Dianna Elise Agron (born April 30, 1986) is an American actress, singer, dancer, and music video director. In 2006, Agron made her television debut as Jessica Grant on CSI: NY. From 2006 to 2007, Agron had recurring roles on Veronica Mars as Jenny Budosh, and Heroes as Debbie Marshall.In 2009, Agron was cast as Quinn Fabray on the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee.Agron has appeared in the films The Hunters (2011), I Am Number Four (2011), The Family (2013), Zipper (2015), and Bare (2015).Agron has appeared on television shows such as Shark, Close to Home, CSI: NY, Numbers, and had a recurring role on Veronica Mars. She then appeared as Harper in a 13-episode series of short films called It’s a Mall World, directed by Milo Ventimiglia, airing on MTV. She then had a recurring role on the second season of Heroes as Debbie Marshall, the head cheerleader/captain of the cheer squad at Costa Verde High School. After this role, she was only offered horror films that included nudity, and turned them all down.Agron’s most notable role to date is as Quinn Fabray, a high school cheerleader, on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee. Agron was the last primary actor to be cast, having won the role only days before the pilot began filming. Agron said in a 2009 interview pertaining to her casting session: “I nearly bailed on my audition for the show. I was so nervous.” Before being cast as Quinn, the show’s producers wondered if she appeared too innocent. Agron said in an interview: “They told me to come back with straight hair and to dress sexier. Later that week, I started work.” She auditioned with Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon”. Quinn is described by Agron as Rachel Berry’s (Lea Michele) enemy, and “terrible, the meanest girl.”The character was originally conceived as the antagonistic queen bee head cheerleader, a departure from Agron’s actual high school experience. The role saw Agron nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Female Breakout Star star in 2009. She and the other cast members were awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2010, and were nominated in the same category the following year.On July 23, 2012, it was reported that Agron was going to appear less frequently in Glee’s fourth season, being demoted to a guest star.Agron’s character only appeared on three episodes: “Thanksgiving”, “Naked”, and “I Do”. Agron returned in the fifth season for the two-part 100th episode special, “100” and “New Directions”.Agron announced she would return to Glee for its final season after the show’s music producer, Alex Anders, shared a photo of Agron recording music at Capitol Records.She featured as a main cast member in two episodes, “Homecoming” and “Jagged Little Tapestry”, and made a cameo on the series finale “Dreams Come True”.
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