Lea Michele


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Lea Michele Sarfati was born in the Bronx, New York to parents Edith Thomasina (Porcelli), a nurse, and Mark David Sarfati, a delicatessen owner-turned-real estate agent. Her mother is of Italian descent (from Rome and Naples), and her father is of Sephardi Jewish ancestry (from Turkey and Greece). Lea was raised Catholic. She grew up in Tenafly, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Glee Rachel Berry / Tina Cohen-Chang
(2009-2015)
New Year's Eve Elise (segment "Elevator")
(2011)
Scream Queens Hester Ulrich
(2015-2016)

Filmography

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 2019 Same Time, Next Christmas (TV Movie) (filming)
Olivia Henderson
 2017-2018 The Mayor (TV Series)
Valentina Barella
- Death of a Councilman (2018) ... Valentina Barella
- The Pitch (2018) ... Valentina Barella
- The Lockdown (2018) ... Valentina Barella
- Mama Rose Best (2018) ... Valentina Barella
- Grey Christmas (2017) ... Valentina Barella
 2017 Dimension 404 (TV Series)
Amanda
- Matchmaker (2017) ... Amanda
 2015-2016 Scream Queens (TV Series)
Hester Ulrich
- Drain the Swamp (2016) ... Hester Ulrich
- Lovin the D (2016) ... Hester Ulrich
- Rapunzel, Rapunzel (2016) ... Hester Ulrich
- The Hand (2016) ... Hester Ulrich
- Blood Drive (2016) ... Hester Ulrich
 2009-2015 Glee (TV Series)
Rachel Berry / Tina Cohen-Chang
- Dreams Come True (2015) ... Rachel Berry
- We Built This Glee Club (2015) ... Rachel Berry
- 2009 (2015) ... Rachel Berry
- The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester (2015) ... Rachel Berry
- Child Star (2015) ... Rachel Berry
 2014 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series)
Gertie
- Smoke 'em If You Got 'em (2014) ... Gertie
 2013 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Dorothy (voice)
 2011 New Year's Eve
Elise (segment "Elevator")
 2011 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Rachel Berry
- How Do You Solve a Problem Like Roberta? (2011) ... Rachel Berry (voice)
 2009 Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (TV Movie)
Rachel Berry
 2000 Third Watch (TV Series)
Sammi
- Spring Forward, Fall Back (2000) ... Sammi
 1998 Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (Video)
Christina (voice)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of her book, "Brunette Ambition". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 83 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Google+ | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Cast of Glee | Lea Michelle

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
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Personal Quote:

No one knows you better than you. Except maybe your mother. See more »

Trivia:

On April 28, 2018, she became engaged to Zandy Reich, the president of clothing company AYR. Reich proposed to Michele with a 4-carat radiant cut diamond ring he personally designed with Leor Yerushalmi and The Jewelers of Las Vegas. They got married on March 9, 2019 in Northern California. See more »

Trademark:

Long dark hair

Nickname:

Lele See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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