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Dianna Agron

Dianna Agron at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, on January 23rd, 2010.
Born April 30, 1986 (1986-04-30) (age 23)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actress/Singer
Years active 2006–present

Dianna Agron (AY-gron;[1] born April 30, 1986) is an American actress and singer best known for her role as Quinn Fabray on the popular television series Glee.[2]

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Life and career

Born in Savannah, Agron spent her high school years attending Burlingame High School in California.[2] She is Jewish.[3][4]

Agron has appeared on television shows such as Shark, Close to Home, CSI: NY, Numb3rs and a recurring role on Veronica Mars. She then appeared as Harper on a 13 episode series of short films called It's a Mall World, directed by Milo Ventimiglia, and airing on MTV, and then on the second season of Heroes, also with Ventimiglia.

Agron's most notable role to date is likely as Quinn Fabray, a high school cheerleader, on the FOX series Glee, which has received high ratings and critical acclaim, including a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe, since the series began in September 2009.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2007 TKO Dyanna
Skid Marks Megan
2009 A Fuchsia Elephant Charlotte Hill Also produced, directed and wrote the screenplay.
Dinner With Raphael Dianna
Celebrities Anonymous Sadie
2010 The Romantics Mynow Post-production
Bold Native Samantha Post-production
Burlesque Unknown filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 CSI: NY Jessica Gunn Episode: "Murder Sings the Blues"
Drake & Josh Lexi Episode: "The Great Doheny"
Shark Gia Mellon Episode: "Love Triangle"
Veronica Mars Jenny Budosh 3 episodes
2007 Heroes Debbie Marshall 4 episodes
It's a Mall World Harper 13 episodes
2008 Numbers Kelly Rand Episode: "Jack of All Trades"
2009 Glee Quinn Fabray 2009-present (22 episodes)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Discography

Singles

Year Single Peak positions Album
US AUS CAN UK
2009
"I Say A Little Prayer" 125[5] Glee: The Music, Volume 1 (iTunes Bonus Track)
"You Keep Me Hangin' On" 166[5] Glee: The Music, Volume 1
"Papa Don't Preach" Papa Don't Preach - Single
"—" denotes did not chart, or was not released.

Featured Singles

Year Single Peak positions Album
US AUS CAN
2009
"Somebody to Love"a 28 65[6] 33 Glee: The Music, Volume 1
"Halo / Walking on Sunshine"b 40 10 28
"Keep Holding On"a 56 56[7] 58
"Proud Mary"a
"Lean on Me"a 50 Glee: The Music, Volume 2
"Imagine"a 67 49
"Hair" / "Crazy in Love"a
"Jump"a 104
"Smile"a 102
"You Can't Always Get What You Want"a
"My Life Would Suck Without You"a 51
"Last Christmas"a 63 Last Christmas - Single
"—" denotes did not chart, or was not released.

References

:a.^  shared with Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Lea Michele, Mark Salling, Naya Rivera, Harry Shum, Jr, Dijon Talton, and Heather Morris.
b.^  shared with Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Lea Michele, Naya Rivera, and Heather Morris.

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Dianna Agron
File:Dianna Agron
Agron at the Glee premiere party, Santa Monica, California, May 11, 2009
Born April 30, 1986 (1986-04-30) (age 24)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actress/Singer
Years active 2006–present

Dianna Agron (pronounced /ˈeɪɡrɒn/;[1] born April 30, 1986) is an American actress and singer known for her portrayal of Quinn Fabray on the television series Glee.[2]

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Life and career

Born in Savannah, Georgia to Ronald S. and Mary Agron, Dianna was raised in San Francisco.[3] Her father's Ashkenazi Jewish family is originally from Russia and their original surname, "Agronsky", was altered by Ellis Island officials.[4] Agron's father is Jewish and her mother converted to Judaism;[5] Agron had a bat mitzvah.[6][5] Agron spent her high school years attending Burlingame High School in California.[2] As a teenager, she taught dance lessons.[3]

Agron has appeared on television shows such as Shark, Close to Home, CSI: NY, Numb3rs and a recurring role on Veronica Mars. She then appeared as Harper on a 13-episode series of short films called It's a Mall World, directed by Milo Ventimiglia, and airing on MTV, and then on the second season of Heroes, also with Ventimiglia. Dianna has also hosted a mini Music Festival for 826LA in Los Angeles called Chickens in Love.[7]

Dianna Agron was among many young Hollywood stars selected to be in Wal-Mart's Ocean Pacific Spring 2010 marketing campaign. The national campaign debuted in fashion, lifestyle and entertainment magazines such as Elle, Teen Vogue, Seventeen and Cosmopolitan, outdoor and online at the official Ocean Pacific website. In addition, the celebrities hosted an Ocean Pacific party in Los Angeles in late April and made personal appearances on behalf of the brand.[8]

Agron's most notable role to date is as Quinn Fabray, a high school cheerleader, on the FOX series Glee, which has received high ratings and critical acclaim, including a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe, since the series began in September 2009.

