Amongst the greatest entertainment figures in world, Lea Michele is also the one. She has established her ventures in both significant fields of entertainment industry i.e. showbiz and music. It seems that performing is in her genes as she had begun taking the theater classes from a very young age with the dream of establishing her name in the acting world. When she was just 8-years-old, she made her theatre debut and has now endeavoring to set up a soaring career with her performances in numbers of projects in both small and big screens and in music industry as well.
Originally as Lea Michele Sarfati, Michele took birth during the year 1986 on 29th August in The Bronx, New York, United States. Michele is the single child to her Roman Catholic and Italian-American mom, Edith T Sarfati (a retired nurse) and her Sephardic Jew dad, Mark D Sarfati (real estate agent). She had a catholic upbringing. Her parents had realized her passion in performing when she was young and always supported her in chasing her dream of becoming an accomplished actress. She was firstly sent to the Rockland Country Day School in New York and later completed her studies from Tenafly High School. During her time in high school, she was member of debate team, volleyball team and had also participated in choir.
Michele marked her professional career debut in 1995 when she passed the audition for Young Cosette’s role in Broadway production of play ‘Les Miserables’, which subsequently followed her portrayal in another Broadway production of play ‘Ragtime’. For little more than a decade of her career from the beginning, she flourished her image in theatres appearing in numbers of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. From stage, she transferred to the screen in 2008 when she joined the cast of Fox musical comedy series ‘Glee’ and began appearing regularly as Rachel Berry in the sitcom. She played the female lead role and also the star singer in the series. Her performance in the series propelled her to the star status. Her role as Rachel Berry began in 2009 invited much more prominent roles in the coming days. Her voice role in for 2014 movie ‘Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return’s character Dorothy Gale also accumulated much positive acclaims for her. Additionally, she has guest spots in numbers of television shows. More than in movies and televisions, her career seems to have blossomed in theatre. some of other popular plays she has starred in includes ‘Spring Awakening’, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’.
Apart from her soaring acting career, she established her impressive career in music industry as well. she began as a solo-artist inking the contract with Columbia Records in 2012. She came out with her first single entitled ‘Cannonball’ in fall of 2013 and released her first studio album ‘Louder’ in 2014, March. Within first week of release in US, the album got the sales of more than 62,000 copies and was positioned at 4th place in US Billboard 200 chart. Additionally, she is also an accomplished author. She had contracted to write a book entitled ‘Brunette Ambition’ in 2013 and released the book in 2014. Her book was positioned at 3rd spot in New York Times Best Seller List and also got 9th position in Nonfiction Best Sellers List in US. Based on latest updates in Medias, the estimated amount of her net worth has been found to be $10 million.
Giving close looks to her personal life, she has been found to have involved in numbers of romantic affairs throughout her life. She had shortly dated Matthew Morrison, an actor two years before joining the cast of ‘Glee’. Thereafter from 2006 till mid-2008, she had an affair with Landon Beard, stage actor. Numbers of short romances followed after that including with a singer and actor, John Lloyd Young from 2008 to 2009, with Theo Stockman (Broadway actor) from 2009 to 2011. Casting as each other’s love interest in ‘Glee’, she and a Canadian actor, Cory Monteith became a real couple in 2011 and remained sharing the warmth until Monteith’s death in 2013, July. As of 2014, she is hooked up with lifestyle coach and model, Matthew Paetz. She is recognized as fashion icon in the Medias. She has been honored several timed by the medias as the stylish persona. Beyond the cameras, she has been found active in advocating numbers of philanthropic organizations like Broadway cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Jonsson Cancer Center and Habitat for Humanity.
By profession she has blossomed in music and acting industry. Delivering the impressive musical and acting gigs, she has earned loyal fan bases in the global level. Her fans can learn her detailed biography in wiki.