Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

  • Highest Rated: 92% Bad 25 (2012)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% Glitter (2001)
  • Birthday: Mar 27, 1969
  • Birthplace: Huntington, New York, USA
  • A songstress possessing a remarkable eight-octave vocal range who in the early '90s excelled to become one of the top female vocalists of the decade, Mariah Carey's rocky transition from musician to actress played a key role in fueling a much-publicized nervous breakdown in late 2001. And though her turn in Glitter (2001) may have not been quite the crossover success the aspiring actress had hoped for, as a remarkably talented vocalist Carey continues to maintain her supportive fan base as a result of her dynamic voice and exceptional songwriting abilities. Born the daughter of a former opera singer and vocal coach in Long Island, NY, in 1970, and named after the song "They Call the Wind Maria" from the popular Lerner and Loewe musical Paint Your Wagon (1969), Carey began singing at the age of four, and writing her own songs by the time she was attending Oldfield Middle School. Moving to New York to pursue a career as a vocalist a day after her graduation from Greenlawn's Harborfields High School, the ambitious singer soon teamed with keyboardist Ben Margulies and landed a job as a backup singer for Brenda K. Starr. Aided by Starr in ensuring her demo tape found its way into the hands of Columbia Records head Tommy Matola (the man whom Carey would later wed and eventually divorce) at a party, Carey was soon signed to the label and with the release of her massively successful eponymous debut in 1990, achieved overnight success. With strong follow-up efforts establishing Carey as one of the premier vocalists of the decade (she had a number one single each year of the 1990s, her songs spending more time at the Billboard top spot than any recording artist in history) it was only a matter of time before the established singer attempted to expand her career. After making her big-screen debut with a supporting turn in The Bachelor in 1999, Carey set her sights on a personal project for her first starring role. However, after suffering a physical and emotional breakdown months before the release of her big-screen debut in Glitter, Carey's "lambs" (her slang term for her loyal fans) rallied to her side in support upon the release of numerous scathing reviews. Inspired by such musical dramas as Fame (1980) and Purple Rain (1984), the semi-autobiographical retro tale of a young singer rising to fame despite the odds stacked against her was dismissed as cliché and laughably bad, with reviews specifically targeting the vulnerable singer's sub-par performance and the films unintentionally campy tone. Public appearances in which her behavior grew increasingly bizarre coupled with distressing messages on her website and fan phone line underscored the onetime pop diva's increasing mental collapse, making her admission into a Connecticut mental hospital seem almost inevitable to all who bore witness to her multiple public meltdowns. Following the failure of the accompanying album of the same name, Virgin Records bought out her 100-million-dollar contract for a mere 28 million dollars, and it appeared as if the one-time megastar had reached her nadir. Her career would see a boost along with her personal life, however, when she married pop star and TV personality Nick Cannon in 2008, later giving birth to twins.In 2009, she returned to acting in Precious, directed by Lee Daniels, playing a social worker in an unglamorous, dressed-down role. She later reunited with Daniels in 2013 to play a supporting role in The Butler. IN 2015, Carey made her directorial debut with the TV movie A Christmas Melody, in which she also co-starred.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

42% The Star Rebecca $40.5M 2017
91% Girls Trip Herself $115.1M 2017
89% The Lego Batman Movie Mayor McCaskill $175.7M 2017
No Score Yet Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You Executive Producer Actor 2017
78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Herself 2016
No Score Yet The Keys of Christmas Actor 2016
No Score Yet A Christmas Melody Executive Producer Melissa Atkinson Director 2015
No Score Yet Pavarotti & Friends Actor 2015
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler Hattie Pearl $116.7M 2013
92% Bad 25 Actor 2012
91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Mrs. Weiss $47.6M 2009
33% Tennessee Krystal 2009
37% You Don't Mess With the Zohan Herself $100.1M 2008
No Score Yet Mariah Carey: The Adventures of Mimi Actor 2008
14% State Property 2 Professionally Dressed Woman $1.7M 2005
No Score Yet Luther Vandross: From Luther with Love Actor 2004
47% Death of a Dynasty Actor 2003
No Score Yet Wisegirls Actor 2002
38% Wisegirls Raychel 2002
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes Actor 2001
7% Glitter Billie Frank $3.9M 2001
No Score Yet Patti Labelle: Live! One Night Only Actor 2000
51% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Actor $259.1M 2000
No Score Yet Mariah Carey - Around the World Actor 1999
9% The Bachelor Ilana 1999
No Score Yet Mariah Carey - The # 1's Actor 1999
No Score Yet VH1 Divas Live 1998 Actor 1998
No Score Yet Mariah Carey At Madison Square Garden Actor 1996
No Score Yet Mariah Carey - The First Vision Actor 1990

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest Performer
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
44% Mariah's World
2016-2017
Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
84% Empire
2015
Kitty
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet MTV First
2011-2014
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Judge Appearing Performer Judge
  • 2013
  • 2008
No Score Yet 20/20
1978
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet America's Got Talent
2006
Performer
  • 2009
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Performer
  • 2009
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Musical Guest
  • 2008
  • 1997
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Proud Family
2001-2005
Voice
  • 2003
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Candy Cushnip
  • 2002

QUOTES FROM Mariah Carey CHARACTERS

Billie Frank
"Woe is me?" What the hell is that?
Mary
And I don't want you to sit there and judge me, Mrs. Weiss.
Mrs. Weiss
You shut up and you let him abuse your daughter.
Mary
I did not want him to abuse my daughter, I did not want---
Mrs. Weiss
But you allowed him to hurt her.
Mary
I didn't want him to do nothing to her. I wanted him to make love to me. That as was my man. That was my fuckin man! That was my man, and he wanted daughter. And that's why I hated her! Because my man, who was supposed to be loving me, who was supposed to be making love to me, was fuckin my baby, and she made him leave! She made him go away!
Mrs. Weiss
So whose fault was it then--?
Mary
It's this bitch's fault, because she let my man have her. And she didn't say nothing! She didn't scream, she didn't do nothing! So those things that she told you, I did to her--- who...who...who else was gon love me?! Hmm? Since you got your degree and you know every fuckin thing? Who was gon love me? Who... who was gon make me feel good? Who was gon touch me and make me feel good late at night? And she made him go way! So when you sit there and you writin those fuckin notes on your pad, about who you think I am, and why i did it, and...and all of that. Because I didn't have nobody.
Mary
...and he touched my baby. And I axed him, I said, "Carl, what are yo doing?" And he told be to shut-- to shut my fat ass up. And it as good for her.
Mary
...and he touched my baby. And I axed him, I said, 'Carl, what are yo doing?' And he told be to shut-- to shut my fat ass up. And it as good for her.
Mrs. Weiss
And what did you do, then?
Mary
I shut my fat ass up.
Billie Frank
(looking at her plate at a fancy restaurant) So somebody went all the way to France for this.
Billie Frank
[looking at her plate of escargot in a fancy restaurant] So somebody went all the way to France for this?
Billie Frank
You know. I don't usually do this.
Julian Dice
I can tell.