Alex Newell is an American actor, singer, and songwriter known for their versatile talents in both the entertainment and music industries. They were born on August 20, 1992, in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA, and have made significant contributions to various forms of entertainment. Alex Newell first gained widespread recognition for their role as Unique Adams in the television series "Glee." Unique was a transgender student and a member of the show choir, New Directions. Newell's portrayal of Unique was groundbreaking for its representation of transgender characters on mainstream television. In addition to acting, Alex Newell is an accomplished singer with a powerful and soulful voice. They have released music as a solo artist, including the EP "Power" (2016), which featured the hit single "This Ain't Over." Newell's music often combines elements of pop, R&B, and dance, showcasing their vocal range and unique style. Newell's contributions to the entertainment and music industries have garnered acclaim and recognition. Their talent, advocacy for LGBTQ+ representation, and vocal abilities have made them a respected and admired figure in both the entertainment and music worlds.