Madonna

Madonna

Highest Rated: 86% At Close Range (1986)

Lowest Rated: 5% Swept Away (2002)

Birthday: Aug 16, 1958

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, USA

Perhaps the single most recognizable pop artist of her era, Madonna maintained a prominent role in the public consciousness beginning in the early '80s. Born Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone in Bay City, Michigan in 1958 and raised in the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills, Madonna excelled in dance and cheerleading during her teens. She enrolled at the University of Michigan on a dance scholarship, but dropped out after two years to embark on a professional career, moving to New York City in 1978 where she further trained in dance and became embroiled in the city's burgeoning dance and punk scenes. She would dance, sing, and play drums in a number of projects before finally landing a recording contract with Sire Records in 1982. Her subsequent eponymous album spawned a number of hits on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart, but her follow up, 1984's Like a Virgin proved to be her breakthrough, skyrocketing Madonna to instant pop fame. Her keen fashion sense and highly performative style made her a perfect artist for the music video format, which was exploding thanks to the recent advent of MTV. The '80s found Madonna moving from strength to strength musically, with a steady and ever-evolving string of pop albums. She also found mixed success in the realm of acting, earning acclaim for her performance in Susan Seidelman's "Desperately Seeking Susan" (1985) while her on-screen collaboration with then-husband Sean Penn, "Shanghai Surprise" (1986) was panned. She would shock more conservative audiences with 1992's sexually charged album Erotica and the coffee table book that accompanied it, simply titled Sex, but the record would still prove successful, selling over six million copies worldwide. She would later pivot sharply when in 1996 she was cast as Eva Peron in the big screen adaptation of the stage musical "Evita" (1996), impressing even the most incredulous critics with an almost universally lauded performance. This came on the heels of Madonna's next phase as a pop artist as she released the more electronic album Ray of Light in 1998. She would continue to explore styles ranging from techno to R&B as she moved through the 2000s and 2010s, all while expanding her horizons in other fields as well, directing her first film, the comedy-drama "Filth and Wisdom" (2005) in 2005. She would take on an even more complex project with her next cinematic effort, the historical drama "W.E." (2011) based on the lives of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. However, Madonna would continue to challenge herself with her musical endeavors as well, earning particular praise for the complex influences heard on her 2019 album Madame X.

Highest rated movies

Madonna: Truth or Dare
Desperately Seeking Susan
A League of Their Own
Evita
Dick Tracy
Shadows and Fog
Blue in the Face
Girl 6

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% 76% Madame X Self - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madonna: Goddess of Pop Unknown (Character) - 2012
12% 48% W.E. Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$582.1K 2011
No Score Yet 83% I Am Because We Are Writer,
Producer
- 2008
24% 42% Filth and Wisdom Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
$22.4K 2008
22% 56% Arthur and the Invisibles Princess Selenia (Voice) $15.1M 2006
No Score Yet 17% 30 Days Until I'm Famous Executive Producer - 2004
14% 31% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Executive Producer $23.2M 2004
38% 32% Agent Cody Banks Executive Producer $47.3M 2003
5% 28% Swept Away Amber (Character) $598.6K 2002
19% 35% The Next Best Thing Abbie (Character),
Original Music
$15.0M 2000
39% 36% Girl 6 Boss 3 (Character) $4.6M 1996
64% 68% Evita Eva PerĂ³n (Character) $50.0M 1996
13% 69% Four Rooms Elspeth (Character) $4.1M 1995
43% 76% Blue in the Face Singing Telegram (Character) $586.3K 1995
31% 45% Snake Eyes Sarah Jennings (Character) $121.8K 1993
8% 23% Body of Evidence Rebecca Carlson (Character) $13.7M 1992
81% 84% A League of Their Own Mae Mordabito (Character) $105.1M 1992
52% 55% Shadows and Fog Marie (Character) $2.4M 1992
85% 70% Madonna: Truth or Dare Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
$12.9M 1991
64% 53% Dick Tracy Breathless Mahoney (Character) $103.7M 1990
No Score Yet 23% Bloodhounds of Broadway Hortense Hathaway (Character) $25.8K 1989
35% 47% Who's That Girl? Nikki Finn (Character) $6.1M 1987
20% 15% Shanghai Surprise Gloria Tatlock (Character) $2.2M 1986
86% 79% At Close Range Original Music $560.7K 1986
84% 62% Desperately Seeking Susan Susan (Character) $24.4M 1985
No Score Yet 28% A Certain Sacrifice Bruna (Character) - 1985

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer,
Guest
2015-2017 2019 2021-2022
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2012 2019
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer,
Guest
2012 2015
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star),
Music Performer,
Host
1985 1993 2009 2013
83% No Score Yet Rock Center With Brian Williams Guest 2012
33% 100% The Marriage Ref Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace Liz (Guest Star) 2003