Dianna Elise Agron (; born April 30, 1986) is an American actress, singer, dancer, and occasionally a producer, writer and director. Agron made her debut appearing as Jessica Grant in CSI: NY during 2006. Following this, Agron had minor appearances in films and TV series such as Drake & Josh, Shark, T.K.O., Skid Marks, Dinner with Raphael, and Celebrities Anonymous. From 2006 to 2007, Agron had recurring roles in Veronica Mars as Jenny Budosh, and Heroes as Debbie Marshall. In 2009, Agron was cast as Quinn Fabray on the Fox musical comedy-drama series, Glee. Quinn was introduced as "terrible, the meanest girl", as Agron said. Thanks to this role, Agron has won many awards and nominations. Also that year, she branched out into writing and directing with the result being the short film A Fuchsia Elephant, the story about an 18-year-old girl played by Agron who creates an ideal birthday party, however, it was never released.