Idina Kim Menzel is an American actress and singer who rose to fame with the role of
in the Broadway musical Rent (2005). She is also known for her recurring role of Shelby Corcoran on the Fox musical comedy-drama TV series Glee. Maureen Johnson Menzelwon the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2004 and was honored with the Breakthrough Artist award at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music awards ceremony.
Menzelwas born to Helene, a therapist, and Stuart Mentzel, a pajama salesman. When Menzelwas 15 years old, her parents divorced and she began working as a wedding and bar mitzvah singer.
Menzelmarried actor Taye Diggsin 2003. They have a son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs, born on September 2, 2009. Their marriage ended in 2014.