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Cyndi Lauper
Background information
Birth name Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
Born June 22, 1953 (1953-06-22) (age 66)
Origin Woodhaven, Queens, New York City, USA
Genres Pop, Pop rock, Dance rock, Pop dance, New Wave, Blues, adult contemporary
Occupations Singer, songwriter, producer, actress (film & stage)
Instruments Vocals, Appalachian dulcimer, zither, guitar, recorder, omnichord, trombone, percussion, electric bass, piano, banjo, ukulele
Years active 1980–present
Labels Portrait, Epic, Daylight, Downtown
Associated acts Blue Angel

Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and MTV VMA-winning video and Emmy Award-winning movie, television and theater actress. She became very well known in the mid-1980s with the release of the album, She's So Unusual. Lauper became the first artist in history to have four top-five singles released from one album. She has released 11 albums, over 40 singles, and has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. She continues to tour the world in support of human rights.

Discography

  • She's So Unusual (1983)
  • True Colors (1986)
  • A Night to Remember (1989)
  • Hat Full of Stars (1993)
  • Sisters of Avalon (1996)
  • Merry Christmas... Have a Nice Life (1998)
  • Shine (2001)
  • At Last (2003)
  • The Body Acoustic (2005)
  • Bring Ya to the Brink (2008)
  • Memphis Blues (2010)

Tours

Year Title Number of
performances
1983/1985 The Fun Tour
111
1986/1987 True Colors World Tour
60
1989 A Night to Remember Tour
45
1991 A.M.A.C.S Tour
8
1993/1994 Hat Full of Stars Tour
37
1994/1995 Twelve Deadly Cyns World Tour
60
1996/1997 Sisters of Avalon Tour
81
1997 Wildest Dreams Tour
78
1999 The 1999 Summer Tour
59
2000 The 2000 Summer Tour
8
2001/2003 Shine Tour
73
2002 Living Proof: The Farewell Tour
99
2003/2004 At Last World Tour
100
2005/2006 The Body Acoustic Tour
51
2007 True Colors 2007 Tour
16
2008 True Colors 2008 Tour
25
2008 Australian Tour
8
2008 Bring Ya to the Brink Tour
32
2010/2011 Memphis Blues Tour
143

Filmography

List of television, musicals and films credits
Year Title Role Notes
1984 Prime Cuts Herself Cameo
1985 The Goonies Herself Cameo
1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun Woman in Diner Appearance uncredited
1988 Vibes Sylvia Pickel
1990 Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme Mary (Had a Little Lamb) TV movie
1990 The Wall – Live in Berlin Young Pink TV movie
1991 Off and Running Cyd Morse
1993 Life with Mikey Geena Briganti
1993—1999 Mad About You Marianne Lugasso Recurring role; 4 episodes
"A Pair of Hearts" (Season 2, Episode 9)
"Money Changes Everything" (Season 3, Episode 20)
"Stealing Burt's Car" (Season 7, Episode 18)
"The Final Frontier" (Season 7, Episode 21)
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Picnic Guest Uncredited
1996 Sesame Street Elmocize Herself Cameo
1999 The Happy Prince Pidge TV movie
1999 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Pidge (voice) "The Happy Prince" (Season 6, Episode 5)
1999 The Simpsons Herself (voice) "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken" (Season 10, Episode 11)
2000 The Opportunists Sally Mahon
2000 Christmas Dream Cameo
2004 Higglytown Heroes Operator Hero (voice) "Smooth Operator/Stinky Situation" (Season 1, Episode 6)
2005 That's So Raven Ms. Petuto "Art Breaker" (Season 3, Episode 13)
2005 The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie Herself Cameo
2005 Queer as Folk Herself "I Love You" (Season 5, Episode 10)
2006 The Threepenny Opera Jenny (Ginny Jenny/Low-Dive Jenny) Broadway musical
2007 The Backyardigans "International Super Spy" (Season 2, Episode 15)
2008 Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Herself " Fly the Super Gay Skies" (Season 4, Episode 3)
2008 Gossip Girl Herself " Bonfire of the Vanity" (Season 2, Episode 10)
2009 Here and There Rose
2009 30 Rock Herself "Kidney Now!" (Season 3, Episode 22)
2009 Bones Avalon Harmonia "Harbingers in a Fountain" (Season 5, Episode 1)
2009 The Apprentice: The Celebrity Apprentice 3 Herself/Contestant Season 3; Eliminated 5th
2011 Dirty Movie Little Johnny's Mom
2011 Section B Betty pre-production
2012 Bob's Burgers Performer (voice) "The Belchies" (Season 2, Episode 1)
2012 Henry & Me Nurse #1 (voice) Post-production
2013 The Last Beat Bebe Markham In production

Awards and nominations

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Lauper has won one award from 15 nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
1985 Cyndi Lauper Best New Artist Won
She's So Unusual Album of the Year Nominated
"Time After Time" Song of the Year Nominated
"Girls Just Want To Have Fun" Record of the Year Nominated
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
1986 "What A Thrill" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
"Cyndi: Live in Paris" Best Long Form Music Video Nominated
1987 "True Colors" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
"911" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
1988 "Cyndi Lauper in Paris" Best Performance Music Video Nominated
1990 "I Drove All Night" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
1999 "Disco Inferno" Best Dance Recording Nominated
2005 "Unchained Melody" Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) Nominated
2009 Bring Ya To The Brink Best Electronic/Dance Album Nominated
2011 Memphis Blues Best Traditional Blues Album Nominated

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