In April 2011, Time Magazine selected Colfer as one of the "100 Most Influential People," citing his breakthrough character on Glee.Colfer is referred to as a fantastic actor and has many followers.Colfer has been in a relationship with movie producer, Will Sherrod, since January 2013.
However, the casting directors were so impressed by Colfer that they wrote the Kurt Hummel character into the show as a vehicle for him.
Colfer commented on his casting, "It's good to have something positive, especially for kids in small towns, like myself, who need a little pick-me-up." Kurt Hummel has gone on to become an audience favorite.
Colfer has explained that Hummel "puts on a very confident, 'I'm better than you' persona, but underneath it all he's the same anxious and scared teen everyone is/was at some point.
In later episodes, he goes through an identity crisis, accepting and finding acceptance for who he is.
He is best known for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on Glee, for which he received a Golden Globe Award in 2011 for best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in TV Series.
Colfer is the author of Struck by Lightning and The Land of Stories books.At the age of eighteen, Colfer starred as Russel Fish in Russel Fish: The Sausage and Eggs Incident, a short film where an awkward teenager must pass a Presidential Physical Fitness test or fail gym class and lose his admission to Harvard University.Colfer's first TV role came in 2009 when he was cast as Kurt Hummel on Fox's Glee as a gay singer who is bullied by the school football team.However, his character deliberately pretends to be unable to sing the note in order to spare his father the harassment he would receive for having a gay son.Chris Colfer appeared at the 2010 MTV VMAs on September 12, 2010.Porter, and he added that his agent asked him to adapt a children’s book into a feature for Disney, which he wrote in one weekend.