Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom

Highest Rated: 73% Inherent Vice (2014)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Family Jams (2009)

Birthday: Jan 18, 1982

Birthplace: Not Available

Famous for her delicate voice and unique instrumentation, harpist and singer Joanna Newsom first expressed an interest in her trademark instrument when she was only five years old. Raised by progressive parents who forbid her from watching television or listening to the radio, Newsom was exposed to music primarily through her parents' interest in playing it themselves, as her father played the guitar and her mother played the autoharp, hammer dulcimer, and conga drums. Newsom's prospective harp teacher advised her to begin by learning the piano, and the young Newsom complied, eventually mastering the harp as well. By college, she was pursuing music full time. Newsom was soon signed to the label Drag City, through which she released her debut The Milk-Eyed Mender in 2004. She followed it in 2006 with Ys. She spent the next few years working on new material, eventually debuting two hours worth of new songs at an unannounced concert at Big Sur in 2009. Her next album, Have One On Me, came the following year. In 2013, Newsom married longtime partner, actor and comedian Andy Samberg, and even branched into film the next year, narrating and appearing in the Paul Thomas Anderson film "Inherent Vice" (2014). In 2015, she released her fourth studio album Divers.

Highest rated movies

Inherent Vice




73% 52% Inherent Vice Sortilege (Character) $8.1M 2014
40% No Score Yet The Family Jams Original Music - 2009


95% 87% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Caroline St. Jacques Renard (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Music Performer 2015
94% 80% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 100% Austin City Limits Music Performer 2012
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2010