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  • Real name : Idina Kim Mentzel
  • Place of birth : New York City
  • Date of birth : 30/05/1971

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  • Menzel Idina

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Idina Menzel (1971)

Idina Kim Mentzel

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Idina Kim Menzel is an American actress, singer and songwriter.

She rose to prominence for her performance as Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent, a role which she reprised for the 2005 film adaptation. In 2004 she won the Tony Award for originating the role of Elphaba in the hugely successful Broadway blockbuster Wicked. As of December 2011, she is featured in a recurring role in the third season of Glee.

  Biography  

 early life
Menzel was born in Queens, New York. Her mother, Helene, is a therapist, and her father, Stuart Mentzel, worked as a pajama salesman. Her family is Jewish; her grandparents immigrated from Russia and Eastern Europe. Her family lived in Marlboro Township, New Jersey from when she was in kindergarten to third grade, but she was raised in Syosset, New York, with her younger sister Cara, and later changed her last name to Menzel to better reflect the pronunciation the Mentzel family had adopted in America. When Menzel was 15 years old, her parents divorced and she began working as a wedding and bar mitzvah singer, a job which she continued throughout her time at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Drama at NYU prior to being cast in Jonathan Larson's rock musical Rent. She was friends with actor Adam Pascal before they worked together in Rent.

 personal life
Menzel is married to actor Taye Diggs, her co-star from the original Broadway production of Rent. They have a son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs, born in 2009.
They have a Yorkshire Terrier named Sammy Davis Jr. and two cats named Ella and Coltrane, also known as their "Jazz Cats" because they were named after jazz performers Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane.

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Name Duration Released
I Feel Everything 03:12 2008
Don't Let Me Down 03:43 2008
Where Do I Begin 03:27 2008
Gorgeous 03:48 2008
Brave 04:39 2008
Better to Have Loved 03:58 2008
Perfume and Promises 03:40 2008
I Stand 03:40 2008
My Own Worst Enemy 04:34 2008
Forever 03:53 2008
Larissa's Lagoon 04:17 1998
Straw Into Gold 05:21 1998
Minuet 04:17 1998
Reach 05:33 1998
Fool Out of Me 04:26 1998
Planet Z 03:57 1998
Think Too Much 04:40 1998
Still I Can't Be Still 04:58 1998
All of the Above 04:47 1998
Follow If You Lead 04:08 1998
Heart on My Sleeve 06:20 1998

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