Kara DioGuardi

Songwriter, Record producer, Singer
One of the most successful songwriters of the early millennium, Kara DioGuardi rose from the ranks of Billboard magazine's advertising department to pen literally hundreds of hit singles for some of the biggest ... Read more »
Born: 12/09/1970 in Scarsdale, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (28)

Boyhood 2014 (Movie)

("Good Girls Go Bad") (Song)

The Best of Me 2014 (Movie)

("In Love Again") (Song)

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star 2011 (Movie)

("Hot Mess") (Song)

I Don't Know How She Does It 2011 (Movie)

("Love Story") (Song)

Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County 2004 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Theme Song

Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

Off the Record 2005 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

Youth in Revolt 2010 (Movie)

("L.O.V.E.") (Song)

Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 (Movie)

("Rich Girl") (Song)

Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

("Dream") (Song)

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience 2009 (Movie)

("Play My Music") (Song)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2008 (Movie)

("Rich Girl") (Song)

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

("Never Stop") (Song)

Get Smart 2008 (Movie)

("Ain't No Other Man") (Song)

Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert 2008 (Movie)

("We Got The Party") (Song)

Table for Three 2008 (Movie)

("Safety") (Song)

Chestnut: Hero of Central Park 2006 (Movie)

("1-2-3") (Song)

Last Holiday 2006 (Movie)

("Rich Girl") (Song)

Material Girls 2006 (Movie)

("Happy") (Song)

Herbie: Fully Loaded 2005 (Movie)

("First") (Song)

Ice Princess 2005 (Movie)

("Reach") (Song)

A Cinderella Story 2004 (Movie)

("Now You Know") (Song)

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 2004 (Movie)

("Ready") (Song)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 (Movie)

("The Way") (Song)

Brave New Girl (TV Show)

Song

Camp Rock (TV Show)

Song

Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam (TV Show)

Music Producer
Actor (8)

American Idol 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Platinum Hit 2008 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The E! True Hollywood Story: Kara DioGuardi 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 3 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

Hannah Montana 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Talkshow With Spike Feresten 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The One: Making a Music Star 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the most successful songwriters of the early millennium, Kara DioGuardi rose from the ranks of Billboard magazine's advertising department to pen literally hundreds of hit singles for some of the biggest names in pop and rock music. Among the 46 albums with Top 10 credentials to feature her songs were releases by Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson, the Jonas Brothers and Carrie Underwood, to name just a few. DioGuardi's Midas touch reaped the music industry's biggest honors, including multiple Grammy nominations and virtually every songwriting award available from the venerable music publisher BMI. Her grip on the American popular music scene grew even tighter in 2008 when she was announced as the fourth judge on the reality series juggernaut, "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ).

Relationships

Mike McCuddy

Husband
Married July 5, 2009

Greyson McCuddy

Son
Born Jan. 31, 2013; father, Mike McCuddy

Milestones

2011

Became the head judge for Bravo's singer-songwriter competition series, "Platinum Hit"

2009

Joined the eighth season of "American Idol" (FOX) as a fourth judge; left after two seasons with the show

2007

Nominated for a Latin Grammy for co-writing the Belinda single, "Bella Tracion"

2004

Co-wrote several songs on Kelly Clarkson's second album Breakaway

2003

Co-wrote and performed "Somethin' To Say," the theme to the now-cancelled Lifetime Television series "For the People"

2001

Co-wrote and sang back up on Enrique Iglesias's hit single "Escape"

2001

Briefly recorded under the name Simply Kara and released one album entitled Poe

2000

Co-wrote (with Paula Abdul) the UK number one single "Spinning Around" for Kylie Minogue

1999

Released an album with the the independent pop/rock duo MaD DoLL

Bonus Trivia

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Kara co-owns Arthouse Entertainment, a unique and diverse publishing company that seeks to be the top resource company for record companies and other music entities seeking outstanding compositions, productions, artists and related music services.

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