Lea Michele Facts
American actress and singer
- Lea Michele Sarfati was born on August 29, 1986.
- She was popular as a child artist on the Broadway productions such as Ragtime and Les Miserables.
- She is currently popular for her role as Rachel Berry in the Fox television series Glee.
- She performs in the soprano range.
- She is the only daughter of Edith, a nurse, and Marc Sarfati, a delicatessen owner.
- 'Lea Michele' is her stage name which she adopted in her childhood, right from her first audition.
- She switched to her stage name because her friends used to tease her for the difficulty in pronouncing her last name.
- She made her Broadway debut in 1995.
- She is active in charities for gay rights and animal rights.
- She was listed in TIME magazine's 2010 list of the 100 Most Influential People In the World.
- She is a vegetarian.
- She won her Grammy Award in 2008 and got a nomination in 2012.
- She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award in 2010.