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Who plays Rachel's mom? Are they related in real life? If not, she was very well cast. Their resemblance was amazing!

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Cinders said:
Nope, they are only related through their Broadway fame. Like Lea Michele, Idina Menzel was offered Hollywood gigs after her great success on Broadway, originating iconic roles like Elphaba of Wicked and Maureen Johnson of Rent.

Interestingly, Wicked is one of Rachel's favorite musicals. I wonder how she feels about Spring Awakening, which launched Lea's career...

Below is a photo. On top is Idina Menzel playing Maureen and Elphaba respectively. On bottom is Lea Michele with Jonathan Groff in Spring Awakening.
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Nope, they are only related through their Broadway fame. Like Lea Michele, Idina Menzel was offered Hollywood gigs after her great success on Broadway, originating iconic roles like Elphaba of Wicked and Maureen Johnson of Rent.

Interestingly, Wicked is one of Rachel's favorite musicals. I wonder how she feels about Spring Awakening, which launched Lea's career...

Below is a photo.  On top is Idina Menzel playing Maureen and Elphaba respectively.  On bottom is Lea Michele with Jonathan Groff in Spring Awakening.
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They look alike though
brooke9878 posted over a year ago
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I love Idina! I remember listen to her and Kristen (April Rhodes) in the Wicked CD and loving it! She is so amazing and I love her on Glee! And I hope they bring her back! She does look a lot like Lea which is quite funny. I hope she will put on the green makeup for glee! I would scream
kaylap1410 posted over a year ago
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Nope they are only related on tv indiana Menzel and glee are tide for Now!
kaitlynverge posted 2 months ago
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fir8008 said:
The actress playing Rachel's mom is Idina Menzel. No, she and Lea Michele are not related. Before Idina was even cast Glee fans saw their resemblance and petitioned for Idina to be cast as Rachel's mom. Then Idina was cast as Shelby Corcoran (the Vocal Adrenaline coach) the petitioning continued and either Ryan Murphy listened or he thought Idina's character should be Rachel's mom too. Her casting was phenomenal! And I agree, their resemblance is amazing. :)
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The actress playing Rachel's mom is Idina Menzel. No, she and Lea Michele are not related. Before Idina was even cast Glee fans saw their resemblance and petitioned for Idina to be cast as Rachel's mom. Then Idina was cast as Shelby Corcoran (the Vocal Adrenaline coach) the petitioning continued and either Ryan Murphy listened or he thought Idina's character should be Rachel's mom too. Her casting was phenomenal! And I agree, their resemblance is amazing. :)
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breanne8697 said:
rachels exboyfriends exteacher. i bet they are they really look alike.
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Nope they are only related on tv indiana Menzel and glee are tide for Now!
kaitlynverge posted 2 months ago
kb928 said:
idina menzel. she's a broadway actress, but they are not related despite how identical they look! hard to believe, but true :)
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smileyz101 said:
Idina Mendezel. Broadway star and beyond.... it's pretty amazing on how ,uch they look alike... that's hwy she was cast in the first place.
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GemonkDruid said:
Mom? I thought she had two gay dads.
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two dads can't make a baby :p there has to be a biological mom
Yukari12 posted over a year ago
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^lol
klaine_forever posted over a year ago
Rawwwr said:
On Wikipedia, it said they had already cast Idina Menzel as the coach of Vocal Adrenaline, but then fans thought that she looked like Lea Michele so much and they petitioned or something like that for Idina to be Rachel's biological mum.
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that was sooo true... i was one of those people!
katiebien posted over a year ago
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i was too (; haha ,
Olive_Snook posted over a year ago
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I wasn't but I did think they looked so alike!
robothor1111 posted over a year ago
Team_Edward77 said:
amaizing casting, they couldnt have found someone better!
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indiana menzell is the best actor ever i think shes in frozen actally is she elsa?
kaitlynverge posted 2 months ago
Daratora said:
Idina Mendez, she plays the bad witch on Wicked
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It's Menzel btw
Ms_Mea posted over a year ago
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The 'bad witch' is Elphaba. I was lucky enough to see Misss Menzel playing her live last year
klaine_forever posted over a year ago
twi-hard101 said:
The original Wicked Witch of the East from Wicked, Idina Mendzel plays Rachel's mom. They are not related but they do look A LOT like each other
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Actually, Elphaba (Idina) was the Wicked Witch of the West. Elphie's sister Nessarose was the Witch of the East.
Tarna96 posted over a year ago
tigeralily said:
Unfortunately no Rachel(Lea Michele) and her mom Shelby Corcoran(Idina Menzel) are not related in real life. Idina was very well cast as her mom for the resemblance as indeed very good and their voices are amazing together. I wondered this myself for a while then I googled rachel and her mom and found info on the glee cast and who plays who.
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gumble said:
Defintely, their resemblence is amazing, but i dont think theyre related. Not that i know of:)
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anny1234 said:
it is her real mom xx
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NO
klaine_forever posted over a year ago
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No theyre not!
kaitlynverge posted 2 months ago
Kandrakar said:
lol, no they're not related. And the only reason I even watched glee was because Idina & Kristin was there ^^ (Idina is Shelby and Kristin's April, btw)
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cropper said:
no they are not related! they may be VERY distantly but I agree the resembalence is striking! did u know that Rachel's mum us in wicked?
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nikkimikki154 said:
rachels mother in the show was played by Idina Menzel .they are not related in real life but do have a close resemblence and yes she is very well cast to play rachels mother in glee.
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chica1213 said:
Her name is Idina Menzel and she starred on Broadway. Although the looks are uncanny, along with the voices and attitude, they are not related. :)
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fashionberri3 said:
Idina Menzel portrays Shelby Corcorran, Rachel's mom. Idina and Lea are not related.
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han1234 said:
I think it is isbbal!
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No_1GLEEfan said:
No they are not related despite how much they look alike
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alissahilmes said:
Pucks plays Rachel's mom
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SousouHemchaoui said:
No, they're not related

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majorgleek112 said:
Idina Menzel and no,.
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osnapitzrocky said:
doesnt she just have 2 dads?
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Keely_Ann said:
No, they are not related, but, they do look a lot alike.
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iamagleek222 said:
Indian Menzel playes Shelby aka Rachel's mom but they are not realated and I know they look so much alike
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Vikt100 said:
landygoga

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smorkie25 said:
Idina Menzel plays Rachels mom
No they are not related, but they could be.
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brebrewow said:
Not they are not related in real life. Even though how much they look alike and how they act alike too, they are not. I thought that was a big disappointment but I still love the show.
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Nope they are only related on tv indiana Menzel and glee are tide for Now! and its obvious caus indiana menzel and lea michel are only related from their love of broadwat,Music ,barbra strisan,and would be good for funny girl if like ,my comment do my quizes!
kaitlynverge posted 2 months ago
zohar100 said:
Edina Menzel plays Rachel Berrys mom

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sieluvzsoul said:
Nope the mom was Idina Menzel. She also played Elsa in Frozen if I remember correctly....
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azdoberwoman said:
They are "related" per their love of Barbra Streisand. When their idol was recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors, Idina Menzel sang "Don't Rain on My Parade," changing the Mr. Arnstein line to "Hey there Miss Streisand, I am your biggest fan!" I was stunned by the resemblance, particularly given the circumstances!
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kaitlynverge said:
Its Indiana Menzel She sings Let it go and ever sinse I was a kid I liked her work ecspecailly broadway!
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i think they bothh love barbra strisand and would be perfect for funny girl
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