Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor

Highest Rated: 90% Hava Nagila (The Movie) (2012)

Lowest Rated: 81% Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song (2021)

Birthday: Feb 18, 1980

Birthplace: Not Available

With her unique voice and virtuosic piano skills, Regina Spektor first caught the attention of mainstream audiences with the major-label release of her album Soviet Kitsch in 2004. Born in Moscow, Russia in 1980, Spektor began studying piano at age seven and quickly became a serious student of the craft. Facing increased discrimination against Jewish families in the Soviet Union, Spektor's parents took advantage of the recent change in policy that allowed Soviet citizens to emigrate elsewhere in 1989 and relocated to the United States, settling in New York City. Spektor continued her piano studies and eventually began expanding beyond classical to write her own contemporary songs for voice and piano. She graduated from Purchase College's Conservatory of Music in 2001, finishing a four-year bachelor's program in three years, and quickly became a fixture in New York's "anti-folk" scene, self-releasing the albums 11:11 in 2001, Songs in 2002, and Soviet Kitsch in 2003. After touring with The Strokes in 2003 and 2004, Spektor was signed to Sire Records, which rereleased Soviet Kitsch to a wider audience, instantly increasing Spektor's notoriety to a national level. She earned even more acclaim for her next record, Begin to Hope, in 2006. Spektor would maintain her position as a celebrated musician with 2009's Far and 2012's What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, the latter of which found her returning to Russia for her first time since her childhood during a worldwide tour. She recorded the theme song to the acclaimed series "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix, 2013-), "You've Got Time," in 2013, and released her seventh album, Remember Us to Life, three years later. In 2019, Spektor played a prestigious five-night residency on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater.

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Filmography

Movies

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81% No Score Yet Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song Self - 2021
90% 68% Hava Nagila (The Movie) Self $369.8K 2012

TV

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No Score Yet 8% The View Music Performer 2022
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Music Performer 2016 2018 2020 2022
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Music Performer 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poetry in America Guest 2018
No Score Yet 100% Beat Bugs Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soundstage Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2010 2012
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Music Performer 2009
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer 2008