Lea Michele Net Worth
Lea Michele Net Worth: Lea Michele is an American actress, singer and author who has a net worth of $10 million and salary per episode of $80,000. Lea Michele (Sarfati) was born August 29, 1986 in The Bronx, New York City, New York. Best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the Fox television series Glee, Michele's portrayal of Rachel earned her two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress—Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2010 and 2011 and an Emmy Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series in 2010. She also won a Satellite Award for Best Actress—Television Series Musical or Comedy, a Screen Actors Guild Award and three consecutive People's Choice Awards for her performance. Michele began working professionally as a child actress on Broadway in productions such as Les Misérables, Ragtime and Fiddler on the Roof. Her career took a turn for the better in 2006 with Spring Awakening, a rock musical. She left the musical in 2008 and moved to Los Angeles where she sought out movie and television roles. In her role on Glee, Michele earned kudos for her take on Don't Rain on My Parade, originally sung by Barbra Streisand in the musical Funny Girl. The cast's rendition of Journey's Don't Stop Believin' became the top downloaded song on iTunes the day after it was featured in an episode. The show's music has proved to be so popular that several soundtracks have already been released, and Michele and several other cast members played numerous concerts throughout the country in 2010. Besides working on Glee, Michele was cast as the voice of the character of Dorothy in an animated film based on The Wizard of Oz. Lea Michele became romantically involved with Canadian actor Cory Monteith in October 2008 when they were cast as love interests on Glee and they remained a couple until his death on July 13, 2013. Cory Monteith died of a 'mixed' drug overdose. Michele is considered somewhat of a fashion icon by the media. She was featured on People Magazine's Best Dressed List of 2010 as The Newbie and voted 2010 Most Stylish Star by E! Online.