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CHARACTER: Quinn Fabray is the hottest cheerleader and teen mom ever. She's also a member of the William McKinley High School glee club, the New Directions. After becoming pregnant by Puck in season one, Quinn had her baby, Beth, and gave her up for adoption to Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel). This is Quinn's senior year, and she's got big dreams: She's been accepted to Yale University.
BACKGROUND: Dianna Agron is enjoying a film career in addition to her work on 'Glee.' In 2011, she starred in the sci-fi adaptation of 'I Am Number Four.' Before 'Glee,' Dianna also had roles on 'Heroes' (as Debbie Marshall) in 2007 and on 'Veronica Mars' (as Jenny Budosh) in 2006 and 2007.
Dianna Elise Agron is an American actress, singer, dancer and director. Other ventures include directing a music video, and producing, writing and directing an unreleased short film A Fuchsia Elephant. Agron made her television debut appearing as Jessica Grant in CSI: NY in 2006. From 2006 to 2007, ... more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: Santana Lopez is a member of the glee club and the Cheerios at William McKinley High. She's also a class A b**ch, and proud of it. Santana is in love with her best friend, Brittany, and she was outed as a lesbian by Finn. The Santana/Brittany relationship is confusing, at best, but they definitely love each other -- and Brittany brings out the normally cold-hearted Santana's softer side.
BACKGROUND: Naya Rivera began acting at the ripe old age of five, with a role in the Redd Foxx sitcom 'The Royal Family.' As a child, she also had bit parts on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' 'Baywatch' and 'Family Matters.' Naya appeared on several episodes of 'The Bernie Mac Show' in 2005 and 2006, and in 2009, she debuted on Fox's 'Glee.' Naya and co-star Heather Morris are best friends on and off the show.
Naya Rivera Dorsey is an American actress and singer, known for playing Santana Lopez on Fox's musical comedy-drama television series Glee. She also played the role of Hillary Winston on The Royal Family at the age of 4, for which she received a Young Artist Award nomination. Her first solo single ... more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: Brittany S. Pierce is a cheerleader at McKinley High who joined the glee club with her good friends (and fellow Cheerios) Quinn Fabray and Santana Lopez. Brittany isn't always the brightest (she has trouble, sometimes, telling her right from her left anything and she can't always remember her middle name), but she can definitely dance. Her turn performing Britney Spears' "I'm a Slave 4 U" was unforgettably hot. Brittany has an on-off again relationship with her best friend, Santana Lopez.
BACKGROUND: Heather Morris' first appearance on television was on season 2 of 'So You Think You Can Dance.' She barely missed making the top 20. Heather eventually landed her big break, working as a backup dancer for Beyonce. She joined 'Glee' in 2009, and the rest is history.
Heather Elizabeth Morris is an American actress, dancer, singer and model, known for her role as the cheerleader Brittany S. Pierce in the musical comedy series Glee. more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: Rachel Berry is a driven, focused, talented singer who dreams of a life on Broadway. In the meantime, Rachel is happy as a standout member of the glee club. She's often front and center during New Directions performances. Rachel loves performing, and she loves her boyfriend, Finn Hudson.
BACKGROUND: Lea Michele is a Broadway veteran, having appeared as a child in productions of Les Misérables and Ragtime. In 2006, Lea starred in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening. Eventually, Lea landed her first major TV role, playing Rachel Berry on 'Glee.' Since then, she's also appeared on the big screen, in 2011's 'New Year's Eve.'
Lea Michele Sarfati, known professionally as Lea Michele, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and author, best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the Fox television series Glee. Michele's portrayal of Rachel has received much critical praise, earning her two Golden Globe Award ... more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: Holly Holliday came to William McKinley High as a substitute teacher, where she winds up filling in for a sick Will Schuester as coach of the glee club. Holly's carefree attitude proves popular with the students, and she returns several times to sub (once, as a sex ed teacher). Holly and Will have an instant attraction, and eventually, they start dating. The relationship is short-lived, however, and Holly eventually leaves McKinley, and Ohio, in search of greener pastures.
BACKGROUND: Gwyneth Paltrow first appeared as Holly Holliday on 'Glee' in 2010, and things went so well that creator (and Paltrow's friend) Ryan Murphy brought her back two more times. Murphy was behind the push to get Paltrow on the show, and he wrote the character of Holly specifically for her.
Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an American actress, singer, and food writer. Paltrow gained early notice for her work in films such as the psychological thriller Seven, opposite Brad Pitt and the period drama Emma, opposite Ewan McGregor. Following starring roles in the romantic comedy-drama Sliding Doors and ... more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: Sugar Motta is a wealthy, over-confident, horrible singer who joins the New Directions at McKinley High after her rich daddy donates several used pianos to the club. She immediately assumes she'll be the new glee club star -- even though she's a terrible singer. Eventually, Sugar resigns herself to the fact that she's stuck in the background, though she's getitng a little bit better every day.
