Lea Michele is an internationally acclaimed personality in the field of Arts. She is an astounding actress, vocalist and writer. Her remarkable performance in ‘Glee’ excited fans and inspired thousands of young people across the globe to pursue their careers in singing and acting. Several high schools now have student-run clubs called ‘Glee,’ because of the impact of the series. Through the Glee Club, students are able to actualize their dreams of singing and acting. Lea Michele is also celebrated as a humanitarian because of the time she dedicates to charitable activities.
Marc and Edith Sarfati welcomed their daughter into the world in 1986. They named her Lea Michele Sarfati. Her father is of Jewish genealogy and is the proprietor of a Delicatessen. Her mother is of Italian descent and is associated with the field of nursing. Lea’s religious roots rest in Roman Catholicism. During her childhood, she lived in Tenafly, New Jersey. As a teenager, she assisted her father at his restaurant and also gained employment in a clothes store. Lea Michele is highly respected for her involvement in benefit concerts and her advocacy for animal and gay rights.
Lea acquired her elementary education at the Rockland Country Day School located in Congers, New York. She then moved on to Tenafly High School in New Jersey. She was quite an active pupil during her tenure in high school because she participated in debating, choir and volleyball. Lea was later enrolled at Stagedoor Manor Center for the Performing Arts which is housed in Catskills, New York. While there, she performed in productions such as Sondheim’s ‘Side by Side’ and ‘The Who’s Tommy.’ Lea Michele also matriculated into the Tisch School of Arts at New York University. In her determination to pursue her career, she did not take up the offer to study at the tertiary level. Instead, she remained in the spotlight and continued acting.
Lea Michele reportedly has an estimated net worth of 10 million dollars. Alongside her career in acting and music, she has attained endorsements from Dove’s, Candies, Chevrolet and Nike. She is currently a Spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris.
Movies, Singing Career and Books
In 1995, Lea Michele started her journey on Broadway as a child actress. She ‘tried out’ for a musical at age eight and was assigned the role of Young Cosette in Les Miserables. In 1998, Michele assumed the role of Tateh’s Daughter in Rag Time. In 2004, Lea starred as Shprintze and Chava in Fiddler on the Roof. Lea’s compelling role as Wendla in Spring Awakening aided in placing her among children celebrities at only age fourteen but the work that pulled Lea Michele into stardom was her performance in Fox’s Series, Glee (1995 – 2015). She subsequently met success from acting in New Year’s Eve (2011), Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (2014) and Scream Queens (2015).
She is also known for her authorship of Brunette Ambition (2014) which made New York Times Best Seller List and You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life (2015).
Additionally, Michele has acquired fame for the singing talent that she possesses. She teamed up with Columbia Records in 2012. Cannonball, a single (2013) and her album, Louder also yielded success.
Lea has received many accolades during her career of acting. The 2009 Satellite Award for Best Actress was bestowed upon her and she obtained nominations for Teen Choice, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.
Birth Name: Lea Michele Sarfati
Nickname: Lele/ Lee
Date of Birth: August 29, 1986
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 1. 59 m
Weight: 53 kg
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Measurements: 89-63.5-87 cm
Father: Marc Sarfati
Mother: Edith Sarfati
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Acting, Singing, Writing
Social Media Information
Facebook Name: Lea Michele
Twitter: Lea Michele @msleamichele