Beyoncé Knowles

Singer, Actress, Model
To quote one of her hit songs, Beyonc Knowles was an "Irreplaceable" artist, excelling as a vocalist, songwriter, fashion designer, model, actress and all around tabloid icon. The Texas-born Knowles, with her china doll ... Read more »
Born: 09/03/1981 in Houston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (98)

2014 mtvU Woodie Awards Special 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Himself

Beyonce: X10 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

20/20 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Epic 2013 (Movie)

Queen Tara (Voice)

Super Bowl XLVII 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Women's Concert for Change: Live From London 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2012 Do Something Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

2011 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

American Idol 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

BET Awards '11 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Beyonce's I Am... World Tour 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

2009 MTV Video Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Beyonce's I Am...World Tour 2010 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Beyonce: I Am... Yours 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 BET Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Fashion Rocks 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Obsessed 2009 (Movie)

Sharon (Actor)

The 2008 American Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Total Finale Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Cadillac Records 2008 (Movie)

Etta James (Actor)

Elvis: Viva Las Vegas 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

My Night at the Grammys 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The Beyoncé Experience 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Vibe Awards Special 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Dreamgirls: Divas Drama and Destiny 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2007 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 American Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '06 Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Dreamgirls 2006 (Movie)

Deena Jones (Actor)

The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pink Panther 2006 (Movie)

Xania (Actor)

American Top 40 Live 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Fashion Rocks 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

One Night One Star: Usher Live 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

E! Entertainer of the Year 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Fade to Black 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jingle Ball Rock 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Jackson Number Ones 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Access: Hot 24 in 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual TRL Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 and Self Magazine's Top 10 Rock Bodies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

3rd Annual BET Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

All of Us 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pepsi Smash 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Punk'd 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Revealed With Jules Asner 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fighting Temptations 2003 (Movie)

Lilly (Actor)

VH1 Divas Duets 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

Foxxy Cleopatra (Actor)

Hip Hopera: Carmen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Making The Movie: MTV's Hip Hop Opera: Carmen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fake ID Club 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

This Is Destiny's Child 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

2014 BET Awards (TV Show)

Performer

2014 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Show)

Performer

I Love the '80s (TV Show)

Actor
Music (49)

Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 (Movie)

("Haunted") (Song Performer)

Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 (Movie)

("Haunted") (Song)

Love, Rosie 2015 (Movie)

("Crazy In Love") (Song Performer)

Love, Rosie 2015 (Movie)

("Crazy In Love") (Song)

Beyond the Lights 2014 (Movie)

("Drunk In Love") (Song Performer)

Beyond the Lights 2014 (Movie)

("Drunk In Love") (Song)

If I Stay 2014 (Movie)

("Halo") (Song)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

("Back To Black") (Song Performer)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

("Crazy In Love") (Song)

Think Like A Man 2012 (Movie)

("Survivor") (Song)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 2011 (Movie)

("Survivor") (Song)

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

("Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)") (Song)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 (Movie)

("Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)") (Song)

Obsessed 2009 (Movie)

("Smash Into You") (Song Performer)

Obsessed 2009 (Movie)

("Smash Into You") (Song)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Performer

Bring It On: In It to Win It 2008 (Movie)

("Get Me Bodied") (Song Performer)

Bring It On: In It to Win It 2008 (Movie)

("Get Me Bodied") (Song)

Lakeview Terrace 2008 (Movie)

("Dot") (Song)

Movies Rock 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

2007 NCLR Alma Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Performer

Good Luck Chuck 2007 (Movie)

("Crazy In Love") (Song)

2006 BET Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Performer

Dreamgirls 2006 (Movie)

("Move" Song from the Original Broadway Production of DreamGirls) (Song Performer)

Dreamgirls 2006 (Movie)

("Listen") (Song)

The Pink Panther 2006 (Movie)

("A Woman Like Me") (Song)

The Pink Panther 2006 (Movie)

("A Woman Like Me") (Song Performer)

Death of a Dynasty 2005 (Movie)

("Say My Name") (Song)

The Honeymooners 2005 (Movie)

("Survivor") (Song)

Soul Plane 2004 (Movie)

("Survivor") (Song)

The 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The 2003 Radio Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song Performer

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

("Crazy In Love") (Song Performer)

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

("Crazy In Love") (Song)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Keep Giving Your Love To Me") (Song Performer)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Keep Giving Your Love To Me") (Song)

Head of State 2003 (Movie)

("'03 Bonnie & Clyde") (Song Performer)

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The 2003 Essence Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Fighting Temptations 2003 (Movie)

("Fighting Temptation") (Song Performer)

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

("Work It Out") (Song Performer)

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

("Work It Out") (Song)

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

("Thinking About You") (Song)

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

("Thinking About You") (Music Producer)

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

The Best Man 1999 (Movie)

("After All Is Said and Done" (Beyonce Knowles)) (Song Performer)

The Best Man 1999 (Movie)

("Bug A Boo") (Song)
Producer (3)

Beyonce's I Am...World Tour 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Obsessed 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cadillac Records 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Beyonce's I Am...World Tour 2010 (Movie)

(Director)
Editor (1)

Beyonce's I Am...World Tour 2010 (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

