Today is Lea Michele's birthday!  The television actress from the show Glee is 27 today, and as you know, we love a good celebration!

Lea was born in the Bronx, New York City.  She's not only a great actress but a very good singer, which is very evident if you've ever watched Glee.  Her acting and singing abilities have also taken her to Broadway, where she's appeared in productions like Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof and Ragtime.

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Among others, Lea has won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a TV Comedy.   She win's our Birthday Award of the Day!

Unfortunately, Lea lost her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith to an overdose this year, so we're hoping for happier days ahead for this lovely and talented lady!

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