Lea Michele’s television career
Learn about the career of one of the most popular actresses working on television today.
Born on August 29, 1986, Lea Michele has made a lasting impression in the entertainment world. Her very first acting credit was for the voice of Christina in a short video called “Buster & Chauncey’s Silent Night.” She also had a guest appearance on the TV series Third Watch in the role of “Sammi.” It was not until 2009 that Lea Michele became a major star when Ryan Murphy cast her on the hit television show Glee. This beloved musical-comedy series allowed Michele to earn two Golden Globe nominations for playing Rachel Berry. During the height of the show’s popularity, she had to deal with both love and loss after losing her boyfriend, Cory Monteith, to an accidental drug overdose in 2013. The two of them played the romantic couple Finn Hudson and Rachel Berry, which has led to the blended term “Finchel” for fans of the show. Their love was genuine both on and off the screen. Recently, Lea Michele played Hester on Scream Queens, which was another TV series made by Ryan Murphy. An upcoming project that Lea Michele is working on is a new television series called The Mayor, and she is set to play Valentina Barella even though the show is currently in pre-production. Lea Michele is still going strong even after the heartache she had to deal with while working on one of the most successful television shows in recent memory.