An actress and singer, Dianna Agron is best known for playing Quinn Fabray in the Fox comedy series, Glee. Haven fallen for musical theatre, she participated in several on-stage productions during her teen years. At the age of twenty, she made her television debut in an episode of CSI: NY (2006). Some of her other early works include: Close to Home (2006), After Midnight: Life Behind Bars (2006), and Drake & Josh (2006).
Born on April 30, 198 in Savannah, Georgia, Dianna Agron is the daughter of Ronald S. Aaron and Mary Barnes. Due to her father’s career as a hotel manager, she moved around frequently during her childhood between California, San Francisco, Texas, and San Antonio. A dancer since the age of three, she had always been enamoured with the idea of performing.
Growing up, she not only took part in ballet and jazz, but was also involved with hip hop. Eventually, she also fell for musical theatre. Throughout her youth (and later into her teen years), Agron participated in several on-stage productions including playing Dorothy Gale in the classic, The Wizard of Oz. Despite this however, it wasn’t until she was in her early twenties that she first appeared on television.
In 2006, she landed her first role as Jessica Grant in the police procedural series, CSI: NY. Later that same year, she appeared in Close to Home (2006), Drake & Josh (2006), Shark (2006), and After Midnight: Life Behind Bars (2006), the last of which was a television film. From there, the aspiring actress eventually made her movie debut in the drama thriller, TKO (2007), albeit playing a minor role.
As far as recurring roles go, she played as Jenny Budosh in Veronica Mars (2006), before being cast as Debbie Marshall in the NBC science fiction drama, Heroes (2006), the latter of which she appeared in for five episodes. More work on the small screen soon followed in the form of Numb3rs (2008), Celebrities Anonymous (2009), and A Fuchsia Elephant (2009).
How Dianna Agron Became Famous
In 2009, Agron rose to prominence after being cast as one of the main stars in the Fox comedy drama, Glee. Created by Ian Brennan, Ryan Murphy, and Brad Falchuk, the series revolved around the activities of a glee club in the fictitious William McKinley High School. One of the last primary actors to be cast, the actress played as Quinn Fabray, the school’s cheerleading captain who has appeared since the pilot episode.
Released on May 19, 2009, Glee was an instant hit with over 9 million viewers during the series premiere. Extremely popular, the viewership further increased to an average of 9.77 million by the end of the season. Following the end of season one in 2010, it was renewed for a second season- one that ended up being the most successful with an average viewership of 10.11 million.
Considering how popular the show was, it’s not surprising that it continued to run for four additional seasons- until March 2015. One of the greatest highlights of Agron’s career, Glee ended up running for a total of 121 episodes.
For her portrayal of the high school cheerleader, Agron received several accolades including a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a TV Land Award- on top of that, her contributions to the Glee soundtrack also yielded a Grammy Award nomination (shared with her fellow cast-mates) in 2012.
Dianna Agron on Film
Since Glee, the blonde has been focusing her efforts on film. For instance in 2011, she starred in the French thriller, The Hunters opposite of Steven Waddington. Directed by Chris Brian, the plot centred around a group of hunters whose prey are not animals.
Later that same year, she played one of the main characters in D.J. Caruso’s action thriller, I Am Number Four (2011). Despite pale reviews, the movie ended up grossing $55 million at the North American box office. Starring alongside Alex Pettyfer, Teresa Palmer, Timothy Olyphant, and Callan McAuliffe, the actress played the part of Sarah Hart- an amateur photographer who becomes the love interest of the male protagonist.
Then in 2013, she co-starred in the crime comedy film, The Family. Based on a French novel, it followed a Mafia who must change their identities under the witness protection program. Portraying the role of the daughter, Agron played alongside Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, John D’Leo, and Tommy Lee Jones. Her performance in the movie eventually garnered her a Women Film Critics Circle Award nomination.
Since then, she has appeared in several other films including Zipper (2015), Tumbledown (2015), Bare (2015), and Jekyll Island (2015).
According to IMDb, she also has a couple of upcoming roles in the films, Hollow in the Land (2017), and Headlock (2017).
Dianna Agron’s Philanthropic Work
A supporter of many causes, Agron donated many of her own possessions to the Vietnam Veterans of America, a non-profit that helps to support the needs of veterans, in 2013.
In 2014, she alongside other celebrities also participated in the Big Slick Foundation Charity Event to help raise money for Missouri’s Children’s Mercy Hospital. At one point later that year, she even sold a kiss for over $20,000- the funds were donated to the War Child charity.
Most recently last year, she also traveled to Europe with the UN to visit resettled Syrian refugees.
Dianna Agron’s Snapchat Name – diannaagron
If you’re wondering whether or not the Glee star has Snapchat, yes she does! To add her to your friend’s list, simply click here.
Dianna Agron’s Other Social Media Accounts
Dianna Agron’s Facebook Account
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Dianna Agron’s Twitter Account
Or perhaps you’d like to follow the actress on Twitter? You can catch all of her latest news and more at @DiannaAgron- it looks like she already has herself over 2 million fans on the site!
Dianna Agron’s Instagram Account
Interested in seeing some photos posted by the star herself? You can find her on Instagram over at @diannaagron, where she’s got over 1.3 million followers.
Dianna Agron’s Youtube Account
From what we can tell, Dianna Agron is currently not active on Youtube- she does not have her own channel on the site at this time.