New Year’s Eve actress Lea Michele has come a long way since we first saw her as the geeky, over-achiever Rachel from Glee.
Her fashion game has been on point during her last several red carpet events, and the Television Academy’s 70th Anniversary Gala in June 2016 was no exception.
Lea Michele wears her hair in a ponytail at the Television Academy’s 70th Anniversary Gala held on June 2, 2016, in Los Angeles (Credit: Charlie Steffens / WENN)
5 years earlier, she made her film debut as an aspiring singer in Garry Marshall’s 2011 American romantic comedy-drama film New Year’s Eve. She was 25 years old when the film was released on December 9, 2011.
Actress/singer Lea Michele and actor Ashton Kutcher seem to be having a good time at the Los Angeles Premiere ‘New Year’s Eve’ at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on December 5, 2011, in Hollywood, California (Credit: DFree / Shutterstock)
Portraying the love interest of Ashton Kutcher’s character and one of Jon Bon Jovi’s backup singers in this movie, she unintentionally almost hit the American singer-songwriter with a car while she was reversing on Robertson Boulevard, a street in Los Angeles that also passes through the incorporated cities of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Culver City.
“I was reversing on Robertson,” Lea revealed about the incident on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2010.
Lea Michele as Elise and Jon Bon Jovi as Daniel Jensen sing together in the 2011 American romantic comedy-drama film New Year’s Eve (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
“I pulled into the intersection and realized I was too late to make a left turn, so I reversed. And my friend was like, ‘Yeah, you almost hit Jon Bon Jovi.’ ”
“That would have been bad,” she said about almost killing Jon Bon Jovi. “On that street, it’s hard not to hit a celebrity,” Ellen added.
In the film, Jon Bon Jovi plays musician Daniel Jensen, who is playing Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
Lea Michele in a Valentino dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Neil Lane jewelry at the New Year’s Eve premiere (Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock)
For the Television Academy’s 70th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles, the “Scream Queens” star donned a beige cocktail dress from August Getty Atelier.
Lea Michele wears a beige August Getty Atelier dress to the Television Academy’s anniversary gala (Credit: Charlie Steffens / WENN)
Her dress featured a peplum pleated skirt and geometric paneling on the front.
This frock was perfect for the event — simple but also elegant.
Lea Michele shows off her decolletage in a nude-colored August Getty Atelier dress (Credit: Charlie Steffens / WENN)
She kept the accessories to a minimum with just rings from Ileana Makri and Randal Scott Fine Jewelry and earrings from Sylva & Cie.
Matthew Morrison’s ex-girlfriend wore her hair back in a long ponytail and kept her makeup simple.
Lea Michele shows off her small shoulder tattoo as she poses on the red carpet in an all-nude look (Credit: Charlie Steffens / WENN)
Lea paired her gorgeous nude dress with nude, strappy sandals from Tamara Mellon that accentuated her toned, bronzed legs.
Lea Michele’s feet and foot tattoos in glossy nude Tamara Mellon sandals (Credit: Charlie Steffens / WENN)
We also loved Lea’s looks at the Fox Upfront Presentation, the PaleyFest in Los Angeles, and the People’s Choice Awards 2016.
Lea Michele’s feet and foot tattoos in strappy nude Tamara Mellon sandals (Credit: Charlie Steffens / WENN)
Lea’s sandals aren’t available online, but you may prefer Tamara Mellon’s most popular style instead – the “Frontline” sandals at Tamara Mellon.
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