Lea Michele: Early Life, Career, Husband & Net Worth

Multi-talented Lea Michele Sarfati, who is best in every profession, is an American actress, singer, and author.

She is a well-known actress from Les Miserables, Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof, and Spring Awakening.

Michele is also famous among the singers as she released several music videos.

The beautiful and talented actress has received and been nominated for several awards that increased her popularity to the world.

Beautiful American Actress Lea Michele
Beautiful American Actress Lea Michele

Well, today, we are going to discuss everything about Lea Michele, including her early life, body measurements, career, personal life, and net worth.

But let us begin with quick facts about Lea Michele.

Quick Facts: Lea Michele

Full Name: Lea Michele Sarfati
NickName: Lee Lele
Birth Date: August 29, 1986
Age: 34 years old
Horoscope: Virgo
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, United States
Father’s Name: Marc Sarfati
Mother’s Name: Edith Sarfati
Siblings: No-Sibling
Height: 5 feet 3 inches (159cm)
Weight: 53 kg
Body Measurements: 34-25-34 inches(86-64-86 cm)
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Education: Rockland Country Day School, New York University, Tenafly High School
Profession: Model, Child actor, YouTuber, Author, Voice acting, Spokesperson, Singer-songwriter, Dancer, Voice actor, Activist, Film actor
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Zandy Reich
Social Media Presence: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube

Early Life and Education of Lea Michele

This beautiful and talented personality was born in the Bronx, New York. Michele is the only child of her parents.

Talking about her parents, Marak Davis Sarfati is her father, who used to be a real estate agent, and Edith Thomasina is her mother, who used to be a nurse.

Her father is a Sephardic Jew with ancestors from Thessaloniki, Greece, while her mother is an Italian American with ancestors from Rome and Naples.

Before moving to the more suburban area of Tenafly, New Jersey, she spent the first four years living in the Bronx.

Cute little Lea Michele During her Childhood
Cute little Lea Michele During her Childhood

Furthermore, talking about her education, she attended Rockland Country Day School for an elementary school in Congers, New York, and for further high school education, she attended Tenafly High School.

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To continue her art training, she joined Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills in the summer from 2000 to 2002.

Later she was accepted to Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, but she decided to drop out to continue working professionally on the stage.

Age, Height, and Body Measurements

As of 2021, Michele is 34 years old, living happily with her husband and children.

Lea is seen celebrating her birthday on August 29 every year. Michele falls under the zodiac sign of Virgo that explains her as loyal, kind, hardworking, and practical.

The good-looking model stands slim and fair with a height of 5 feet 3 inches (159cm) and weighing approximately 53kg, i.e.117 Pounds. Lea looks marvelous with hazel hair and a pair of Dark Brown eyes.

Talking about her body measurement, she has a Banana shaped body with a body measurement of 34-35-34 (86-64-86 cm). Lea prefers a shoe size of 7(US).

Personal Life of Lea Michele

Lea Michele manages time for both her professional career and personal life.

She dated actor Cory Monteith in 2008, whom she met on the cast of Glee. Since then, they began to date each other, which ended sadly with Cory Monteith’s death in 2013.

Lea Michele with her Husband
Lea Michele with her Husband, Zandy Reich

After many years without a love life, Michele finally got into a relationship on April 28, 2018, with a businessman Zandy Reich.

The couple got engaged and then married on March 9, 2019, in a beautiful location in Napa, California.

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Michele and Reich were blessed with a baby boy named Ever Leo on August 20, 2010.

Career Life of Lea Michele

American Actress Lea Michele began her professional career at the age of eight, making her debut on Broadway with Young Cosette’s role in Les Miserables.

Young talent Lea portrayed herself as the Little Girl in the original Toronto cast, which later transferred to Broadway.

Multi-talented Michele also debuted as a voice-over actress in the animated film Buster & Chauncey’s Silent Night as Christina’s main character.

The movie was released on October 13, 1998, and received positive reviews.

Talented American Actress Lea Michele in Red
Talented American Actress Lea Michele in Red

She was offered roles in several shows, such as the role of Chava in Fiddler on the Roof, Wendla Bergmann in Steven Sater, and Duncan Sheik.

Lea was offered the role of Eponine Thenardier in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables after her amazing performance as Wendla.

