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Who is Lea Michele Husband? Estimated Age and Net Worth 2023; Details on Her Illness & Movies

Who is Lea Michele Husband? Estimated Age and Net Worth 2023; Details on Her Illness & Movies

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American stage and television actress, singer, and songwriter Lea Michele received the media spotlight after her appearance as a child actress on Broadway. She is also known for her appearance in The Roof and Spring Awakening. Lea is an award winner of the Satellite Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, three People’s Choice Awards, and 2 Golden Globe Awards. 

Early Life of Lea Michele

Lea Michele was born Lea Michele Sarfati on August 29, 1986, in The Bronx, New York of the United States of America. Her age is 36 and her horoscope is Virgo. Lea loves to celebrate her birthday every August 29 with her friends and family. Her parents are Edith Sarfati (father) and Marc Sarfati (mother). Her mother was a retired nurse and her father was a real estate agent.

Lea Michele with her mother
Caption: Lea Michele with her mother (Photo: Getty Image)

Though Lea was born in the Bronx she spent her childhood in the suburbs of New Jersey. Her parental grandparents are Albert Sarfati and Celia/Sylvia Veiss. Michele holds American nationality and belongs to a mixed (Italian and Sephard) ethnic background. She is Catholic.

Education of Lea Michele

Lea completed her primary-level schooling at the Rockland Country Day School. She attended the Stagedoor Manor from 2000 to 2003 and learned about art training. Lea enrolled at Tenafly High School. She joined the New York University’s Tisch School of Arts for her professional learning but she opted for a stage performance at the professional level.

Lea Michele’s Husbad; Blessed With a Child

Lea is married to a businessman, Zandy Reich. The pair tied their marriage knot on 9 March 2019. They held their wedding ceremony in Napa, California. On April 28 of 2018, Lea and Zandy revealed their engagement. Zandy and Lea share one son with each other.

Lea Michele with her husband
Caption: Lea Michele with her husband (Photo: Instagram)

Their son, Ever Leo Reich was born on August 20 of 2020. When their son was 2 years old, he was hospitalized due to a “scary health issue”. During that time, Michele said:

“Ever’s doing good. He’s doing well. We still have a little bit of a long road ahead of us here, but he’s doing well, thank God, and healthy.”

Past Relationships of Lea Michele

Before getting married, Lea was in a few relationships. She was in a relationship with Robert Buckley in 2016. From 2014 to 2016, Lea was in a relationship with a model, Matthew Paetz. She dated Theo Stockman, an actor from 2009 to 2011.

Lea Michele with Matthew Morrison
Caption: Lea Michele with Matthew Morrison (Photo: El Online)

Lea was in a relationship with actor Cory Monteith from 2009 to 2013. Their relationship ended after Cory’s death on July 13, 2013. Lea was together with John Lloyd Young from 2008 to 2009. In 2007, she was rumored to be dating an actor, Matthew Morrison. Matthew is 10 years older than her. She was also seen with Landon Beard from 2006 to 2008.

Lea Michele’s Net Worth & Other Assets

As of 2023, Lea has an estimated net worth of $12 million which she earned as a television actress and singer. Lea has a basic salary in the range of $80,000 per episode. She also makes a good amount from brands like L’Oreal, Zola, HP, Dove, Hello Fresh, and Candie’s. She is the owner of cars like Toyota Prius, BMW 320d, and Range Rover.

Lea Michele with her car
Caption: Lea Michele with her car (Photo: Just Jared)

Lea bought a house for $1.4 million in Brentwood, California in 2012. She later sold the home for $3.15 million in 2019.

Lea Michele diagnosed with PCOS

In September 2019, Lea announced that she is suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Due to this condition, she started gaining a lot of weight and she started having aches. Lea was 30 years old when she was diagnosed with PCOS.

