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Melissa Etheridge

Highest Rated:   100% After Stonewall (1999)
Lowest Rated:   56% The Party's Over (2001)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2016
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Performer
  • 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 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Performer
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Guest
  • 2000

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