For her jaw-dropping performance on Broadway, Lee was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.

In 2008, Michele left Broadway cast with her co-star Jonathan Groff. She then began to perform at Vassar College as Claudia Octavia.

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In the following year, 2009, Michele became part of the comedy-drama series, Glee which started from 2009 to 2015.

She played the role of female lead star singer, Rachel Berry which co-creator Ryan Murphy specially wrote.

Lea received several awards for her Glee roles, which made her even more popular in the movie business.

Not only awards, but Michele was even mentioned as the 100 Most Influential People In the World by Time in 2010.

Michele’s cover song, “Gives You Hell,” made it to the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In the same year, Michele was nominated for several awards and won the People’s Choice Award in 2012 and Favorite TV Comedy Actress in 2013.

In September 2012, Michele began to work on her first solo album, which she began to record in October, saying that her album would be pop/rock genre.

She released her first single, “Cannonball,” from the album Louder, on December 10, 2013. More of her singles were released, which are “Battlefield,” “Louder,” “You’re Mine,” and “What is Love?”.

Michele gave continuity to her singing career as she released her second album with a single, “Love Is Alive,” on March 3, 2017.

Her more songs, “Anything’s Possible,” “Run to You,” and “Getaway Car,” were released subsequently.

Favorite Things

  1. Favorite Food: Vegan Cupcakes, Dark Chocolate
  2. Favorite TV Programs: Grey’s Anatomy, Reality Shows
  3. Favorite Movie: Funny Girl(1968)
  4. Favorite People: Jon Groff(Singer and Actor), Barbra Streisand(Singer)
  5. Favorite Book: Girl with a Pearl Earring(Tracy Chevalier)

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Lea Michele Facts

  1. Lea Michele is active in charities for animal rights and gay rights.
  2. During her school time, she was teased due to the pronunciation of her last name. So, she opted to use the first character as her stage name.
  3. Lea is a cat lover and has a cat named Sheila.
  4. This beautiful personality was voted number 19 in AskMen’s Most Desirable Women list of 2012.
  5. Michele is a great fan of pop singers Fanny Brice and Kylie Minogue.
  6. In 2020 the brand HelloFresh ended its partnership with Michele.
  7. Lea Michele was the 10th most-searched actor on the Google search engine of 2020 in the US.
  8. ‘Brunette Ambition’ and ‘You First’ are the two books written by Lea.
  9. Lea was included in Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” list and was ranked 7th in “100 Sexiest Women in the World” in FHM’s in 2010.
  10. In 2011 Lea was ranked #28 in Maxim’s Hot 100 and #10 in After Ellen’s Hot 100.
  11. Lea Michele also won the infamous Teen Choice Awards for Glee in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Controversy

We heard several controversies regarding this American talent as Michele being very rude on her set of Glee behaving with traumatic microaggressions.

Likewise, many other co-stars of Michele, such as Heather Morris, Melissa Benoist, Alex Newell, and Amber Riley, mentioned her rudeness on other sets as well.

After hearing negative comments about her rudeness, Michele apologized to her cast members and became aware of her rude character.

Lea then onwards started to work on herself to become a better version of herself and become responsible for her own actions.

How much does Lea Michele earn? Net Worth and Income

This American Multi-talented actress, singer, and author no doubt earns a pretty good amount of money as she is best in her every profession.

The total estimated net worth of Lea Michele, as per the recent stats of 2021, is around 14 million dollars.

During her performance as Rachel Berry on the comedy-drama series Glee, Lea earned $80,000 per episode.

Along with her actress profession, she earns a huge amount of money from her singing career, where she has launched her solo albums and multiple singles that took place on top of Billboards.

We can assure you that actress and singer Lea Michele is spending her millions on her fancy and luxurious lifestyle along with her husband and son.

Social Media Platforms

Lea Michele is an active social media user who is active on several social media platforms where she posts her most recent activities.

Michele is mostly active on her Instagram account, with a huge number of followers of 6.5 million.

Also, as a singer, Lea surely is available on YouTube channel with over 550k subscribers.

She uploads her music videos on YouTube channel, where you can listen to her every song.

Similarly, Michele is also available on Facebook with over 4.9 million followers.

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