Idina Kim Mentzel was born on 30 May 1971, in Queens, New York USA of Jewish heritage. She is perhaps best known as a Broadway star, singer, actress and voice actress. Most recently, she stepped into the spotlight as the spectacular voice of the popular song “Let it Go” from Disney’s animated movie “Frozen”, but before that she has been known as an award winning musical actress.
So how rich is Idina Menzel now? Sources estimate her current net worth to have reached $10 million. She has built most of her net worth by performing in various musicals over the span of her career. Since 2013, her net worth has experienced a dramatic increase as Idina became the voice actress of the main character Elsa in Disney’s movie “Frozen”.
Idina Menzel Net Worth $10 Million
Even though she never received any voice training lessons at an early age, Idina loved to sing and began performing in front of small audiences in bar mitzvah ceremonies and weddings when she was 15 years old. Idina had her Broadway stage debut in 1996 when she appeared in the rock musical “Rent”. Thanks to Idina’s amazing voice, the show became an instant success and Idina was nominated for her first Tony award as “Best Featured Actress in a Musical”. Another play which definitely had a key effect on Idina’s career and fame was a musical adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s “Wicked”, which showed up on the Broadway stage in 2003. Idina’s portrayal of the witch named Elphaba helped her win a Tony Award as “Best Actress in a Musical” and a Grammy Award for “Best Musical Theater Album” in 2004.
Once she was widely known as a successful Broadway actress with a phenomenal voice, she began appearing on film as well. In total, Idina has appeared in six films: the romantic comedy “Kissing Jessica Stein” (in 2001), dark comedy “Just a Kiss” (in 2002), “The Tollbooth” (in 2004), a film adaptation of her famous role in the play “Rent” (in 2005), “Ask the Dust” (in 2006) and the fantasy musical “Enchanted” (in 2007).
Menzel has also appeared in various television shows as a guest star. She was even been a member of the cast of the popular teenage musical show “Glee” between 2010 and 2013 in which she played the character of Shelby Corcoran which undoubtedly helped to raise her popularity among younger audiences, and added to her net worth. However, it was her being cast as the voice actress in Disney’s animated film “Frozen” in 2013 that has had the biggest influence on her net worth and made both her name and her spectacular soprano voice known all over the world.
In her personal life, Idina Menzel was married to actor Taye Diggs between 2003 and 2014. They are raising a son named Walker Nathaniel Diggs who was born in 2009. Menzel is known as an active supporter of LGBT rights. She has been involved with “The Trevor Project”, “Give a Damn Campaign” and “NOH8 Campaign” by appearing among the celebrities who support these causes. She is also a founder of “A BroaderWay Foundation” which was created to help young artists who are interested in pursuing their careers in theatre.
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