Lea Michele Birthplace
March 16, 2012 by staff
Lea Michele Birthplace, 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 and made her film debut in New Year’s Eve starring alongside Ashton Kutcher. Michele performs in the soprano range.
Michele was born in the Bronx, New York City. She is the only daughter of Edith, a nurse, and Marc Sarfati, a delicatessen owner. Her mother is Italian American and Roman Catholic, while her father is a Spanish-Sephardic Jew. Michele was raised around both of her parents’ religions. She grew up in 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.
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