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Lea Michele
Lea Michele 2012.jpg
Michele at the People's Choice Awards, January 11, 2012.
Background information
Birth nameLea Michele Sarfati
Born(1986-08-29) August 29, 1986 (age 27)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
OriginTenafly, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresBroadway, vocal, pop rock, pop, dance-pop
OccupationsActress, singer-songwriter, dancer, writer
Years active1995–present
LabelsColumbia
Associated actsSia Furler, Christina Perri,
Felicia Barton, Anne Preven
Websiteleamichelemusic.com
 
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Lea Michele
Lea Michele 2012.jpg
Michele at the People's Choice Awards, January 11, 2012.
Background information
Birth nameLea Michele Sarfati
Born(1986-08-29) August 29, 1986 (age 27)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
OriginTenafly, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresBroadway, vocal, pop rock, pop, dance-pop
OccupationsActress, singer-songwriter, dancer, writer
Years active1995–present
LabelsColumbia
Associated actsSia Furler, Christina Perri,
Felicia Barton, Anne Preven
Websiteleamichelemusic.com

Lea Michele Sarfati (born August 29, 1986), known professionally as Lea Michele, is an American actress and singer, best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the Fox television series Glee. Michele's portrayal of Rachel has received much critical praise, earning her two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2010 and 2011, and an Emmy Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series in 2010. She has also received a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, a Screen Actors Guild Award and three consecutive People's Choice Awards for her performance.

Michele began working professionally as a child actress on Broadway in productions such as Les Misérables, Ragtime, and Fiddler on the Roof. In 2006, she originated the lead role of Wendla in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. In 2008, the Spring Awakening soundtrack, on which she was a featured solo artist, won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Michele made her film debut in 2011 when she starred in the romantic comedy New Year's Eve, directed by Garry Marshall. She voiced the character of Dorothy Gale in the animated movie Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014).

Michele signed to Columbia Records as a solo recording artist in 2012. Her first single, "Cannonball", was released on December 10, 2013. Her debut album, Louder, was released on March 4, 2014.[1] The album debuted at number 4 on the US Billboard 200 and sold over 62,000 copies in its first week of US release. Michele's first book, titled Brunette Ambition, is set for release on May 13, 2014.

Early life[edit]

Lea Michele Sarfati was born on August 29, 1986, in The Bronx, New York City.[2] She is the only child of Edith Sarfati, a nurse, and Marc Sarfati, a delicatessen owner.[2][3] Her mother is Italian American and Roman Catholic, while her father is a Sephardic Jew (his family emigrated from Spain and Turkey).[4][5][6] Michele was raised Catholic, and has stated that her father "gladly" attends church with her and her mother.[7][8] She spent her childhood in Tenafly, New Jersey. Her parents also rented an apartment in Manhattan, where they lived when Michele was performing on Broadway.[9] She was educated at Rockland Country Day School for elementary school in Congers, New York.[10] Michele was home-schooled for one year while she worked in Toronto, Ontario on Ragtime. For her high school education, she attended Tenafly High School in New Jersey.[7][11] Michele said that in high school she was "the least cool of the kids" but that she was "actually friends with everyone."[12] During her time there, Michele was on the volleyball team, the debate team, and participated in choir. She refrained from auditioning for Broadway roles during her freshman, sophomore and junior years so she could focus on her education. Michele stated: "I worked from when I was 8 until I was 14, so I wanted to have a little break. I didn't want to accept a role that wasn't perfect. And I wanted to get a good education. And I think I did...I think it was because I gave myself the time to just be a student."[9]

Michele attended Stagedoor Manor for performing arts training.

