Alex Newell

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Lynn, MA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/20/1992, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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Alex Newell Fast Facts:
  • Father died of cancer when he was 6 years old.
  • Spent his high-school days performing in choirs as well as an improv club.
  • Auditioned for the Oxygen network's reality show The Glee Project while he was still in high school.
  • Was named the runner-up for The Glee Project. His prize was a two-episode arc on the third season of Glee in the character of Wade Adams, a transgender student.
  • Became a regular cast member in Glee's fourth season.
  • Planned on attending Boston's Berklee College of Music after receiving a vocal-performance scholarship, but opted to pursue acting instead.
  • Supports the American Cancer Society.
  • Alex Newell Awards:
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee

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