BACKGROUND: Vanessa Lengies got her big break in television in 2002, when she was cast as Roxanne Bojarski in the NBC dramedy 'American Dreams.' She also appeared on the big screen in 2005's 'The Perfect Man,' and for two years, she portrayed nurse Kelly Epson on the TV drama 'HawthoRNe.' Lengies landed the recurring role of Sugar on 'Glee' in 2011.
Vanessa Brittany Lengies is a Canadian actress, dancer and singer best known for starring in the drama American Dreams as Roxanne Bojarski. She recently appeared as Nurse Kelly Epson on the TNT medical drama HawthoRNe, and has appeared in the recurring role of Sugar Motta in the third and fourth seasons ... more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: Shelby Corcoran was the leader of rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline before she eventually became the leader of McKinley High's second glee club, the Troubletones. Shelby is Rachel Berry's biological mother, and the two have a rather strained relationship. While she was still with Vocal Adrenaline, Shelby briefly hooked up with Will Scheuster, though nothing ever came of it. Shelby adopted Quinn and Puck's daughter, Beth. She also struck up a sexual relationship with Puck -- but eventually, she broke things off and opted to resign from her job at McKinley.
BACKGROUND: Idina Menzel is a very well-established Broadway star, having appeared in both the Broadway and film versions of 'Rent.' Menzel originated the role of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West in 'Wicked' -- and in 2004, she won a Tony Award for her performance in the wildly popular play. Idina Menzel has released several albums, and continues to perform concerts worldwide. She's married to actor Taye Diggs.
Idina Menzel is an American actress and singer. She rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent, a role which she reprised for the 2005 feature film adaptation of the musical. She received a Tony Award nomination in 1996 for her performance in Rent. In ... more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: Emma Pillsbury is the quirky guidance counselor at William McKinley High. Emma also as OCD, a condition that quite often leads her to wash everything (including the grapes she eats ever-so-carefully at lunch each day). Miss Pillsbury fell deeply in love with Spanish teacher and glee club director Will Schuester when he was married. She bided her time as Will's marriage was crumbling, briefly dating football coach Ken Tanaka and later, marrying gorgeous dentist Carl Howell. The marriage didn't last long, and Emma later revealed to Will that it was never consumated -- and she was still a virgin. Emma and Will are living together, and now engaged.
BACKGROUND: Jayma Mays had recurring roles on 'Heroes' and 'Ugly Betty' (in both cases, playing characters named "Charlie") before landing the role of Miss Pillsbury on 'Glee.' She's also appeared on 'Entourage,' 'Six Feet Under,' 'How I Met Your Mother' and 'Pushing Daisies.' Mays starred on the big screen in 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' and 'Epic Movie.' In 2011, Jayma starred in the live-action version of 'The Smurfs.'
Jamia Suzette "Jayma" Mays is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing Emma Pillsbury on the Fox musical series Glee, her recurring role as Charlie Andrews on the NBC sci-fi serial Heroes, and for starring in the films Paul Blart: Mall Cop and The Smurfs. From October 2013 until November ... more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: Tina Cohen-Chang first joined the glee club as a shy, unassuming teen with a speech impediment and a penchant for goth clothes. Over the years, Tina has really come out of her shell, revealing that the stutter was a way to keep people away from her. Tina used to date wheelchair-bound Artie, but she eventually found true love with Mike Chang while the two were summer camp counselors together.
BACKGROUND: Jenna Ushkowitz began appearing on TV at the age of three, with small roles on 'Sesame Street,' 'As the World Turns' and 'Reading Rainbow.' She also appeared as a violin player on 'The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.' Before landing her role on 'Glee,' Jenna appeared on Broadway in the 1996 revivial of 'The King and I' (she was nine years old at the time).
Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz is an American stage and television actress, singer and writer. She is known for her performances in Broadway musicals and for her role as Tina Cohen-Chang on Glee. She has also written a memoir titled Choosing Glee. more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: April Rhodes was a glee club member at McKinley High back in the day, and she was Will Schuester's high school crush. April dropped out of McKinley to pursue a career, but things didn't work out. Now, April's a washed up actress and singer who is struggling to make it on Broadway.
BACKGROUND: Kristin Chenoweth is a Tony Award-winning stage veteran who has also appeared in numerous television shows. In addition to her stint on 'Glee,' Kristin has starred in 'The West Wing' (as Annabeth Schott), 'Pushing Daisies' (as Olive Snook) and on the new ABC dramedy 'GCB' (as Carlene 'Kitty' Cockburn). Her film credits include 'Bewitched,' 'RV,' 'Deck the Halls' and 'The Pink Panther.'
Kristin Dawn Chenoweth is an American actress and singer, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway. In 2003, she received wide notice for originating the role of Glinda in the ... more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: Sunshine Corazon is a foreign exchange student and a member of rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline. Sunshine did briefly attend William McKinley High, though her stint with the New Directions glee club was short lived. Rachel Berry recognized Sunshine's considerable vocal talents, and proceeded to make her life miserable.
