Chris Colfer appeared at the 2010 MTV VMAs on September 12, 2010.Colfer won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role on Glee in 2011.He demonstrated his skill with a pair of sai swords, revealing that he bought a pair of them on e Bay and regularly practices in his trailer when not shooting.
One of his real in-school experiences was later turned into a sub-plot for his character on Glee, when the high school teachers denied him the chance to sing Defying Gravity from the musical Wicked because it is traditionally sung by a woman.
His grandmother, a minister, let him sing the song in her church.
Christopher "Chris" Paul Colfer, born May 27, 1990, is a 26-year-old American actor and author.
He is best known for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on Glee, for which he received a Golden Globe Award in 2011 for best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in TV Series.
He wrote the screenplay, produced it, and played the main character.
He states that he had been writing the script since high school.When he was younger, he also starred in a version of The Sound of Music as the character 'Kurt'.At the age of eighteen, Colfer starred as Russel Fish in Russel Fish: The Sausage and Eggs Incident, a short film where an awkward teenager must pass a Presidential Physical Fitness test or fail gym class and lose his admission to Harvard University.Colfer is the author of Struck by Lightning and The Land of Stories books.He was one of Time Magazines "100 Most Influential People in the World" in 2011. While a student at Clovis East High School, Colfer was involved with the Speech & Debate program where he won "many speech and debate Champion titles," including placing 9th in the State Competition for Dramatic Interpretation, the drama club, the FFA, "was president of the Writer’s Club, editor of the school's literary magazine, and captain of Destination Imagi Nation." As a high school senior, he wrote, starred in, and directed a spoof of Sweeney Todd entitled "Shirley Todd," in which all of the roles were gender-reversed.The show's creator, Ryan Murphy, was so impressed with Colfer that he created the role of Kurt specifically for him, and in the process, scrapped a planned character called Rajeesh so they could add Hummel.