Idina Kim Menzel () (née Mentzel; born May 30, 1971) is an American actress and singer-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.
|Full name at birth||
Idina Kim Menzel
|Claim to fame||
Rent, Wicked, Glee, Frozen
|Date of birth||
30 May 1971
|Place of birth||
Queens, New York, USA
5' 4" (163 cm)
115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Maureen in Rent, Elphaba in Wicked (musicals) and Shelby Corcoran on Glee.
Sammy Davis Jr. Jr. (dog)
Encino, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Syosset High School, Syosset, NY
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