In her youth, Michele attended Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills, a center for performing arts training.[13] She was then later accepted to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, but opted instead to continue working professionally on the stage.[14][15] Michele adopted her stage name at an early age; when she went on her first audition, for Les Misérables, she gave her name as Lea Michele, and has used it ever since. She has stated that she changed it because she was teased about the pronunciation of her last name.[16] On her first musical theatre audition, she sang a song from The Phantom of the Opera, the only musical she knew at the time. Michele had gone to the audition to support a friend, but ended up landing the part herself.[17] In her teens, when she wasn't working on the stage, Michele had a part-time job at a bat mitzvah dress shop.[18] She has said that she was "the Cinderella of the shop" because her role was to clean and vacuum.[12]

Career[edit]

Career beginnings and stage roles[edit]

Michele has the vocal range of a soprano.[19] She made her Broadway debut in 1995, at the age of 8, as a replacement in the role of Young Cosette in Les Misérables.[20] Michele was also the understudy for the role of Gavroche.[21] This was followed by the role of Tateh's daughter, the Little Girl, in the 1998 original Broadway cast of Ragtime. Michele had been portraying the part of the Little Girl for a year in the original Toronto cast, before the production was transferred to Broadway.[22] In 2004 (during her senior year of high school), Michele played Shprintze in the Broadway revival of the musical Fiddler on the Roof. She also understudied the role of Chava.[23] Michele then performed on the 2004 Broadway revival cast recording of Fiddler on the Roof.[24] She played the role of Wendla Bergmann in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's musical version of Spring Awakening, starring in early workshops and Off-Broadway and finally originating the role in the Broadway production in 2006 at the age of 20.[25] Around the same time that the show was set to go to Broadway, she was offered the role of Éponine in the Broadway revival of Les Misérables.[26] She elected to remain with Spring Awakening, which debuted on Broadway in December 2006. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance in Spring Awakening in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Musical.[27] On May 18, 2008, Michele left Spring Awakening with her co-star Jonathan Groff, where they were both replaced the next day by Michele's understudy Alexandra Socha and newcomer Kyle Riabko. She performed in a reading of Sheik and Sater's new musical, Nero, in July 2008 at Vassar College.[28] In August 2008, she portrayed Éponine in the Hollywood Bowl's Les Misérables concert, which was directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. She starred alongside Brian Stokes Mitchell as Javert and John Lloyd Young as Marius, both of whom would go on to guest star on Glee.[29]

Glee and critical acclaim[edit]

Michele performing on the Glee Live! tour, June 23, 2011.

Michele stars in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee as Rachel Berry, the show's female lead and star singer. In casting Glee, series creator Ryan Murphy sought out actors who could identify with the rush of starring in theatrical roles. Instead of using traditional network casting calls, he spent three months on Broadway, where he found Michele.[30] The role of Rachel was written specifically for Michele.[31] The pilot episode was filmed in late 2008. In an interview with The Washington Post, Michele commented on her casting, saying: "I was kind of just thrown into this—this is one of the first television jobs I've ever had. Of course being able to sing helps bring a sense of comfort. The character I'm playing is really outgoing—she performs in her everyday life as though she's performing in front of a huge audience."[32] She took the role because of Rachel's characterization, and explained: "Not only is she a singer, but she has so much heart—I think it's what we need on TV. A show that is filled with heart and love that is funny. It sends an amazing message to kids about the arts and being who you are."[33] Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan wrote that Michele "not only has an amazing voice but manages to make her character, spoiled diva Rachel Berry, more than a humorless stereotype."[34] Denise Martin of The Los Angeles Times commented in her review of the episode "The Rhodes Not Taken": "If there's any justice in the world, Lea Michele will win a Golden Globe and an Emmy for playing Rachel."[35]

Michele with the cast of Glee, August 17, 2009.

Michele has won a number of awards for her portrayal of Rachel. At the 2009 Satellite Awards, she won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy Television Series.[36] In 2010, Michele won the NewNowNext Awards for Brink of Fame: Actor.[37] In 2009, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category Choice TV Breakout Star.[38] That same year, Michele was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy,[39] and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.[40] She received another Teen Choice Award nomination in 2010 for Choice TV Actress: Comedy.[38] Michele was included in Time Magazine's 2010 list of the 100 Most Influential People In the World.[41] She won the 2012 People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress.[42] Several songs performed by Michele as Rachel have been released as singles, available for digital download.[43][44] In December 2010, Michele received Billboard's First-Ever Triple Threat Award.[45] Her cover of The All-American Rejects' "Gives You Hell" reached the top 40 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[46] Michele is featured as lead singer in 14 of the top 20 selling Glee Cast songs as of 2010.[47] Michele was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2011. The first for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals ("Don't Stop Believin'"), the second for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media (Glee: The Music, Volume 1).[48] Michele said of the first Grammy nomination: "I like that it's for "Don't Stop Believin'", which is for the whole cast, so that we all get to go. That's just awesome."[48] She was nominated again for Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.[49]

Film roles, Louder and book deal[edit]

Michele at the Time 100 gala in 2010.

