Idina Menzel net worth and salary: Idina Kim Menzel is an American actress, singer and songwriter with a net worth of $10 million. Idina Menzel was born on May 30, 1971 in Queens, New York. Her mother was a therapist and her father sold pajamas. Idina Menzel first gained notoriety for playing the roles of Maureen in "Rent" and Elphaba in "Wicked". She made her Broadway debut in 1995. Her singing abilities are known for her wide vocal range, and her use of the 'belt' technique. She began singing at bar mitzvahs as a singer when she was just 15 year old. Idina attended NYU where she studied drama while earning a Fine Arts degree. Amazingly, Rent was her very first audition. She landed the part and stayed with the production until July 1997. Idina launched a film career by playing a bridesmaid in the 2001 movie "Kissing Jessica Stein".