Melissa Etheridge

Highest Rated: 100% The Legend Of 420 (2017)
Lowest Rated: 56% The Party's Over (2001)
Birthday: May 29, 1961
Birthplace: Not Available
Began playing guitar at age 8. At age 11, sang a song that she'd written ("Lonely as a Child") in a talent contest. Was seen in concert at a bar in Long Island, CA, by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell in 1986. He was so taken with her that he signed her on the spot. Publicly came out as a lesbian at the Triangle Ball, the first gay-and-lesbian inauguration party (for President Bill Clinton) in 1993. Achieved a personal dream when her musical hero, Bruce Springsteen, joined her to sing "Thunder Road" on her MTV Unplugged appearance in 1995. Was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and underwent chemotherapy for two months. While still bald from the chemo, she appeared on a Janis Joplin tribute during the 2005 Grammy Awards and performed "Piece of My Heart." Appeared as a panelist in 2010's 1 a Minute, a theatrical documentary featuring cancer-survival stories. Shares a birthday with partner Linda Wallem.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% The Legend Of 420 Actor 2017
93% Janis: Little Girl Blue Actor $0.5M 2015
No Score Yet 1 a Minute Actor 2010
No Score Yet Melissa Etheridge: The Awakening: Live Actor 2007
No Score Yet Kate Clinton: The 25th Anniversary Tour Actor 2007
No Score Yet Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis Actor 2007
No Score Yet Melissa Etheridge: Lucky Live Actor 2004
No Score Yet Melissa Etheridge: Live ... and Alone Actor 2001
56% The Party's Over Actor 2001
No Score Yet Jackie's Back Actor 1999
100% After Stonewall Narrator 1999
No Score Yet Real Ellen Story Actor 1998
No Score Yet Teresa's Tattoo Hooker 1994

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest Performer
  • 2018
  • 2010
  • 2004
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Performer
  • 2014
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Performer
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Performer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Cupcake Wars
2010-2016
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2004
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Guest
  • 2000

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