- Birthday29th Aug, 86
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusSingle
- I'm simple. I love hiking, going to the gym, doing some simple stuff. I love being outdoors, I love bike riding. Just stuff that's fun!
- I worried that people wouldn't like me. Now I try not to worry and focus on being happy.
- I was never pretty enough to be the pretty girl and I was never quirky enough to be the quirky girl. Boys didn't look at me in high school and think I was the pretty girl.
- I love myself, the way I look, my body, but sometimes I can't help but feel insecure.
- My idea of heaven used to be relaxing at home with a cheese plate and champagne.
Did you know?
- She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance as Wendla Bergmann in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Musical.
- She won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy Television Series at the 2009 Satellite Awards.
- She won the NewNowNext Awards for Brink of Fame: Actor in 2010.
- She won the 2012 Peoples Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress.
- She was nominated for Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.
Family & relationships
Los Angeles home
It was indeed a 'glee'ful time for the television series' superstar, Lea Michele, as she bought her first ever home in Los Angeles. The quaint little bungalow that she has invested $1.4 million in is almost as century old. Having been built in 1920, the house has a 1,805-square-foot carpet-floor plan.
Location: The home is literally located in the home of world movies - Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. It is at a walking distance from the Wattles Garden Park (Wattles Mansion), the only piece of surviving examples of the pre-movie Hollywood era.
Accommodation: Lea Michele's new, cozy pad has been built with a lot of 'room' in accordance to the actress' preferences. Sizewise, it is a cottage, no doubt, but in its comfort and coziness-quotient, it scores very high. The master suite is airy and themed in white, with its own terrace space. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in addition to the guest bedroom.
Features: The whole house is fenced in by 12-feet hedges, neatly trimmed as a wall. A solar-heated, salt water pool sits in the backyard, very inviting in its looks. There is also a sheltered, external dining and barbecue space and also a solar-heated salt water pool. French doors abound in the house and the master bath made of Carrera marble comes with a steam bath. A neat and cozy fireplace sits at one end of the home. According to reports, the house has a surplus of closet space which is a necessity to accommodate the actress' wardrobes. A neat and organized kitchen with all modern amenities completes the home.
Neighborhood: The Hollywood Hills area has one of the world' highest concentration of celebrities. However, the neighborhood that Lea Michele has chosen is relatively celebrity-free!
The entrance gate
The meeting hall
The dining area
The screen hall
Spacious kitchen hall
Backyard dining area
Elegant swimming pool
The actress was photographed going for a long drive in her $35000 Toyota Prius. It’s a green hybrid vehicle which can be powered either by an electric battery or a conventional diesel engine at the flick of a switch. Lea has customized the interiors of the vehicle to match her preferences. The seats and the steering wheel have been lined with high end suede leather. Expensive oak wood paneling has been fitted on the door and armrests. The 6-CD changer CD player along with a 8 speaker stereo audio systems create a theater like sound effect. The powerful air conditioner has been bolstered further with a pollen removal system.
Michele has been photographed quite often embarking on shopping jaunts in her black $45000 BMW 320d. The vehicle is capable of superb pickup and can zoom to 100km/hour from scratch in 7.5 seconds. Controlling the car is a breeze due to the installed “Variable Sports Steering system”. The interiors of the car are pretty comfortable and the large bucket seats have been upholstered in high end nappa leather. The BMW 320d features great entertainment options in the form of a DVD player, a mounted flat screen and a 6 speaker surround sound system.
Cabo San Lucas Vacation
Cabo San Lucas seems to be Glee star Lea Michele’s preferred vacation destination since she has been spotted enjoying the Mexican sun in the party town twice this year alone. Lea first hit Cabo with a girlfriend in mid-February where she enjoyed sunning herself in a barely there bikini. The duo enjoyed relaxing by the pool and in the hot tub and enjoyed walks on the beach during their vacation. Michele headed back to Cabo San Lucas over Easter weekend with her boyfriend and glee co-star Cory Monteith. During their romantic holiday, the couple enjoyed bronzing up in the sun and hanging out in the pool.
Location: Cabo San Lucas is located in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.
Accommodation: High end visitors to Cabo San Lucas can enjoy a stay at some of its many luxury resorts and hotels. The most famous hotels and resorts in the city include the Marquis los Cabos, the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, the famous One and Only Palmilla Resort, the ME Cabo, the Capella Pedregal, the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa and the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa. For a more private experience, visitors can also rent out luxury villas, holiday homes and beach houses.
Main Attractions: Cabo San Lucas is the perfect vacation destination for beach lover who need a relaxing break as well as outdoor sports enthusiasts who can enjoy a range of activities like kayaking, diving, big game fishing and surfing on the Sea of Cortez or the Pacific Ocean. The Mexican city is also famous for its many pristine sandy beaches including the Playa del Amor aka the Lover's Beach, the Playa Palmilla, Chileno Beach and the Playa Las Viudas. For vacationers looking for some rest and recreation, Cabo also offers a range of top of the line spas like Spa Cielo or the Sparitual. Visitors looking to take in the natural and historic beauty of the city can take a trip to the spectacular Bahia de Cabo San Lucas harbor, the Marina Cabo San Lucas, the Finisterra aka Land’s End, the quaint and historical Catholic church Iglesia de San Lucas and the fantastical natural rock formation called El Arco.
Michele has participated in PETA's ad campaigns and spoken against the use of fur clothing. The NGO defends the rights of all animals under the principle that they are not to be eaten and used to conduct cruel medical experiments and must be treated humanely.
Lea was spotted wearing this DKNY ramie blend circle mini skirt on the Glee set in NYC. The bright orange high waist georgette skirt features hemlines hitting above the knee. It’s designed as an A-Line silhouette with two side pockets on both side and a back zip to give a stylish look. It can be worn in either a professional or causal way. The skirt sells for $275.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Michele was snapped carrying her designer bag while shooting in New York. It boasts of black pebbled leather with brass hardware. Being light in weight it can easily double up as a clutch with a removable chain and a leather strap. The Marc Jacob logo plague on the front panel gives a sophisticated look to the bag.
Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Peep Toe Pumps
The actress was spotted wearing these designer shoes to a high profile event. They are of Italian origin with the almond toe pump measuring 130 mm. It features a bright red lacquer signature sole measuring 5 ½ inches and covered heels with 1 ½ inch platform.
Charlie by Matthew Zink
Michele flaunted her toned body in this bikini made from 90% nylon and 10% elastane. It features an orchid color string bikini top with stretchable nylon-based adjustable strap and crossover back. It features low-waist briefs with cutout sides and tie fastening at the back panel of the top.
IRO Iseline Dress
Lea was photographed donning this dress while shopping. It is a pure silk crew neck sleeveless dress with hemlines measuring 33 inches in length. It is available in classic black shade with a leather trim at the neck portion and the zip closure at the armholes give a stylish look.
The actress loves wearing this designer satchel. It features genuine leather in bright red shade with an adjustable buckle-closure shoulder strap, short top handle and gold tone hardware. It’s designer embellished logo at the frontal flap portion gives a sophisticated look.