Lea Michele is an American actress, singer and author. She came to major prominence playing Rachel Berry on the Fox series Glee, for which she received an Emmy Award  nomination and two Golden Globe nominations. Michele subsequently starred as Hester Ulrich on the Fox series Scream Queens and as Valentina Barella on the ABC sitcom The Mayor.

Birth Name

Lea Michele Sarfati


Lea Michele


Actress, Singer

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Lea Michele was born on the 29th of August 1986, in The Bronx, New York, United States.


She is currently 36 years old.

Sun Sign






Her mother is Italian American while her father is a Spanish Sephardic Jew.


Michele attended Rockland Country Day School, New York for elementary school and then Tenafly High School. She 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 she opted for a stage performance at the professional level.

Family Details

  • Father  Marc Sarfati (Delicatessen Owner)
  • Mother   Edith Sarfati (Nurse)
  • Siblings  None

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Lea Michele has dated –

  • Theo Stockman (October 2009 – September 2011) – They both met at the Broadway theater for the first time and soon started dating. They dated together for 2 years before calling it quits in 2011.
  • Cory Monteith (2009, 2011-2013) – They first met on the sets of popular television series Glee in 2009 and dated for a while. They again started dating in 2011 but kept it quiet until April 2012. They were seen kissing at New York Rangers hockey game. The relationship ended suddenly when Cory Monteith was found dead at Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel room on July 13, 2013, in Vancouver, Canada due to heroin and alcohol overdose.
  • Matthew Paetz (2014-2016) – Model and dating coach, Matthew Paetz and Lea were romantically linked to each other from April 2014 to February 2016.
  • Robert Buckley (2016) – From May to July 2016, Michele was seen romancing with actor and model, Robert Buckley. They split was amicable and they even appeared together in the series Dimension 404 later on.

  • Zandy Reich (2017-Present) – In July 2017, just after her split from Robert, Lea started dating fashion executive Zandy Reich. In April 2018, Zandy and Lea got engaged. It was revealed when Lea posted an Instagram picture of her ring.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 2½ inches
  • In centimeters – 159 cm
  • In meters – 1.59 m


  • In Kilograms – 53 kg
  • In Pounds – 117 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-25-34
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32C

Body Build


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Michele performance as Rachel Berry on the Fox television series Glee.

Film Debut

In 1988, direct-to-video animated film, Buster & Chauncey’s Silent Night.She gave voice to various characters in this film.

Album Debut

In 1995, Lea started working at the Broadway theater and released her debut solo pop album Louder on February 28, 2014 via Columbia Records.

Television Debut

American Crime drama series Third Watch is her debut TV show. But, she appeared in just a single episode titled “Spring Forward Fall Back” (Season 1, episode 19) for her role as Sammi.

Brand Endorsements

L’Oreal Spokesperson (2012), Candie’s (2012), Chevrolet (February 2011), Nike (2011), HP (2011), Dove (2010).

Lea Michele Favorite

  • Favorite People – Barbra Streisand (Singer), Jon Groff (Singer and Actor)
  • Favorite Movie – Funny Girl (1968)
  • Favorite Book – Girl with a Pearl Earring (Tracy Chevalier)
  • Favorite Perfume – Tom Ford’s Black Orchid
  • Favorite Food – Dark Chocolate, Vegan Cupcakes
  • Favorite TV Programs – Reality Shows, Grey’s Anatomy (2005-)

Lea Michele Net worth

Lea Michele’s has an estimated net worth of $12 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lea Michele

  • In Askmen’s Most Desirable Women list of 2012, she was voted no. 19.
  • She has a pet cat, named Sheila.
  • In May 2010, she and the cast of Glee embarked on a music tour of the United States, playing 10 shows in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City.
  • In October 2010, Michele and co-star Matthew Morrison performed as Janet Weiss and Brad Majors, respectively, in the 35th anniversary benefit concert of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • In September 18, 2012, it was announced that Michele would be working on her first solo album.
  • In July 2014, Michele would guest star in the final season of FX’s drama series Sons of Anarchy, playing the role of Gertie, a truck stop waitress who connects with Gemma Teller Morrow (Katey Sagal).
  • In April 4, 2017, she appeared as Amanda in the first episode of Hulu’s science fiction anthology series Dimension 404, alongside Robert Buckley and Joel McHale.
  • In April 2018, Lea would venture on a co-headlining tour with Criss. The LM/DC Tour included shows in several North American cities in May and June 2018.


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