Idina Menzel is a multiple award-winning American singer, actress, songwriter and philanthropist, who has shown very versatile talents and expertise in the entertainment industry to make a name for herself over the years. She began her acting career in Theater and has also featured prominently in several films. She has also made a singing career for herself with her very sonorous voice and has won several awards and nominations for her work in the theater and films segment in Hollywood.
Idina Menzel’s Biography & Age
Idina Menzel was born on May 30, 1971 in Syosset, New York in the United States of America; she was named Idina Kim Mentzel at birth. Her father, Stuart Mentzel, is a Pajamas salesman, and her mother, Helen Mentzel was some kind of therapist. Idina has a junior sister called Cara. The Mentzel family has Jewish heritage and her grandparents are believed to have emigrated to the United States of America from Eastern Europe. Idina grew up just like every other Jewish-American girl in the United States, but her family made sure that her ancestral customs and beliefs were basically inculcated in her right from a very young age.
Idina began and completed her studies at Syosset High School, in Syosset, New York which coincidentally was the only public school serving the entire Syosset school district. While she was in high school, her parents began having problems in their marriage and about the time she turned 15, her parents finally divorced each other and Idina and her younger sister had to go and live with their mother. In order to help her mother out, Idina decided to use her burgeoning skills as a budding singer and she began singing at weddings and at bar mitzvah coming of age ceremonies for young Jewish boys – who were being initiated as adults according to Jewish customs, and who are now capable of making their own decisions and taking responsibility for same.
Idina Menzel then gained admission into Tisch School of the Arts – which is the Arts school of the New York University, and she continued singing at ceremonies all through her studies. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the prestigious institution, specializing in Drama.
Idina Menzel’s Marriage, Son, And Daughter
Idina Menzel met popular actor, Taye Diggs on the musical Broadway production “Rent”, the original version which was produced in 1996 and they must have made some kind of connection while working together on set.
In 2003, the relationship between Idina and Taye had progressed to the point that they finally got married. Their marriage was blossoming and they were madly in love with each other, and despite their very busy schedules and frequent travels away from each other, they always found a way to communicate and stoke their love fire. The couple was blessed with their first child in 2009; a son they named Walker Nathaniel Diggs. In 2013, the couple announced via their spokesperson that they were separating after 10 years of marriage, with the divorce finalized in 2014.
Idina began dating fellow co-star, Aaron Lohr; they eventually got married in 2017, and they are currently enjoying a blissful marriage.
Facts About Taye Diggs’ Ex-Wife
Idina Menzel has dedicated her life to excelling in her career and being an exemplary model to many others, which are very commendable ideals, and here are a few more interesting facts to know about her:
Change/Adaptation Of Her Name
The original family name of Idina’s family is Mentzel, but a lot of their friends in America were finding it quite challenging to pronounce the name correctly. Most were pronouncing the name with the “T” in it totally neglected, and so in order to make the name friendlier to pronounce, she changed the spelling from Mentzel to Menzel.
Physical Attributes And Body Measurements
Idina is a very beautiful lady and she has very impressive physical attributes to complement her beauty. She is 5 feet and 4 inches (1.63 meters) tall and weighs about 55 kilograms (121 lbs). Her eye color is green, she has naturally dark brown hair and her other body measurements are 35-25-36. Her shoe size is 7 (US).
Idina Menzel is a multiple award-winning actress and singer, whose works have cut across theater, film and television productions for more than two decades now. She has used her skills and talents to attract fame and fortune over the years.
Her net worth is put at $10 million but is expected to increase over the coming years.