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Norah Jones

Highest Rated:   72% Wah Do Dem (2010)
Lowest Rated:   42% Two Weeks Notice (2002)
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Birthplace:   New York City, New York, USA
Born Geetali Norah Jones Shankar, her father was legendary Indian musician, Ravi Shankar, and her mother, Sue Jones, was a dancer whose love of music left its lasting impression on her gifted spirit. At the age of four, Norah moved with her mother to a Dallas suburb, where she grew into a woman, beautiful in both form and character. She began singing in church choirs, learned to play the piano and guitar, and even briefly tried her hand at the alto saxophone. She attended Interlochen Arts Camp, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas, and the University of North Texas, where she majored in jazz piano, and won Best Student Music Awards for Best Jazz Vocalist (twice, in 1996 and 1997) and Best Original Composition (1996). At the age of sixteen - with her father's blessing - she officially shortened her name to Norah Jones, the name by which she is now known to her legion of fans. Captivated by New York's musical vivacity, Jones moved back to her city of birth in 1999 to embark on the life course that would lead to her great success. Jones began playing with numerous artists and bands, including Wax Poetic and the Peter Malick Group, but it was by her collaboration with a group of her remarkably talented friends - Lee Alexander, Jesse Harris, Adam Levy, Kevin Breit, Daru Oda, Andrew Borger and others - that she would take the world by storm and carve her name into music history. Performing with her new band, Jones burst upon the pop music scene with her auspicious debut album, Come Away With Me, released by Blue Note Records in 2002. The album of original compositions - having sold almost 10 million copies in the U.S. and over 20 million worldwide - swept the Grammy Awards in 2003 and established her as the 'genuine article' - destined for a long and influential career. Two years later Jones followed up with Feels Like Home, another engaging and heartfelt album that, like her first, was the perfect blend of originals by Norah and other members of the band. Feels Like Home debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, eventually selling over 4 million units in the U.S. and over 10 million worldwide. Her third album, Not Too Late, was released in January, 2007 to both critical and public acclaim. According to Jones, it is her most personal album to date, having been written entirely by her and her bassist, Lee Alexander. Further fleshing out her creative resume, Jones will star in acclaimed director Kar Wai Wong's My Blueberry Nights (2007), along with Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Rachel Weisz. But despite this recent foray into the world of cinema, Jones insists that the movie was an interesting diversion only, and that music will always be her first love. Exquisitely beautiful and uniquely talented - yet free of the ostentation common to her trade - Norah Jones is a brilliant young star who worthily stands among the most adored entertainers of the new century.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
69% They Came Together
  • as Herself
2014
43% Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle
  • Actor
2013
67% Ted
  • Herself
$218.2M 2012
72% Wah Do Dem
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet What They Do
  • Willow
2010
No Score Yet Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play Ray Charles
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Wynton Marsalis & Willie Nelson Play the Music of Ray Charles
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Live From Austin TX - Norah Jones
  • Actor
2008
47% My Blueberry Nights
  • Elizabeth
$0.8M 2007
No Score Yet We Are the Future
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing Live
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Party Tyme Karaoke - Girl Pop 4
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Norah Jones and the Handsome Band: Live in 2004
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Norah Jones: Live in New Orleans
  • Actor
2002
42% Two Weeks Notice
  • Herself
$93.3M 2002
No Score Yet Bonnaroo Music Festival 2002
  • Actor
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Performer
  • 2017
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Performer
  • 2016
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Performer
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Austin City Limits
1983
  • Performer
  • 2013
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Performer
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2002
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Appearing
  • Performer
  • 2012
  • 2007
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 2009
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Musical Guest
  • 2004
  • 2002

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