Chris Colfer Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Jan 31, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on May 31, 2022
Chris Colfer ranks as the New York Times bestselling author and a member of the Time 100 list!
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About Chris Colfer

Did you know that Chris Colfer was only 19 years of age when he became a cast member for 'Glee'?
Chris is a multi-talented individual, and instead of picking just one profession, he has excelled in acting, singing, and writing. Colfer has put his voice to songs his character sings on the show 'Glee'.
The creator of 'Glee', Ryan Murphy, has stated publicly that Chris Colfer was one of the main inspirations behind the show, and he often works with Colfer on a personal level to shape the storyline. The show includes many incidents that happened to Colfer in real life. Colfer is also very popular on social media, with over 1.6 million followers on his Instagram account and over 2 million followers on Twitter.

Chris Colfer's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Chris Colfer's net worth?

Chris Colfer has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

How much does Chris Colfer earn per year?

There is currently no information available on the annual income of Chris Colfer.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Chris Colfer?

Chris Colfer has a height of 5 ft 10 in (178 cm).

How old is Chris Colfer?

Chris Colfer was born on May 27, 1990, making him 32 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Chris Colfer was born to Irish parents Timothy Colfer and Karyn Colfer in Clovis, California. He also has an elder sister, Hannah Colfer. He attended Clovis East High School, where he was the president of the Writer's Club. He also actively participated in his school's drama club and was and served as an editor for the school magazine. He has been interested in writing ever since his early life, writing his first novel while still in school, which was eventually edited by his grandmother, who encouraged him to pursue a career as a writer. The same novel was later published as 'The Land Of Stories', which the American writer dedicated to his grandmother. His grandmother was also a minister, and he sang a song at her church when he was young.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Chris Colfer dating?

Chris Colfer is stringent about keeping his personal life separate from his professional life. So, he doesn't disclose much information about his relationship. However, it is known that Colfer is dating Will Sherrod.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Chris Colfer kicked off his acting career with a role in 'West Side Story' played at a community theater. He also played the role of Kurt Von Trapp in a rendition of 'The Sound Of Music', which served as an inspiration for his character name in 'Glee', which was his first TV role. Colfer was also a part of the cast of 'Russel Fish: The Sausage And Eggs Incident', where he played the role of Russel Fish, a teenager who would have to pass an extremely difficult fitness test, and if he were to fail, he would lose his chance to get into Harvard University.
The pinnacle of Colfer's profession as an actor arrived with his role in the drama 'Glee' at the age of 19. He played the role of Kurt Hummel in the show. Interestingly, Colfer had auditioned for a different role, and at that time, the character of Kurt did not exist in the storyline. The directors were so impressed by Colfer's performance that they went out of their way to create a new character just for him. The singer also frequently gave his opinion to Murphy on what kind of songs he wanted to sing on TV since his character was a singer in high school.
Chris Colfer's first movie was titled 'Struck By Lightning', which he also produced. He has also played the role of Christopher in 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' and has also been a part of 'Glee: The Concert Movie'. The popular movie actor from America has also written several novels such as 'The Land Of Stories' and 'The Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell'. He has since gone on to write a total of around 18 books. Colfer has been hugely successful in his career by focusing on originality, both in his singing and writing, using his imagination to construct situations that captivate the audience's attendance.

Charity Work

Chris Colfer has been an avid supporter of the rights of the LGBTQ community. He has been a vocal supporter of the It Gets Better campaign, have also included a video he had filmed for the cause after an episode of 'Glee'. He has also participated in marathons for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Colfer also participated in 'Hollywood Game Night', which he won, donating the prize money to the Make-A-Wish Foundation based in America.

What awards has Chris Colfer won?

Chris has been nominated for the Emmy Award for the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series on two different occasions for his role as Kurt in the show 'Glee'. He won the Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer at Teen Choice Awards in 2010. He also won a Golden Globe in the same year for Best Performing Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series. Colfer also won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2010 and the Outstanding Actor- Comedy Series at the Monte Carlo film festival during the same year. He also won two consecutive People's Choice Awards in 2014 and 2015 for the Favorite Comedic TV Actor category. He has also won the DI Icon Award at the Destination Imagination Awards of 2019.

Other Interesting Chris Colfer Facts And Trivia

  • Chris Colfer's zodiac sign is Gemini.
  • Colfer is a part of the Time 100 list, the 100 most influential people in the world.
  • His book 'The Land Of Stories: The Enchantress Returns' climbed to the number two spot on the New York Times Bestsellers list.

Chris Colfer Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Christopher Paul Colfer

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




178 cm

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Child Star?



Actor, Writer, Singer


Clovis East High School

Net Worth



Will Sherrod


Timothy Colfer, Karyn Colfer


Hannah Colfer
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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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