Idina Menzel

Singer, Actor
A Broadway actress-singer with a formidable stage presence, Idina Menzel was the Tony-winning star of such Great White Way hits as "Rent" and "Wicked," before raising her profile on the popular musical series "Glee" ... Read more »
Born: 05/29/1971 in Syosset, New York, USA


Actor (31)

CMA Country Christmas 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)


The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)


The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


The Late Show With David Letterman 2014 (Tv Show)


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Water 2014 (Movie)


Frozen 2013 (Movie)

Elsa (Voice)

Glee 2010 - 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)


Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)


The Glee Project 2011 (Tv Show)


2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)


Private Practice 2009 (Tv Show)


The 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)


National Memorial Day Concert 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)


Enchanted 2007 (Movie)

Nancy Tremaine (Actor)

ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)


Ask the Dust 2006 (Movie)

Vera Rifkin (Actor)

The Tollbooth 2006 (Movie)

Raquel Cohen-Flaxman (Actor)

Kevin Hill 2005 (Tv Show)


Rent 2005 (Movie)

Maureen Johnson (Actor)

Rescue Me 2004 (Tv Show)


Just a Kiss 2002 (Movie)


Kissing Jessica Stein 2002 (Movie)

Bridesmaid (Actor)

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)


Christmas in Rockefeller Center (TV Show)

Music (2)

Frozen 2013 (Movie)

("For The First Time In Forever") (Song Performer)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

("A Hero Comes Home") (Song Performer)


A Broadway actress-singer with a formidable stage presence, Idina Menzel was the Tony-winning star of such Great White Way hits as "Rent" and "Wicked," before raising her profile on the popular musical series "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ). A theater devotee from her earliest years, Menzel landed her first big break with the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Rent" (1995), which she followed up a decade later with a reprisal in the 2005 film adaptation. Meanwhile, she scored an even greater success in 2003 as the sympathetic Wicked Witch of the West in "Wicked," which earned her a Tony Award and made her a genuine Broadway star. Menzel began making the transition to the screen with her film debut in the indie comedy "Kissing Jessica Stein" (2001) and in an early episode of "Rescue Me" (FX, 2004-2011), but it was her turn as rival glee club coach, Shelby Corcoran, on the popular "Glee" that made her a household name outside of the lights of Broadway. Having previously been seen in "Enchanted" (2007) and in a pair of episodes of "Private Practice" (ABC, 2007-2013), it was only a matter of time that the multitalented Menzel would become a full-fledged film and television star. That mainstream breakthrough came with her starring role as Elsa in the animated blockbuster "Frozen" (2013), which included her performance of the hit single "Let It Go."


Taye Diggs Actor

Met 1996 while appearing together in "Rent" Also co-starred in off-Broadway production of "The Wild Party" 2000 Married Jan. 11, 2003 in Montego Bay, Jamaica Announced separation Divorced December 3, 2014.

Walker Diggs

Born Sept. 2, 2009; father, Taye Diggs

Stuart Mentzel


Helene Mentzel


Cara Mentzel



New York University

New York , New York
Attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts



Began her first world tour, including performances in South Korea, Japan, and The Philippines, her first live dates in Asia.


Released the holiday album Holiday Wishes, including a new song co-written by Menzel, "December Prayer."


Performed "Let It Go" at the 86th Academy Awards; introducing her, John Travolta mispronounced her name as "Adele Dazeem," creating a social media meme.


Voiced the lead role of Elsa in the Disney film "Frozen," including the smash hit single "Let It Go."


Released album Live: Barefoot at the Symphony


Made recurring guest appearance on "Glee" (Fox) as Shelby Corcoran, the mother of Lea Michele's Rachel


Cast alongside Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey in the part live-action, part animated feature "Enchanted"


Cast in indie film "The Tollbooth" alongside Marla Sokoloff, Liz Stauber, and Tovah Feldshuh


Co-starred with Colin Farrell in Robert Towne directed adaptation of John Fante's Depression Era novel "Ask the Dust"


Reprised role of Maureen Johnson for big-screen adaptation of Jonathan Larson's Tony-winning musical "Rent"


Played Elphaba, a young Wicked Witch of the West in "Wicked," a musical adaptation of the Gregory Maguire book


Made feature debut in "Kissing Jessica Stein"


Joined Heather Headley and played Amneris as a replacement in "Aida" at the Palace Theatre


Originated the role of Dorothy in "Summer of '42" at Goodspeed Theater


Returned to the stage and appeared in Andrew Lippa's successful "The Wild Party"


Signed with Hollywood Records and released solo debut Still I Can't Be Still; single "Follow If You Lead" featured on the soundtrack of "The Other Sister" (1999)


Continued on with "Rent" in its move to Broadway; nominated for a Tony Award for her performance


Made stage debut, playing vampy performance artist Maureen Johnson in Jonathan Larson's off-Broadway musical "Rent"

Became the lead singer for a wedding band at 15 years old

Began singing at the age of five

Bonus Trivia


Presented the award for Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards alongside John Travolta; the pair made light of Travolta mispronouncing her name as "Adele Dazeem" at the previous year's ceremony, with Menzel introducing Travolta as "Glom Gazingo."


Menzel is a soprano.


"I found that, as a child especially, if you have a talent like a voice early on, for me – teachers would start to pay attention to me and I didn’t want to stick out too much because sticking out too much when you’re a kid, everyone will be mean to you. So you learn to hide your talents. Then when you get older you’ve got to let it shine. Let it rip or otherwise you’re going to sink, you know." – Menzel to, July 2005


"I come from a Long Island Jewish family. We curse and we talk and we argue. We fight big, and we make up big. When I left my [family] house in my twenties, and started to juxtapose myself with other ‘normal’ people in the world, I realised that not everybody communicates in that way. So I actually started to get really anxious, and embarrassed, or ashamed, of my anger, my temper...I was afraid of being too big and too loud. So I went inward. If you ask people that know me, even now, they’ll be like, ‘Oh, she’s so shy when you meet her.’ But I’ve come back around in my early forties to not being ashamed of being bawdy and maybe a little bit rough around the edges. And not caring about what people think as much of everything that I said. And understanding that my voice and my big presence are OK. That’s who I am." -- The Telegraph, Nov. 28, 2014