Lea Michele

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Lea Michele Sarfati
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Lea Michele (born August 29, 1986) is a singer, actress, and author, best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the Fox television series Glee (2009–15). Michele's portrayal of Rachel received critical praise, earning her two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2010 and 2011, and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2010. She has also received a Satellite Award, 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 Bergmann in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination and won a Tony for Best Musical. 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. In 2014, she voiced Dorothy Gale in the animated film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return.

Michele announced that with her label Columbia Records she would start her career 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. The album debuted at number 4 on the US Billboard 200 and sold over 62,000 copies in its first week of U.S. release. In 2013, Michele signed a deal to write her first book, titled Brunette Ambition. It was released worldwide on May 20, 2014 and made its debut on The New York Times Best Seller list at number 3, and on the U.S. Nonfiction Best Sellers list at number 9.


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Submitted by Faith West (not verified) on

Hi I am a big fan of yours and I've been watching this show called Glee and I had some questions about it I'm a teenager and I need some advice and help.

Submitted by Paul Costantini (not verified) on

Dear Ms. Lea Michele,

My name is Paul Costantini and I am your biggest fan on Glee. You should have been cast as Belle in Beauty and The Beast. You have Paige O Hara's voice.

Submitted by K K Sharpe (not verified) on

So it sounds like the cast wasn't especially nice to you either. I see alot of backstabbing. So your a diva..what would they expect from someone with a voice like you have. They're just jealous. As another person with a voice I know the feeling & the hatefulness you've endured cuz it's happened to me..& I don't have the voice or the experience that you do. Don't let it get to you like I did. People always want to tear down someone who's better than they are..but humility is a good look on anyone. Continue being strong..although slightly humble. Everyone knows your a star! You got setback by Corey's loss & you havnt found your own niche yet..overshadowed by your Glee persona but keep going. Don't stop believing in you.

Submitted by Carol sym (not verified) on

I had the pleasure of seeing Funny Girl this afternoon. I was hesitant to go at first because I am such a Barbara Streisand fan. I did not think it was possible for anyone to reprise her iconic role. You proved me wrong Leah. You took this role and wrapped your heart and soul around it. Your voice is astounding. Every note was pitch perfect and your acting was just wonderful. You should be so proud of yourself. You brought this show out of the shadows and into the light. I know you are not eligible for a Tony but you would have won if you were in the mix. Thank you for giving me this gift of excellence in theater. Good luck with the remaining run. You are “The Greatest Star!!”

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