Is Lea Michelle Jewish?

Lea Michele is Jewish. The actress known for her role on the television series "Glee" considers herself Jewish. Her mother is an Italian American and Roman Catholic, but her father is a Sephardic Jew.

Lea Michele Sarfati was born August 29, 1986 to Edith, a nurse, and Marc Sarfati, a delicatessen owner. Her mother is Italian American and Roman Catholic, while her father is a Spanish Sephardic Jew.

Michele was raised Catholic, and has stated that her father "gladly" attends church with her and her mother. She grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey. She attended Rockland Country Day School for elementary school in New York and then Tenafly High School.

Michele has stated that she changed her last name (a Sephardic Jewish name) because she was teased about the pronunciation of her last name.

Michele was in a relationship with her Glee costar, Canadian actor Cory Monteith, who was not Jewish, until his death on July 13, 2013

Lea Michele was named one of the ten most important people under 32 working in the "Jewish sphere" by the Jerusalem Post in 2011.

Is Lea Michelle Jewish

1 comment:

  1. Lea Michele stated on national television that she was raised Catholic, and that her Jewish father "gladly" attends church with her and her mother.

    The book is closed.

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