Tina Cohen-Chang on "Glee"
Ushkowitz was born in Seoul, South Korea on April 18, 1986. She was adopted at three months and raised in East Meadow, New York. She attended Parkway Elementary School and Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, a Catholic school in Hicksville, Long Island known for its strong theater department. During high school, Ushkowitz appeared in several musicals, including the first-ever high school production of "Les Misérables." Ushkowitz played her first role in a Broadway musical in the 1996 revival of "The King and I." She sang the American National Anthem at a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden when she was thirteen. She understudied the roles of Anna, Martha, Thea and Ilse in the Broadway musical "Spring Awakening" beginning in 2008.
In 2009, she landed the role of Tina Cohen-Chang on Fox's musical high school show Glee. Her solos have included the songs "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper, "I Follow Rivers" by Lykke Li, "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion, "Gangnam Style" by PSY, "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar, and "Hung Up" by Madonna.
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