BACKGROUND: Charice Pempengco is a Filipino singer and actress who rose to fame after a YouTube video of her singing went viral. Oprah Winfrey dubbed Charice "the most talented girl in the world." The rest, as they say, is history: Charice's albums are platinum, she's appeared in movies (including 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel') and she's a recurring character on 'Glee.'
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Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, popularly known by the mononym Charice, is a Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube. Dubbed by Oprah Winfrey as "the most talented girl in the world", she released her first international studio album Charice in 2010. The album entered the Billboard ... more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: Britney Spears, Britney made an appearance as herself on an episode of Glee. She appeared to Britney and Santana when John Stamos (who played a dentist) put them under nitrous oxide for dental care.
BACKGROUND: Britney Spears is a pop princess who broke onto the scene when she danced as a scantily clad school girl to her hit "hit me baby one more time". She was a train wreck for a few years back in 2008 but has rebounded and become a judge on X factor in 2012.
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Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears's first and second studio albums, ...Baby One More Time ... more on Wikipedia
- 13+ 185- 40Melissa Benoist is an actress. more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: Terri Schuester is the ex-wife of glee director Will Schuester. She was married to Will for 15 years (they were sweethearts in high school), but the two divorced after Terri faked a pregnancy in a last-ditch effort to save the relationship.
BACKGROUND: Jessalyn Gilsig is a veteran among the 'Glee' actresses, having enjoyed long-running parts on 'Boston Public' (as Lauren Davis) and 'Nip/Tuck' (as Gina Russo) for several years. She's also appeared on 'NYPD Blue,' 'Prison Break' and 'Law & Order.' Fans of 'Heroes' might also remember Gilsig as Meredith Gordon, Claire Bennet's biological mother.
Jessalyn Gilsig has an extensive list of theater credits to her name. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Gilsig received her theatrical training at the American Repertory Theatre's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Among the American Repertory Theatre ... more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: Mercedes Jones shares co-diva duties with Rachel Berry in the glee club at McKinley High. Mercedes is determined to get solos in the New Directions, despite the fact that Rachel seems the favorite. Outspoken and demanding, Mercedes Jones is a force to be reckoned with. She briefly dated Sam Evans, but they split when he moved away. When Sam returned, he tried to get Mercedes back -- but she balked at the idea, even though she clearly still has feelings for him.
BACKGROUND: Amber Riley spent years trying to break into show business before landing a coveted role on 'Glee.' In 2006, at age 17, she auditioned for season two of 'American Idol,' but she failed to make the cut (in fact, she didn't even make it past the show's producers).
Amber Patrice Riley is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist, best known for her portrayal of Mercedes Jones on the Fox television series Glee. She is also known for winning season 17 of Dancing with the Stars. more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: Sue Sylvester is the head coach of the McKinley High School cheerleading squad, known as the Cheerios. Sue is also a sworn enemy of Will Schuester and the glee club, and she continually does everything she can to sabotage them -- often with help from her trusty assistant, McKinley High student Becky. Sue is a bully, through and through, and she forms a "League of Doom" to try and bring down the New Directions.
BACKGROUND: Jane Lynch is an accomplished actress, with several film and TV appearances. Lynch has received a great deal of recognition for her role as Sue Sylvester on 'Glee,' including an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award. She's also appeared on the big screen in 'Best in Show,' 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin,' 'Julie and Julia,' 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby' and 'Role Models,' and she had a recurring role on the TV comedy 'Two and a Half Men.'
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Jane Marie Lynch is an American actress, singer, and comedian. She gained fame in Christopher Guest's improv mockumentary pictures such as Best in Show. Lynch's television cameos include an appearance in the Nickelodeon situation comedy iCarly and the Showtime dark comedy series Weeds. Lynch had a ... more on Wikipedia
- 17+ 126- 51Kate Garry Hudson is an American actress. She rose to prominence in 2001 after winning a Golden Globe and receiving several nominations, including one for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Almost Famous. She then starred in the hit film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days in 2003. more on Wikipedia
- 18+ 145- 46Rebecca "Becca" Tobin is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is best known for having portrayed Kitty Wilde in the Fox television series Glee. more on Wikipedia
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CHARACTER: Grace Hitchens is the choir director for the Jane Addams Academy -- a reform school for troubled females. Grace is a no-nonsense, hard-nosed, fierce competitor who sets her signs on taking down Sue Sylvester after Sue helps her at Sectionals. Grace
BACKGROUND: Eve is a successful rap artists who released her debut album, 'Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders' First Lady,' in 1999. Since then, Eve has released several additional albums, and she's dabbled in acting, starring on the UPN sitcom, 'Eve,' for several seasons.
Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper is an American hip hop recording artist and actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also the inaugural winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002, for the song "Let Me Blow Ya Mind", with American singer Gwen Stefani. Eve was number 48 on VH1's ... more on Wikipedia
- 20+ 28- 54Erinn Veronica Westbrook is an American actress, singer, dancer and model. She is known for her role in Glee as the captain of the Cheerios, Bree and in the MTV series Awkward as Matty's love interest and tennis star, Gabby Richards. more on Wikipedia