Her mother is an with ancestors from and , while her father is a with ancestors from ,.
In April 2017, donated a portion of every purchase of Places to Step Up.
In the summers from 2000 to 2002, Michele attended in the , a center for performing arts training.
From an audience member recording one of several versions of her performing in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening.
She starred alongside as and as , both of whom would go on to guest star on Glee.
Chelsea did describe the man as being the most unfunny person in the world.