In 2010, Michele joined the cast of the animated film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return,[50] voicing the lead role of Dorothy Gale.[51] After many release date changes, the film opened in North American theaters on May 9, 2014.[52] In October 2010, Michele wast cast in Garry Marshall's romantic comedy New Year's Eve.[53] She portrayed the character Elise, a back-up singer and the love interest of Ashton Kutcher's character.[54] The film was released worldwide on December 9, 2011. Before the Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011, she performed "America the Beautiful" with the United States Air Force Tops In Blue.[55] In April 2014, it was revealed that Michele had signed on to voice the character of Pinki in the upcoming animated film Bollywood Superstar Monkey, which is set for release in 2016.[56] Michele later confirmed this by stating that she is working on an animated movie in an interview with Time for Kids.[57]

On September 18, 2012, it was announced that Michele would be working on her first solo album.[58] She started recording for the album soon after on October 19, 2012.[59] She has stated that it is a 'pretty slow process' but she wants the album to be more 'pop/rock driven' instead of Broadway influenced.[60] Michele was a presenter at the 2013 Golden Globes, co-presenting the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama with Nathan Fillion.[61] On November 27, 2013, Michele announced via her Twitter page that the first single from her debut album Louder will be "Cannonball" out on December 10, 2013.[62] She performed "Cannonball" live for the first time on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, on December 12, 2013.[63] On December 19, 2013, "Cannonball" debuted at number 75 on the Billboard chart, making her the first main Glee cast member to chart as a lead soloist on the Hot 100.[64] The single sold over 51,000 copies in its first week of sale.[65] Michele performed "Cannonball" on the season 3 live finale of The X Factor USA on December 19, 2013.[66] On December 27, 2013, a second track called "Battlefield" premiered as a promotional single on Just Jared's website. The song was released onto the iTunes Store as an instant download the following day.[67] The music video for "Cannonball" was released onto Michele's VEVO and YouTube channels on January 9, 2014. On January 13, 2014, the album's title song "Louder" premiered as the second promotional single on Billboard's website exclusively a day before its official iTunes release, on January 14, 2014. The third promotional single "What Is Love?" also premiered a day before its iTunes release, on January 28, 2014.[68] The fourth and final promotional single from Louder was "You're Mine" which was released on February 11, 2014. Louder debuted on the Billboard 200 at the number 4 spot, with the album selling over 62,000 copies its first week.[69] In May 2013, it was announced that Michele had signed a deal with Harmony Books, Random House Inc. to pen a part memoir, part how-to book entitled Brunette Ambition. The book is set for release on May 13, 2014.[70]

Philanthropy[edit]

Michele is active in charities for gay rights and animal rights. In 2008, Michele was a part of the PETA ad campaign "Buck Cruelty! Say No to Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides."[71] In April 2010, Michele appeared in a PSA for PETA speaking out against fur clothing.[72] In September 2010, Michele was honored by PETA for her work for animals.[73]

In the support of gay rights, Michele performed at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in November 2009.[74][75] In the same month, Michele and Jonathan Groff performed for True Colors Cabaret, a fundraiser in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.[76] In 2008, Michele performed at a benefit concert, "Alive in the World,"[77] to aid the Twin Towers Orphan Fund. Michele has also been active with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. For Broadway Cares, Michele has participated in Broadway Barks, Broadway Bares, The Easter Bonnet Competition and The Flea Market and Grand Auction.[78]

In October 2010, Michele performed at a benefit concert for The Painted Turtle. The concert celebrated the 35th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with Michele playing the lead role of Janet Weiss for the benefit.[79] In February 2011, she performed for The Grammys' MusiCares Benefit in Los Angeles, California.[80] In April 2012, Michele performed for The Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (JCCF)'s 17th annual signature fundraiser, Taste for a Cure, at UCLA with her Glee co-star, Darren Criss.[81] In October 2012, Michele and Criss also performed together at the Big Brother & Big Sisters Of Greater Los Angeles 2012 Stars Gala.[82]

