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Natalie Merchant

Highest Rated: 59% Go Further (2004)

Lowest Rated: 59% Go Further (2004)

Birthday: Oct 26, 1963

Birthplace: Not Available

Grew up in Jamestown, NY, which is also the birthplace of Lucille Ball. Volunteered at a summer camp for children with disabilities when she was 15. Left high school early, at age 16, to work in a health-food store and take classes at Jamestown Community College. Became a vegetarian the same year. Joined Still Life, a precursor of 10,000 Maniacs, at age 17 after meeting several of its members through the Jamestown Community College's radio station. Gained a British following with 10,000 Maniacs in 1983 after influential British DJ John Peel began playing "My Mother the War" on his radio show. With 10,000 Maniacs, broke through to popular acclaim in the U.S. in 1987 with the album In My Tribe, which sold more than two million copies. Involved in social activism, working on behalf of such causes as animal rights and homelessness. Has put her time where her mouth is, too: She volunteered at a Harlem homeless shelter for six months after 10,000 Maniacs' Blind Man's Zoo album (1989). In 1995, released her solo debut album, Tigerlily, which sold more than five million copies in the U.S. Became friends with poet Allen Ginsberg (1926-97) after referencing him in 10,000 Maniacs' "Hey, Jack Kerouac"; and performed Ophelia's "King of May," which she had written for him, at his memorial service. Volunteered at her daughter's school teaching the children about folk music. Enjoys painting and gardening.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Dear Governor Cuomo Actor 2012
59% Go Further Actor 2004
No Score Yet Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music Actor 2002
No Score Yet Natalie Merchant: Live in Concert Actor 1999
No Score Yet Natalie Merchant: Live In Concert Actor 1999


No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Performer 2019
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Performer 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Performer Musical Guest 1998


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