Idina Menzel Biography

Published On Jun 09, 2016
Facts of Idina Menzel
Date of Birth: 1971 , May-30
Birth Nation: United States
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In 1995, while Idina was on the set of a rock musical Rent, she met her first husband Taye Diggs. Taye Diggs is an actor. They had romantic love affairs for several years and then on 11th of January 2003, they tied their married knot. At the end of 2009, they welcomed a son named Walker Nathaniel Diggs. They were happily married and they continued this married life for about a decade but news about their separation became aired in the media in 2013 and they finalized their divorce on 3rd of December 2014.

In April 2015, Idina was seen with an American actor Aaron Lohr at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Few months later, they began living together in a home. Aaron Lohr is also a singer and they are about to get married soon. Her nationality is American and she is of white ethnicity.

As a child, Idina was enrolled at Syosset High School. While she was in her school, she appeared in the school play The Wizard of Oz. She completed her high school graduation from Syosset High School. Later on she joined New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and she finally earned her BFA in Drama in 1993. She was just aged 15 when she began performing in several events as a signer. During that time she performed as a wedding and bar mitzvah singer. In 1995, she starred the role of Maureen Johnson in a rock musical Rent. In 1998, she appeared in the TV series Hercules: The Animated Series. She made her feature film debut in 2001 by starring the role of Bridesmaid in an American independent romantic comedy film Kissing Jessica Stein. Till date she has appeared in dozens of movies. Besides her acting career, she is also active as a singer. Her debut album Still I Can't Be Still was released on 15th of September 1998. Her net worth is $10 million.

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Born in New York City, New York

May 30 , 1971

Sweet and sexy, Idina Menzel was born as Idina Kim Mentzel in the early 1970s in New York City, New York, United States of America to Helene and Stuart Mentzel. She was born and raised Jewish. She has one sister named Cara.

Graduated from New York University

1993

As a child, Idina was enrolled at Syosset High School. She completed her high school graduation from Syosset High School. Later on she joined New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and she finally earned her BFA in Drama in 1993.

Worked as a wedding and bar mitzvah singer

1986

While she was in her school, she appeared in the school play The Wizard of Oz. She was just aged 15 when she began performing in several events as a signer. During that time she performed as a wedding and bar mitzvah singer.

Appeared in the television series, Hercules: The Animated Series

1998

In 1998, she appeared in the TV series Hercules: The Animated Series. She starred the role of Circe in this TV series. Half a decade later, she appeared in the TV series Rescue Me playing the role of Carol. 

First feature film, Kissing Jessica Stein

2001

She made her feature film debut in 2001 by starring the role of Bridesmaid in an American independent romantic comedy film Kissing Jessica Stein. Next year, she starred the role of Linda in the movie Just a Kiss.

Released her debut album, Still I Can't Be Still

September 15 , 1998

Known for her powerful singing voice, Idina Menzel is a singer from United States. In 1995, she performed in the musical show Rent. Her debut album Still I Can't Be Still was released at the end of 1990s. 

Married to Taye Diggs

January 11 , 2003

In 1995, while Idina was on the set of a rock musical Rent, she met her first husband Taye Diggs. Taye Diggs is an actor. They had romantic love affairs for several years and then on 11th of January 2003, they tied their married knot.

First child, Walker Nathaniel Diggs

September 2 , 2009

She became mother for the first time in her life in 2009. She and her ex husband Taye Diggs welcomed their first child together on 2nd of September and that time it was a son and they named him Walker Nathaniel Diggs.

Divorced with Taye Diggs

December 3 , 2014

She got married to her first husband Taye Diggs in the early 2003. They were happily married and they continued this married life for about a decade but news about their separation became aired in the media in 2013 and they finalized their divorce on 3rd of December 2014.

Began dating Aaron Lohr

2015

In April 2015, Idina was seen with an American actor Aaron Lohr at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Few months later, they began living together in a home. Aaron Lohr is also a singer and they are about to get married soon.

Released a Christmas holiday album Holiday Wishes

October 14 , 2014

As a singer, she is known for her albums like Still I Can't Be Still, Holiday Wishes and so on. On 14th of October 2014, she released a Christmas holiday album under the title Holiday Wishes.

Won Behind the Voice Actors Awards

2014

In 2014, she got nominated in Behind the Voice Actors Awards from six different categories and out of this nomination she was honored from four categories. She won this award for Breakthrough Voice Actress of the Year, Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film and Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature Film. 

Won Online Film & Television Association

2014

In 2006, she got nominated in Online Film & Television Association for the first time in her life. She was nominated in this award for Best Music, Adapted Song. She won this award for the first time in 2014 for Best Music, Original Song. 

Won Teen Choice Awards

2014

She has once been honored with Teen Choice Awards and that was in 2014. That year she got nominated in this award for Choice Single: Female Artist and Choice Animated Movie: Voice. She was honored with this award from her later nomination.