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Cyndi Lauper

Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and LGBT rights activist whose career has spanned over four decades. Her debut solo album She's So Unusual (1983), was an instant commercial success. The album was the first debut female album to chart four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100—"Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Time After Time", "She Bop", and "All Through the Night," earning Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with her second record, True Colors (1986), which included the number one hit of the same name and "Change of Heart," which peaked at number 3 and earned Lauper two nominations at the 29th Grammy Awards in 1987. Since 1989, Lauper has released nine studio albums to varying critical acclaim; and has participated in several other projects. Her most recent album, the Grammy-nominated Memphis Blues, became Billboard's most successful blues album of the year, remaining at number one on the "Billboard" blues charts for 13 consecutive weeks. In 2011, Lauper released an autobiography detailing her battle with child abuse and depression; which became New York Times Best Seller. In 2013, Lauper completed writing both the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, which led it to the 2013 Tony Awards with 13 nominations, and won six awards including Best Musical. The musical also won Best Score making Lauper the first woman to win the composing category solo. In 2013, she became the first artist to top the dance charts with a Broadway single in over 25 years. Over the course of her career, Lauper has released over 40 singles and (as of 2011) has sold more than 80 million albums, 20 million singles, and 1 million DVDs. She has won Grammy, Emmy, Tony, MTV VMA awards, Billboard and AMA. In 1999 VH1 ranked Lauper No. 58 of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. Lauper is also one of only twenty artists to achieve "GET" status by winning competitive Grammy, Emmy and Tony awards.

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Jun 22, 1953 In Ozone Park, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie Andre the Giant 2018-04-10
Known For
Poster of Cyndi Lauper: Live... At Last
Movie Andre the Giant Herself (archive footage) 2018-04-10
Movie Henry & Me Nurse Cyndi (voice) 2014-08-18
Movie Here and There Rose 2009-09-08
Series The Graham Norton Show Herself 2007-02-22
Series Gossip Girl Herself 2007-09-19
Movie ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007-04-19
Movie From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: The Concert for New Orleans Herself 2006-01-01
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie Herself 2005-10-23
Movie Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling Herself (archive footage) 2005-05-05
Series Bones Avalon Harmonia 2005-09-13
Movie Cyndi Lauper: Live... At Last Herself 2004-05-25
Series Canadian Idol Unknown 2003-06-09
Movie VH1: Divas Las Vegas Herself 2002-10-22
Movie The Opportunists Sally Mahon 2000-05-17
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Movie Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Picnic Guest (uncredited) 1994-09-07
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Life with Mikey Geena Briganti 1993-06-04
Movie Off and Running Cyd Morse 1991-02-01
Movie Mother Goose Rock 'N Rhyme Mary (Had a Little Lamb) 1990-05-19
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Movie Vibes Sylvia Pickel 1988-08-05
Movie Cyndi Lauper: Live in Paris Singer 1987-03-31
Movie We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song 1985-01-28
Movie The Goonies Cyndi Lauper (uncredited) 1985-06-07
Movie WWE WrestleMania Herself 1985-03-31
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
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