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Chris Colfer Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

An American actor, author, singer and producer, Chris Colfer was born on May 27, 1990. He is best known for his role in ‘Glee,’ a television series, in which he plays Kurt Hummel. His portrayal of the character has seen him receive critical praise, including a 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, and three People’s Choice Awards in the category of Favorite Comedic TV Actor (2013-2015).

Are you wondering what the net worth of Chris Colfer could be, as of early 2016? According to credible sources, his net worth is estimated to be an impressive $5 million. He has acquired most of his wealth thanks to his role in the series ‘Glee’ – reports stated that he was offered a decent $45,000 for every episode he appeared in. He also wrote several children’s books at a young age, all of which were on the New York Time’s Best Seller’s list. In 2011, the youngster was named in the top 100 most influential people by Time magazine.

Chris Colfer Net Worth $5 Million

Son to Timothy Colfer and Karyn Colfer, Chris was raised in a small farming community in Clovis, California. He was a kid gifted with great imaginations, which he put into good use while at a tender age. Colfer had a deep passion for writing, and he used it to entertain people. His grandmother used to edit his text, advising and encouraging him as he started writing a fairytale-inspired novel, ‘The Land of Stories,’ which was released in 2012.

While in middle school, Colfer was bullied to the point that he chose to be home schooled for a part of his seventh grade and eighth grade. He enrolled at Clovis East High School and joined the debate and speech program, where he won champion titles. He was also an active member in the drama club. As a senior in high school, he wrote and directed ‘Shirley Todd, ‘a play in which all roles were gender-reversed. This experience would later turn him into a star.

Chris Colfer’s first show was an appearance in a community play entitled ‘West Side Story.’ He was also involved in ‘The Sound of Music,’ a production in which he portrayed Kurt von Trapp. At 18 years, he appeared in the short film ‘Russell Fish: The Sausage and Eggs Incident,’ in which he portrayed the main character.

In 2009, Colfer came to international stardom for his role in ‘Glee.’ Initially, he had not auditioned to play the part of Kurt Hummel, but for Artie Abrams, a role that was eventually given to Kevin McHale. Ryan Murphy, the creator of the show, was impressed with Chris so much that he reserved the role of Kurt for him. The series saw him scoop various awards as well as two Emmy Award nominations.

When it comes to Colfer’s writing career, the youngster signed a deal to write two children’s novels with “Little, Brown and Company”, which also saw him increase his net worth. His first book was launched in July 2012 entitled and ‘The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.’ In only two weeks the book rose to the top of the New York Best Seller list in the category of Children’s Chapter Books. His second book, ‘The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns,’ debuted in August 2013, and rose to second position on the same list. Following the tremendous success of his first two books, Chris signed another contract which saw him release three more books with the publisher: ‘The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning,’ ‘The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms’ and the ‘Curvy Tree.’ His net worth was growing considerably.

In other works, Colfer produced, starred in, and wrote ‘Struck by Lightning,’ a comedy film. He agreed on a deal with the Disney Channel to adapt a book called ‘The Little Leftover Witch’ for a TV pilot. In 2014, he starred in one episode of ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ in which he played Victoria’s son Tony. He moved to London in 2015, where he starred playing the lead character in ‘Noel Coward,’ a film that is yet to be released.

In his personal life, nothing has been made public of any romantic liaison of Chris Colfer. He is a philanthropist and has supported a number of programs such as The Trevor Project, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Heifer International. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie2016filming
Untitled Noel Coward Biopicpre-productionNoel Coward
Hot in Cleveland2014-2015TV SeriesTony Chase
Glee2009-2015TV SeriesKurt Hummel / Finn Hudson
The Daly Show2014TV SeriesChris
Struck by Lightning2012Carson Phillips
82012VideoRyan Kendall
The Cleveland Show2011TV SeriesKurt Hummel
Marmaduke2010Drama Dog #2 (voice)
Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode2009TV MovieKurt Hummel
Russel Fish: The Sausage and Eggs Incident2009ShortRussel Fish

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee2009-2015TV Series performer - 82 episodes
Britain's Got Talent2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011Documentary performer: "Don't Stop Believin", "Happy Days Are Here Again", "Get Happy", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Born This Way"
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV Special performer: "Don't Stop Believing" - uncredited
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV Special performer: "Born to Run" - uncredited
EastEnders2010TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Loose Women2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode2009TV Movie performer: "You're the One That I Want", "Don't Stop Believing", "Mr. Cellophane", "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat" - uncredited
Glee Casting Session2009TV Movie documentary performer: "Mr. Cellophane' - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Little Leftover WitchTV Movie written by announced
Glee2014TV Series written by - 1 episode
Struck by Lightning2012written by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Little Leftover WitchTV Movie producer announced
Struck by Lightning2012executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teen Idol: The Chris Coley Diaries2015TV Series very special thanks - 4 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 7PM Project2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Entertainment Tonight2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tyra Banks Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Australian Idol2009TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
The Teen Choice Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Glee Casting Session2009TV Movie documentaryKurt Hummel / Himself
Glee Live! at Radio City Music Hall2015Video documentary completedKurt Hummel
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Game Night2014TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dancing with the Stars2013TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Live with Kelly and Michael2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nerdist: Course of the Force2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
This Morning2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bitter Party of Five2013TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Kathy2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Anderson Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Conan2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Afternoon America2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Glee Project2012TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne2012TV MovieHimself - Audience (uncredited)
Teen Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Watch What Happens: Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Vlogbrothers2012TV Series documentaryHimself
2012 MTV Movie Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Chelsea Lately2009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Biography2012TV Series documentaryHimself / Kurt Hummel
Inside the Actors Studio2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 5th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2011TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Karaoke Revolution: Glee Volume 32011Video GameHimself
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys2011TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011DocumentaryKurt
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Karaoke Revolution: Glee Volume 22011Video GameHimself
Glee: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center2011VideoHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The 37th Annual People's Choice Awards2011TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee Encore2011VideoKurt Hummel

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedic TV Actor
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedic TV Actor
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedic TV Actor
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: ComedyGlee (2009)
2011Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionGlee (2009)
2011Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)TV Comedy Performance of the YearGlee (2009)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron
· 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
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Scene StealerGlee (2009)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: ComedyGlee (2009)
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite On-Screen ChemistryGlee (2009)· Darren Criss
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest On-Screen CoupleGlee (2009)· Darren Criss
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron
· 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
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: ComedyGlee (2009)
2012People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV Comedy Actor
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron
· 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 Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Male
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2011Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Supporting ActorGlee (2009)
2011Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Max Adler
· Dianna Agron
· 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: Male Scene StealerGlee (2009)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Red Carpet Fashion Icon - Male
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Supporting ActorGlee (2009)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron
· 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
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionGlee (2009)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMost Fanatic FansGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron (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)
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionGlee (2009)


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