10 Years Later: Where Are the Stars of ‘Glee’ Now?

In 2009, Glee premiered on Fox and became an instant smash hit with audiences around the world. Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, Glee introduced viewers to the lively glee club at the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio, where underdog members of the New Directions competed to make it to Nationals competition while getting into various hijinks along the way. The show ran for six seasons until 2015 and was so popular that it launched the careers of its many young stars — but what are they up to now?

The show’s creator, Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy was said to be a true visionary by Variety and earned acclaim for TV series such as Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story, and most notably, Glee. In 2002 he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for The Sopranos but since then hasn’t won any further Emmy Awards.

Jane Lynch, who played cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester

Today, Jane Lynch is an Emmy award-winning actress who has appeared in movies like Cars 2 and Finding Dory. But she still makes time for theater and hosting comedy festivals, where she continues to collaborate with her friends from Glee.
One of her most recent collaborations is on a new sitcom called Nobodies, which airs on TV Land. Lynch plays one half of a husband-and-wife comedy team that achieved success until fame got in the way.

Chris Colfer, who played Kurt Hummel

Born on September 27, 1990, in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in a small suburb outside Chicago, Chris Colfer made his acting debut on Glee in 2009. His first role was that of Kurt Hummel. Colfer is known for his more recent roles as Tony Mendez in BAFTA-nominated film The Darkest Hour and Jack Kelly on TV series The Good Fight.

Darren Criss, who played Blaine Anderson

Darren Criss has been acting in the years since Glee, playing Dexter Cross on American Crime Story and Prince James in ABC’s Once Upon a Time. He also sings! Criss dropped his first album, A Bit Much, in 2015.

Lea Michele, who played Rachel Berry

Michele received a 2014 Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, but ultimately lost to Jessie Mueller for Beautiful. She starred in and served as Executive Producer on the Lifetime TV movie, Mother’s Day, which was released on May 10, 2015.

Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson

Monteith died on July 13, 2013 from a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol at age 31. He was cremated, and his ashes were scattered in both New York City’s Central Park and Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Monteith will be remembered as one of Glee’s most beloved characters; he was one of the original members when Glee first premiered in 2009, and he appeared on every episode until his death. Monteith also had a successful music career with singles like Teenage Dream and Your Body Is A Wonderland.

Jenna Ushkowitz, who played Tina Cohen-Chang

Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang) appeared in a number of TV shows and movies over the past 10 years, including Vampire Academy (2014), Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (2015), and Third Watch (2002). She was also in the indie film Out of State from 2012. In 2019, she will appear in an upcoming Warner Bros.

Naya Rivera, who played Santana Lopez

After spending some time on Broadway, Naya Rivera has been in hit TV shows such as The Mindy Project and Scream Queens. In 2018, she returned to her first love of theater and starred as Princess Jasmine in a stage production of Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Kevin McHale, who played Artie Abrams

Kevin McHale took a break from acting in 2017 to focus on his health. The actor, who has dealt with drug addiction and bipolar disorder, moved back to Minnesota to take care of himself. Kevin’s absence on Glee was explained by his character getting accepted into a wheelchair-accessible art school in New York. In an interview with People magazine, Kevin revealed that he had moved back home to focus on his mental health while battling chronic pain caused by old sports injuries.

Dianna Agron, who played Quinn Fabray

Born in 1985, Dianna Agron got her first big break playing Quinn Fabray on Glee. Unlike most television series, which typically only last a few seasons, Glee has aired for over six years and spawned many successful actors who found fame after appearing on the show.
Dianna Agron retired from acting following completion of season 6 and is now working as a photographer.

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Written by bourbiza mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full-time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, and websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian, and Spanish.

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