Chris Colfer is an American actor best known for his leading role as Kurt Hummel in the musical dramedy series Glee.
Colfer grew up performing in community and regional theatre in Clovis, California. At age 14, he assistant-directed a theatrical benefit for Valley Children's Hospital.
Colfer was very active throughout high school: he was involved in drama, was the president of the writer's club, was editor of the school literary magazine and was a speech and debate champion.
He also wrote, directed and starred in a musical spoof of Sweeney Todd, titled Shirley Todd, at the end of his senior year.
Colfer lives in Los Angeles.