Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann

Highest Rated: 83% Magnolia (1999)

Lowest Rated: 61% Arctic Tale (2007)

Birthday: Sep 08, 1960

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA

Aimee Mann, late of 1980s one-hit wonders 'til tuesday, was a singer-songwriter plagued by record company woes until her remarkable musical contributions to Paul Thomas Anderson's acclaimed 1999 release "Magnolia" pushed her back into the spotlight and offered her a new career opportunity. As part of 'til tuesday, Mann had a hit with "Voices Carry," a 1985 chart-topper off of their debut album of the same name. A pop-rock anthem that took to task a cold-hearted lover, the success of "Voices Carry" was due in no small part to the music video, an MTV favorite that featured Mann sporting a timely overdone coif and acting the part of the stifled girlfriend with explosive results. 'til tuesday never revisited the success of that single with their subsequent follow-up albums, and disbanded in 1989. In the 1990s, Mann kicked off a solo career, releasing three albums that garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews. She had a minor college radio hit with the catchy "I Should Have Known" from 1993's "Whatever" and won some attention when "That's Just What You Are" was heard on Fox's "Melrose Place" in 1994 and proved a stand-out track on the series' popular soundtrack album. In 1996, her solo work made its big screen debut when the song "Wise Up" was featured in Cameron Crowe's romantic comedy "Jerry Maguire." "Amateur" from Mann's second solo effort "I'm With Stupid" was featured on the big screen in both 1997's "Picture Perfect" and the following year's "Sliding Doors." Mann herself appeared on film with a cameo in "The Big Lebowski" (1998). That same year her music was featured in Susan Skoog's 1980s set coming-of-age drama "Whatever." Next Mann's song "You Could Make a Killing," (first featured on the 1995 release "I'm With Stupid") was the sound of heartless opportunistic youth in both "The Curve" (1998) and "Cruel Intentions" (1999). Mann was then drafted by admirer Paul Thomas Anderson to contribute music to his wrenching epic "Magnolia" (1999). Anderson (who had collaborated with Mann's husband musician Michael Penn on his previous efforts 1996's "Hard Eight" and 1997's "Boogie Nights") wove Mann's lush melodies and stirring lyrics into the film, even using her words ("Now that I've met you, would you object to never seeing me again?") for dialogue in a key scene. One of the episodic film's more memorable and daring segments had the cast each singing in turn lines of Mann's song "Wise Up." In the end, Mann's was nearly the only music used in the film, with seven original compositions and a particularly haunting remake of "One," Harry Nilsson's classic ode to loneliness. This practically unheard of move was previously employed with legendary effect in Simon & Garfunkel's contribution to "The Graduate" (1967) and Cat Stevens' work for "Harold & Maude" (1971). Similarly evocative and transcendent, Mann's "Magnolia" score was widely heralded.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 67% Pleased to Meet Me Laura (Character) - 2013
61% 61% Arctic Tale Original Music $833.3K 2007
83% 89% Magnolia Songs $22.5M 1999
83% 79% Jerry Maguire Original Music $153.6M 1996

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Music Performer,
Guest
2017 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shirtless Painter Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Music Performer 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Infinity Hall Live Music Performer 2015
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
100% 91% Steven Universe Opal (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overheard With Evan Smith Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2012 2009
94% 80% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Austin City Limits Music Performer 2008
85% No Score Yet Love Monkey Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
82% 92% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Singer (Guest Star) 2002

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