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Lea Michele

Lea Michele Sarfati was born in The Bronx, New York to parents Edith, a nurse, and Marc Sarfati, a delicatessen owner. Her mother is Italian American and Roman Catholic while her father is of Sephardi Jewish ancestry (from Turkey and Greece), and Lea was raised Catholic. Lea was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, where she eventually attended and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Glee Rachel Berry / Tina Cohen-Chang
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New Year's Eve Elise - Elevator Story
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 2017 Dimension 404 (TV Series) (pre-production)
- Matchmaker (2017) ... Amanda
 2014 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series)
 2014 Lea Michele: On My Way (Video short)
 2011 New Year's Eve
Elise - Elevator Story
 2000 Third Watch (TV Series)
- Spring Forward, Fall Back (2000) ... Sammi
 1998 Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (Video)
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Stage Musical: Ragtime - playing The Little Girl, Broadway, New York City, USA. After Lea finished up her run in Les Miserables, Lea originated the role of The Little Girl in the musical Ragtime in 1998. See more »

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3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 83 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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The Cast of Glee | Lea Michelle


5' 2½" (1.59 m)

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When I first heard those references used towards me, I found it incredibly hurtful. I'm a girl who knows what she wants. I am outspoken. I am strong and I think that sometimes a strong woman with an opinion is called a diva. If a man is strong and opinionated, he's considered powerful, but if you're a woman, it's regarded negatively. See more »


The first concert she's went to was Madonna's. See more »


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