Amy Winehouse

Endowed with a heart-achingly soulful voice reminiscent of jazz great Billie Holiday, R&B sensation Amy Winehouse became an overnight recording superstar, only to overshadow her immense talent with a tragically public ... Read more »
Born: 09/14/1983 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Music (9)

About Time 2013 (Movie)

("Back To Black") (Song Performer)

Trust 2011 (Movie)

("Stronger Than Me") (Song Performer)

Trust 2011 (Movie)

("Stronger Than Me") (Song)

Life As We Know It 2010 (Movie)

"You Know I'm No Good" (Song)

Life As We Know It 2010 (Movie)

"You Know I'm No Good" (Song Performer)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

("Cupid") (Song Performer)

Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 (Movie)

("Rehab (Hot Chip Remix)") (Song Performer)

Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 (Movie)

("Rehab (Hot Chip Remix)") (Song)

Run, Fat Boy, Run 2008 (Movie)

("Monkey Man") (Song Performer)
Actor (9)

Amy 2015 (Movie)

(Herself)

The Zen of Bennett 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Tony Bennett: Duets II 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

2008 Brit Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

What Perez Sez 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

2007 BRIT Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Endowed with a heart-achingly soulful voice reminiscent of jazz great Billie Holiday, R&B sensation Amy Winehouse became an overnight recording superstar, only to overshadow her immense talent with a tragically public downward spiral of alcohol, drugs and erratic behavior. Born and raised in a musically inclined household in Northern London, Winehouse attracted the attention of music executives and released her debut album Frank before her 20th birthday. Coinciding with this early success was her co-dependent relationship with future husband Blake Fielder-Civil - a love affair played out against a backdrop of drug abuse and drunken brawls worthy of Sid and Nancy. While her first album placed her back on the charts in her native U.K., Winehouse's sophomore effort, Back to Black, catapulted her to international stardom and became one of the Top Ten best-selling records worldwide in 2008. Sadly, the troubled singer's physical and mental health - eating disorders, emphysema, and depression exacerbated by her various addictions - continued to decline over the next two years, and a third album failed to materialize in a timely fashion. Even as episodes of her run-ins with the police, hospital admittances, and public fiascos subsided, so too did expectations for a professional comeback. Following a failed attempt in June 2011, Winehouse's young life ended on an all-too-familiar note when she was found dead in her home the following month, leaving behind a promising career largely unfulfilled.

Relationships

Joshua Bowman Actor

Companion
Dated in 2009

Blake Fielder-Civil

Husband
Married on May 18, 2007 in Miami, FL Divorce proceedings were granted on July 16, 2009 Divorced finalized on Aug. 28, 2009

EDUCATION

Sylvia Young Theatre School

London , England

BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology

London , England

Susi Earnshaw Theatre School

Barnet , Hertfordshire

Milestones

2011

Recorded a duet with Tony Bennett for his album, Duets II

2010

Collaborated with Mark Ronson to sing a cover of Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" for the Quincy Jones tribute album, Q Soul Bossa Nostra

2007

Released her album, Frank in the U.S.

2006

Released second album, Back to Black

2003

Released her debut album, Frank in the U.K.

2002

Signed with Simon Fuller's 19 Management

Bonus Trivia

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In August 2007, Winehouse cancelled a number of shows in the UK and Europe, citing exhaustion and ill health. She was hospitalized during this period for what was reported as an overdose of heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, ketamine and alcohol.

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In October 2007, Winehouse and her then-husband were arrested in Bergen, Norway for possession of seven grams of marijuana.

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In late January 2008, Winehouse reportedly entered a rehabilitation facility for a two-week treatment program.

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On May 7, 2008, Winehouse was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs after a video of her apparently smoking crack cocaine was passed to the police in January. She was released on bail a few hours later because of a lack of evidence.

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On March 5, 2009, Winehouse was arrested and charged with common assault following a claim by a woman that Winehouse hit her in the eye at a September 2008 Prince's Trust charity ball. A few months later Winehouse was found not guilty of the charge.

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On Dec. 19, 2009, Winehouse was arrested again on charges of common assault, plus another charge of public order offence. She was given a two-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay court costs and compensation to the man she attacked.

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Winehouse entered the Priory Clinic on May 25, 2011, where she stayed for one week.

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