Patti Smith

Singer-songwriter / Poet / Human Rights Activist / Penwoman / Guitarist / Composer / Musician / Draughtswoman / Photographer | * 12/30/1946 (77) | Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Patricia Lee Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, poet, painter, and author whose 1975 debut album Horses made her an influential member of the New York City-based punk rock movement. Smith has fused rock and poetry in her work. In 1978, her most widely known song, "Because the Night", co-written with Bruce Springsteen, reached 13th on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and fifth on the UK Singles Chart. In 2005, Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. In 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In November 2010, Smith won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids, written to fulfill a promise she made to Robert Mapplethorpe, her longtime partner. She is ranked 47th on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, published in 2010, and was awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2011. ()
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Patricia Lee Smith is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and poet who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. Called the "punk poet laureate," Smith fused rock and poetry in her work.

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

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Awards & Nominations for Patti Smith

Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ National Book Award Polar Music Prize National Book Award for Nonfiction Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts Honorary Doctorate From The University of Parma Honorary Doctor of The University of Padua Knight of The Legion of Honour Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
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Movies with Patti Smith as Actress(52)

as Self (archive footage)2022 Patti Smith: Electric Poet
as herself2021 Now
as herself2020 Wim Wenders, Desperado
as Narrator (Voice)2018 Spheres
as Self (archive footage)2017 Uncle Howard
as herself2017 Song to Song
as herself2016 I Am La Scala
as La chanteuse2010 Film Socialisme
as herself2009 All Tomorrow's Parties
as herself2003 Brian Wilson: On Tour
as Traveler2003 The Big Empty
as Herself (archive footage)2001 25 Years of Punk
as herself2000 Benjamin Smoke
as Newborn Baby (singing voice)1998 The Rugrats Movie
as herself1995 Dancing Barefoot
as herself1984 Burroughs: The Movie
as herself1976 The Blank Generation
as Narrator (uncredited)1971 Robert Having His Nipple Pierced

TV Shows/Series with Patti Smith as Actress(10)

as herself2017 The Defiant Ones
as Herself-Musical Guest2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
as herself1999 The Early Show
as Self - Musical Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as Self (uncredited)1975 Saturday Night Live
as Self - Musical Guest1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Patti Smith as Crew(5)

Sound/Original Music Composer2024 Turn in the Wound
Production/Executive Producer2023 Joan Baez: I Am a Noise
Production/Executive Producer2015 Counting
Writing/Screenplay2014 Three Stones for Jean Genet

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Patricia Lee Smith
Born: Monday, 12/30 1946 (December) in Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 77 years + 168 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Rowan University, Deptford Township High School
Member of: Patti Smith Group
Record Label: Arista Records, Columbia Records
Spouses (current/former): Fred Smith
Children: Jackson Smith, Jesse Smith
Other names for Patti Smith (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Patricia Lee"
Patti Smith frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (32x, Actor)
Bill Hader (23x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (21x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (19x, Actress)
Kenan Thompson (19x, Actor)
Will Forte (15x, Actor)
Will Ferrell (12x, Actor)
Justin Timberlake (11x, Actor)
Drew Barrymore (11x, Actress)
Mike Myers (11x, Actor)
Martin Short (11x, Actor)
Jimmy Fallon (11x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:25929, Added: 05/07/2018, Last updated: 06/10/2024