Chris Colfer is an American actor, singer, and author. He received multiple awards and nominations for his role as Kurt Hummel on the television musical Glee (2009–2015). The awards include Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, and three consecutive People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Comedic TV Actor in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Time named Chris Colfer on their Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2011.
In 2012, Chris Colfer debuted his first film, Struck by Lightning, at the Tribeca Film Festival. He wrote The New York Times bestselling The Land of Stories series of YA books, starting with The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. As of September 2021, he has published eighteen books.
Colfer’s engagement with Lea Michele in the celebrated series “Glee” led to an unparalleled chemistry that fetched the show multiple awards, including a Golden Globe. Similarly, his alliance with Darren Criss in the same series resulted in some memorable musical moments, such as their rendition of “Teenage Dream,” which was incredibly popular with fans and critics alike. While working with Kevin McHale, they brought to life the close-knit bond between their characters Kurt and Artie, helping to create an authentic and meaningful portrayal of friendship. His collaboration with Idina Menzel, playing his on-screen birth mother, crafted a complex and compelling family dynamic that won the hearts of millions. Jane Lynch, playing the tenacious Sue Sylvester, brought a thrilling tension to their on-screen rivalry, making “Glee” a must-watch show.