The aspiring actress born in a family nurse and owner of the deli. His mother, Edith Sarfati - an American of Italian descent, his father - Marc Sarfati has Jewish roots. Leah - the only child in the family.
To daughter had a normal upbringing and a good education, the parents immediately after birth moved to New Jersey. The girl lived and studied in the town of Tenafly. In school, Leah has combined with employment at the center of performing arts training. I never missed a school play. After high school, was enrolled in New York University, but did not finish training because I decided to devote all his time to performing on stage.
In eight years, Lia found out that there is a set of actors for the musical "Les Miserables." Together with his girlfriend went to the audition. The child was so pleased with the selection committee that Leah immediately given the role of Cosette. After his debut in "Les Miserables" in 1995, followed by a part in a Broadway revival of Ragtime in 1998, and in 2004 in the musical "Fiddler on the Roof.
In 2006, Michele acts staged by the rock musical "Spring Awakening." For participation in the show, she was nominated for "Drama Desk Award" for best actress in a musical. This award is considered one of the most prestigious in the United States.
His first played the role of Michele in 1998 in the film "Buster and Chauncey: Naughty Friend". Then there was the movie "Third Watch" in 2000. And then there was a lull, and began to march on the casting. It was not until 2009, which was the happiest in my life Michele. Leah with her friend Jenny Ushkovitts learned about the project of a new series dedicated to the school choir, and decided to go to trial. The campaign was extremely successful: two girlfriends got the role. When the pilot was shot series, the girl returned to New York. Some time later they received a letter stating that they are invited to appear in 13 episodes! So the endless trips on casting finally brought success. The role of Rachel Berry, which has performed Lea Michele on the show "Chorus" in an instant turned into a celebrity Leah. The actress was invited to the most popular television programs, and even invited to sing at the White House.
Relations with partners on the series folded friendly, though the paparazzi written countless novels actors. Leah Michele it caused only a smile. The actress was well aware that fame has brought greater responsibility. All deeds are considered celebrities under a magnifying glass. Leah chooses his words carefully when talking to journalists - is afraid of a scandal, watching their clothes, appearance and actions. "I have the original beauty!" Leah with a healthy irony about his appearance: "My appearance does not allow the dream of starring in productions such as a la Disney. I was hoping to get at least a cameo appearance in the series, but it was much better "- she says cheerfully. The school did not suffer Michele teenage complexes. Lia says that every second of her classmate, do yourself a rhinoplasty. "I'm glad nothing like a did. I have a very original beauty, "- she says cheerfully.
PERSONAL LIFE of Lia MICHELE
Meticulous paparazzi can not "drip" dirt on Michele. As recognized herself an actress, she has never used drugs, adhere to vegetarianism. He loves cats in the house of actress Sheila live cat and the cat Claude.
Lea Michele involved in charity work, calls to protect the rights of sexual minorities. It protects the rights of animals - participated in the event organized by PETA under the slogan "Give up the cruelty!" The star always wanted to meet a man like her father. "He's always things can settle and he has great sense of humor, which I inherited," - says Michael about his father. The first novel was an actress with the actor Theo Stockman, and in January 2012 she became romantically involved with Cory Monteith, partner in the series "The Choir". Unfortunately for the actress, her boyfriend recently died, is believed to have a drug overdose. The death of the beloved brought Michele to a nervous breakdown.
Since entering the screens show "Chorus" Lea Michele from 2010 to 2013 annually receives Actors Guild Award in the category "The best cast." Same Actors Guild awards her the award for "Best Actress" in 2010 and 2011. In the category "Best Actress" Leah received an Emmy Award in 2010, and in 2011 the award "Golden Globe".
The actress has consistently included in the list of "most, most Hollywood stars," whether it's sexy, influence and ability to dress.
Lea Michele NOW
Several years ago, Michele has tried his hand at a solo singer. Song version Group Gives You Hell The All-American Rejects' for her performance included in the list of the best songs of the US charts Billboard 2000. Having achieved spectacular success in film, Leah wants to take up singing as a professional singer. Michele is working in the studio on his first solo album. Release date and the title of their debut album, actress hides from journalists. Leah believes that the album should not be foreign hits. "While working on« Glee »has sung everything!" - Says Michele. "I want to be in my first album had a lot of original pop music, which I love very much," - said the actress shortly.
On September 18, 2012, it was announced that Michele would be working on her first solo album.  She began recordings for the album soon after on October 19, 2012.  Michele stated that it was a "pretty slow process" and the album would be more "pop/rock driven" rather than Broadway influenced.  On November 27, 2013, it was announced that the first single from her debut album Louder would be "Cannonball", which was released on December 10, 2013.  "Cannonball" debuted at number 75 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first main Glee cast member to chart as a lead soloist.  The single sold over 51,000 copies in its first week of sale.  The music video was released on January 9, 2014.  Michele subsequently released four promotional singles in the lead-up to the album: "Battlefield", "Louder", "What Is Love?", and "You're Mine". Louder was released on February 28, 2014, and debuted on the Billboard 200 at number four, selling over 62,000 copies in its first week.  The second single from the album, "On My Way", was released on May 4, 2014, with the music video premiering on May 19, 2014.