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Lea Michele Sarfati was born in the Bronx, New York to parents Edith Thomasina (Porcelli), a nurse, and Mark David Sarfati, a delicatessen owner-turned-real estate agent. Her mother is of Italian descent (from Rome and Naples), and her father is of Sephardi Jewish ancestry (from Turkey and Greece). Lea was raised Catholic. She grew up in Tenafly, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Glee Rachel Berry / Tina Cohen-Chang
(2009-2015)
New Year's Eve Elise (segment "Elevator")
(2011)
Scream Queens Hester Ulrich
(2015-2016)

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 2017-2018 The Mayor (TV Series)
Valentina Barella
- Death of a Councilman (2018) ... Valentina Barella
- The Pitch (2018) ... Valentina Barella
- The Lockdown (2018) ... Valentina Barella
- Mama Rose Best (2018) ... Valentina Barella
- Grey Christmas (2017) ... Valentina Barella
 2017 Dimension 404 (TV Series)
Amanda
- Matchmaker (2017) ... Amanda
 2015-2016 Scream Queens (TV Series)
Hester Ulrich
- Drain the Swamp (2016) ... Hester Ulrich
- Lovin the D (2016) ... Hester Ulrich
- Rapunzel, Rapunzel (2016) ... Hester Ulrich
- The Hand (2016) ... Hester Ulrich
- Blood Drive (2016) ... Hester Ulrich
 2009-2015 Glee (TV Series)
Rachel Berry / Tina Cohen-Chang
- Dreams Come True (2015) ... Rachel Berry
- We Built This Glee Club (2015) ... Rachel Berry
- 2009 (2015) ... Rachel Berry
- The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester (2015) ... Rachel Berry
- Child Star (2015) ... Rachel Berry
 2014 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series)
Gertie
- Smoke 'em If You Got 'em (2014) ... Gertie
 2013 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Dorothy (voice)
 2011 New Year's Eve
Elise (segment "Elevator")
 2011 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Rachel Berry
- How Do You Solve a Problem Like Roberta? (2011) ... Rachel Berry (voice)
 2009 Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (TV Movie)
Rachel Berry
 2000 Third Watch (TV Series)
Sammi
- Spring Forward, Fall Back (2000) ... Sammi
 1998 Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (Video)
Christina (voice)
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Other Works:

Played "Shprintze" in the Broadway play, "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Minskoff Theatre. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

The Cast of Glee | Lea Michelle

Height:

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 »

Trivia:

Has said that if she weren't an actress, she would be a lawyer. See more »

Trademark:

Long dark hair

Nickname:

Lele See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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