Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel

American actress
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Idina Menzel

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.

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Full name at birth
Idina Kim Menzel
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Claim to fame
Rent, Wicked, Glee, Frozen
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Date of birth
30 May 1971
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Place of birth
Queens, New York, USA
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Occupation
Actress, Singer
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Height
5' 4" (163 cm)
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Weight
115 lbs (52.2 kg)
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Distinctive feature
Maureen in Rent, Elphaba in Wicked (musicals) and Shelby Corcoran on Glee.
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Shoe size
7
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Pets
Sammy Davis Jr. Jr. (dog)
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Residence
Encino, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Net worth
$10,000,000 USD
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High school
Syosset High School, Syosset, NY
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University
  • BFA Drama, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (1993)
  • Honorary Doctorate, C.W. Post Long Island University, Long Island, NY (2011)
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