Happy 26th Birthday Lea Michele! A Look Back At Her Red Carpet Evolution [PHOTOS]

Lea Michele In 2011
Lea Michele's best red carpet looks of 2011
From staring in Les Miserables back in 2005 to her current role as Rachel Berry in the Fox television series, Glee, Lea Michele holds an impressive background of experience ranging from musicals, concerts, commercials, awards, and more… at only 26 years young!

This actress and singer was born in The Bronx, New York in 1986. Starting off her early career as an actress on Broadway, Michele was featured in many musicals like Spring Awakening in 2006, in which she originated the role of Wendla. According to Biography.com, she dreamt of landing a guest role on Grey’s Anatomy, but instead went on to join the cast of Glee. Throughout the years to follow, she has belted out on seven Glee soundtracks, as well as several special addition Glee albums.

Just last year, Michele stared in the romantic comedy, New Year’s Eve, with costar Ashton Kutcher. This go-getter doesn’t stop there. Expect to see her in her upcoming role as Dorothy Gale in the animated film, Dorothy of Oz, in late 2012. Whether it’s a fashion statement on the red carpet or a hit television series, Michele is turning heads. Take a walk down memory lane of Lea Michele’s red carpet evolution!