How Tall Is Idina Menzel?

Idina Menzel made history when she became the first Tony Award-winning actor to reach the Billboard Top 10 with the song ‘Let It Go’ from her role in Frozen. Although her voice has become synonymous with the Disney animated character, Menzel also portrayed another well-known Disney character, the Wicked Witch of Oz. Menzel’s voice is powerful enough to reach the skies, but just how tall is the actor? Find out.

Idina Menzel’s height shocks many

Idina Menzel
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Height might not be a significant factor in the outside world, but an actor’s height holds some weight in Hollywood. NPR reports that the height of the average actress in Hollywood is 5 foot 5, with the average Oscar-winning actress being 5 foot 5½.

In 2019, one Twitter user expressed their sentiments about Menzel’s height (incorrectly guessing it), saying, “why did I think @idinamenzel was like 5’10 after finding out yesterday that she’s only 5’4 it has completely shifted how tall I thought most celebrities were. This shouldn’t feel like an epiphany, but it does.”

The tweet found its way to Menzel, who politely corrected the user, saying, “I’m 5’6″ xo.” The reply soon gained traction with one fan remarking, “holy crap, my 13-year-old sister is about as tall as you are. Damn.” Another user commented saying, “I’m 5’3. I feel short.”

Idina Menzel’s health and fitness routine

Menzel sat down with Web MD in 2013 to talk about Frozen, her family, and fitness regimen. When asked how she manages her health, Menzel said, “I think it’s about staying in front of any illness. If I feel anything, I run to the doctor.”

The publication also asked about Menzel’s way of nurturing herself, to which she mentioned that she gets enough sleep and takes her supplements. She added, “I steam—in my steam shower. I find it’s very healing more than just your typical “tea and honey.” I let the steam get into my throat, and I can even warm up my voice and vocalize. And I steam my skin, which is great for getting all that stuff off my face,” referencing her Green Witch makeup in Wicked, where she played the Wicked Witch.

Idina Menzel also swears by Kate Somerville’s Clarifying Cleanser, which she uses in addition to steaming. She also mentioned that she had been trying to go gluten-free and that she enjoys blueberries. Menzel’s idea of a healthy dinner is sushi, “lots of chicken, or a piece of grilled fish like tilapia, with spinach and Brussel sprouts.”

Menzel’s workout regime includes Bikram yoga which involves a sequence of 26 yoga poses in a room above 100F. The star also said that she likes to box and even has a trainer. She said, “I take the art of boxing seriously, but make sure I don’t get punched in the face—it’s a great workout for the core.”

The star also admitted she wasn’t great at doing Pilates as she finds it “boring and slow, especially when I’m feeling really athletic.” Menzel’s weight loss advice is to cut out the soda and avoid sugar.

Menzel has a solid career

Menzel has had success in theater and Broadway with productions like If/Then, Rent, and Wicked, which earned her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. In the early 2000s, the singer/ actor transitioned to film and tv roles, starting with reprising her role in Rent’s film adaptation in 2005, playing Maureen. She starred in Ask The Dust and played Rachel Berry’s mother, Shelby Corcoran, in Glee in the following years.

Since then, Menzel has had steady work in films such as Enchanted, Frozen 1 and Frozen 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet. She has also had a flourishing music career with six studio albums, including A Season of Love, I Stand, and Holiday Wishes. In 2021, Menzel appeared in Cinderella alongside singer Camilla Cabello playing the titular character’s stepmother. She is also set to reprise her role in the upcoming Disney+ Enchanted sequel, Disenchanted.

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