Born on August 29, 1986, Lea Michele Sarfati is an American singer and actress who is best known for her performance as Rachel Berry in musical comedy-drama television series, Glee. The only child of a retired nurse Edith T Sarfati and real estate agent Mark D Sarfati, Lea Michele began her acting career from theatre and since then has kept climbing the ladder of success not only in the field of acting but also in singing. Lea Michele made her Broadway debut at the age of just 8 with a role in Les Misérables (1995) and kept appearing in Broadway productions in coming years before getting her acting career big break in 2007 when she was signed for the lead role in Duncan Sheik’s coming-of-age Broadway musical Spring Awakening. The years of her success continued and her performance as Rachel Berry in 2009 Fox television series, Glee made Michele a household name. Glee is perhaps the most well-known and successful project on which Lea Michele has worked on so far. Her strong performance in the series has not only brought a lot of fame to her but has also established her as one of the best actresses in the industry.
After gaining popularity through television, Lea Michele finally made her film debut in 2011 through romantic comedy “New Year’s Eve”. Apart from building a successful acting career, Michele is also enjoying success in the field of music. Her debut single “Cannonball” was released in 2013 while her debut album “Louder” was released in 2014 which sold over 62,000 copies in US during its first week of release. Along with this, this talented lady has also written a book titled “Brunette Ambition” which was published in 2014.
In her off-screen life, Lea Michele has dated Theo Stockman, Matthew Morrison, Landon Beard and John Lloyd Young. But her most noticeable relationship was with her Glee co-star Cory Monteith. The couple stayed together for a couple of years before their relationship ended after sudden death of Cory Monteith in 2013. As of June 2014, Lea Michele has been dating model and lifestyle coach, Mathew Paetz.
Lea Michele Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Lea Michele Sarfati
- Nicknames: Lee, Lele
- Occupation: Actress, Singer
- Date of Birth: August 29, 1986
- Birthplace: The Bronx, New York
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Lea Michele Favorite Color, Food, Music and other Things:
- Hobbies and Interests: Baking, Singing, Yoga, Dancing
- Favorite Color: Purple
- Favorite Food: Vegan cupcakes
- Favorite Book: Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
- Favorite Perfume: Aveda Body Chakra
- Favorite Music: Kylie Minogue, Fanny Brice, Madonna
- Favorite Movie: Almost Famous
- Favorite TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy
- Favorite Pet: Dog