Kurt began senior year at McKinley with his sights set on only one goal: getting accepted into the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts. To bolster his extracurricular activities, he ran for class president but lost to Brittany.
One night at a local gay bar, Kurt ran into his former tormentor Dave Karofsky, who seemed to be starting to get comfortable with his own sexuality. Then Kurt began getting presents from a secret admirer, who turned out to be Dave. After Kurt tried to let him down easy, he was stunned when news of Karofsky's attempted suicide hit McKinley.
Kurt nailed his NYADA audition when he changed at the last minute from a safe song to "Not the Boy Next Door." Even so, it wasn't good enough, and Kurt wasn't invited to join the freshman class. His future remained uncertain at graduation.
Chris Colfer, who made his television debut on GLEE, was recognized for his work on the series with a Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Last year, Colfer was also nominated for a SAG Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2010, he was honored with an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Colfer recently released his independent film "Struck By Lightning," which he wrote, produced and starred in. His children's book, "The Land of Stories," hit bookshelves this summer. Additionally, he recently adapted a pilot for the Disney Channel called "The Little Leftover Witch." The pilot is based on a children's book of the same name by Florence Laughlin.
Colfer grew up performing in community theater productions in his hometown of Clovis, CA. In high school, he was active in drama, was president of the writers club, served as editor of the school literary magazine, was captain of the Destination ImagiNation team and was a speech and debate champion.
He currently resides in Los Angeles.