Lea Michele is an American born-actress and singer, who discovered her talent at a young age. She had accompanied her friend to an audition in a show of support but she ended up with a part in the production of Les Miserable. In fact, her passion for acting saw her forgo her college admission to pursue her career.
Her full name is given as Lea Michele Sarfati and despite all the challenges she was confronted with while growing up, Michele got into the spotlights in 2006 with Spring Awakening, a rock musical and from there on, she has recorded billboards hit songs and even garnered notable awards nominations for her contributions in the entertainment industry such as the Grammy, Emmys, and Golden Globe. Today, Lea Michele is not just a singer, actress, and author but is also a spokesmodel to lots of brand and companies.
Lea Michele Bio (Age)
She was born on 29th August 1986 in the Bronx, New York but was raised in Tenafly, a city in New Jersey. Lea Michele is an American by citizenship and identifies as a Caucasian white by ethnicity. There are no records of existing siblings of the actress, hence, we may safely say she has no known siblings.
Her parents are Mark David Sarfati and Edith Thomasina Procelli Sarfarti. Her father is a one time shop owner who sold cooked meats, cheeses, and foreign prepared foods before he turned to a real estate agent while her mother is a nurse. She is from a mixed ethnicity on both parents side – Italian, American and Jewish.
Lea Michele education started from elementary school at Rockland County Day School after which she proceeded to Tenafly High School where she excelled both academically and in extra circular activities like debating, stage acting, volleyball sports, among others. She later got admitted to New York University Tisch School of Arts but she declined the admission, preferring to continue pursuing her acting and singing career instead.
Her career began at the age of eight after she went along with her friend to the latter’s audition but ended up earning the role of Young Cosette for herself in the production. Following that, she has performed in numerous shows, stage plays, songs and so on. Some of her performances include Wendla which took place in Lincoln Center of Performing Arts, Spring Awakening where she acted the role of Eponine Thenardier. She also performed at Flops n’ Cutz concert where she acted with her then-boyfriend, Landon Beard.
Lea Michele visited Los Angeles for the Les Miserables Concerts and much more performance which she played a role at an early age. Later on, in 2009 she was nominated for awards after acting the role of a female and star singer named Rachael Berry, in a script specially tailored to suit her by Producer Ryan Murphy.
Besides her acting, she has two studio albums Louder (2014) and Places (2017) which has beautiful songs such as If You Say So, Emptyhanded, Cue the Rain, Run To You, Love is Alive, etc and has gone on three concert tours from 2010 to 2018.
She won awards like Satellite Award for Best Actress, Teen Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Outstanding Actress in Musical, Hollywood Music and Media Award and so on. Lea received Billboard’s first ever Triple Threat Award and was also among the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Is She Dating? Boyfriend Or Husband?
Lea Michele’s current boyfriend turned fiance is Zandy Reich. He was born on the 24th January 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Reich is the President of the US-based female apparel producing company AYR. The duo was rumored to have started dating in July 2017, before taking it a step further on the 28th April 2018 when Zandy Reich popped the big question to her with 4 karats diamond ring.
Before Michele met Zandy Reich, she was once in a lovely relationship with actor Cory Monteith who died in 2013 from an overdose in his hotel room. They were together for 4 years before his unfortunate demise. After that, she was rumored to have had a thing going with Robert Buckley in 2016 before their relationship hit the rocks.
The talented actress and fashionable singer annual earnings are pegged at $80,000 which is accrued from her theater and television acting, singing, book and as a brand ambassador for companies such as L’Oreal with which she signed a deal worth a million dollars. Her net worth is estimated to be within $12 million currently.
What Is Her Height?
Lea Michele has an average height of about 5 feet and 2½ Inches (1.59 m) while her weight is about 53 kg (117 pounds). For her other body measurements, her bra size is 32C and shoe size is 7 (US). She has a dark brown hair and same goes for her eyes. The actress also wears tattoos in some parts of her body.