Younger sister of Tony-nominated actor Hunter Foster.
In 2002, she won a Tony award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Millie Dillmount in "Thoroughly Modern Millie." She was nominated again in 2005 in the same category for playing Jo March in "Little Women."
She had attended Troy High School in Troy Michigan and, in her senior year, did correspondence courses through the high school because she was on the road acting in the "Will Rogers Follies".
Nominated five times for the Tony Award (each time in the Outstanding Actress in a Musical category), as of June 2011, she has won twice; the first win was for the role of Millie Dillmount in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" in 2002, and the second was as Reno Sweeney in "Anything Goes" in 2011. The other nominations were for the roles of Jo March in "Little Women" (2005); Janet Van De Graaff in "The Drowsy Chaperone" (2006); and Princess Fiona in "Shrek The Musical" (2009).
Growing up, Foster had a pillowcase which she carried around and slept with.
In early 2006, she became engaged to longtime boyfriend, actor Christian Borle. They married in September of that year but have since divorced.
Attended the same high school as her fellow Broadway actors, Emily Hsu and Donna McKechnie.
Attended Troy High School, in Troy, Michigan. She left before graduation, but earned her diploma via correspondence classes.
Sister-in-law of Jennifer Cody and Nicholas Griffin.
Nominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance for a Leading Actress in a Musical for "Shrek The Musical.".
Was in a relationship with Bobby Cannavale from July 2010 until April 2012.
Starring as "Jo March" in the new Broadway musical "Little Women". [March 2005]
Playing "Princess Fiona" in "Shrek the Musical" on Broadway. [December 2008]
Starring in "The Drowsy Chaperone". She took a few weeks off in the Fall of 2006, for her wedding and honeymoon, but resumed playing the role shortly after. [December 2006]
Appearing as "Inga" in Seattle previews of Mel Brooks's "Young Frankenstein-The Musical". [August 2007]
In 2014, she received her 6th Tony Award nomination for best performance by a lead actress for the musical "Violet". This tied her with Bernadette Peters for the second highest number of all musical performance nominations in Broadway history. Chita Rivera, with 8, has remained in first place in this category for more than 20 years.
She was awarded the 2006 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Lead Actress in a Musical for "The Drowsy Chaperone" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
She was nominated for a 2006 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Actress in a Musical for "The Drowsy Chaperone" on Broadway in New York City.
Has an adopted daughter, Emily Dale Griffin (b.March 5, 2017), with her husband Ted Griffin.
She appeared on Star Search at the age of fifteen and also auditioned for the Mickey Mouse Club.
Tony Award-winning theater actress who starred in the Broadway productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes, Shrek the Musical, and Little Women. She also appeared on Bunheads, an ABC Family series that aired for one season, and began starring on Younger in 2015.
She was married to actor Christian Borle from 2006 to 2010. She then married screenwriter Ted Griffin in 2014. They have a daughter named Emily together.
At the start of her Broadway career, she understudied roles in Grease and Les Miserables.