Date of Birth: August 29th 1986
Michele has virtually grown up onstage, making her Broadway debut at age 8 as Young Cosette in Les Miserables. Landing the role from an open call, the young actress has hardly stopped working since, going from Les Miz to the Toronto and Broadway companies of Ragtime, followed by a brief stint in high school ("It was my fun, normal time!" she quips) and then the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof.
She currently plays the star female singer of a high school's glee club in FOX's new show Glee. The pilot aired on May 19, 2009 to rave reviews.
Michele can be heard on the original Broadway cast recordings of Ragtime and Spring Awakening, as well as the 2003 Revival recording of Fiddler on the Roof.