Chris Colfer Makes "Time 100" List

By: Michael Matson
4.21.2011

Everything's coming up roses for Chris Colfer.

In addition to winning a Golden Globe last January for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on Glee and making his big screen debut in the upcoming indie flick Struck by Lightning, the out actor/singer is included on the 2011 “Time 100” list—Time magazine’s annual roundup of the most influential people in the world  whose "ideas spark dialogue and dissent and sometimes even revolution.” And the 20-year-old is in good company: The international newsweekly’s list of artists and activists, reformers and researchers, heads of state and captains of industry also includes Michelle Obama, Tom Ford, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg Colin Firth, Julian Assange and Oprah Winfrey.

Colfer’s costar, Dianna Agron, who plays cheerleader Quinn Fabray on Glee, wrote the following about her costar for the issue:

 

Chris has wanted to be an actor, as he says, "since I was an embryo," which gave him the determination to say, "Yes, I can," despite the many who had said no. Chris, 20, lives by extreme truth, speaking out against the epidemic of bullying that he, too, faced in high school. The honesty that he infuses into his Glee character, Kurt, leaves you reeling. Our cast is blessed to hear things like "Your character has helped me through this, or helped me do that," but none more so than Chris. To witness the power he gives to his audience firsthand? It's wonderful.

Photo: Time

A_t100_colfer Everything's coming up roses for Chris Colfer.

In addition to winning a Golden Globe last January for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on Glee and making his big screen debut in the upcoming indie flick Struck by Lightning, the out actor/singer is included on the 2011 “Time 100” list—Time magazine’s annual roundup of the most influential people in the world  whose "ideas spark dialogue and dissent and sometimes even revolution.” And the 20-year-old is in good company: The international newsweekly’s list of artists and activists, reformers and researchers, heads of state and captains of industry also includes Michelle Obama, Tom Ford, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg Colin Firth, Julian Assange and Oprah Winfrey.

Colfer’s costar, Dianna Agron, who plays cheerleader Quinn Fabray on Glee, wrote the following about her costar for the issue:

 

Chris has wanted to be an actor, as he says, "since I was an embryo," which gave him the determination to say, "Yes, I can," despite the many who had said no. Chris, 20, lives by extreme truth, speaking out against the epidemic of bullying that he, too, faced in high school. The honesty that he infuses into his Glee character, Kurt, leaves you reeling. Our cast is blessed to hear things like "Your character has helped me through this, or helped me do that," but none more so than Chris. To witness the power he gives to his audience firsthand? It's wonderful.

Photo: Time

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