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Lea Michele

Actor

Born: 29 August 1986
Birthplace: New York, New York
Best known as:

Rachel Berry on the TV series Glee

Name at birth: Lea Michele Sarfati

Lea Michele plays tightly-wound super-student Rachel Berry in the TV series Glee. By the time that series started in 2009, Michele was already a veteran of the New York stage having appeared as a kid in Broadway productions of Ragtime, Les Miserables and Fiddler on the Roof. The success of Glee put her in the spotlight as the show's female lead, and Michele earned a Golden Globe nomination and an Emmy nomination in 2010. She was in a relationship with her Glee co-star, Cory Monteith, when he died suddenly in 2013.

Extra credit:

Lea Michelle pronounces her first name "LEE-ah."

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