ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

Musical sensation Idina Menzel turns 45-years-old today. A Broadway legend thanks to her roles in Rent, Wicked and Glee, the actress is perhaps most well known for bringing to life snow queen Elsa in Disney's masterpiece Frozen:

Yet, what else is there to know about Hollywood's number one vocal? Get to know Idina with these eight fascinating facts:

1. She's the daughter of a therapist and pyjama salesman

2. Her first professional job was as Maureen Johnson in 1995 musical Rent

3. She's won a Tony Award for her role of Elphaba in the musical Wicked

Sadly, it doesn't look like she'll be reprising the role in the movie adaptation.

4. During a Wicked show, she once cracked a rib by falling through a trap door but continued with her final performance

5. The actress got the role of Rachel Berry's mom on Glee because Lea Michele looked like she was related to her

6. Idina performed 'Let It Go' at the 86th Annual Academy Awards in 2014

7. She appeared as character Nancy in Enchanted

8. Idina once performed with Taylor Swift dressed up as Olaf the snowman

She appeared on Tay's '1989' tour and it was everything.

9. Her name is most definitely NOT Adele Nazeem

Yep, John Travolta was definitely on form that evening.

What is your favorite Idina Menzel role?


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