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Idina Menzel

Actress and Singer Idina Menzel
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Profession: Actress and Singer

United States of America

Biography: Rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical "Rent", a role which she reprised for the 2005 feature film adaptation of the musical.

Also known for originating the role of Elphaba in the Broadway musical "Wicked", and for providing the voice of Elsa in the Disney film "Frozen".

Born: May 30, 1971
Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA
Age: 50 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini

Married Life

  • 2003-01-11 "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" actor Taye Diggs (32) weds broadway actress Idina Menzel (31) at Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • 2014-12-03 "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" actor Taye Diggs (44) and Broadway actress Idina Menzel (43) file for divorce after 11 years of marriage

Historical Events

  • 1996-04-29 "Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC
  • 2003-06-10 "Wicked", starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, officially opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco
  • 2003-10-30 "Wicked" premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth
  • 2013-11-27 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released