Lea Michele Height, Age, Biography, Husband, Kids, Net Worth, Facts

Lea Michele

American actress and singer Lea Michele gained visibility among the Americans playing Rachel Berry on the Fox musical series Glee. She won several awards for her stellar performance in the series including an Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe nominations.

Lea Michele

She also scored music for Glee for which she received three Grammy Award nominations. Lea was also seen in the Fox series Scream Queens and in the ABC sitcom The Mayor. Her debut studio alum ‘Louder’, released in 2014, had managed to reach #4 on the Billboard 200. She is also an acclaimed author and has written several books.

Lea Michele Biography

Lea Michele was born on the 29th of August 1986, in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States of America. She’s currently 35 years old.

Birth NameLea Michele Sarfati
NicknameLea Michele, Lee, Lele
Date of BirthAugust 29, 1986
Place of BirthThe Bronx, New York, U.S.
Age35 years old
Sun SignVirgo
ProfessionActress, Singer, Author
EthnicityJewish, Italian
ResidenceBrentwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
ReligionRoman Catholic

Family and Education

Lea Michele is the only child of Edith Thomasina (née Porcelli), a retired nurse, and Mark David Sarfati, a real estate agent, and former delicatessen owner. She is Jewish on her father’s side and Italian from her mother’s family.

Michele attended Rockland Country Day School for the elementary school in Congers, New York. She was then homeschooled for a year during her time in Toronto. After that, she attended Tenafly High School for high school education.

She was later accepted to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts but opted instead to continue working professionally on the stage.

Lea Michele Husband and Kids

Lea Michele started dating fashion executive Zandy Reich in the summer of 2017, but the two knew each other for a long time. On April 28, 2018, Michele announced her engagement to Reich on social media. The pair tied the knot on March 9, 2019, in Napa, California. They welcomed their first child, a boy named Ever Leo on August 20, 2020.

She was previously in a relationship with Cory Monteith until his death in July 2013.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 2.5 inches
Centimeters – 159 cm
Meters – 1.59 m
WeightKilograms – 53 kg
Pounds – 117 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Body Measurements35-25-34
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Shoe Size7 (US)
Dress Size6 (US)
Distinctive Features Tattoos

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

She made her on-screen debut as a voice actress in the animated film Buster & Chauncey’s Silent Night, in which she voiced the main character, Christina. The film was released in 1998.

Television Debut

Lea played the main character and singer, Rachel Berry, in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee from 2009 to 2015.

Broadway Debut

Michele made her Broadway debut in 1995, at the age of eight, as a replacement in the role of Young Cosette in Les Misérables. She has performed in a number of plays including Ragtime, Toronto, Fiddler on the Roof, to name a few.

Album Debut

Lea Michele released her debut album titled Louder on March 3, 2014. The album debuted at no.4 on the US Billboard 200.

Famous For

Her portrayal of Rachel Berry in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee from 2009 to 2015.

Brand Endorsements

Lea has endorsed several brands and products over the years including L’Oreal, Candie’s, Chevrolet, Nike, HP, and Dove.

Favorite Things

  • Food – Dark Chocolate, Vegan Cupcakes
  • TV Programs – Reality Shows, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Singers – Barbra Streisand, Jon Groff
  • Movies – Funny Girl (1968),  Almost Famous (2000)
  • Book – Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Lea Michele Net Worth

As of 2024, Lea Michele has a net worth of $14 million US dollars. In 2012, she signed a million-dollar deal with L’Oreal Paris USA for being their spokesperson. She lives in a luxury 4-bedroom mansion in Los Angeles and has several cars such as Range Rover, Toyota Prius, and many others in possession. She also owns a $2.9 million home in Brentwood, California.

Social Media Profiles

Lea Michele Facts

Jonathan Groff is her best friend.

Lea is the author of two books, Brunette Ambition and You First.

She was ranked #7 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” and was included in Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” list in 2010.

Lea was ranked #10 in After Ellen’s Hot 100 and #28 in Maxim’s Hot 100 in 2011.

She was voted #19 on AskMen’s “99 Most Desirable Women of 2012” list.

Lea Michele won the UK Glamour Women of the Year Award for US TV Actress of the Year for Glee in 2010 and 2012.

Lea also won the infamous Teen Choice Awards for Glee in years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

She once stated that if she weren’t an actress, she would have been a lawyer.

She has a pet cat, named Sheila.