In the Beginning
Dianna Elise Argon was born on April 30, 1986 in Savannah, Georgia. Her father, being a general manager for Hyatt hotels, moved the family often during Argon’s childhood. She recalls living in various hotels in San Antonio, Texas and San Francisco, California.
Argon was raised Jewish, taking part in Hebrew school and having a bat mitzvah. She was very involved in dance and theater during her adolescence; acting in school plays and helping with costume and set designs at her high school, Burlingame High School. Her acting dreams realized, Argon pursued a career in television, landing roles on CSI: NY, Heroes, and Veronica Mars. Around 2008 she hit a slump in her career when the only roles being offered to her were horror films that included nudity, she turned them all down.
Most Known For
In 2009, after her mini-slump, Argon received the role of Quinn Fabray in the Fox comedy-drama Glee. The character is the head cheerleader at the high school, and portrayed as a mean, antagonistic counterpart to Rachel Berry, played by Lea Michele.
As the show continued, Argon’s character appeared less and less, acting in only three episodes during the fourth season, and two episodes during the fifth season. During Glee’s final season, she appeared in three episodes.
Argon has been praised for her acting and singing abilities. She received positive praise from her musical acts on Glee, earning a few number one places on the UK Singles Chart.
During her drawdown from Glee, Argon took a few roles in mediocre films, although her most recent films Zipper, Tumbledown, and Bare have received rave reviews at The Sundance and Tribeca Film festivals and are expected to play in theaters in 2015.
Most recently she took to the stage to perform in a play titled McQueen, a fantasy-based play honoring the late Alexander McQueen for the fifth anniversary of his death. The play ran May 12- June 6, 2015 at London’s St. James Theatre.
Current Personal Life
Argon continues to keep in touch with her Glee co-stars and is active in the PETA and gay rights communities. She partakes in various charities and fund raisers to include The Trevor Project, Somaly Mam Foundation, Camp Wonder, and ASmallWorld.
She began a website, You, Me and Charlie in late 2011, and continues to post stories and pictures in an effort to inspire artists everywhere. Vanity Fair complemented the site’s purpose and layout.
Argon continues to earn rankings in various lists such as: number 8th on 2011 AfterEllen.com Hot 100 List; #3 on Shalom Life’s list of the “The 50 Most Talented, Intelligent, Funny, and Gorgeous Jewish Women in the World; and #47 in Men’s Health’s Hottest Women of 2014.
Where Are They Now
Argon stated she’s like to continue focusing on her acting career, although a musical album has crossed her mind. She’s begun dabbling in directing and photography, stating she’s like to continue directing, especially after her unreleased film A Fuchsia Elephant.