Christopher Paul "Chris" Colfer (born May 27, 1990) is an American actor, singer, author and producer best known for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on the television series Glee, for which he received a Golden Globe Award in 2011 for best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in TV Series.
He has also garnered many award nominations, which include the 2010 and 2011 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In April 2011, Colfer was named one of the 2011 Time 100, Time's list of the 100 most influential people. He wrote, starred in, produced, and novelized his first film, Struck by Lightning, which debuted at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
He is also a New York Times number-one bestselling author of The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, the first novel in his middle-grade reader series.
Land of Stories Edit
On June 8, 2011, Colfer signed a book deal to write two novels for children to young readers. The series follows twins Alex and Conner as they magically travel through a cherished book of stories and have adventures in a land where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.
The first book in the series, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, was released on July 17, 2012. For two weeks after the book's release it was number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in the Children's Chapter Books category.
The second book in the series, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns, was released on August 6, 2013. It debuted at number two on the The New York Times Best Seller list, and by the end of 2013 it had spent eleven weeks in the top fifteen for Children’s Middle Grade books.
Following the success of the first two books, Little, Brown and Company extended Colfer’s original two book deal to include at least three more in the series. The third book, The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning, has already come out, and you can buy it in stores. A fourth novel is expected to arrive in July 2015.
Also expected in Spring 2015 is a picture book illustrated by Brandon Dorman, The Curvy Tree, based on a short original fairy tale of the same name, which Colfer first told in The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.