Subscriber Account active since. Last week, she tweeted a message of support for the Black Lives Matter movement following the killing of George Floyd. Michele posted an apology statement to Instagram , saying she was trying to show support in her initial tweet but had been prompted by the responses to look at "how my own behavior towards fellow cast members was perceived by them. Michele wrote: "While I don't remember ever making this specific statement and I have never judged others by their background or color of their skin, that's not really the point. What matters is that I clearly acted in ways which hurt other people. Michele continued: "I apologize for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused. We all can grow and change and I have definitely used these past several months to reflect my own shortcomings. The actress, who is pregnant, said she hoped her child could learn from her mistakes and concluded: "I listened to these criticisms and I am learning and while I am very sorry, I will be better in the future from this experience.
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Lea Michele is celebrating her first birthday as a new mom. In honor of her 34th birthday, over the weekend, the former Glee actress shared a new photo of herself and her day-old son Ever Leo. The sweet image shows the proud parent cradling her baby boy in her arms as they stand in front of a festive birthday cake with their backs to the camera. Just days after welcoming her son, Michele posted a black-and-white snapshot of the newborn's tiny foot. Also visible in the photo were the hands of Michele, 33, and husband Zandy Reich, who cradled their first child's toes that were peeking out from under a blanket. Michele and Reich were first romantically linked in July
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Michele and the rest of the Glee cast earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series from four nominations and three Grammy Award nominations for music recorded for the series, also spawning multiple hits on the Billboard charts. Michele made her feature film debut in New Year's Eve , and was signed to Columbia Records in She released her debut single the following year, " Cannonball ", followed by her debut studio album, Louder , which debuted at number 4 on the Billboard chart in the United States. On October 25, , she released Christmas in the City , her third studio album. She spent the first four years of her life living in the Bronx, until she and her parents moved to the more suburban area of Tenafly, New Jersey. Michele started using her middle name at an early age. Michele stated that she intentionally left off her surname because she was teased about its pronunciation. Michele refrained from auditioning for Broadway roles during her freshman, sophomore and junior years so she could focus on her education. This was followed by the role of the Little Girl in the original Broadway cast of Ragtime. Michele had been portraying the part of the Little Girl for a year in the original Toronto cast, before the production was transferred to Broadway.