Lea Michele: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me

Celebrity News May. 25, 2014 AT 3:35PM
25 Things You Don't Know About Lea Michele Lea Michele reveals 25 things about herself to Us Weekly. Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images

This year, Lea Michele has been hitting all the right notes: Along with with wrapping up season 5 of Glee, she's also released her solo album Louder, and her new book, Brunette Ambition is out now. Below, the 27-year-old star shares 25 things you don't know about her with Us Weekly

1. I love homemade beauty remedies like cucumber face masks. 

2. I love to cook! My go-to recipe is shaved radicchio, Parm and truffle whole-wheat pizza with a sunny side-up egg. 

3. I worked at my dad's Jewish deli as a kid. 

4. I have a cat named Sheila that I found with her litter under a bush on the Paramount lot. [Glee costar] Heather Morris has her brother. 

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5. Aliens was one of the first movies I ever saw. I'm still scared of scary movies, but I love them. 

6. Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill was the first CD I ever bought, and I still have it. 

7. Growing up, hermit crabs were my favorite pet. I had about 20. 

8. Almost Famous and Funny Girl are my top two movies.

9. I keep Gummi bears in the freezer and eat them in bed at night. 

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10. Drinking coffee in the morning is the most cherished part of my day. 

11. I have a scar on my forehead from a boy throwing a tap shoe at my head in preschool. 

12. I was a varsity debater in high school, and it's still one of the best things I've ever done. 

13. I stole toilet paper from the White House when the Glee cast sang for Barack Obama

14. I can open up a Starburst in my mouth. 

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15. My parents have been together since they were 13 years old. 

16. I have 14 tattoos. 

17. The first song I sang was Phantom of the Opera's "Angel of Music."

18. Watching angry news bloopers on YouTube is my guilty pleasure. 

19. I can recite all of Maria's lines in West Side Story in Spanish. That's the only Spanish I know. 

20. My parents are fluent in Spanish, but they made me try to learn French. 

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21. I was electrocuted by a horse fence while visiting Jonathan Groff's family farm. 

22. As a child, I told my mom that I would one day marry Michael Jordan.

23. Stevie Nicks gave me one of her moon necklaces, and it's one of my most treasured possessions. 

24. In Broadway's Spring Awakening, I got naked on stage every night. 

25. I'm terrified of sharks and dark water. 

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