To quote one of her hit songs, Beyoncé Knowles was an "Irreplaceable" artist, excelling as a vocalist, songwriter, fashion designer, model, actress and all around tabloid icon. The Texas-born Knowles, with her china doll beauty, athletic body and powerful pipes, became a true superstar in a very short time. Starting her career in the late-1990s as lead singer of the R&B group, Destiny's Child - one of the most successful girl groups of all time - and later, triumphing as a solo star in music and film, Knowles added award-winning songwriter and accomplished fashion designer to her résumé, giving similar entrepreneurial divas like Jennifer Lopez a run for their money. In the spring of 2007, Knowles even appeared on the coveted cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition - a first for a non-supermodel - as well as basked in the critical glow for her parts in films like "Dreamgirls" (2006) and "Cadillac Records" (2008). But it was her enormous success in music that truly set her apart with chart-topping solo efforts Dangerously in Love (2003), B'Day (2006) and the multi-Grammy winning I Am Sasha Fierce (2008). With such mountainous success, Knowles was often seen in the tabloid media, particularly in regard to her relationship and later marriage to rapper and record mogul, Jay-Z. Whether it was her music, movies or product lines, there was no doubt that Knowles was one of the most commercially and critically successful artists of her day.

Relationships

Jay-Z Actor

Husband
Romantically linked as of September 2002 Married in a private ceremony at his apartment in NYC's Tribeca neighborhood on April 4, 2008

Solange Actor

Sister
Born June 24, 1986; R&B singer and actress

Yasiin Bey Actor

Companion
Rumored to have dated July 2002

Blue Carter

Daughter
Born Jan. 7, 2012; father Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter

Matthew Knowles

Father
Managed the group "Destiny Child" as well as Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Solange's solo careers

Tina Knowles Actor

Mother
Born Jan. 5, 1954 Designed clothes for the group "Destiny's Child" and for her daughter Beyonce as a solo artist; with daughter Beyonce, formed the clothing line House of Deréon

EDUCATION

High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

Houston , Texas

Milestones

2011

Released fourth solo album 4

2010

Earned three Grammy nominations, for her single "Halo" and for her collaboration with Lady Gaga on "Telephone"

2009

Co-starred in the thriller "Obsessed"

2008

Portrayed singer and songwriter Etta James in the musical biopic "Cadillac Records"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for performing the song "Once in a Lifetime"

2008

Released third studio album I Am… Sasha Fierce; earned 10 Grammy nominations, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Album

2008

Earned a Grammy nomination for the live version of "Me, Myself and I" from "The Beyoncé Experience Live!"

2007

Earned two Grammy nominations including one for her collaboration with Shakira, "Beautiful Liar"

2006

Released second solo album B'Day, which hit U.S. stores one day after her 25th birthday; earned 4 Grammy nominations

2006

Co-starred with Steve Martin in a prequel to the 1964 Peter Sellers original film "The Pink Panther"

2006

Starred as Deena, the Diana Ross-like lead in "Dreamgirls," an adaptation of the Broadway musical; received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical and Best Original Song for Listen

2005

Co-designed with her mother, Tina Knowles a line of apparel for young women named the House of Dereon collection

2005

Earned five Grammy nominations, two as a solo artist and three for Destiny Fulfilled, the final album for Destiny's Child

2004

Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXXVIII from Reliant Stadium in Houston

2003

Received 6 Grammy nominations, including Record Of The Year for her debut solo album Crazy In Love

2003

Starred as a single mother and the love interest to Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character in "The Fighting Temptations"

2002

Replaced Britney Spears as the Pepsi spokesperson

2002

Feature film debut, as Foxxy Cleopatra in "Austin Powers in Goldmember"

2001

Made acting debut as the lead in "Carmen: A Hip Hopera," an MTV made-for-television film

2000

Destiny's Child replaced two original members (Roberson and LeToya Luckett) with Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin

2000

Destiny's Child loses another member (Franklin) and decide to remain as a trio

1999

Group's ophomore album The Writing's on the Wall reached top ten Billboards upon its release

1998

Released first album Destiny's Child; album went platinum

1997

Destiny's Child signed to Columbia Records

Formed the group Girl's Tyme with LaTavia Roberson and Kelly Rowland; group later changed its name to Destiny's Child

Began music career at the age of seven

Bonus Trivia

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Her name was pronounced BEE-YAWN-SAY.

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"We will remain together as long as we have fun on stage and make good records. But I wouldn't suggest this as a career for anyone." – Knowles to Reuters, July 8, 2002

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"She's something like a phenomenom. Beyonce has the ability to do a movie, do a group project, then come back and do her own thing or whatever she chooses." – Kim Burse (director of A&R at Music World) Vibe, September 2002

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"Every day I look into the mirror and find something wrong. My legs could be more muscular, my waist just a little smaller and my boobs could be a little bigger. But, I would never have surgery." – Knowles quoted to People, Oct. 21, 2002

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"People want me to be mean or arrogant and extravagant, so everyone just expects something different when they meet me." – Knowles quoted in Us, March 17, 2003

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"I guess I'm a daredevil. I guess that's my dangerous side, I like to jump off boats and cliffs and things like that!" – Knowles quoted in People, March 16, 2004

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Knowles was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2004.

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"I just wanted people to really hear me, hear my voice and my tastes. For the first time, I wasn't afraid, I didn't feel limited. I wanted people to hear my range, because I can sing like a rapper, I can flow, I can sing soul songs, I can do rock, and I wanted people to hear that." – Knowles on breaking out as a solo artist, quoted in Vanity Fair, November 2005

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"I make black records. I write records like I speak, and I don’t try to change my songs so everyone else likes them." – Knowles to Blender magazine, October 2006

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She was named "World's Most Beautiful Woman" by People magazine in April 2012.

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