Idina Menzel

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Date of Birth May 30, 1971
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Age 49 years old
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Idina Menzel

Idina Kim Menzel is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Menzel rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent. Her performance earned her a Tony Award nomination in 1996. She reprised the character in the musical's 2005 film adaptation. In 2003, Menzel originated the role of Elphaba in the Broadway musical Wicked, a performance for which she won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Menzel returned to Broadway as Elizabeth Vaughan in the 2014 musical If/Then, which earned her a third Tony Award nomination. Additionally, Menzel is known for playing Shelby Corcoran on the musical dramedy TV series Glee from 2010 to 2013 and Nancy Tremaine in the 2007 Disney live-action/animated film Enchanted. She also voiced Queen Elsa in Disney's hit 2013 3D CGI-animated musical film Frozen, in which she sang the Oscar- and Grammy Award-winning song "Let It Go".

Born: Idina Kim Mentzel, May 30, 1971, New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater: Tisch School of Arts
Occupation: Actress, singer, songwriter
Years active: 1995–present
Home town: Syosset, New York, U.S.
Children: 1
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About Idina Menzel

Actress who originated the roles of Maureen in Rent and Elphaba in Wicked. For the latter performance, she received a 2004 Tony Award. She also voiced the character Elsa in the 2013 Disney film Frozen, providing vocals on the Academy Award winning song "Let It Go."

Before Fame

During her teenage years, she sang at bar mitzvahs and weddings. She later graduated from New York University's famed Tisch School of the Arts.

Achievement

She reprised her role as Maureen in the 2005 film Rent and she portrayed Nancy in the 2007 feature Enchanted.

Family Life

She was married to actor and co-star Taye Diggs from 2003 until 2013; they had a son together named Walker. She married her Rent co-star Aaron Lohr in September 2017.

Associations

She appeared on Glee alongside actress Lea Michele.

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