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Meet the Cast and Characters of Glee
Hello! So you reading this means either you're a "Gleek" like me, or you're wondering what all this "Glee" talk is about. Either way, I hope you continue reading about why this TV Show is gripping the nation!
It's not too often that a TV show grabs me and reels me in, but Glee has done exactly that!
The series follows an optimistic teacher, who - against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach - attempts to save McKinley High's Glee Club from obscurity, while helping a group of aspiring underdogs realize their true star potential.
The show has it all - comedy, drama, quirky characters, awesome choreography and great music!
Grab your popcorn bowl and get ready for Glee!
Glee's GQ Photo Spread
Do you think the Photos the Glee Cast did for GQ were too racy?
Yes, Their Characters are in High School
Did you Miss Out on Glee Season 1? - Or maybe you just want to watch it all again!
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Played by: Matthew Morrison
DOB: October 30, 1978
About his Character: Will Schuester is a former star of McKinley High School's Glee Club, "New Directions." As the new head of McKinley's Glee Club, Will hopes to take his team all the way to Nationals. He is determined to do whatever it takes to make Glee great again, even though everyone around him thinks he's nuts.
Will is also a young, optimistic Spanish teacher who is married to his high school sweetheart, Terri Schuester.
Where you may have seen him: Matthew has appeared on many popular shows like Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs and CSI Miami. He also played Adam Munson on the soap opera "As the World Turns".
Rachel Berry - The Over-Achiever
Played by: Lea Michele
DOB: August 29, 1986
About her Character: Rachel Berry is a member of Glee. She is perfectionistic and convinced that show choir is her ticket to stardom, in fact, she always puts a gold star after she signs her name because she is sure she will be a star someday. She is often picked on by the popular cheerleaders. She has two fathers for parents. Rachel is interested in musicals, movie musicals, and TV musicals.
Where you may have seen her: Appeared on one episode of "Third Watch"
Finn Hudson - The Jock
Played by: Cory Monteith
DOB: May 11, 1982
About his Character: Finn Hudson is a very popular quarterback on McKinley High School's football team. He is also a member of Glee. He lives with his single mother. His interests include football, singing, hanging out with Quinn, playing football, burps, Halo 3, Call of Duty, Rocky II, sandbox, dreamer. Finn and Rachel have a strong attraction to each other, but he fights the attraction because of his school status and the fact that he's dating the head cheerleader.
Where you may have seen him: Played "Charlie Tanner" on Kyle XY.
Played by: Dianna Agron
DOB: April 30, 1986
About her Character: Quinn Fabray is Finn Hudson's girlfriend. She is a member of the Cheerios cheerleading team, and President of the Christ Crusaders (aka Celibacy Club). Quinn agrees to join the Glee club, but is only there to keep an eye on her boyfriend.
Where you may have seen her: She played "Debbie Marshall" in Heroes.
Favorite Glee Club Member
Who is your favorite member of the Glee Club?
Sue Sylvester - Cheerios Cheerleading Squad Coach
Played by: Jane Lynch
DOB: July 14, 1960
About her Character: Sue Sylvester is McKinley's cheerleading coach. She has transformed her squad into an award-winning team. She loves being in the press. She is determined to destroy the Glee club because they are cutting into her cheer squad budget. If a gift basket suddenly shows up from Sue, be very afraid! Many times if Sue is being nice, it's just the calm before the storm.
Where you may have seen her: Played "Dr. Linda Freeman" on Two and a Half Men, "Joyce Wischnia" in The L Word and many other TV and Movie appearances.
Meet Sue Sylvester
Played by: Chris Colfer
DOB: May 27, 1990
About his Character: Kurt Hummel is a member of Glee. He is a soprano and has a flair for the dramatic. He is a self-named fashion iconoclast. His interests include promoting and marketing his new fragrance, "Hummel."
Meet Kurt Hummel
Artie Abrams - Rocking the Wheelchair
Played by: Kevin McHale
DOB: June 14, 1988
About his Character: Artie is a member of Glee. He's a geeky guitarist who spends more time avoiding bullies than chasing girls. His interests include wheelies, beat-boxing, and playing Dance Dance Revolution with his hands.
Where you may have seen him: Played "Neil Jones" on True Blood and "Dooley" on Zoey 101
Played by: Mark Salling
About his Character: Puck is an arrogant football player and a bully. He is teammates with Finn Hudson. He has a fondness for older women.
Where you may have seen him: Appeared in 1 episode of Walker Texas Ranger and also acted in the movies "The Graveyard" and "Children of the Corn: The Gathering".
Mercedes Jones - Diva
Played by: Amber Riley
About her Character: Mercedes Jones is a member of Glee. She is a dynamic diva-in-training who refuses to sing back-up. She has a flair for fashion. Her interests include bling, vocal runs, and being FABULOUS all the time. Mercedes is close friends with Kurt.
Where you may have seen her: She was a contestant on American Idol.
Glee Songs Poll
What is your favorite song sung by Glee during season 1?
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The Quiet One
Played by: Jenna Ushkowitz
About her Character: Tina is a member of Glee. She is awkward and needs to suppress her stutter before she can take center stage. Her interests include speed-metal, emo-core, cutting off her dolls' hair, and hangin' wi' her speech therapist, Judy.
The Neurotic Guidance Councilor
Played by: Jayma Mays
DOB: July 16, 1979
About her Character: Emma Pillsbury is a teacher at McKinley. She is single and harbors a secret crush on Will Schuester. She has a fear of germs. Her interests include hand-washing, rug-fringe-straightening, local news. She is a charter member of the Western Ohio Disinfectant Society. She is rooting for the Glee club to make it and always shows up for the performances.
Where you may have seen her: She played "Amy" in Paul Blart Mall Cop and "Charlie" in Ugly Betty.
Terri Schuester - The Wife
Played by: Jessalyn Gilsig
About her Character: Terri Schuester is married her high school sweetheart, Will Schuester. She is fond of crafts. And Pottery Barn. She works at Sheets N' Things. Terri loves roast beef on pumpernickel sandwiches. She is a bit selfish.
Where you may have seen her: Played "Meredith Gordon" on Heroes and "Gina Russo" on Nip/Tuck, along with many other movie and TV appearances.