She even had complications to get pregnant. During her appearance on the series Before, During & After Baby, she disclosed her suffering saying:

“Emotionally, it just started to build and build as it was very intense, very scary. It was horrible. It was the lowest I’ve ever been in my entire life,”

Lea Michele Didn’t Get Tony For Her Role in Funny Girl

In 2022, Lea did the main role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on Broadway. Fifteen years ago, Lea was crying over a guy in her dressing room when the director of the Broadway show gave her the advice to watch Funny Girl and know her worth. After watching the Funny Girl she said that she was no more a heartbroken person anymore. Lea got the opportunity to play the lead role in Funny Girl in 2022. She said before debuting:

“I feel more ready than I ever have before, both personally and professionally,”

“I’m so incredibly honored to join this amazing cast and production and return to the stage playing Fanny Brice on Broadway. See you September 6th.”

Lea had replaced the original character Beanie Feldstein of The Funny Girl in the role of Fanny Brice. So, Lea was not eligible for the Tony Award. Michele did not originate the role of Fanny so she was not nominated for the award.

Lea Michele’s Workout Routine and Diet Plan

Lea loves to do workouts and eat healthy stuff. She didn’t eat junk and processed food. She only includes homemade food in her diet. Lea loves to exercise the mix with hot yoga. She is a regular visitor of theCorePower Yoga as well.

Professional Career of Lea Michele

  • Lea started her professional career at the early age of 8 in the Broadways in 1995.
  • On February 28, 2014, Lea launched her first solo pop album with the title Louder.
  • The first movie of Lea was Buster in which she voiced the various character.
Lea Michele in the frame
Caption: Lea Michele in the frame (Photo: Instagram)
  • Lea’s first television series was Third Watch which made her famous all over the world.
  • She was famous for her role as Rachel Berry in the Television Glee.
  • Lea has even made her appearance in the Fox Horror comedy Drama show Scream Queens.


Lea has written some books till now. In the years 2-14, she wrote the book Brunette Ambition. After that, in the same year, she wrote Louder and she also wrote You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life in 2015.

Movies & TV Shows

Lea has done various movies and TV shows till now. She has performed in movies and television shows like Buster & Chauncey’s Silent Night (1998), Glee (2009–2015), Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011), New Year’s Eve (2011), Scream Queens (2015–2016), The Mayor (2017–2018) and so on.

Awards & Nominations

  • Lea has become the winner of various awards till now.
  • She became the winner of the Audience Awards in 2007. In the same year, she was also nominated for the Drama Desk Awards.
  • In 2015, Lea was again nominated for the Behind the Voice Actors Awards.
  • For her work in Glee, she became the winner of the Do Something Awards in 2012.
  • She even became the winner of the Golden Remote Awards in 2013.

FAQs of Lea Michele

Why is Lea Michele not eligible for a Tony?

Lea is not the creator of the role of Fanny Brice in the revival of Funny Girl. So she was not nominated and in the first hand, she was not eligible for a Tony.

Is Lea Michele involved in Charity?

Lea has supported multiple charities till now. She has been involved in the Alzheimer’s Association American Foundation for AIDS Research. Along with that, she has been involved in the charity for Habitat For Humanity Hole.

Does Lea Michele have tattoos?

Lea has inked a tattoo of a gold star on her wrist. She inked that tattoo so she can honor her character of Glee. She even said:

“You may laugh because every time I sign my name I put a gold star after it, but it’s a metaphor, and metaphors are important.”

Did Lea Michele get into an accident?

Lea had got into a car accident while a group of drunk girls were driving the car. Michele survived the crash without having any scratches on her body. The drunk girls hit her then they came out of the car and teased Lea for becoming famous. they even asked if she was drunk and they went off.

Has Lea Michele had Plastic Surgery?

Lea has never done plastic surgery. In her career, many fans and people have told her to get her nose job done but she has not considered that suggestion till now.

How tall is Lea Michele?

Lea has a height of 5 feet 3 inches tall. She has a body weight of 53 kg. Lea has a body measurement of 35-25-34 inches and she wears a dress size of 6 (US). Her eyes and hair are dark brown in color.

Are Lea Michele and Idina Menzel related?

Lea and Menzwl are related to each other in the reel life. However, they are not related to each other in real life. They both have worked together on Glee.