sarfati was born in The Bronx, New York to parents Edith and Marc Sarfati. Her mother, a nurse, is Italian American and Roman Catholic, while her father, a delicatessen owner, is of Spanish-Sephardic Jewish ancestry. Even though she was born in New York, Lea was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey where she eventually attended and graduated from Tenafly High School.
At the age of eight years old, Lea went with a friend to an open casting call for an up-and-coming musical. After spontaneously deciding to audition, she was offered the role and two weeks later, she was starring on Broadway. Lea debuted on Broadway in 1995 as a replacement for the role of Young Cosette in the original New York production of Les Misérables. Following her theatrical debut in Les Misérables, Lea was cast in the role of Tateh's daughter, the Little Girl, in the 1998 original Broadway cast of Ragtime and in 2004, Lea portrayed "Shprintze" and "Chava" in the Broadway revival of the musical Fiddler on the Roof.
When she was fourteen years old, Lea was 与えられた the role of Wendla in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's musical version of Spring Awakening, starring in early workshops to Off-Broadway and finally originating the role in the Broadway production at the age of twenty. Around the same time that the 表示する was set to go to Broadway, Lea was offered the role of Eponine in the Broadway revival of Les Misérables. However, she chose to remain with Spring Awakening, which debuted on Broadway in December 2006. Lea was later nominated for a Drama 机, デスク Award for her performance in Spring Awakening in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Musical. After two years of starring in Spring Awakening, Lea left the 表示する with co-star and good friend, Jonathan Groff, to pursue もっと見る performing opportunities.
In early 2009, Lea won the role of Rachel Berry on the 狐, フォックス テレビ smash hit, "Glee" (2009) and since the show's premiere on May 19, 2009, Lea has since received worldwide critical and public acclaim for her performance on the show. She received the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Series, Comedy または Musical and later won a Screen Actors Guild Award as well. Along with her award wins, Lea has also received Golden Globe, Emmy, and Teen Choice Award nominations. It has quickly been established によって this young woman's impressive and gifted talent, as well as her natural poise and grace, that this is only the beginning of a beautiful and successful career.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
Originated the Broadway role of Wendla in the musical Spring Awakening.
She is of Spanish and Italian descent.
She was roommates with "Glee" (2009) co-star Dianna Agron .
Worked with "Glee" (2009) co-stars, Jenna Ushkowitz and Jonathan Groff, on the musical Spring Awakening.
Best フレンズ with actor Jonathan Groff.
"Glee" (2009) creator, Ryan Murphy, wrote the part of Rachel Berry with her in mind.
Has two cats, Claude and Sheila, named after characters from the musical Hair.
She was accepted to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, but opted to continue working on stage.
She was home-schooled for one 年 while she lived in Toronto, where she was performing in the original cast of Ragtime and again when the 表示する was brought to Broadway.
Her お気に入り film is Almost Famous (2000).
Her お気に入り novel is "Girl with a Pearl Earring" によって Tracy Chevalier.
Is in a relationship with actor Theo Stockman [November 2009].
Named to People Magazine's Best Dressed 一覧 of 2010.
In October 2010, Lea performed at a benefit コンサート for the Painted Turtle, a camp for children with chronic illnesses. The コンサート celebrated the 35th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where she played the role of Janet Weiss for the benefit.
She is very active in participating in charities for gay rights and animal rights.
Was ranked #7 on FHM 100 Most Sexiest Women in the World (2010).
Was included in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World (2010).
In April 2010, Lea appeared in a PSA for PETA speaking out against fur, and later that same 年 in September, she was honored によって PETA for her work for animals.
She enjoys baking in her spare time.
When she was not working on Broadway during high school, Lea worked in a Bat Mitzvah dress ショップ where her duties were cleaning and vacuuming.
One of my お気に入り things about Spring Awakening is that it is enjoyable and important for both kids and adults to see.
I consider myself lucky to be an only child because if I had other siblings, my mother would not have been able to take me to every audition and be so supportive of my career.
Where Are They Now
(July 2009) Los Angeles, California filming the first season of the new original series "Glee" (2009)
(July 2010) Los Angeles, California filming the 秒 season of "Glee" (2009).
(January 2011) Filming New Year's Eve (2011) in New York City, New York.