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Dianna Agron

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Actress who also became referred to as the pretty senior high school cheerleader Quinn Fabray on Glee, that she won a Discovery Of THE ENTIRE YEAR Award this year 2010. She was rated number 3 on Shalom Life’s set of the 50 most talented, smart, funny, and beautiful Jewish ladies in the entire world. Having analyzed dance since age group three, she started teaching dance classes as an adolescent. She found out her dad experienced MS when she was 15. She received a Screen Stars Guild Award this year 2010 for Exceptional Overall performance by an Outfit inside a Humor Series. Her parents are Mary and Ronald S. Agron. She dated Alex Pettyfer, her co-star on I Am NUMBER 4, for a 12 months. She and musician Winston Marshall became involved in 2016 and got wedded on Oct 15 of this year. She performed Quinn in Glee alongside Lea Michele.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dianna Agron
Date Of Birth April 30, 1986
Place Of Birth Savannah, GA
Height 1.66 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Burlingame High School
Nationality American
Spouse Winston Marshall
Parents Mary Agron, Ronald S. Agron
Siblings Jason Agron
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Music Groups Glee Cast
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Female, Teen Choice Award for Choice Most Fanatic Fans
Movies The Family, I Am Number Four, Bare, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, Zipper, Burlesque, The Romantics, Tumbledown, The Hunters, A Fuchsia Elephant, Dinner with Raphael, Skid Marks, The Crash, Bold Native, T.K.O., Celebrities Anonymous, Headlock, Novitiate
TV Shows Glee, It's a Mall World
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1Fifth cousin, once removed, of singer Jack Gilinsky. Her paternal four times great-grandparents, Shmuel Labe Agronsky and Fruma Chana Bakhrakh, were also Jack's paternal five times great-grandparents.
2Has some picky eating habits, including a strong dislike for foods touching each other on the plate.
3Was cast on Glee (2009) just two days before the pilot began shooting.
4Has been selected as #2 on 2012 AfterEllen Hot 100 list, bumping her Glee (2009) co-star, Heather Morris, who was #2 in 2011.
5Placed #44 on the 2012 FHM Sexiest Woman awards.
6Ranked #13 in 2012 AfterEllen.com's "Top 50 Favorite Female TV Characters".
7After the Glee tour 2011, she took a trip to Paris with co-star Naya Rivera.
8Voted #28 on Ask men's top 99 'most desirable' celebrity women of 2012.
9Older sister of Jason Agron.
10Ranked #9 in People's "25 Beauties (and Hotties) at 25" list in 2011.
11Likes to spend time in graveyards as she finds it peaceful, and is very interested in gloomy, death-related things (e.g. skulls, cemeteries, etc.).
12Ranked #81 in the Ask Men list of the Top 99 "most desirable women" of 2011.
13Ranked #81 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
14In 2011 she jumped up 18 spots from her previous ranking in "The 2011 After Ellen's Hot 100 List", coming in at #8.
15Her favorite performance on Glee (2009) was "Somebody to Love" by Queen.
16Likes the band Radiohead.
17Her favorite novels are "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, and "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis.
18Tattoos: Left rib cage that says "Mary had a little lamb", referencing her mother Mary, and herself being the lamb, which is her nickname from her mother.
19Named one of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People of 2010.
20She is a big fan of Tim Burton.
21She is a vegetarian and a supporter of PETA.
22Began dancing at age 3, first focusing on jazz and ballet, then later taking up hip-hop. When she was a teenager she used to teach it to younger kids.
23Enjoys cooking and being outdoors.
24Was roommates with Glee (2009) co-star, Lea Michele (2009).
25Dianna's father is from a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Latvia, and Estonia). Their original surname, "Agronsky", was altered when they immigrated. Dianna's mother has English, German, and Irish ancestry, and converted to Judaism when marrying Dianna's father.
26She was born in Savannah, Georgia, but was raised in San Fransisco, California to Mary Agron and Ronald Agron, a general manager for the Hyatt hotel chain.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Headlock2017completedTess Chandler
Novitiate2017Sister Mary Grace
The Crash2017Amelia Rhondart
Hollow in the Land2016Alison Miller
Bare2015/ISarah Barton
Tumbledown2015Finley
Glee2009-2015TV SeriesQuinn Fabray Sugar Motta
Zipper2015Dalia
Sam Smith: I'm Not the Only One2014Video shortWife
The Family2013/IBelle Blake
I Am Number Four2011Sarah
The Hunters2011Alice
Burlesque2010/INatalie
The Romantics2010Minnow Hayes
Bold Native2010Samantha
A Fuchsia Elephant2009ShortCharlotte Hill
Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode2009TV MovieQuinn Fabray
Scouts Honor2009Girl #2
Celebrities Anonymous2009TV SeriesSadie
Dinner with Raphael2009ShortDianna
Numb3rs2008TV SeriesKelly Rand
Heroes2007TV SeriesDebbie Marshall
Skid Marks2007Megan
It's a Mall World2007TV Mini-SeriesHarper
Veronica Mars2006-2007TV SeriesJenny Budosh
T.K.O.2007Dyanna
Rushers2007ShortKyle's Girl (as Dianna Argon)
Shark2006TV SeriesGia Mellon
Drake & Josh2006TV SeriesLexi
CSI: NY2006TV SeriesJessica Grant
Close to Home2006TV SeriesDrunk Girl
After Midnight: Life Behind Bars2006TV MovieKelly
When a Stranger Calls2006Cheerleader (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee2009-2015TV Series performer - 47 episodes
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011Documentary performer: "Lucky"
Queens of Pop2011TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The X Factor2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lopez Tonight2010TV Series performer - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Fuchsia Elephant2009Short screenplay / story

