Like her "Glee" (2009) character Rachel Berry, she is a Vegan.
Is a fan of pop singer Kylie Minogue.
Ranked #47 in the 2011 FHM list of " 100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Was ranked #28 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2011 list.
In 2011, Lea jumped up 6 spots from her previous ranking in "The 2011 After Ellen's Hot 100 List", coming in at #10.
She has 10 tattoos.
Has lived with "Glee" (2009) co-stars Heather Morris, Naya Rivera, Dianna Agron, Jonathan Groff, Chris Colfer, and Jenna Ushkowitz.
Loves record players.
On March 25, 2011, in Los Angeles, she got into a car accident while driving home from work. Her car was hit by another car when she was driving, but she managed to walk away without any injuries.
When she was not working on Broadway during high school, Lea worked in a Bat Mitzvah dress shop where her duties were cleaning and vacuuming.
She enjoys baking in her spare time.
In April 2010, Lea appeared in a PSA for PETA speaking out against fur, and later that same year in September, she was honored by PETA for her work for animals.
Was included in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World (2010).
Was ranked #7 on FHM 100 Most Sexiest Women in the World (2010).
She is very active in participating in charities for gay rights and animal rights.
In October 2010, Lea performed at a benefit concert for the Painted Turtle, a camp for children with chronic illnesses. The concert celebrated the 35th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where she played the role of Janet Weiss for the benefit.
Named to People Magazine's Best Dressed List of 2010.
Was in a relationship with actor Theo Stockman since November 2009 but broke up in September 2011.
Her favorite novel is "Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Tracy Chevalier.
She was home-schooled for one year while she lived in Toronto, where she was performing in the original cast of Ragtime and again when the show was brought to Broadway.
She was accepted to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, but opted to continue working on stage.
Has two cats, Claude and Sheila, named after characters from the musical Hair.
"Glee" (2009) creator, Ryan Murphy, wrote the part of Rachel Berry with her in mind.