In order to make the cut, the 100 individuals named by Time are "artists and activists, reformers and researchers, heads of state and captains of industry. Their ideas spark dialogue and dissent and sometimes even revolution."
Colfer stars as Kurt Hummel on the Fox series "Glee." He has been nominated for an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award and won the Golden Globe for his performance as the openly gay teenager on the hit series.
Co-star Dianna Agron, who plays Quinn Fabray on "Glee," said about the actor in Time, "The honesty that he infuses into his 'Glee' character, Kurt, leaves you reeling. Our cast is blessed to hear things like 'Your character has helped me through this, or helped me do that,' but none more so than Chris."
Playwright and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said about the producer in Time, "In addition to his business acumen and savvy, his muscle and his good taste, Scott is the best script editor I've ever known."
Others among the 2011 "Time 100" include President Obama, Prince William & Kate Middleton, Oprah Winfrey and General David Petraeus.