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Fuchsia Elephant2009Short

Costume Department

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Fuchsia Elephant2009Short costumer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Fuchsia Elephant2009Short executive producer

Set Decorator

Set Decorator

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Fuchsia Elephant2009Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Graduates2008/Ispecial thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unity2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Paul O'Grady Show2015TV SeriesHerself
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHimself - Unicef Imagine Campaign
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself
Staying in with Greg and Russell2013TV SeriesHerself
Dancing with the Stars2013TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning America2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2010-2013TV SeriesHerself
These Girls2012VideoHerself
The Glee Project2012TV SeriesHerself
Punk'd2012TV SeriesHerself
Biography2012TV Series documentaryHerself / Quinn Fabray
The View2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The Daily Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Guesting on Glee2011Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Stevie Nicks Goes Glee2011Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Pop Wrapped TV2010-2011TV Series documentaryQuinn Fabray
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011DocumentaryQuinn
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Love Cures Cancer: Take a Chance on Love II2011DocumentaryHerself - guest
Glee: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center2011VideoHerself
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood Live2011TV SeriesHerself
ES.TV HD2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The X Factor2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Quinn Fabray
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Tyra Banks Show2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 7PM Project2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Australian Idol2009TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member
Glee Casting Session2009TV Movie documentaryHerself / Quinn Fabray
Love Cures Cancer: Take a Chance on Love2009DocumentaryHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee2014-2015TV SeriesQuinn Fabray
Punk'd2012TV SeriesHerself
Glee Encore2011VideoQuinn Fabray
Heroes Unmasked2008TV Series documentaryDebbie Marshall

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Chris Colfer
· Patrick Gallagher
· Jessalyn Gilsig
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Matthew Morrison
· Amber Riley
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Josh Sussman
· Dijon Talton
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Chris Colfer
· Darren Criss
· Samuel Larsen
· Vanessa Lengies
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Matthew Morrison
· Alex Newell
· Chord Overstreet
· Amber Riley
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2013WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Young ActressThe Family (2013)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Chris Colfer
· Darren Criss
· Ashley Fink
· Dot-Marie Jones
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Matthew Morrison
· Mike O'Malley
· Chord Overstreet
· Lauren Potter
· Amber Riley
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Female Scene StealerGlee (2009)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Max Adler
· Chris Colfer
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Matthew Morrison
· Mike O'Malley
· Chord Overstreet
· Amber Riley
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Female Scene StealerGlee (2009)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearGlee (2009)· Chris Colfer
· Patrick Gallagher
· Jessalyn Gilsig
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Matthew Morrison
· Amber Riley
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Dijon Talton
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Female Breakout StarGlee (2009)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMost Fanatic FansGlee (2009)· Chris Colfer (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jessalyn Gilsig (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jane Lynch (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jayma Mays (as The Cast of Glee)
· Kevin McHale (as The Cast of Glee)
· Lea Michele (as The Cast of Glee)
· Cory Monteith (as The Cast of Glee)
· Matthew Morrison (as The Cast of Glee)
· Amber Riley (as The Cast of Glee)
· Mark Salling (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jenna Ushkowitz (as The Cast of Glee)


