Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

Highest Rated: 80% Henry & Me (2014)

Lowest Rated: 14% Vibes (1988)

Birthday: Jun 22, 1953

Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

Catchy songs and quirky style made Cyndi Lauper a breakout star in 1983, and she had continued success for decades after. Lauper was in fact a relative veteran at age 30 when her album She's So Unusual caught on. Born in Astoria, Queens, she studied art in college and sang in various cover bands before joining the group Blue Angel, whose one 1980 album was a new-wave artifact that never caught on. She went back to the clubs and worked her way to another record deal, with Portrait/CBS in 1983. The single "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (written by new-waver Robert Hazard, who'd meant it to be a little ruder) was an immediate hit, and further success followed with "All Through the Night" and "She Bop," the latter without doubt the first hit song about female masturbation. The album went multi-platinum and received a brace of Grammy nominations (she won for Best New Artist in 1985) and even the backup band, the Hooters, spun off a successful career of their own. Her followup album, True Colors was initially a smaller hit, but its ballad title track became a signature song. Written to comfort a friend who had AIDS, the song became an anthem in the gay community, which would eventually repay Lauper in kind. Though her album sales declined, she would remain a fixture in the pop world, also moving into movies with her first starring vehicle, "Vibes" in 1988. Her personal style also made her a fixture on talk shows, with her thick New York accent and multicolored hair and makeup becoming trademarks. Her serious side also developed on future albums, notably 1996's Sisters of Avalon, and she would remain a vocal supporter of the LBGT community. By 2010 she was enough of an icon to be honored with an official Mattel doll in the Barbie series. The same year brought her roots album, Memphis Blues, for which she was joined in the studio by B.B. King and Allen Toussaint, and on the supporting tour by Dr. John. Her future however would be on Broadway. 2012 brought the debut on Kinky Boots, a musical built around Harvey Fierstein's book and Lauper's lyrics and score, and set in the fashion/drag queen world. Though a slow starter it became a long-running hit, winning four Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Thus Lauper became the first rock artist to write a successful, original musical-succeeding where Jimmy Buffett, Randy Newman and Paul Simon had all failed. (She was also the first woman to win for original score.) As the show took off she did a 2013 tour of She's So Unusual, performing the full album for its 30th anniversary. The following year she made a country album, Detour, and 2018 found her working with Hooters partner Rob Hyman on a second musical, based on the 1988 film "Working Girl."

Highest rated movies

Here and There
The Opportunists
Life With Mikey
Vibes

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 67% Who the F... Is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago Self - 2017
80% 50% Henry & Me Nurse Cyndi (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet 26% National Lampoon's Dirty Movie Little Johnny's Mom (Character) - 2011
67% 67% Here and There Rose (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 78% The Naked Brothers Band Self - 2005
54% 46% The Opportunists Sally Mahon (Character) $581.1K 2000
25% 40% Life With Mikey Geena Briganti (Character) $12.3M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off and Running Cyd Morse (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme Unknown (Character) - 1990
14% 61% Vibes Sylvia Pickel (Character) $1.7M 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Music Performer,
Guest
2020 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Music Performer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Music Performer,
Guest
2019-2020 2011-2012
No Score Yet 81% Young Sheldon Self (Guest Voice) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of Cheddar Guest 2019
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Interview With Dan Rather Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2018
No Score Yet 77% Magnum P.I. Vanessa Nero (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megyn Kelly Today Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017-2018 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Music Performer,
Guest
2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2017 2013 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2017
90% 82% Bones Avalon Harmonia (Guest Star) 2017 2015 2012-2013 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Austin City Limits Music Performer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Speakeasy Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Greatest Hits Music Performer 2016
98% 79% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Herself (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 31% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014-2015 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2015 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Got Talent Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Front and Center Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Host 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Divorced Kiki (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Music Performer,
Guest
2012 2010 2008
No Score Yet 63% The Voice Music Performer 2012
91% 86% Bob's Burgers Music Performer 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Music Performer 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Music Performer 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Apprentice Contestant 2010
78% 93% 30 Rock Cyndi Laupe (Guest Star) 2009
84% 78% Gossip Girl Self 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet As the World Turns Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Sessions Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chris Isaak Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Marianne Lugasso (Guest Star) 1999 1995 1993
85% 76% The Simpsons Herself (Guest Voice) 1999

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