In July 2012, Michele hosted the launch of Valspar Hands for Habitat charity auction and donated a signed hand print to be auctioned off along with many other celebrity hand-prints. Money raised from the auction benefits Habitat for Humanity’s disaster response programs, which provide immediate and long-term response and solutions to natural disasters such as the tornadoes in the Midwest and Southeast which damaged and destroyed the homes of thousands.[83] In June 2013, Michele co-hosted the launch of Feed America for Target stores. Proceeds from the lifestyle collection will benefit Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic-hunger relief charity.[84]

In August 2013, Michele once again donated a hand print to Valspar Hands for Habitat charity auction.[85] Michele was the host of Lea Michele’s Night of Shopping and Cocktails at Switch Boutique on December 14, 2013, in Los Angeles. The event was presented by SodaStream and benefitted Chrysalis, a non-profit organization that helps homeless people find work.[86] In April 2014, Michele and Darren Criss once again performed together at the 19th annual Taste for a Cure event in aid of The Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (JCCF).[87]

Product endorsements[edit]

In 2010, following worldwide Glee fame, Michele became a spokesmodel for beauty company Dove.[88] Michele appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for Chevrolet in 2011, along with most of her Glee co-stars. She performed an original song as her Glee character Rachel Berry.[89] In the same year, Michele became a spokesperson for a Nike workout application, where she demonstrated exercises for users to perform.[90]

In September 2011, she appeared in commercials for the HP TouchPad, performing the song "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music.[91] In January 2012, Candie's announced that Michele would be the spokesmodel for their clothing and footwear brand, taking over from Vanessa Hudgens who was the face of the brand for the 2011 year.[92] In September 2012, it was revealed that Michele had signed a $1million deal to be the newest spokesperson for the L'Oreal Paris hair and make-up brand. She has appeared in magazine spreads and television commercials promoting their products.[93]

Personal life[edit]

Relationships[edit]

Michele with Cory Monteith at San Diego Comic-Con, July 25, 2009.

Michele dated Broadway actor Theo Stockman for nearly two years before breaking up in September 2011.[94]

Michele began working alongside Canadian actor Cory Monteith in 2008, when they were cast as love interests on Glee.[95] They became an official couple in late 2011.[96][97][98] They remained a couple until his death on July 13, 2013.[99][100][101] Following his death, Michele co-wrote a song with Australian singer/songwriter Sia Furler about Monteith titled "If You Say So" which is featured on her debut album, Louder.[102]

Public image[edit]

Michele was featured on People Magazine's Best Dressed List of 2010 as "The Newbie"[103] and she was voted "2010 Most Stylish Star" by E! Online.[104] In June 2010, AfterEllen ranked Michele 16th on their annual Hot 100 list for 2010, voted for by lesbian and bisexual readers. In 2011, the British popular men's magazine FHM ranked her 47th on their annual 100 Sexiest Women list.[105] In May 2011, Michele ranked 28th on the Maxim 2011 Hot 100.[106] Michele placed at number 10 on Glamour Magazine's 50 Best Dressed Women of 2011.[107] She appeared on AfterEllen's Hot 100 list of 2011, placing at number 10.[108] The following year, she ranked number 11 on the AfterEllen Hot 100 for 2012.[109] Women's Health magazine placed Lea Michele as the 3rd Best 2012 Summer Bodies.[110] In April 2012, she placed at number 37 on Glamour Magazine's 50 Best Dressed Women of 2012 list.[111] Michele ranked 14th on the Maxim 2012 Hot 100,[112] and placed at number 39 the following year on the Maxim 2013 Hot 100.[113] She ranked number 42 on the AfterEllen Hot 100 list of 2013.[114] She placed at number 76 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women list of 2013.[115] Glamour Magazine ranked Michele number 19 in their 50 Best Dressed Women of 2013 list.[116] Ranked 48th on askmen.com's list of 99 Most Desirable Women of 2014.[117] In 2014, Michele was featured on People Magazine's Most Beautiful list.[118] She also featured on the Most Beautiful at Every Age list, and Hollywood's Unconventional Beauties list.[119][120]

