Gloria Estefan

Singer, Actor
An internationally renowned pop star, Gloria Estefan paved the way for Spanish-speaking artists to dominate the music charts. She first captured millions of hearts as the lead singer of Miami Sound Machine, performing ... Read more »
Born: 08/31/1957 in Havana, , CU

Filmography

Actor (123)

Glee 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Voice 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

2011 NCLR ALMA Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

SOS Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Marriage Ref 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Celia the Queen 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Dancing With the Stars 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

What Perez Sez 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

2006 Alma Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

A Capitol Fourth 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Idol: The Phenomenon 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Universe 2004 Pageant 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chris Isaak Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Born to Diva 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

2002 Olympic Winter Games 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Andy Garcia: Latin Rhythms & America Dreams 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

25 Sexiest Artists 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A-Z 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

A Rosie Christmas 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

And So This Is Christmas 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Celine Dion: All the Way... A Decade of Song 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grammy Countdown 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Havana: Portrait of Yesteryear 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Pavarotti & Friends 99 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual American Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Americanos Concert 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Gloria Estefan Live By Request 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Music of the Heart 1999 (Movie)

Isabel Vasquez (Actor)

The 1999 ALMA Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild on South Beach 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue's Birthday 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Elmopalooza 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Quincy Jones -- The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 Hispanic Heritage Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 World Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Women of the Net 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

All-Star Moms 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 World Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Party 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

1995 NCLR Bravo Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Independence Day Concert 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sounds of Summer Preview '96 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Grammy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Aretha Franklin: Going Home 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Latin Nights: An All-Star Celebration 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra Duets 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The VIDA Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand's No. 1 Hits 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Countdown to Kid's Day 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1994 World Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 36th Annual Grammy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Will You Marry Me? 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Aretha Franklin: Duets 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Center Stage 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Child of Mine: Songs For Our Children 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Hurricane Relief 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Spring Break Rave 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chris Evert Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

This Island Earth 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Cachao: Like His Rhythm There Is No Other 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Gloria Estefan: Going Home 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music, Uh-Huh! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Grand Opening of Euro Disney 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

First Person With Maria Shriver (02/28/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The American Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual Grammy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC Presents a Royal Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Sid & Marty Krofft's Redeye Express 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (23)

Think Like A Man 2012 (Movie)

("Conga") (Song Performer)

Poseidon 2006 (Movie)

("Let's Get Loud") (Song)

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Original Sin 2001 (Movie)

("You Can't Walk Away from Love") (Song)

Analyze This 1999 (Movie)

("Conga") (Song Performer)

Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 (Movie)

("Conga") (Song Performer)

Music of the Heart 1999 (Movie)

("The Music of My Heart") (Song Performer)

Dance With Me 1998 (Movie)

("Tres Deseos (Three Wishes)" "12 remix") (Song Performer)

Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

("Oye") (Song Performer)

Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Fools Rush In 1997 (Movie)

("Mi Tierra") (Song Performer)

Jerry Maguire 1996 (Movie)

("The Words Get in the Way") (Song)

Jimmy Hollywood 1994 (Movie)

("Mi Tierra") (Song Performer)

Made in America 1993 (Movie)

("Go Away") (Song Performer)

Made in America 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Salsa 1988 (Movie)

("Mucho Money") (Song Performer)

Stakeout 1987 (Movie)

("Rhythm Is Gonna Get You") (Song Performer)

Stakeout 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Cobra 1986 (Movie)

("Suave") (Song)

Singing Positive (TV Show)

Song

Biography

An internationally renowned pop star, Gloria Estefan paved the way for Spanish-speaking artists to dominate the music charts. She first captured millions of hearts as the lead singer of Miami Sound Machine, performing Top 10 hits such as "Conga" (1985), "Rhythm is Gonna Get You" (1987), and "Don't Wanna Lose You" (1989). Blending Latin, dance and adult contemporary styles, Estefan remained a major force in the music industry until a tragic bus accident in 1990 that left her with broken vertebrae. Her courage and determination helped Estefan survive the crash, and it was not long after until she reemerged with the inspirational single "Coming Out of the Dark" (1991). The Grammy Award-winning artist also made successful attempts at acting and entrepreneurial ventures, yet it was her talent, charisma, and grace that made Estefan one of the most influential female artists of her generation.

Relationships

Becky

Sister

Emilio Estefan Song

Husband
Married Sept. 2, 1978

Nayib Estefan Song

Son
Born Sept. 2, 1980; father, Emilio Estefan

Emily Estefan

Daughter
Born Dec. 5, 1994; father, Emilio Estefan

Jose Fajardo

Father
Was part of regiment assigned to protect Fulgencio Baptista when he was in power; fled Cuba with family when Fidel Castro came to power; later worked with the CIA and served in Vietnam Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Gloria Fajardo

Mother

EDUCATION

University of Miami

Miami , Florida

Milestones

2012

Guest starred on musical comedy series "Glee" (Fox)

2011

Celebrated her Latin-dance-pop roots with Miss Little Havana

2009

Along with husband Emilio, bought a small ownership stake in the Miami Dolphins

2003

Released first English language album in five years Unwrapped

2000

Co-starred with Andy Garcia in the biographical drama "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story"

1999

Film acting debut, "Music of the Heart" opposite Meryl Streep; also sang film's theme song with *NSYNC

1998

Featured in the very first "Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music" alongside Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, and Shania Twain

1996

Released the single "Reach," the official song of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA

1994

Recorded a cover disco hit "Turn the Beat Around" originally performed by Vicki Sue Robinson in 1976; track was included in the covers album Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me

1993

First Spanish language album as a solo artist, Mi Tierra

1991

Released comeback album Into the Light and the inspirational hit "Coming Out of the Dark"

1990

Critically injured near Scranton, PA when a speeding semi-truck crashed into her tour bus

1989

Released first album credited as solo artist Cuts Both Ways

1988

Group's name changed to Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine

1987

Released the multi-platinum selling Let It Loose, featuring "Anything for You" and "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"

1985

Achieved crossover success with the Miami Sound Machine album Primitive Love and its hit singles "Conga," "Bad Boy," and the ballad "Words Get in the Way"

1984

Miami Sound Machine released first English language album Eyes of Innocence, featuring the dance hit "Dr. Beat"

1977

Began singing with the Miami Sound Machine (then billed as the Miami Latin Boys with Gloria Estefan)

Bonus Trivia

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Estefan's official website was www.gloriafan.com.

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