Idina Menzel is the voice behind Frozen Queen Elsa, and the singer of the blockbuster song Let it go. She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who has won Grammy and Tony awards for her mind-blowing performances. Keep reading to know more about Idina Menzel’s net worth in 2018.
Idina Menzel Early Life
Idina Menzel was born as Idina Kim Mentzel on 30th May 1971 in Queens, USA. Her parents are Helene and Stuart Mentzel. Her father worked as a salesman, and her mother worked as a therapist. She is the elder of the two daughters of the Mentzel family.
Idina graduated from the Syosset High School and went on to Tisch School of Arts to study drama.
Though Idina worked at weddings as a singer to help her through college, she started working in theater after graduating. Her first Broadway musical was Rent in 1995.
Gradually she started working in movies and wrote musical albums that became an instant success.
Idina married her Rent co-star Taye Diggs, and they together have a son. The couple divorced after 11 years of marriage.
Idina married a second time to actor Aaron Lohr in 2017.
Idina Menzel Career
Idina Menzel first career performance was in the Broadway musical Rent. The musical went on to become a huge success, and Menzel was appreciated for her awesome performance.
With the success of her first musical Idina became a confident performer and released her solo album named Still I can’t be still.
Idina continued with her Broadway performances in musicals like Hair, The wild party and Wicked. By this time Menzel had become one of the highest paid Broadway actresses.
After the success of her first album, Menzel went on to release five more albums with Idina being the latest released in 2016. Two of her albums I stand and Holiday wishes became a huge commercial success with the sales running in thousands.
Idina ventured in film line in early 2000. She gained recognition as a film actress through the film adaptation of her musical Rent. She also played a few roles in TV series.
Her major break as an actress came through the movie Frozen that shot her to international fame. She is the voice of Queen Elsa in the movie and has sung various songs with the Let it go song becoming an instant hit. She has also starred in the small feature Olaf’s adventure and will be working in the sequel Frozen 2.
Awards & Achievements
Idina Menzel has won awards for both her acting as well as singing skills.
She has been nominated many times for her Broadway performances for Tony awards, Obie awards and Drama League, and Drama Desk awards. She won the Tony award for her performance in the musical Wicked.
Special mention for Frozen is required as this movie won her many awards. She received the teen choice award, Grammy award, American music award and billboard music award for her song in this movie.
Net Worth of Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel has made a net worth of $10 million through her career as a singer and actress. Her album Holiday Wishes sold around 370,000 copies and was the second best holiday album of 2014. Her another album I stand sold 80,000 copies in the USA alone.
One of her movies Enchanted grossed a total of $340.5 million worldwide. Her blockbuster movie Frozen earned a whopping $1.2 billion the world over.
Idina Menzel is an accomplished actor and singer who has always done full justice to any role or song given to her. Her voice has an appealing quality, and her experience as an actress adds weight to it. This uncanny ability of her to combine music and emotions has made her a most admired artist by her fans.