Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Highest Rated: 92% Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story (2022)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Smurfs 2 (2013)

Birthday: Oct 25, 1984

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, USA

While it might seem like pop princess Katy Perry became an overnight success, her musical aspirations began when she was very young. Perry started singing at church when she was 9, and picked up the guitar at age 13. Perry began to seriously pursue a music career when she was 15, heading to Nashville to work with professional songwriters and hone her own skills. She released her first record under her birth name, Katy Hudson, an album geared toward the Christian/inspirational demographic. In search of bigger success, Perry moved to Los Angeles and switched her focus to pop music. She also decided to part ways with her original surname to avoid confusion with actress Kate Hudson, opting for her mother's maiden name instead. After years of perseverance, Perry made it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2008 with her provocative single, "I Kissed a Girl," said to be partially inspired by actress Scarlett Johansson. A series of additional hit songs cemented Perry's popstar status, which was buoyed further by her follow-up album "Teenage Dream," an international hit that featured five consecutive number one singles. She became the first female artist to reach this achievement, and was the first artist since Michael Jackson to have so many successful singles from one album. She was named Woman of the Year by Billboard in 2012, and wrote songs for other major popstars, including Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea and Ashley Tisdale. After the release of her third pop album, "Prism," Perry performed a sampling of her monster hits at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. Featuring fireworks, an animatronic lion and guests Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz, the performance won two Emmy Awards. Perry was a part of another major sporting event when her motivational single "Rise" was named as the official anthem of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. The release of a new single, "Chained to the Rhythm," in early 2017 predated the release of her fourth album later that year.

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
92% 97% Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story Self - 2022
14% 56% The Smurfs 2 Smurfette (Voice) $71.0M 2013
75% 72% Katy Perry: Part of Me Self,
Producer
$25.3M 2012
21% 43% The Smurfs Smurfette (Voice) $142.6M 2011

TV

Credit
68% 0% American Idol Music Performer,
Judge
2009-2012 2018-2022
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer,
Guest
2012 2014 2018-2022
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2019-2022
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Music Performer,
Host
2010-2011 2013 2017 2022
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer,
Guest,
Host
2011-2013 2017 2019 2021
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2010 2012-2013 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet MasterChef Australia Guest 2020
No Score Yet 69% The Rookie Self (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Derek Does Stuff With a Friend Guest 2019
No Score Yet 64% Hablemos del Cosmos Guest 2017
No Score Yet 35% The F Word With Gordon Ramsay Guest 2017
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Music Performer 2017
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
96% 90% Raising Hope Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perez Hilton All Access Guest 2011
84% 84% How I Met Your Mother Honey (Guest Star) 2011
85% 75% The Simpsons Herself (Guest Voice) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Contestant 2009
No Score Yet 63% So You Think You Can Dance Guest 2008