An American actor and singer, Alex Newell is in the hype after playing the role of Unique Adams in the tv series, Glee. She played the role of Asaka in the play, Once on This Island at the Circle in 2018.
Her appearance as Lulu in the show, Shucked made her win the nomination of Best Featured Actor in a Musical at the 2023 Tony Award. Newell played the role of Mo in the movie, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. She collaborated with popular singers like Clean Bandit, Blonde, and The Knocks as a singer.
Early Life of Alex Newell
Alex Newell was born Alex Eugene Newell on August 20, 1992. She is a native of Lynn, Massachusetts, United States of America. As of now, she is 30 years old and was born under the sign of Leo. She cuts his birthday cake on the 20th of August. She was the daughter of Brenda Newell (mother). Alex was only 6 years old when her father, a deacon left this Universe due to cancer.
Alex holds American citizenship and belongs to mixed (African-American) ethnicity. Newell follows the Christianity religion. She graduated from Kipp Lynn Academy. In 2012, she graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School.
Alex Newell’s Gender and Partner
Newell’s sexual orientation is non-binary. She came out as nonbinary in May 2020 and addressed herself as she/he/them. Alex also calls him gay. Alex is dating Zeke Thomas. Zeke is a DJ, music producer, and advocate.
They started dating each other in 2015 and announced their relationship publicly at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Hilton Midtown on 6th May 2017.
Net Worth of Alex Newell
Newell has earned a hefty sum of money from his career as a singer and actor and has an estimated net worth of $1.1 million. $40 to $60k is the amount that she earned from her acting career.
Alex Newell won a Tony Award as a first nonbinary performer
Her role in the musical, Shucked made her win the 2023 Tony Award. She made her acceptance speech by saying:
“I have wanted this my entire life, and I thank each and every one of you in this room right now, And Mommy, I love you. Thank you for believing in me, thank you for loving me unconditionally, thank you for teaching me what strength is.To my entire building and cast and crew of Shucked, you are my rock. I love you all. Thank you for seeing me Broadway, I should not be up here; as a queer, nonbinary, fat, Black little baby from Massachusetts.”
“And to anyone that thinks that they can’t do it, I am going to look you dead in your face [and say] that you can do anything you put your mind to,”
Professional Career of Alex Newell
- She auditioned for the first season of Oxygen’s The Glee Project in 2011.
- Alex became the series’ first runner-up among the 12 participants.
- Due to this, she got the opportunity to appear in the series, Glee for two episodes as Wade Unique Adams.
- She also played the role of Ike in the movie, Geography Club in 2013.
- She played the role of herself Melira in the tv shows, Cheat Out and Come and Learn with Pibby! respectively.
- After signing with Big Beat Records, she released Nobody to Love on June 3, 2014.
- She released her first album, Power on February 19, 2016.
- Her first single named, Need Somebody was released on June 3, 2016.
- She collaborated with Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, and BloodPop for charity and sang, Hands in July 2016.
Movies & TV Shows
As an actress, she played in many movies and some of them are Geography Club, Imaginary Friend, Come and Learn with Pibby!, Once on This Island, The Last Supper, and Shucked. Her hit tv shows are The Glee Project, Glee, Resident Advisors, Empire, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race, Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas, and so on.
Songs & Albums
She is a singer of songs like Nobody to Love, O Come, All Ye Faithful, This Ain’t Over, Basically Over You (B.O.Y.), Need Somebody, Keep It Moving, Boy, You Can Keep It, Mama Told Me, and Independently Owned. She released albums like Power, All Cried Out, This Ain’t Over, and You Can Keep It.
Awards & Nomination
- In 2019, she was nominated in the category of Best Musical Theater Album Once at Grammy Awards for Once on This Island.
- She was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist in 2021.
- She won Drama Desk Award in the nomination for Outstanding Featured Performance in Shucked in 2023.
- In 2023, she won Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor.
FAQs of Alex Newell
What is Alex Newell’s height?
Alex is 5 feet 6 inches tall and her body weight is 72kg. She has a body measurement of 34-72-84 inches and her shoe size is 6 (US). Newell has black eyes and dark brown hair.
How did Alex Newell get on Glee?
In 2011, she submitted her audition video for The Glee Project. She won the show and grabbed the opportunity to appear in the series, Glee.
Who are Alex Newell’s Influences?
She was influenced by popular singers like Donna Summer, Chaka Khan, and Beyoncé. Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross are also her idols.
What are Alex Newell’s pronouns?
She addresses herself as nonbinary. Alex’s pronouns are he/she/they. Alex is popular as an actor and singer.
Is Alex Newell a philanthropist?
Yes, he is a philanthropist. Alex is helping American Foundation for AIDS Research by raising funds and donations. Newell is also supporting LGBT youth by performing at benefit concerts frequently. He is associated with fundraising campaigns like The Trevor Project, the Human Rights Campaign, Jack Antonoff’s Ally Coalition, and so on.
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