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Lea Michele and Naya Rivera get into a fight on set of 'Glee'

Lea Michele and Naya Rivera get into a fight on set of 'Glee'

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- There are two different versions of the alleged fight between Lea Michele and Naya Rivera that took place on the set of "Glee" on Tuesday.
Veronica Linares
Vanessa Hudgens and Lea Michele to receive $15,000+ for Coachella appearances

Vanessa Hudgens and Lea Michele to receive $15,000+ for Coachella appearances

INDIO, Calif., April 7 (UPI) -- Vanessa Hudgens and Lea Michele will receive big bucks from their sponsors for their 2014 Coachella appearances.
Annie Martin
Watch the trailer for Cory Monteith's final film, 'McCanick'

Watch the trailer for Cory Monteith's final film, 'McCanick'

March 18 (UPI) -- Cory Monteith plays a drug addict in his final film role.
Kate Stanton
2014 Kids' Choice Awards performers and presenters announced

2014 Kids' Choice Awards performers and presenters announced

March 13 (UPI) -- Performers and presenters have been announced for the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by Mark Wahlberg on March 29.
Annie Martin
'Glee' pays emotional tribute to actor Cory Monteith

'Glee' pays emotional tribute to actor Cory Monteith

March 12 (UPI) -- 'Glee' paid an emotional tribute to actor Cory Monteith in its "City of Angels" episode on Tuesday night.
Annie Martin
Lea Michele on 'GMA': 'Glee' star talks Monteith, her new book

Lea Michele on 'GMA': 'Glee' star talks Monteith, her new book

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Lea Michele appeared on "Good Morning America" to discuss her new album, memoir and her life since Cory Monteith.
Kate Stanton
Harry Styles considered for 'Wicked' role

Harry Styles considered for 'Wicked' role

HOLLYWOOD, March 5 (UPI) -- Sources say One Direction star Harry Styles is at the top of the list to play romantic lead Fiyero in "Wicked."
Annie Martin
Nick Lachey to launch 'Big Morning Buzz Live'

Nick Lachey to launch 'Big Morning Buzz Live'

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Nick Lachey is ready to step back into the spotlight.
Gabrielle Levy
Lea Michele's heartbreaking song in memory of Cory Monteith debuts online

Lea Michele's heartbreaking song in memory of Cory Monteith debuts online

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Lea Michele's "If You Say So" was penned in the days following boyfriend Cory Monteith's 2013 death.
Annie Martin
Lea Michele unveils Cory Monteith tribute song, 'You're Mine'

Lea Michele unveils Cory Monteith tribute song, 'You're Mine'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Lea Michele has released Cory Monteith's favorite song off her new album, "Louder," as a tribute to the late actor.
Kate Stanton
Lea Michele reveals 'Brunette Ambition' book cover

Lea Michele reveals 'Brunette Ambition' book cover

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The "Glee" star has written an illustrated book with tips on "beauty, fashion and inner strength."
Kate Stanton
Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered by Hollywood friends and colleagues

Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered by Hollywood friends and colleagues

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday at age 46.
Kate Stanton
Lea Michele: Cory Monteith is "watching everything I'm doing"

Lea Michele: Cory Monteith is "watching everything I'm doing"

LS ANGELES , Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Lea Michele opened up in an interview for the March issue of Teen Vogue and claimed Cory Monteith inspired her to record her own album.
Veronica Linares
Lea Michele posts bikini photo from Mexico getaway

Lea Michele posts bikini photo from Mexico getaway

Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The "Glee" star traveled to Mexico with best friend Jonathan Groff.
Kate Stanton
At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

2013 saw the sad passings of numerous titans of the entertainment industry, including "Bathing Beauty" star Esther Williams, "All in the Family" matriarch Jean Stapleton, "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine and "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Peter O'Toole.
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Lea Michele Sarfati (born August 29, 1986), known professionally as Lea Michele, is an American actress and singer. Michele began working professionally as a child actress on Broadway in productions such as Ragtime and Les Misérables. She originated the role of Wendla in the musical Spring Awakening and currently plays Rachel Berry in the Fox television series Glee. Michele performs in the soprano range.

Michele was born in the Bronx, New York City, the daughter of Edith Sarfati, a nurse, and Marc Sarfati, a delicatessen owner. Michele's mother is Italian American and Roman Catholic, while her father is a Spanish Sephardic Jew. Michele grew up in New York City and Tenafly, New Jersey. She attended Rockland Country Day School for elementary school in New York and then Tenafly High School. Michele was home schooled one year while working in Toronto, Ontario on Ragtime. She attended Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills, a center for performing arts training. She was then later accepted to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, but opted instead to continue working professionally on the stage.

At eight years old, Michele went with a friend to an open call for a musical. She decided on a whim she wanted to try out. She was offered the part and made her debut on Broadway in 1995 as a replacement in the role of Young Cosette in the New York City production of Les Misérables. This was followed by her performance of the role of Tateh's daughter, the Little Girl, in the 1998 original Broadway cast of Ragtime. In 2004, Michele played Shprintze and Chava in the Broadway revival of the musical Fiddler on the Roof. She also sang on the 2003 Broadway revival cast recording of Fiddler on the Roof.

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