Alex Newell

  • Birth Place: Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
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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.


  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

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