The multi-talented cast of Glee includes diehard gleek girls who’ve sung on Broadway, directed a film, and busted a move with Beyoncé. Can you match the Glee girl with her accomplishments? Use the following list of Glee stars to answer the trivia questions below, and scroll down to find out how well you know the girls of Glee.
Match These Glee Girls:
Dianna Agron (Quinn), Lea Michele (Rachel), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), and Lauren Potter (Becky).
With Their Trivia:
1. “Hairography” didn’t originate on Glee–creator Ryan Murphy nabbed the idea from this talented Glee actress.
2. As a child, this gleek appeared on Sesame Street.
3. Which Glee cast member is happy to be a Cheerio after failing to make her high school’s cheer squad?
4. Which gleek began her acting career as a baby?
5. This Glee girl played a mean girl cheerleader in TV series Heroes.
6. This Glee star is starstruck herself–over The Jonas Brothers.
7. Who performed on a float in the 2007 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade–with another future Glee star?
8. Which Glee singer’s mom appeared in “The Power of Madonna” episode?
9. Who originally taught the “Single Ladies” dance to fellow Glee stars Chris Colfer and Jenna Ushkowitz?
10. Who wrote, directed, and starred in the comedy short A Fuchsia Elephant?
11. Who, at age 13, sang the National Anthem at a New York Knicks game in Madison Square Garden?
12. This Glee star auditioned for American Idol, but never even got to meet the three judges.
13. Which Glee actress starred in a Tony Award-winning musical co-created by 90s folk/pop star Duncan Sheik?
1. Heather Morris (Brittany). One night at a cast dinner, Heather demonstrated and explained “Hairography” to Glee creator Ryan Murphy: “It’s a real thing,” she quoted to New York Magazine. “Beyoncé does it, dancers do it, it’s just what we do. And a week later, he was like, “Heather, I wrote an episode about hairography.'”
2. Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina). Like many of the Glee girls, Jenna started her career young. She launched her career at the age of 3 with national print ads, commercials, and kids’ TV shows like Sesame Street.
3. Lauren Potter (Becky). Though Lauren may not have made one cheerleading team, The Press-Enterprise notes that she beat out 13 other girls to become a Glee Cheerio.
4. Naya Rivera (Santana). Naya says her aspiring model mom got her an agent at age 1, and drove her to auditions for the first 16 years of her career.
5. Dianna Agron (Quinn). While hero cheerleader Claire was trying to lay low in a new town with her family, Dianna’s catty cheerleader Debbie was trying to make her life miserable. Sounds like good prep for Quinn the Cheerio.
6. Naya Rivera (Santana). Naya tells American Cheerleader Magazine: “on that fine day when I come into contact with the Jonas Bothers, I’ll have to be air-lifted to Cedars Sinai Hospital, stat!”
7. Lea Michele (Rachel). Long before Rachel and Jesse got together on Glee, Lea and Jonathan Groff were belting out “Give My Regards to Broadway” in this holiday parade.
8. Amber Riley (Mercedes). Amber got to rock out with her choir singer mom, Tiny, in the “Like a Prayer” number on Glee.
9. Heather Morris (Brittany). Heather is a professionally trained dancer who toured with “Single Lady” herself, Beyoncé.
10. Dianna Agron (Quinn). Dianna shared the screen in this short with Dave Franco, younger brother of heartthrob James Franco and the best part of the final season of Scrubs.
11. Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina). Jenna made her Broadway debut at 9 in The King and I, so she was already a seasoned performer at age 13.
12. Amber Riley (Mercedes). Amber got the last laugh, since she’s now a musical superstar on FOX with Glee.
13. Lea Michele (Rachel). Before Glee, Lea starred in 2007 Best Musical Tony winner Spring Awakening (with Jonathan Groff).
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