Fiona Apple

A complex musical presence throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Fiona Apple generated considerable praise for her preternatural songwriting ability, which addressed issues of love, lust and longing in ... Read more »
Born: 09/12/1977 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (11)

The Affair 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Original Music

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

("So Sleepy (The Bells)") (Song Performer)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

("So Sleepy (The Bells)") (Song)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

("Paper Bag") (Song Performer)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

("Paper Bag") (Song)

School for Scoundrels 2006 (Movie)

("Sleep To Dream") (Song Performer)

School for Scoundrels 2006 (Movie)

("Sleep To Dream") (Song)

Magnolia 1999 (Movie)

instruments & odd pieces of musical business (Music)

Pleasantville 1998 (Movie)

("Across the Universe") (Song Performer)

Plus-Minus Null 1997 (Movie)

(Music)
Actor (11)

Iconoclasts 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

ReAct Now: Music & Relief 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Sessions at West 54th 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sound of the Grammys '98 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Year in Rock 1997 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 97 Fashion Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

Magnolia 1999 (Movie)

("Claudia's" artwork) (Other)

Biography

A complex musical presence throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Fiona Apple generated considerable praise for her preternatural songwriting ability, which addressed issues of love, lust and longing in exceptionally literate and adult terms, as well as vituperative criticism for her occasionally erratic behavior both on- and off-stage. Apple rose to fame while still a teenager with Tidal (1996), a lush album of piano-and-string-driven ballads which reached triple platinum status thanks to such brooding numbers as "Criminal." But a much-publicized slam of the music industry at the MTV Video Music Awards left a bad taste in the mouths of many critics, as did an emotional breakdown during a performance to support her second album, When the Pawn (1999). Despite these issues, Apple maintained a passionate fanbase, which rose in her defense over alleged label mismanagement of her third record, Extraordinary Machine (2005). The album found Apple settled comfortably into her newfound status as a cult favorite, which granted her more freedom to pursue her muse to her own content. A fourth album, The Idler Wheel (2012) solidified Apple's status as one of the music industry's most eclectic and free-spirited performers, as well as a formidable chronicler of the human heart's more extreme flights.

Relationships

Jonathan Ames Writer

Companion
Dated 2007-2010

Paul Thomas Anderson Writer

Companion
Dated c. 1998 No longer together

David Blaine Actor

Companion
Dated in mid-1990s

Milestones

2012

Released fourth album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

2006

Appeared with Quentin Tarantino on Sundance Channel series "Iconoclasts"

2005

Long-awaited album Extraordinary Machine, recorded in 2003, finally released after several delays and record label disputes

1999

Titled sophomore album When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thinks Like A King What He Knows Throws The Blows When He Goes To The Fight And He'll Win The Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters The Ring There's No Body To Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When

1998

Recorded a cover of The Beatles' classic "Across the Universe" for the "Pleasantville" soundtrack

1997

Named Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards

1996

Released platinum-selling debut Tidal; featured breakthrough singles "Shadowboxer" and "Criminal"

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