Idina Menzel Biography
Idina Kim Menzel is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Nominated for three Tony Awards, of which she has won one, She is known for her powerful mezoo-Soprano voice and signature belting technique. Achieving success in stage, film, television and music, she is one of the most prolific Broadway performers of her generation. In the early 2000s, the acress began transitioning to television and film roles, reprising her role as Maureen in Rent‘s film adaptation (2005), and playing the role of Vera Rivkin in the romantic drama film Ask the Dust (2006).
As a solo music artist, Menzel has released six studio albums, including still I can’t Be still (1998), Here (2004), I Stand (2008), Holiday Wishes (2014), idina (2016), and Christmas: A season of Love (2019), with four of them being original albums.
How old is Idina Menzel ? – Age
The American actress is 49 years old as of 30th May 2020. She was born in 1971 in New York, New York, United States.
Who are Idina Menzel Parents? – Father and Mother
The actress grew up in New Jersey until about age three, when her family moved to Syosset, New York, on Long Island. She is the daughter to Helene Goldberg, a therapist, and Stuart Mentzel, a pajama salesman. When she was 15 years old, her parents divorced, and she began working as a wedding and bar mitzvah singer.
Idina Menzel Siblings
The American actress is not the only child in her family. She has siblings. She has a younger sister named Cara. She is Jewish, and her grandparents emigrated from Russia.
Idina Menzel Education
The actress attended J. Irving Baylis Elementary School in Plainview, New York, and then Syosset’s H.B. Thompson Middle School and Syosset High School. She was at New York University’s Tisch school of Arts, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama in 1992.
Is Idina Menzel in a Relationship? – Spouse
Yes, the American actress is in love. She is a married woman. She began dating actor Aaron Lohr, and in August 2015, they bought a home together in Encino, Los Angeles, California. On September 23, 2016, the actress announced that she and Lohr were engaged. They were married over the weekend of September 22, 2017.
Previously, the actress was married to Taye Diggs on January 11, 2003. They met in 1995 during the original production of Rent, in which Diggs portrayed Benjamin Coffin III, the landlord. They have a son together before the couple separated after ten years of marriage.
Idina Menzel Child
The actress before separating with her first husband, Diggs they were blessed with a child together. On September 2, 2009, she gave birth to their son. He was named; Walker Nathaniel Diggs. In late 2013, the pair had separated after 10 years of marriage.
Idina Menzel Career
The American actress rose to prominence as a stage actress when she played Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent, her Broadway debut. Her performance earned her a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. After appearing in several smaller-scale stage and Off-Broadway productions, she originated the role of Elphaba Thropp in the Broadway musical Wicked in 2003, a performance for which she received critical acclaim, as well as the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
The popularity of Menzel’s character earned her a devoted following among theatre enthusiasts. She reprised the role in West End productions of the musical until 2006. Menzel returned to Broadway as Elizabeth Vaughan in the 2014 musical If/Then, which earned her a third Tony Award nomination.
In the early 2000s, the actress began transitioning to television and film roles, reprising her role as Maureen in Rent‘s film adaptation (2005), and playing the role of Vera Rivkin in the romantic drama film Ask the Dust (2006).
In 2010, the actress founded the A BroaderWay Foundation with then-husband Taye Diggs as a means of supporting young people in the arts. A BroaderWay sponsors camp programs, theater workshops, and innovative educational programming, and offers scholarships and opportunities to experience professional performances.
In Summer 2011, Camp BroaderWay welcomed girls from under-served metro New York communities to a 10-day performing arts camp, run by Menzel and a team of acclaimed professional Broadway artists including Taye Diggs. During this camp, the girls collaborated with Broadway artists to write an original musical that was performed at a theatre in New York.
As a solo music artist, the actress has released six studio albums, including Still I Can’t Be Still (1998), Here (2004), I Stand (2008), Holiday Wishes (2014), idina (2016), and Christmas: A season of Love (2019), with four of them being original albums.
Idina Menzel Net worth
The American actress has an estimated net worth of around $16 million as of 2021.