Idina Menzel

Inside Biography


Idina Menzel is an actress, singer, and songwriter. She rose to fame after her portrayal of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent. She has received several awards in her career.

Early Life and Education

Idina Menzel was born as Idina Kim Mentzel on May 30, 1971, in Syosset, New York, United States. She holds an American nationality and belongs to the White-American ethnicity background. She is the daughter of Helene and Stuart Mentzel.

Menzel's mother was a therapist and her father was a pajama salesman. She grew up in Syosset. She has a younger sister named Cara. She belongs to the Jewish family and her grandparents emigrated from Eastern Europe.

Menzel attended Syosset High School. Her parents divorced when she was 15 years old. She moved to the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She started working as a wedding and bar mitzvah singer during that time and continued throughout the time at the University. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama from the University.


Menzel is an American singer and a popular actress. She held a successful position in film and music industry from the year 1996 till the current phase of time. She has earned her fame among the children and parents. Her appreciable work in Frozen with the voice of Queen Elsa, a Disney film that came across in the year 2013.

In addition to this, Menzel's role also as Shelby Corcoran is also among the topmost one among her career. Menzel’s mother and father name are Stuart and Helene Menzel and her early childhood days were spent within Syosset.

Menzel started her early career working in the theater upon the very time. She was belonging from a Jewish background and she completed her university level of education from Tisch School of Arts within the very time.

Menzel's entry in the television during the early time was with the minor character and in collaboration with Adam Pascal.

Personal Life and Affairs

Menzel is also called out by her nickname as Dee Adele Dazeem. She married Taye Diggs, an American actor, and singer on January 11, 2003. She gave birth to their son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs on September 2, 2009.

Unfortunately, this couple did not last their relationship for a long period. They officially made an announcement of their divorce in 2013. The reason behind their divorce is unknown. The divorce was finalized on December 3, 2014.

Soon, Menzel started dating an actor, Aaron Lohr. They together appeared at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in August 2015. The couple bought a house located in Encino, Los Angeles, California.

The couple has starred in different Broadway and Off-Broadway musical. She made an announcement of engagement with Aaron on September 23, 2016. They announced their engagement on their Twitter account. They married on September 22, 2017.

Height, Net Worth, and Salary

Menzel stands an incredible height 5 feet 4 inches and has maintained perfect weight as per her height. Looking at her lifestyle, and salary, her net worth is $10 million, according to

Social Works

Menzel has done several social works in her life. She was an honorary chair of the Imperial Court of New York's Annual Charity Coronation Ball, Night of A Thousand Gowns. She also founded A BroaderWay Foundation with then-husband, Taye Diggs. The Foundation supports young people in the arts. 

by Bchrome, 08 Mar, 2016

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