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Lea Michele Biography

Birth Name:
Lea Michele Sarfati
Birth Place:
Bronx, New York, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Made her Broadway debut at age 8 as a replacement Young Cosette in Les Misérables
  • Part of the original Broadway cast of Ragtime, opposite Brian Stokes Mitchell and Audra McDonald
  • Best known for her role of Wendla in 2006's Spring Awakening; she had been part of the show since the 1999 workshop
  • Accepted to New York University, but chose to continue working instead of attending college

Awards

  • 2014People's Choice Awards-Favorite TV Gal Pals: winner
  • 2013People's Choice Awards-Favorite Comedic TV Actress: winner
  • 2012People's Choice Awards-Favorite TV Comedy Actress: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner

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