Idina Menzel is a New York-born actor is widely recognised for her roles in the films Enchanted and Frozen and television series Glee. Besides, Idina also does a lot of singing as her secondary profession. The songs Let It Go and For The First Time In Heaven from the movie Frozen are her productions.
Idina Menzel Mini Bio
Born on May 30, 1971, Idina Menzel was raised in the neighbourhoods of Syosset. Talking about her early academic life, Idina attended Syosset High School and later joined New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She successfully completed her Bachelors of Fine Arts in drama. Her acting and singing career dates back to her college days.
In 1996, Idina appeared as the cast of a drama Rent which kicked off her career in acting. In the following consecutive years, Menzel has been able to grab various small roles both in television, dramas, and Hollywood. The Vagina Monologues, Hair, Aida, and Wicked are some of her well-appreciated dramas in early 2000.
In 2014 and 2015, Menzel exclusively appeared in the theatre show If/Then. Besides television, her Hollywood career has been quite successful. Idina stepped into Hollywood with the role of a Bridesmaid in the film Kissing Jessica Stein. Her recent years in the Hollywood have been rather fruitful; she has managed to nab a lot of blockbuster hits such as Frozen sequels (from 2014), Beowulf (2007) and Enchanted (2007).
To say more on her career, Idina has also appeared in numerous television shows since 1998. While her appearances in many of the series are negligible, Menzel’s performance as Shelby Corcoran in 2010 television series Glee has been quite a remarkable one in the television industry. Besides, she made several appearances in Kevin Hill and Rescue Me.
Nevertheless, Idina has also been engaged with the voice recordings of video games and cartoon shows. She is the voice from the video game Disney Infinity.
Family and Personal Life
Idina Menzel was born to father Stuart Menzel and mother Helen Menzel. She was raised up with a younger sister named Cara Menzel.
Idina was married to Taye Diggs, Rasta Cab Driver from the 2015 film Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant in 2003. After giving birth to a son Walker Nathaniel Diggs, the couple separated in 2014. Currently, she is dating Aaron Lohr, Idina’s co-star from Tony.
Idina Menzel is set to do Frozen 2 in 2018. Also, the television series Beaches and Julie’s Greenroom are going to cast her as the lead actor starting from 2016.
Menzel has managed to win a lot of awards in her career. She won Obie Award in 1995. After several nominations for various awards, she managed to win Broadway.com Audience Award for two times – one in 2004 and the other in 2014.