Lea Michele, born Lea Michele Sarfati, is a famous actress, singer, and author from America who started her career in “Les Misérables” in 1995 as a child artist. Lea is more loved and famous for her performance in ‘Glee,’ where she played the leading character of Rachel Berry. Similarly, her other acting credits include films and tv shows like Scream Queens, The Mayor, and New Year’s Eve. Michele, as a singer, was signed to Columbia Records; as of now, she has released three albums-fourth titled Forever is due for fall 2021.
Additionally, the multi-talented Lea is a well-known face in the field of literature. She has written three books, and “Brunette Ambition,” published in 2014, is the most popular.
Introduction Of Lea Michele: Age, Height, Parents
Lea Michele was born on 29th August 1986 in The Bronx, New York, USA, as a single child of Edith Thomasina and Mark David Sarfati. She grew up in Tenafly and completed her graduation from Tenafly High School. Michele is an American who follows the Catholic religion.
She is 5 feet 2 inches tall by height and weighs 130 lbs.
The 35-year-old actress started her career as a child artist when she was just eight years old. She made her debut in acting in 1995 through “Les Misérables.”
Career: Movies, TV shows, Albums And Books
Michele has come a long way as an actor. Since her debut, she has spread her charm in lots of movies and series. At the age of 14, the actress portrayed the role of Wendla Bergmann in “Spring Awakening.” Following her character, Rachel Berry, in the hit Comedy Drama Series Glee (2009), she gained international fame. Similarly, she was seen as Elise on New Year’s Eve(2011), which made a box office collection of $54.5 million.
The “Spring Awakening” actress has also been to a lot of TV shows. She hosted Entertainment Tonight (2019) and has worked as a music performer in many reputed shows such as American Idol (2018), The Kelly Clarkson Show (2019), LIVE with Kelly (2017), Good Morning America (2017).
As a singer, the Glee star released her 1st studio album, “Louder,” in March 2014, which debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. After three years, the singer released her 2nd studio album, “Places,” in April 2017, then her third album Christmas in the City, in 2019. Lea’s fourth album is about to release her new album “FOREVER.”
This versatile artist has also published books. She published “Brunette Ambition” and “Lea Michele: Louder” in 2014. In 2015, she published another book, “You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life” 2015. Among all these, “Brunette Ambition” is the most popular.
Relationship With Late Actor Cory Monteith: Husband, Baby, Married Life, And More
The Places hitmaker Lea is now married to Zandy Reich. The couple got engaged on 28th April 2018 when Zandy proposed to her with a 4-carat diamond ring. Finally, they got married after a year on 9th March 2019 in Northern California, USA.
Her husband is a businessman who is now the president of a clothing company, AYR. The romantic couple is blessed with a baby boy, Ever Leo Reich.
Her most popular relationship was with the late Cory Monteith, who died on 13th July 2013 due to an accidental drug overdose. The couple met on the set of Glee, where they played reel couple Rachel Berry and Finn Hudson. They started dating in 2012 and were together until his sudden death. Michele shares a post on Cory’s death anniversary every year, reminiscing him and their beautiful moments together. She also has 3 out of 16 tattoos on her body dedicated to him.
The three-time People’s Choice Award winner had many boyfriends before. Her ex-boyfriends are Matthew Morrison(2014-2016), Landon Beard(2006-2008), John Lloyd Young(2008-2009), Robert Buckley (few months from May 2016), Theo Stockman (2010-2011).
Tattoos Of Lea Michele:
As we see, the “New Year’s Eve” star is popular for her tattoos as well. She seems to be fond of inks as she has at least 16 known tats on her body. They are of various types and have their essence.
She has a tattoo of music notes on her shoulder blade and across and “My Angel Now” written on her side. Likewise, there is the word “Imagine” on her left foot and “Our City, Our Love” on her right foot. There is an ink of a small butterfly on the top of her right foot and some beautiful bigger butterflies near the ankle of the same foot. She has a tattoo which states “I Believe” on her right wrist.
On the ring finger of her right hand, there is a small cup of coffee which she says is a tribute to her grandmother and the coffee she used to make. Similarly, the Emmy nominated actor has a heart in the index finger of her left hand. On her right middle finger, she has a tat of an arrow.
The tattoo lover has inked another butterfly just above her right hip, and a flying bird inked on the front side of her left hip bone. The flying bird symbolizes freedom. She also has a golden star on the side of her left wrist.
Tattoos Dedicated To Cory Monteith:
Rachel Berry from “Glee” also has tattoos on reminiscence of her boyfriend cum co-star, Cory Monteith. She has inked “Finn” in the side of her left hip, which was the character of Cory in Glee, and “5” on her side as Finn used to wear the 5 number jersey as a member of the high school football team.
Moreover, Michele has also written “I love you more” and “if you say so” on her front right side, as this was what they both said in their last conversation. Lea opens up that “I love you more” was the last thing she said to her late lover, and in reply, he said, “If you say so..”
Net Worth: Salary, Earnings, House
Lea Michele’s net worth as of August 2021 is $14 million. She accumulates a lot of money from movies and TV shows. Moreover, her books and albums also pay really handsome sum of money which greatly benefits her riches.
She has 16 credits as an actress. Her per episode salary of Glee was $80,000. We can assume that her other movies and shows also paid her the same or above the mentioned range.
Additionally, she earns from endorsements and advertisements, Michele became a spokesmodel for Dove in 2010 and appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for Chevrolet the following year.
The New Years’ Eve star also endorsed Nike, HP TouchPad, Candie’s, and L’Oréal. For the latter, she was reportedly paid $1 million.
Taking about her assets, the singer cum writer her house in Brentwood, California in 2019 for $3.15 million right after 7 months of her marriage with Zandy.
Awards, Recognitions And Nominations
Michele is widely popular and has been successful to win many awards and nominations. In 2009, she won Satellite Award for Best Actress in a series- Comedy or Musical for her performance in “Glee”. She is also a three-time award winner of the People’s Choice Award.
In 2012 and 2013, the actress consequently won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress. Again in 2016, she successfully bagged the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series for her outstanding performance in “Scream Queens”(2015).
The inspiring and self-made star was listed among Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2010 which is a great honor in itself. Indeed, she is a really inspiring and influential figure for so many people around the globe.