Chris Colfer was born on May 27, 1990, in a small conservative farming community of Clovis, California, to Karyn and Timothy Colfer. By ancestry, he is an Irish boy. His family is also Irish and St.Patricks’ Day has always been celebrated in his house with a lot of enthusiasm and craziness. When Colfer was born, he had to undergo a lymph-node surgery due to which he remained in the hospital bed for three months. This surgery left a scar on his neck. This difficult experience of his life made him keen in the world of fiction. Colfer has a younger sister, Hannah. From a very young age, he had developed the passion for writing. His first novel, which was inspired by a fairytale, was edited by his grandmother. She used to advise and encourage him.
This novel came to be known as the world famed “The Land of Stories.” It had been published in 2012. He dedicated it to his grandmother. Colfer had his schooling done at home for half of seventh grade and eighth grade because he had been severely bullied at his middle school. After this, he had been admitted into Clovis East High School where he participated in many speech and debate programs. He had also won many champion titles in these competitions, including securing the ninth position in the state competition for dramatic interpretation. Apart from being the active member of the drama club, he was the president of the Writer's Club, captain of Destination Imagination and editor of the school's literary magazine.
In the high school, he had directed the mimicry of Sweeney Todd, in which all the roles were gender-reversed. A real time experience in school, later on, turned into a plot for his character on
Glee, when he was denied to sing “Defying Gravity” from the musical “Wicked,” because the song was to be sung by a woman. “West side story” was the first show in which Colfer played a role. He played the character of “Kurt Von Trapp” in “The Sound of Music.” When he was eighteen, he was a part of the film “Russel Fish: The Sausage and Eggs Incident.” Before becoming an actor, Chris worked in the mornings before school in the school cafeteria as an ice-cream scooper, and in summers, he worked as a clerk at dry cleaners. After graduating from high school, Colfer began to pursue his acting skills.
He gave many auditions, including one in Los Angeles where he bagged a role in “Glee.” Although Colfer wanted the role of “Arty,” he joined the cast as Kurt Hummel, a gay in his teens with a soprano voice. This role was specially made for him because he had impressed the series co-creator,
Ryan Murphy, very much. Colfer’s Kurt soon earned appreciation, and the audience had begun to follow his character throughout the seasons. In 2011, Colfer had won a Golden Globe Award for his work on this series. Besides Glee, Colfer has written the screenplay for “Struck By Lightning” and has worked on the television series “ The Little Leftover Witch.”
Colfer has also featured in “Dustin Lance Black's play, 8.” In 2014, Colfer gave a guest appearance in one of the episodes of “Hot in Cleveland.” In 2016, he played the role of “Christopher” in “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.” Also, he was a guest judge in “Chopped Junior.” Colfer has been an active supporter of the “The Trevor Project” and “It Gets Better Campaign,” and created “It Gets Better” video. He created this video after one epi-sode of Glee, “Never Been Kissed” was aired, and in 2011, he had dedicated his Golden Globe Award to the bullied kids in the LGBT community. ABC News has reported that Colfer is among the celebrities who have donated to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2015. Today, Colfer is a famous actor, writer, and singer.