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Film Director / Composer / Film Producer / Writer / Actress / Record Producer / Businesswoman / Screenwriter / Songwriter / Poet / Model (person) / Guitarist / Film Actress | * 08/16/1958 (62) | Bay City, Michigan, USA
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Madonna Louise Ciccone (Italian: [tʃikˈkoːne]; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop", she is regarded as one of the most influential figures in popular culture. Madonna is noted for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation. She has pushed the boundaries of artistic expression in mainstream music, while remaining completely in charge of every aspect of her career. Her works, which incorporate social, political, Sexual, and religious themes, have generated both critical acclaim and controversy. Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists. Born and raised in Michigan, Madonna moved to New York City in 1978 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing as a drummer, guitarist, and vocalist in the rock bands Breakfast Club and Emmy, she rose to solo Stardom with her debut studio album, Madonna (1983). She followed it with a series of successful albums, including all-time bestsellers Like a Virgin (1984) and True Blue (1986) as well as Grammy Award winners Ray of Light (1998) and Confessions on a Dance... ()
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Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone) is a recording artist, actress and entrepreneur. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her debut album in 1983. She followed it with a series of albums in which she found immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Throughout her career, many of her songs have hit number one on the record charts, including "Like a Virgin", "Papa Don't Preach", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes". Critics have praised Madonna for her diverse musical productions while at the same time serving as a lightning rod for religious controversy. Her career was further enhanced by film appearances that began in 1979, despite mixed commentary. She won critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role in Evita (1996), but has received harsh feedback for other film roles. Madonna's other ventures include being a fashion designer, children's book author, film director and producer. She has been acclaimed as a businesswoman, and in 2007, she signed an unprecedented US $120 million contract with Live Nation. Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world's top-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness World Records. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second top-selling female artist in the United States, behind Barbra Streisand, with 64 million certified albums. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Madonna at number two, behind only The Beatles, on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of the Billboard chart. She was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the same year. Considered to be one of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century" by Time for being an influential figure in contemporary music, Madonna is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry.

Most frequent genres for this person: Music | Documentaries | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Madonna

2x Grammy Award for Best Music Film Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording Grammy Award for Best Music Video Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media Grammy Award for Best Dance/electronic Album Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple/ensemble Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress Amadeus Austrian Music Awards Brit Awards 2x Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress 3x Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress

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Movies with Madonna as Actress(68)

as herself2020 Loving Neverland
as Herself (archive footage)2019 Madonna and the Breakfast Club
as Herself (archival footage)2018 Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.
as Himself (archive footage)2017 Uncle Howard
as Herself (archive footage)2017 Basquiat: Rage to Riches
as Herself - Performer2016 Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour
as Herself (archive footage)2015 The Material Boy
as Herself (archive footage)2012 Are All Men Pedophiles?
as herself2012 Lady Gaga: On the Edge
as herself2011 Madonna ‎– Exposed
as Herself (archive footage)2011 The Undefeated
as herself2010 Hope for Haiti
as Herself (archive footage)2009 The Universe of Keith Haring
as herself2008 I Am Because We Are
as Princess Selenia (english voice)2006 Arthur and the Invisibles
as herself2005 Live 8
as Verity2002 Die Another Day
as Amber Leighton2002 Swept Away
as The star2001 Star
as Abbie Reynolds2000 The Next Best Thing
as herself1999 Torrance Rises
as Eva Perón1996 Evita
as Boss #31996 Girl 6
as Elspeth1995 Four Rooms
as Singing Telegram1995 Blue in the Face
as Sarah Jennings1993 Dangerous Game
as Rebeca Carlson1993 Body of Evidence
as Mae Mordabito1992 A League of Their Own
as herself1992 Sex
as Marie1991 Shadows and Fog
as herself1991 Madonna: Truth or Dare
as Breathless Mahoney1990 Dick Tracy
as Hortense Hathaway1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway
as Herself (segment "Celebrity Nude")1988 Electric Blue 27
as Nikki Finn1987 Who's That Girl
as Gloria Tatlock1986 Shanghai Surprise
as Bruna1985 A Certain Sacrifice
as Singer1985 Vision Quest
1974 The Egg

TV Shows/Series with Madonna as Actress(6)

as herself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as herself1982 Wogan
as Liz Rosenberg (uncredited)1975 Saturday Night Live
as Herself - Musical Guest1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Madonna as Crew(15)

Directing/Director2013 Secret Project Revolution
Directing/Director2011 W.E.
Production/Producer2011 W.E.
Writing/Writer2011 W.E.
Directing/Director2008 Filth and Wisdom
Writing/Screenplay2008 Filth and Wisdom
Production/Executive Producer2008 I Am Because We Are
Writing/Writer2008 I Am Because We Are
Production/Executive Producer2005 I'm Going to Tell You a Secret
Production/Executive Producer2004 30 Days Until I'm Famous
Production/Executive Producer2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
Production/Executive Producer2003 Agent Cody Banks
Sound/Theme Song Performance2002 Die Another Day
Production/Executive Producer1991 Madonna: Truth or Dare
Sound/Music1991 Madonna: Truth or Dare

Additional Information

Born: Saturday, 08/16 1958 (August) in Bay City (current age: 62 years + 71 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN, native language), French (FR)
Educated at: University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Rochester Adams High School, University of Michigan
Employer: Dunkin'
Member of: Breakfast Club, Emmy & The Emmys
Record Label: Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Maverick, Interscope Records, Warner Music Group, Live Nation Entertainment
Net worth estimate: 590,000,000 USD
Named after: mother, Madonna
Spouses (current/former): Guy Ritchie, Sean Penn
Children: Lourdes Leon, Mercy James, David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie, Stella Ciccone, Esther Ciccone, Rocco Ritchie
Siblings: Christopher Ciccone
Father: Silvio P. (Tony) Ciccone
Mother: Madonna Louise Fortin
Influenced by/Role models: David Bowie, Debbie Harry, Chrissie Hynde, Martha Graham, Mae West
Other names for Madonna (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Madonna Louise Ciccone"
"Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone"
"마돈나"
"Louise Ciccone" (Pseudonym)
"Madonna Ritchie" (Pseudonym)
"Boy Toy" (Pseudonym)
"Nonnie" (Pseudonym)
"Maddy" (Pseudonym)
"Mo" (Pseudonym)
"The Material Girl" (Pseudonym)
"Queen of Pop" (Pseudonym)
"Madonna (Künstlerin)"
Madonna frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (11x, Actress)
Donna DeLory (8x, Actress)
Tom Hanks (7x, Actor)
Hugh Laurie (7x, Actor)
Alec Baldwin (6x, Actor)
Matt Damon (6x, Actor)
Molly Shannon (6x, Actress)
Bobby Moynihan (6x, Actor)
Nasim Pedrad (6x, Actress)
Niki Haris (6x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1046, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/12/2020