Rachel is, in many ways, the sort of face of Glee, and Lea has certainly seen her fair share of success since the series ended. Currently starring as Fanny Brice on Broadway in the musical revival of Funny Girl, Lea has also released three studio albums and authored two books. She reunited with the team behind Glee when she appeared on Scream Queens, and also starred in the ABC TV series, The Mayor.
It's also worth noting that Lea has been the subject of numerous controversial allegations since the show ended. In 2020, former co-star Samantha Ware accused her of racist bullying, and season four actor Dabier Snell also shared that Lea exhibited exclusionary behaviour on set. Several Glee alum – including Heather Morris, Amber Riley, and the late Naya Rivera – have supported Samantha and Dabier's accounts that Lea was "unpleasant" to work with.