American actress and singer Lea Michele Sarfati was born in 1986. She attended Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills, a center for performing arts training, then she was accepted to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, but opted instead to continue working professionally on the stage. Best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the Fox television series Glee, for her portrayal of Rachel she has earned two Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy nomination. Michele began working professionally as a child actress on Broadway in productions such as Les Misérables, Ragtime, and Fiddler on the Roof. In 2006, she originated the lead role of Wendla in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening.
Lea Michele in Beverly Hills