Lionel Richie

With a string of chart-topping singles and award-winning albums, Lionel Richie was the 1980s ultimate balladeer. He launched his career as the singer and saxophone player of the funk-soul group the Commodores, which ... Read more »
Born: 06/19/1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Music (55)

Paddington 2015 (Movie)

("Hello") (Song)

Paddington 2015 (Movie)

("Hello") (Song Performer)

While We're Young 2015 (Movie)

("All Night Long (All Night)") (Song Performer)

While We're Young 2015 (Movie)

("All Night Long (All Night)") (Song)

Blended 2014 (Movie)

("Endless Love") (Song)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

("Still") (Song)

Rio 2011 (Movie)

("Say You, Say Me") (Song)

Rio 2011 (Movie)

("Say You, Say Me") (Song Performer)

Super 8 2011 (Movie)

("Easy") (Song)

The Zookeeper 2011 (Movie)

("Easy") (Song)

What's Your Number? 2011 (Movie)

("Three Times A Lady") (Song)

Couples Retreat 2009 (Movie)

("Stuck On You") (Song)

Duplicity 2009 (Movie)

("Brick House") (Song)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 (Movie)

("Brick House") (Song)

Baby Mama 2008 (Movie)

("Endless Love") (Song)

Baby Mama 2008 (Movie)

("Endless Love") (Song Performer)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

("Brick House") (Song)

Are We Done Yet? 2007 (Movie)

("Hello") (Song Performer)

Are We Done Yet? 2007 (Movie)

("Hello") (Song)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("Hello") (Song)

Phat Girlz 2006 (Movie)

("Brick House") (Song)

Scary Movie 4 2006 (Movie)

("Hello") (Song)

Herbie: Fully Loaded 2005 (Movie)

("Hello") (Song)

Herbie: Fully Loaded 2005 (Movie)

("Hello") (Song Performer)

Roll Bounce 2005 (Movie)

("Easy") (Song)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 (Movie)

("Hello") (Song)

Garden State 2004 (Movie)

("Three Times A Lady") (Song)

Honey 2003 (Movie)

("Into You") (Song)

The 2003 Essence Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

("Lil' Romeo's B House") (Song)

Undercover Brother 2002 (Movie)

("Brick House") (Song)

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

("Brick House") (Song)

What Planet Are You From? 2000 (Movie)

("All Night Long (All Night)") (Song Performer)

What Planet Are You From? 2000 (Movie)

("All Night Long (All Night)") (Song)

Election 1999 (Movie)

("Three Times a Lady") (Song)

Muppets From Space 1999 (Movie)

("Brick House") (Song)

Home Fries 1998 (Movie)

("Brick House") (Song)

The Fifth Element 1997 (Movie)

("All Night Long") (Song)

My Fellow Americans 1996 (Movie)

("Brick House") (Song)

Swingers 1996 (Movie)

("Brick House") (Song)

The Associate 1996 (Movie)

("Brick House") (Song)

Moonwalker 1988 (Movie)

("We Are the World") (Song)

Disney's DTV Doggone Valentine 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

Heaven 1987 (Movie)

("Endless Love") (Song Performer)

Heaven 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Disney's D-TV Valentine 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Color Purple 1985 (Movie)

("Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)") (Song)

White Nights 1985 (Movie)

("Say You Say Me") (Song Performer)

White Nights 1985 (Movie)

(Song)

Endless Love 1981 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Endless Love 1981 (Movie)

("Endless Love" "Dreaming of You") (Song Performer)

The Last American Virgin 1981 (Movie)

("Oh No") (Song)

Thank God It's Friday 1977 (Movie)

songs("Brickhouse" "Too Hot Ta Trot" "Easy") (Song)

Running Mates (TV Show)

Song
Actor (55)

#CandidlyNicole 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

Oprah Presents: Master Class 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Oprah's Master Class: Civil Rights Special 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

The Voice 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

CMT Artists of the Year 2013 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

Countdown to the American Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The 45th Annual CMA Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

Who Do You Think You Are? 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

America Celebrates July 4th at Ford's Theatre 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol 2003, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 American Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

Dancing With the Stars 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Best Summer Ever 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

CMT Crossroads 2005 (Tv Show)

Performer

Motown 45 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Felicity 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 100 Greatest Dance Songs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Pavarotti & Friends 99 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Pariah 1999 (Movie)

The Lavender Mob (Actor)

Motown 40: The Music Is Forever 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 23rd Annual American Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Preacher's Wife 1996 (Movie)

Britsloe (Actor)

What Is This Thing Called Love? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 20th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (12/02/86) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Liberty Weekend 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

2014 BET Awards (TV Show)

Performer

I Love the '80s (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With a string of chart-topping singles and award-winning albums, Lionel Richie was the 1980s ultimate balladeer. He launched his career as the singer and saxophone player of the funk-soul group the Commodores, which helped redefine the Motown sound with its anthem "Brick House" (1977) and the easy-listening classic "Three Times a Lady" (1978), among several other hits. Following his contentious departure from the Commodores, Richie transitioned to a successful solo performer with the release of his Grammy Award-winning album Can't Slow Down (1983). The album included some of Richie's signature hits, from the upbeat party track "All Night Long (All Night)," to the heartfelt ballad "Hello." An acclaimed songwriter, Richie collaborated with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones in producing the 1985 charity single "We Are the World," one of the biggest selling singles in the history of recorded music. However, his personal life played out much differently than his love songs. In 1988, Richie's estranged wife was arrested for brutally attacking him after she caught the singer in a hotel room with his lover. Despite all the controversy surrounding his failed marriage - to say nothing of the storms he weathered from his adopted daughter, Nicole Richie - the singer continued to make music throughout the '90s and 2000s, maintaining a strong presence in the music industry, and solidifying his status as one of the more respected vocalists and songwriters of his generation.

Relationships

Brenda Harvey-Richie

Wife
Married Oct. 28, 1975 Divorced Aug. 9, 1993

Diana Richie

Wife
Married Dec. 21, 1995 Divorced in January 2004

Nicole Richie Actor

Daughter
Born Sept. 21, 1981; adopted by Richie and wife Brenda

Myles Richie

Son
Born May 27, 1994; mother, Diana Alexander Richie

Sophia Richie

Daughter
Born Aug. 26, 1998; mother, Diana Alexander Richie

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