In 2009, Lea got her big television break when she was cast as Rachel Berry, an ambitious young singer, on “Glee.” Although she was already known in the Broadway world, “Glee” helped her to become a breakout television star.
In July, her boyfriend (and co-star) Cory Monteith tragically passed away. The third episode of the show’s upcoming season will act as a tribute to the actor, while the first two (the first of which is set to air September 26) are Beatles-themed episodes.
Fox recently released the first promo for the fifth season, which you can find here!
Celebrate Lea Michele’s birthday by watching an episode of “Glee.” Before that, though, be sure to check out the slideshow on the top left, which is composed of 20 photos of the beautiful actress!
Then check out a list of her best "Glee" performances!