Idina Menzel is an American actress, singer, and songwriter who achieved fame on stage for her portrayal of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical 'Rent' (1996). One of her best theatre roles is that of Elphaba in the Broadway musical 'Wicked' (2003), for which she won the 'Tony Award for Best Actress'.
While she appeared in small roles in a few films since 2001, her first major film role came in 2005 in the film adaptation of the musical 'Rent'. In 2007, she appeared as Nancy Tremaine in the top grossing Disney film 'Enchanted'. In 2010, she bagged the recurring role of Shelby Corcoran in the musical comedy-drama series 'Glee', in which, fan reaction to her strong resemblance to the character of Rachel later resulted in her being portrayed as Rachel's biological mother.
Her best film role so far is that of Queen Elsa in the Disney animated musical fantasy film 'Frozen' (2013), in which she performed the 'Oscar' and 'Grammy Award'-winning song 'Let It Go'. She has since then reprised the role in many spin-off titles and games, and is scheduled to voice Elsa in the 2019 sequel. As a singer, she has released five studio albums till date.
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen, the movie follows a young princess Anna as she sets out in search of her sister, Queen Elsa, whose magical powers have accidentally engulfed the entire kingdom in an eternal winter. In her quest, she is accompanied by an iceman, his loyal and friendly reindeer and a snowman.
Giselle, a beautiful maiden in the animated fairytale kingdom of Andalasia, is preparing for her marriage with handsome Prince Edward when evil Queen Narissa banishes her to the gritty world of New York City. She becomes conflicted about true love after developing feelings for Robert, a cynical divorced lawyer who helps her cope with the real world.