Channel your inner Kristen Wiig and “get ready to parrrrty!” It’s Friday everyone, and Lea Michele has a special surprise for all of her fans today! She’s been making her rounds lately and it’s all because of her new album, Places. From Lea Michele’s tattoos to Lea Michele’s age, everyone wants to know more about the Glee alum. So, if your looking to know more, then keep reading our Lea Michele wiki!
Who is Lea Michele?
Actress and singer, Lea Michele Sarfati was born on August 29, 1986 in the Bronx, New York, but grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey. She is of Italian descent and growing up, her father was a deli owner and her mother was a nurse. She found her passion for acting at an early age and got her start on a series of Broadway musicals. She was accepted to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2004, but decided to pursue her career instead.
Lea Michele’s Net Worth
Michele’s net worth is reportedly $10.0 million, according to multiple financial sources. She started out on Broadway in productions such as Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, and Ragtime. But it wasn’t until 2006’s Spring Awakening—a play about German teens exploring their sexuality—where she received her big break. In the rock musical based on the 1891 play by Frank Webekind, Michele played the role of Wendla, a girl who gets involved with Melchoir. The role of Melchoir was played by her real-life best friend and Glee co-star, Jonathan Groff. The two played out explicit sexual scenes on stage and were also close friends backstage, as well. The show’s successful production ended in May 2008.
Originally, Michele didn’t have much luck in TV, but after she moved to Los Angeles, Glee show runner Ryan Murphy was so impressed by Michele, that he wrote the part of Glee‘s Rachel Berry especially for her.
“I really believe in Lea’s talent because her talent was once in a lifetime,” he said to USA Today.
“Rachel is me when I was that age. She knows what she loves and who she is. She doesn’t get caught up in what other people think is important,” Michele said in a New York Times interview about her Glee character.
And once again Michele and Groff were reunited. He made a few guest appearances on Glee as a rival and love interest of Rachel’s, until the two got married in the show’s series finale. The role earned Michele her first Emmy nomination back in 2010.
She also authored the book, Brunette Ambition, which was a New York Times best seller in 2014.
Now, Michele plays Hester on the Fox hit series, Scream Queens, alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Keke Palmer and Billie Lourd.
Lea Michele’s Tour in 2017
If you love Lea Michele’s songs, then you’re in luck, because she has a new album coming out today called Places. The “Love is Alive” singer has been busy in the studio, and now she’s ready to fall in love with music all over again.
Is Lea Michele Married?
There’s a rumor or two about Lea Michele’s boyfriend in 2017, but so far she doesn’t appear to be dating anyone. In January, the actress-singer paid tribute to her late boyfriend and Glee costar, Cory Monteith on Instagram. Months after his death, Michele spoke with Ellen DeGeneres about how she dealt with the loss.
“There is an empowerment that comes with grief—at some point you find it,” she explained in 2013. “It’s very hard but you will find it, and I think at a certain point you can choose to sort of fall from this or you can choose to rise. And that’s what I’m just trying to do my best for him, because I know that that’s what he would have [wanted].”
What Lea Michele Doesn’t Eat…
From nude scenes to nude ads, Michele isn’t afraid to show her stuff, but there’s a secret to her fit physique.
“I’m good in the sense that I’ve never eaten fast food. I do not drink soda. I don’t eat candy,” she recently told E! News. The singer keeps her house filled with only healthy foods, so when she wants to binge it’s “good food that’s worth it.” Good tip, Lea!