Glee actress and singer Lea Michele had humblle beginnings growing up in the Bronx. Her ethnicity is Italian, Jewish and Spanish which reflect in her eye catching facial features. The beauty was named number 7 on “Maxim’s Most Sexiest Woman in the World” and ranked number 12 on People’s 25 Beauties at 25. With a net worth of $10 million Lea has cemented herself as one of Hollywood’s brightest and fresh stars. She has garnered a large social media following from her character portrayal of Rachel Berry in Glee. The series touches on subjects teenage high school and college students face, bullying, sexual orientation, race and even drug abuse. She unfortunately lost her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith to a drug overdose in 2013.
The 5 foot 2 actress is tiny but her bold and beautiful voice is the reason she was cast as the lead character in the Fox series. Lea honed her craft at the tender age of 8 getting her first taste of fame starring on Broadway. Her Broadway performances was acknowledge with a dozen awards including “Outstanding Actress in a Musical” in the 2006 Broadway play “Spring Awakening”. Lea had the opportunity to work with her future Glee co-stars Jenna Ushkowitz and Jonathan Groff.
When she first moved to Hollywood after being cast by Ryan Murphy she was roomates with co-star Dianna Agron. She used her role to leverage power using it to be the spokesperson for PETA. In October 2010, Lea performed at a benefit concert for the Painted Turtle, a camp for children with chronic illnesses. She also became a Candie’s spokes model. The 26-year-old Glee actress is the newest face for the brand and promotes the line’s new Advanced Hair Care line.