Jenna Ushkowitz rose to fame by portraying emotionally complex and reclusive characters on stage and on television. After proving herself on Broadway by appearing in award-winning musicals like "Spring Awakening" (2006), Ushkowitz branched out into television and landed a featured role on "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ), one of the most critically acclaimed TV shows of 2009. The musical comedy series followed a ragtag group of glee club members trying to rise above their high school's dramas by become a winning ensemble. Ushkowitz played a skater punk who has the voice of an angel but an annoying stutter. Her character's inner struggles to break out of her shyness fit right in with the show's quirky plots that wove in over-the-top musical and dance numbers. While Ushkowitz played second, sometimes even third, fiddle in the upbeat series, she effortlessly proved that her talent and amazing vocal range belonged on center stage.