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#Quote
1When we first started doing Glee (2009), journalists would ask me who my dream guest star was. I would say Christopher Walken, and you could see their faces fall: "Just say Justin Timberlake!"
2[on I Am Number Four (2011)] I heard about this project well before I was able to read the script, and I thought it sounded so interesting. I then read it and fell in love with it. I love the whole The Outsiders (1983), The Breakfast Club (1985), feel of the film.
3I started ballet when I was three, and the movies that my mom would show me were all musicals. And that was something that was so prevalent in that era of film was musicals. So I thought maybe I could do it. I just moved to this new school, I was like, "Nobody really knows me; this might be fun to get involved in," and so I auditioned and I got it, and that's the first time I sang and I was so nervous and it worked out. And then in middle school there was a few summer theater camps that I did, but it wasn't really until senior year of high school that I got into the acting class full time and loved it and knew I wanted to move to L.A. and took it one step at a time and took acting classes every day and auditions and smaller roles.
4[on having a nose job]: I had convinced my mom to let me go to my first party. I was able to be there for an hour with two of my friends . . . [but] it accidentally turned into an argument and instead of the girl punching the guy, she wound up to the side and punched me . . . [there was] blood everywhere. The first time I didn't go to the doctor because I didn't want to tell my mom what had happened and she would never let me out of the house. I found out about it a year ago because things were getting worse and everything was getting really nasally and I went to a doctor. He said, "When did you break your nose? You have a horrible deviated septum." And the second time, I couldn't get it fixed because we were in the middle of doing this concert tour and we were filming. We had a day off and I met up with some of my friends and we were dancing. And again, there was another collision of sorts--I must be turning too quickly, people don't see me coming or something--but it's fixed now!
5I think that as an artist, the more that you can do to diversify, and kind of challenge yourself, the more you grow.
6[Apologizing for the controversial photos taken of her and Glee (2009) co-stars Cory Monteith and Lea Michele, for GQ Magazine] In the land of Madonna, [Britney Spears, [Miley Cyrus],, Gossip Girl (2007) and other public figures and shows that have pushed the envelope and challenged the levels of comfort in their viewers and fans . . . we are not the first. Now, in perpetuating the type of images that evoke these kind of emotions, I am sorry . . . if you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention. And if your eight-year-old has a copy of our GQ cover in hand, again I am sorry. But I would have to ask, how on earth did it get there? . . . I understand that in today's world of advanced technology, the Internet, our kids can be subject to very adult material at the click of a button. But there are parental locks, and ways to get around this.
7I definitely wasn't cool in high school. I really wasn't. I did belong to many of the clubs and was in leadership on yearbook and did the musical theater route, so I had friends in all areas. But I certainly did not know what to wear, did not know how to do my hair, all those things.
8Every day is an opportunity to fall or hurt yourself.
9[on Glee (2009) compared to other high school television shows] I think that it shows that regardless of who you are and what group you belong to, there are so many emotions behind each person in high school. Sometimes with teens, writers or directors change them and make them be simple individuals--you're either the jock or the popular kid or the nerd. Everybody has those shades to them. This show, it really expands upon vulnerability and excitement and anger--all the experiences that you probably actually go through in high school.
10Having a dance background, I became used to rejection at an early age. Dance is very competitive, especially for a sensitive person like me. But I realized it's better not to take it so seriously. If you beat yourself up, it's hard to keep going.
11What a world we live in. I want to be incredibly close to the heart of it all. To live honestly, truthfully and to be completely present is the ultimate enterprise. And right now, I couldn't possibly ask for anything more. I am a very lucky girl.

#Trademark
1Her nasal accent

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