Chris Colfer, Background, Career, Lifestyles, Net worth.
Christopher Paul Colfer is an American actor, singer, and author who started his career journey at a young age. Lets look into his background,career,lifestyle and net worth.
Full name— Christopher Paul Colfer
Date of birth— May 27, 1990
Age—- 30 as 2020
Occupation—-Actor , singer, writer
Start —- 2009
Net Worth—- $10 Million
Chris Colfer was born in Clovis, California, the son of Karyn and Timothy Colfer. He is of Irish ancestry, and has stated: “I’m very Irish, my family is all Irish and St. Patrick’s day in my house is crazy.
As a child he was confined to a hospital bed for three months following lymph-node surgery, which left a scar on his neck, and which he credits as one of the difficult experiences that made him interested in fictional worlds.
When Chris Colfer was seven, his younger sister was diagnosed with severe epilepsy, “She’d have these horrid, horrid epileptic fits in the middle of the night.” He “craved attention,” but it was diverted to his sister’s health.
He knew he wanted to be an actor, but as a coping mechanism he retreated into his imagination and writing fairy tales.
At an early age, Chris Colfer showed a passion for writing. He was “born wanting to be a storyteller,” using both writing and acting as ways to entertain people and escape reality.
His grandmother was his first editor, advising and encouraging him in elementary school when he first attempted to write a fairytale-inspired novel, which would later become The Land of Stories.
In 2012, Colfer dedicated his first published novel to her, and quoted her: “Christopher, I think you should wait until you’re done with elementary school before worrying about being a failed writer.
Chris Colfer was bullied so severely in middle school that he needed to be home schooled for half of 7th grade and 8th grade.
When he attended Clovis East High School, he got involved with the speech and debate program, and won “champion titles,” including placing ninth in the State Competition for Dramatic Interpretation.
He was also active in the drama club, and was president of the Writer’s Club, editor of the school’s literary magazine, and captain of Destination ImagiNation“.As a high school senior. Source; wikipedia.
The first show in which he was involved with community theater was West Side Story. He then appeared in a production of The Sound of Music as Kurt von Trapp, which later inspired the naming of his Glee character.
At age 18, Colfer starred as Russel Fish in Russel Fish: The Sausage and Eggs Incident, a short film where an awkward teenager must pass a Presidential Physical Fitness test or fail gym class and lose his admission to Harvard University.
Chris Colfer first TV role came in 2009 when he was cast as Kurt Hummel on Fox’s Glee. Kurt is a fashionable gay countertenor who is routinely bullied at school, for being gay and participating in the very unpopular Glee Club. Chris Colfer auditioned for the part of Artie Abrams, who uses a wheelchair, a role which eventually went to Kevin McHale.
The show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, was so impressed with Colfer that he created the role of Kurt specifically for him, and in the process, scrapped a planned character called Rajish so they could add Kurt.
Murphy explained in the season two finale of the Glee Project that Colfer was the inspiration for the project show because he didn’t fit the role he auditioned for but was still “incredible and special” so a role was created for him.
On June 8, 2011, Colfer signed a book deal with Little, Brown and Company to write two novels for children. The first book in the series, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, was released on July 17, 2012.
For two weeks after the book’s release it was number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in the Children’s Chapter Books category.
The second book in the series, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns (2013) debuted at number two on The New York Times Best Seller list, and by the end of 2013 it had spent eleven weeks in the top fifteen for Children’s Middle Grade books.
Following the success of the first two books, Chris Colfer contracted for an additional three books with Little, Brown: two novels and a picture book.
In an interview with Chelsea Handler in December 2009 Colfer acknowledged that he is gay.
Chris Colfer appeared on the British chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross in June 2010, along with his fellow Glee co-stars Amber Riley and Matthew Morrison.
He demonstrated his skill with a pair of sai, revealing that he bought a pair on eBay and regularly practices in his trailer.
He also mentioned that he would like it if his sai could be worked into an episode of Glee; they first appeared in the season 3 episode “I Am Unicorn“, during Colfer’s character Kurt Hummel’s performance of “I’m the Greatest Star”, from the musical Funny Girl.
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