K D Lang

Singer, Songwriter, Composer
Born in a small town in Alberta, Canada, k d lang first gained prominence as a country and western singer. With her close-cropped hair, cowgirl gear and horn-rimmed glasses, she cut an ironic figure that even she has ... Read more »
Born: 11/02/1961 in Consort, Alberta, CA

Filmography

Actor (52)

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

Performer

Ellen 1987 - 2000, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Graham Norton Show 1987 - 2000, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tony Bennett: An American Classic 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Unleashed 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Roadie Chefs II 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Equality Rocks 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

k.d. lang Live By Request 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Dharma & Greg 1987 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eye of the Beholder 2000 (Movie)

Hilary (Actor)

Hard Rock Live 1996 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Roy Orbison Anthology 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Unplugged 1987 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Carpenters: Harmony and Heartbreak 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mario Puzo's The Last Don 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Songs & Visions 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

k.d. lang 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

k.d. lang - Live in Sydney 1996 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 1995 BRIT Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Grammy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

George Michael's Concert of Hope 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Rolling Stone '93: The Year in Review 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Salmonberries 1994 (Movie)

Kotzebue (Actor)

Teresa's Tattoo 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 12 Most Fascinating People of 1993 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1993 MTV Video Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

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

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Center Stage 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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

Actor

Super Dave 1987 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Red, Hot & Blue 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Grammy Living Legends 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Roy Orbison Tribute to Benefit the Homeless 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Songs of the Big Valley 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The Best of Cinemax Sessions 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

k.d. lang: All You Get Is Me 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Music -- A New Tradition 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Roy Orbison & Friends: A Black & White Night 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (24)

Away From Her 2007 (Movie)

("Helpless") (Song Performer)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("Golden Slumbers") (Song Performer)

The Black Dahlia 2006 (Movie)

("Love For Sale") (Song Performer)

Home on the Range 2004 (Movie)

("Little Patch Of Heaven") (Song Performer)

Normal 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Sweet November 2001 (Movie)

("Consequences Of Falling") (Song Performer)

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997 (Movie)

("Skylark") (Song Performer)

Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 (Movie)

("Surrender") (Song Performer)

Traveller 1997 (Movie)

("Seven Lonely Days") (Song Performer)

Entwined 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

The Celluloid Closet 1996 (Movie)

vocal performance (Performer)

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

In Search of Angels 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Salmonberries 1994 (Movie)

("Barefoot") (Song Performer)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

("No More Tears (Enough is Enough)") (Song Performer)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

("Ridin' the Rails") (Song Performer)

The Hot Spot 1990 (Movie)

("Wall Flower Waltz" "Angel With a Lariat") (Song Performer)

The Hot Spot 1990 (Movie)

songs (Song)

In Country 1989 (Movie)

("(Waltz Me) Once Again Around the Dance Floor") (Song Performer)

The Fly II 1989 (Movie)

("Lock, Stock and Teardrops") (Song Performer)

Getting Married in Buffalo Jump 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Hiding Out 1987 (Movie)

("Crying") (Song Performer)

Soldier's Girl (TV Show)

Song

Biography

Born in a small town in Alberta, Canada, k d lang first gained prominence as a country and western singer. With her close-cropped hair, cowgirl gear and horn-rimmed glasses, she cut an ironic figure that even she has admitted was wacky. But when she opened her mouth to sing, audiences listened. As she dropped the outer trappings and concentrated on her vocal stylings, many began to compare her with the great Patsy Cline. (In fact, lang used to claim that she was the reincarnation of the singer). After two albums with her band, the Reclines, lang began performing as a solo artist. "Shadowland" (1988), her third album, received critical kudos and the singer was lumped with such artists as Lyle Lovett as emblems of the "New Country" movement; artists who managed to find novel approaches to the form without alienating the core audience.

Relationships

Leisha Hailey Actor

Companion
Dated for nearly five years Broke up in 2001

Fred Lang

Father
Left Lang's mother for another woman c. 1974 Lang did not see her father for eight years until a chance meeting in Edmonton, Alberta

Audrey Lang

Mother

Keltie Lang

Sister
Older; born c. 1955; also disclosed her homosexuality

Jamie Price

Domestic Partner
Met through a Buddhist teacher Filed for domestic partnership in California in 2003 Lang filed legal documentation January 2012 to dissolve their domestic partnership; partnership dissolved September 2012

Guinevere Turner Actor

Companion
Linked romantically in the press, though Turner has offered "We're just friends" and "No comment" to reporters' queries

EDUCATION

attended college in Canada; studied art and music

Milestones

2000

Cast in a supporting role in the feature "Eye of the Beholder" (filmed in 1998), alongside Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd

1997

TV acting debut in the CBS miniseries "The Last Don"

1997

Made cameo appearance on the "coming out" episode of "Ellen"

1994

With longtime collaborator Ben Mink, wrote the music for Gus Van Sant's "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"

1993

Garnered further publicity when she posed for the cover of Vanity Fair sitting in a barber's chair with Cindy Crawford giving lang a shave

1993

Engendered controversy when she participated in a "Meat Stinks" advertising campaign sponsored by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

1992

Publicly "came out" as a lesbian in an interview with The Advocate, a magazine targeted to a gay and lesbian audience

1991

Made film acting debut in "Salmonberries", directed by Adlon

1990

Starred in "So in Love" music video (directed by Percy Adlon) for the "Red, Hot & Blue" TV special and disc

1988

Wrote the film score for "Walking After Midnight" with her band, the re-clines

Formed band k d lang and the re-clines, a country and western band

While in college, began career as a performance artist

Grew up in Consort, a small town in Alberta, Canada

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