Politics[edit]

Michele is a liberal Democrat and supported Barack Obama in the 2012 Presidential Race. Obama included Michele on his wish list of celebrity endorsers for his 2012 campaign.[121] Michele's main political interests are the legalization of gay marriage and animal rights issues, particularly the use of fur in the fashion industry and cruelty of horses in the horse-drawn carriage business.[122]

Stage[edit]

Broadway[edit]

Readings and workshops[edit]

Concerts and events[edit]

Michele performing with the Tops In Blue at the Super Bowl XLV, February 6, 2011.

Other projects[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Buster & Chauncey's Silent NightChristinaVoice
2011Glee: The 3D Concert MovieRachel Berry/HerselfConcert movie
2011New Year's EveEliseFilm debut
2014Legends of Oz: Dorothy's ReturnDorothy GaleLead role (voice)
2016Bollywood Superstar MonkeyPinkiLead role (voice)

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Third WatchSammi"Spring Forward Fall Back" (Season 1, episode 19)
2008Around the BlockHerselfPilot
2009–presentGleeRachel BerryLead role
2010The SimpsonsSarah (voice)"Elementary School Musical" (Season 22, episode 1)
2011The Cleveland ShowRachel Berry (voice)"How Do You Solve a Problem Like Roberta?" (Season 2, episode 11)
2012The Glee ProjectHerselfGuest Star (Season 2, episode 1 "Individuality")
2012Inside the Actor's StudioHerselfGuest Star (Season 18, episode 1)
2013Top ChefHerselfGuest Judge (Season 11, episode 5 "Lea Michele's Halloween Bash")

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

YearTitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
US
[150]
AUS
[151]
AUT
[152]
CAN
[153]
IRE
[154]
JPN
[155]
FRA
[156]
NZ
[157]
SPN
[158]
SWI
[159]
UK
[160]
2014Louder442541129156121816

(first week sales)

Singles[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
US
[162]
AUS
[163]
BEL (Vl)
[164]
BEL (Wa)
[165]
CAN
[166]
FRA
[156]
IRE
[167]
JPN
[168]
SPA
[158]
UK
[169]
2013"Cannonball"754511[A]7[B]494880823256Louder
2014"On My Way"814545
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
USUS Heat
[170]
CAN
[166]
FRA
[156]
IRE
[167]
SPA
[158]
2013"Battlefield"11755Louder
2014"Louder"18644647
"What Is Love?"995545
"You're Mine"248347
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Soundtracks[edit]

YearSoundtrackAlbum details
2004Fiddler on the Roof (2004 Broadway Revival Cast)
  • Revival cast recording
  • Label: PS Classics
  • Released: June 8, 2004
2006Spring Awakening: A New Musical
  • Original Broadway cast recording
  • Label: Decca Broadway
  • Released: December 12, 2006
2011New Year's Eve (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
2014Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (Music from the Motion Picture)
  • Motion Picture soundtrack
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Released: May 6, 2014

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2007Drama Desk AwardOutstanding Actress in a MusicalSpring AwakeningNominated
2008Grammy AwardBest Musical Show Album (Original Broadway Cast, including Lea Michele)Won
2009Satellite AwardBest Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy Television SeriesGleeWon
2010Golden Globe AwardBest Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or MusicalNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesWon
Satellite AwardBest Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy Television SeriesNominated
Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
2011Golden Globe AwardBest Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or MusicalNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesNominated
2012People's Choice AwardFavorite Actress in a Comedy – TVWon
Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesNominated
2013People's Choice AwardFavorite Actress in a Comedy – TVWon
Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesNominated
2014People's Choice AwardFavorite Actress in a Comedy – TVNominated
People's Choice AwardFavorite Gal Pals (w/Naya Rivera) – TVWon
World Music AwardWorld's Best Female ArtistHerselfPending
World's Best Live ActPending
World's Best Album (Louder)Pending
World's Best Entertainer of the YearPending

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