Glee Cast

Sunday, July 31 by Frances Smith

The "glee" cast is made up of a mix of veteran actors and some new faces. "Glee" is the popular television show created by Ian Brennan, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. "Glee" aired on network television in 2009 and is in its second season. The show is about high school glee club New Directions being revived by the Spanish teacher who has taken over as its director. An odd assortment of students audition for and make up the Glee Club at McKinley High School of Lima, Ohio. "Glee" airs on the Fox network.

  1. Matthew Morrison Matthew Morrison plays Will Schuester on "Glee," the Spanish teacher and Glee Club director. He has acted in up to twenty roles on television and in movies. Matthew Morrison starred on Broadway in "Hairspray" and "Rocky Horror Picture Show." His first television acting gig was as a busboy on "Sex and the City." He has also starred in movies like "Taking Chance," "Dan in Real Life" and in the television show "The Ghost Whisperer."
  2. Jane Lynch This "Glee" cast member is the funny actor who plays Sue Sylvester on "Glee," the cheerleading coach at McKinley High. Jane Lynch has acted in more than 140 roles in television and movies. Some popular titles under the belt include "A Mighty Wind" and "Best of Show." She is a dramatic actress as well, playing Dr. Spencer Reid's mother on "Criminal Minds."
  3. Jayma Mays Jayma Mays is the "Glee" cast member who plays Emma Pillsbury, the high school's guidance counselor. Emma Pillsbury has a crush on Glee Club director, Will Schuester. Jayma Mays has acted in more than 25 roles, mostly in television shows such as "House M.D.," "Ugly Betty" and "Back to You." Her movie roles include "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" and "Flags of Our Fathers."
  4. Lea Michele Lea Michele plays Rachel Berry on "Glee," a member of the Glee Club at McKinley High, and takes the brunt of bullying from other cliques at school. Before her role as a "Glee" cast member, Lea Michele had starred on Broadway in "Ragtime" and "Fiddler on the Roof."
  5. Chris Colfer Chris Colfer is a "Glee" cast member who plays Kurt Hummel, a Glee Club member who happens to be gay. Colfer won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for his work on "Glee." He had a guest role as a voice actor on "The Cleveland Show" since his starring role on "Glee."
  6. Dianna Agron Dianna Agron plays cheerleader Quinn Fabray on "Glee" who dates Finn on the show and eventually joins the New Directions. Dianna Agron began acting and dancing as a child in San Francisco where she was raised. Agron has acted in more than twenty television and movie roles including "Veronica Mars," "Numb3rs" and "Heroes."
  7. Cory Monteith This "Glee" cast member plays Finn Hudson, a football star who also a member of the New Directors. Monteith worked as a cab driver and a Walmart greeter before he began acting. Monteith has starred in more than 25 roles including "Kyle XY" and the 2011 movie "Monte Carlo."
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