In 2010, Agron directed the music video for Body by Thao with the Get Down Stay Down.[9] The video debuted on the website of humanitarian organization Oxfam America, complete with a prelude discussion between Thao and Dianna about their friendship, the making of the video, and their work on behalf of Oxfam.

She has stated that she is a fan of Tim Burton's films, skeletons, catacombs, bats, graveyards and stuff of that sort.[10] Agron was chosen by People to be part of their Most Beautiful 2010.[11] She also came 26th in the 2010 Afterellen.com top Hot 100 list.[12]

She is a vegetarian and a supporter of PETA.[13]

Filmography

File:Lea Michele, Cory Monteith & Dianna
Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Agron at San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2009.
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 TKO Dyanna
2007 Skid Marks Megan
2009 Fuchsia Elephant Charlotte Hill Also produced, directed and wrote the screenplay.
2009 Dinner with Raphael Dianna
2009 Celebrities Anonymous Sadie
2010 Bold Native Samantha Post-production
2010 Romantics, TheThe Romantics Minnow
2010 Hunters, TheThe Hunters Alice
2011 I Am Number Four Sarah Hart In production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 CSI: NY Jessica Gunn Episode: "Murder Sings the Blues"
2006 Drake & Josh Lexi Episode: "The Great Doheny"
2006 Shark Gia Mellon Episode: "Love Triangle"
2006 Veronica Mars Jenny Budosh 3 episodes
2007 Heroes Debbie Marshall 4 episodes
2007 It's a Mall World Harper 13 episodes
2008 Numb3rs Kelly Rand Episode: "Jack of All Trades"
2009–
present
Glee Quinn Fabray Series regular
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Teen Choice Award Breakout Star Female-Nominated

Discography

References

  1. ^ 'Glee': Dianna Agron lives with her show nemesis in real life. [YouTube]. 2009-09-09. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCNlVFrbKNo. 
  2. ^ a b Dianna Agron at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ a b "Dreaming Big: Dianna E Agron of Glee". http://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/dianna-agron. 
  4. ^ HollyLesson! ‘Glee’ Star Dianna Agron Tweets How to Pronounce Her Name
  5. ^ a b Miller, Gerri (August, 2009). "Glee Club Glory". JVibe. http://www.jvibe.com/Pop_culture/Glee.php. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  6. ^ "‘Glee’ Season Premiere Hits a High Note at Comic-Con". ScreenRant. 2009-07-27. http://screenrant.com/glees-season-premiere-hits-high-note-san-diego-comic-con-kofi-19089/. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  7. ^ "826LA's CHICKENS IN LOVE". http://826lachickensinlove.eventbrite.com/. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  8. ^ "Op Unveils It's 'Rock Your Shine' Marketing Campaign". http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/op-unveils-its-rock-your-shine-marketing-campaign-89590367.html. 
  9. ^ Oxfam America presents Body by Thao with the Get Down Stay Down directed by Dianna Agron of Glee. [YouTube]. Oxfam America. 2010-05-17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF-BZ6DWgV0. Retrieved 2010-06-22.  (Extra spoken introduction plus video.)
  10. ^ "Dianna Agron on George Lopez". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8SFVkzNQfY&feature=player_embedded. 
  11. ^ "Dianna Agron: What Real Beauty Is – Most Beautiful, Dianna Agron, People. com Franchises : Video". People.com. 2010-04-14. http://www.people.com/people/package/video/0,,20360857_20364290,00.html. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  12. ^ "The 2010 AfterEllen.com Hot 100 | People, Celebrities, Actresses & Profiles Of Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Women In Movies, TV Shows & Music". AfterEllen.com. 2010-05-17. http://www.afterellen.com/people/2010/hot100. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  13. ^ http://blog.peta.org/archives/tags/dianna_agron/

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