Cyndi Lauper

Singer, Actress, Director
Along with only a select few musical artists of the Me Decade, Cyndi Lauper's songs helped define the era that gave birth to MTV, Reaganomics, and the Brat Pack. The singer emerged as one of the most recognizable icons ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1953 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (74)

Bones 2009, 2012 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

America's Got Talent 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Henry & Me 2014 (Movie)

Nurse Cyndi (Voice)

Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Performer

The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

30 Rock 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bob's Burgers 2012 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Happily Divorced 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1993 - 1995, 1999, 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Soundstage 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Contestant

True Spin 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Would You Rather? With Graham Norton 2006 - 2007, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Performer

Here and There 2010 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Performer

VH1 Divas 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Gossip Girl 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Celebrity Duets 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Brothers Band 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Brothers Band 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2005 American Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Lipstick & Dynamite 2005 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Queer as Folk (US) 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

That's So Raven 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chris Isaak Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway's Best 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Presents the '80s 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody Talk About... Pop Music! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

From The Waist Down: Men, Women & Music 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Martha Stewart's Christmas Dream 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Pops Goes the Fourth! 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Women Rock! Girls & Guitars 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Tribute to Joni Mitchell 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Opportunists 2000 (Movie)

Sally Mahon (Actor)

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock 'n Roll Moments 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light '93 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Life With Mikey 1993 (Movie)

Geena Briganti (Actor)

The American Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Off and Running 1992 (Movie)

Cyd (Actor)

The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Tribute to John Lennon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

1988 MTV Video Music Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Vibes 1988 (Movie)

Sylvia Pickel (Actor)

Cyndi Lauper in Paris 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rock 'n' Roll Evening News 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Patti LaBelle Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center (TV Show)

Performer

Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Show)

Actor
Music (35)

The Other Woman 2014 (Movie)

("Girls Just Want To Have Fun") (Song Performer)

This is Where I Leave You 2014 (Movie)

("Time After Time") (Song Performer)

This is Where I Leave You 2014 (Movie)

("Time After Time") (Song)

Nebraska 2013 (Movie)

("Time After Time") (Song)

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds 2012 (Movie)

("Time After Time") (Song)

The Music Never Stopped 2011 (Movie)

("Iko Iko") (Song Performer)

Here and There 2010 (Movie)

(Song)

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

("True Colors") (Song Performer)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 (Movie)

("Time After Time") (Song Performer)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 (Movie)

("Time After Time") (Song)

Up in the Air 2009 (Movie)

("Time After Time") (Song)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 2008 (Movie)

("Girls Just Want To Have Fun") (Song Performer)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

("Girls Just Want To Have Fun") (Song Performer)

Romance and Cigarettes 2007 (Movie)

("Prisoner Of Love") (Song Performer)

Napoleon Dynamite 2004 (Movie)

("Time After Time") (Song Performer)

Napoleon Dynamite 2004 (Movie)

("Time After Time") (Song)

Lifetime's Achievement Awards: Women Changing the World 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Grammy's Greatest Performances 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Rugrats in Paris - The Movie 2000 (Movie)

("I Want a Mom That Will Last Forever") (Song Performer)

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

("Maybe He'll Know") (Song)

Never Been Kissed 1999 (Movie)

("She Bop") (Song Performer)

Never Been Kissed 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

A Night At the Roxbury 1998 (Movie)

("Disco Inferno") (Song)

Karaoke Verite 1998 (Movie)

("Girls Just Want to Have Fun") (Song Performer)

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 1997 (Movie)

("Time After Time") (Song Performer)

"We Are the World": A 10th Anniversary Tribute 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Life With Mikey 1993 (Movie)

("Feels Like Christmas") (Song Performer)

Life With Mikey 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Peter's Friends 1992 (Movie)

("Girls Just Want to Have Fun") (Song Performer)

Just One Step: The Great Peace March 1989 (Movie)

(Performer)

Vibes 1988 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Vibes 1988 (Movie)

song producer("I've Got a Hole in My Heart") (Song)

The Goonies 1985 (Movie)

("The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" "What a Thrill") (Song Performer)

The Goonies 1985 (Movie)

song producer (Song)
Producer (1)

Rock 'n' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Along with only a select few musical artists of the Me Decade, Cyndi Lauper's songs helped define the era that gave birth to MTV, Reaganomics, and the Brat Pack. The singer emerged as one of the most recognizable icons of the 1980s, thanks to her eponymous hit, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (1983), a timeless anthem that inspired young women everywhere to reach for their neon-colored hairspray, pile on their costume jewelry, and dance their troubles away. Lauper's success stemmed not only from her signature art punk-inspired look, but also from her considerable vocal prowess and confident, youthful energy. She also used her unique voice - the same voice that breathed life into such inspirational tunes such as "True Colors" (1986) and "Time After Time" (1984) - to speak out on human rights issues and equality for the gay community. In 2010, Lauper competed on the reality series "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC, 2004- ) where she went head-to-head with other stars for a chance to do business with real estate mogul Donald Trump. It was another bold move from an artist who kept the world captivated with her positive spirit, unique style, and timeless pop music standards beloved by generations of fans.

Relationships

Fred Lauper

Father
German and Swiss descent

Catrine Lauper

Mother
Italian-American; appeared in many of Lauper's early videos including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "True Colors"

Fred Lauper

Brother

Elen Lauper

Sister

David Thornton Actor

Husband
Met while filming "Off and Running" (1991) Married Nov. 24, 1991

Declyn Thornton

Son
Born Nov. 19, 1997; father, David Thornton; named after Elvis Costello (birth name Declan Patrick MacManus)

David Wolff Actor

Companion
Met 1981 while singing in a local NY bar Began dating and he took over as her manager Split 1989

EDUCATION

Johnson State College

Johnson , Vermont

Richmond Hills High School

Richmond Hills , New York
Dropped out and later earned her GED

Milestones

2013

Starred on We TV reality series "Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual"

2013

Made Broadway debut as co-writer (with Harvey Fierstein) of "Kinky Boots," based on 2005 film of the same name

2010

Recorded blues album Memphis Blues

2010

Competed on third season of "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC)

2009

Played herself on third season finale of "30 Rock" (NBC)

2009

Released dance-oriented album Bring Ya To The Brink

2008

Headlined "True Colors Tour 2008"

2006

Made Broadway debut in "The Threepenny Opera"

2005

Appeared on Showtime's hit drama "Queer As Folk"

2000

Took part TV special "Women Rock! Girls and Guitars," in which she performed Paul McCartney hit "Maybe I'm Amazed"

2000

Co-starred as Christopher Walken's disgruntled girlfriend in "The Opportunists"

1999

Guest starred on an episode of "The Simpsons" (Fox) singing the National Anthem

1998

Contributed cover version of The Trammps' classic "Disco Inferno" for "A Night at the Roxbury" soundtrack

1993

Played Michael J. Fox's ditzy secretary in "Life with Mikey"

1993

Guest starred on hit NBC sitcom "Mad About You" as John Pankow's ex-wife

1989

Co-directed first music video "I Drove All Night" from A Night to Remember

1989

Released third album A Night to Remember

1988

Made film debut in quirky comedy "Vibes"

1986

Sang theme song for CBS series "Pee-wee's Playhouse" (credited as Ellen Shaw)

1986

Released second album True Colors

1985

Participated in USA for Africa's famine relief charity single "We Are the World"

1985

Wrote and performed title song for Steven Spielberg's "Goonies"; also served as film's musical director

1983

Released debut album She's So Unusual, which included hit singles "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time"

Appeared with groups Flyer and Blue Angels in late 1970s

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