Liz Phair

Depending on which source one read, singer-songwriter Liz Phair was either one of the most significant independent talents of the early 1990s or a polarizing figure who garnered attention through attention-grabbing ... Read more »
Born: 04/17/1967 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Music (31)

The 100 2003 - 2004, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

Super Fun Night 2003 - 2004, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Music

People Like Us 2012 (Movie)

("Dotted Line") (Song Performer)

People Like Us 2012 (Movie)

("Dotted Line") (Song)

In Plain Sight 2011 (Tv Show)

Music

Fanboys 2009 (Movie)

("Baby Got Going") (Song Performer)

Fanboys 2009 (Movie)

("Baby Got Going") (Song)

90210 2008 (Tv Show)

Music

Nancy Drew 2007 (Movie)

("Perfect Misfit") (Song)

Nancy Drew 2007 (Movie)

("Perfect Misfit") (Song Performer)

No Reservations 2007 (Movie)

("Count On My Love") (Music Producer)

Facing Life: The Retrial of Evan Zimmerman 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Song

Tempting Adam 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Song

13 Going On 30 2004 (Movie)

("Why Can't I") (Song Performer)

13 Going On 30 2004 (Movie)

("Why Can't I") (Song)

Raising Helen 2004 (Movie)

("Extraordinary") (Song)

Raising Helen 2004 (Movie)

("Extraordinary") (Song Performer)

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! 2004 (Movie)

("Why Can I") (Song Performer)

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! 2004 (Movie)

("Why Can I") (Song)

Thirteen 2003 (Movie)

("Explain It To Me") (Song Performer)

Thirteen 2003 (Movie)

("Explain It To Me") (Song)

Waking Up in Reno 2002 (Movie)

("Baby Got Going") (Song)

The Weber Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Theme Music

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

She's All That 1999 (Movie)

("Baby Got Going") (Song Performer)

She's All That 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

First Love, Last Rites 1998 (Movie)

vocals (Music)

Karaoke Verite 1998 (Movie)

("Perfect Life") (Song Performer)

The Horse Whisperer 1998 (Movie)

("Chopsticks") (Song)

Talk to Me: Americans in Coversation 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

Julie Johnson (TV Show)

Song
Actor (17)

The Drug Years 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Maxim Hot 100 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

On the Record With Bob Costas 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seeing Other People 2004 (Movie)

Yoga Teacher (Actor)

The 2003 Radio Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '70s 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Cherish 2002 (Movie)

Brynn (Actor)

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

Actor

100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Lilith on Top 2000 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Sounds of Summer Preview '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Biography

Depending on which source one read, singer-songwriter Liz Phair was either one of the most significant independent talents of the early 1990s or a polarizing figure who garnered attention through attention-grabbing lyrics and calculated shifts in musical direction. Despite this schism in perception, Phair was responsible for one of the most highly-regarded alternative rock releases of the decade, Exile on Guyville (1993), which addressed issues of female identity and sexuality found it in blunt, often explicit terms. The album rocketed her to the forefront of the indie music scene, where she stood shoulder to shoulder with such fellow forthright female rockers as Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morrissette. But Phair found it difficult to surpass the success of her initial release; subsequent albums like Whip-Smart (1994), whitechocolatespaceegg (1998) and Liz Phair (2003) were condemned for either failing to reproduce the raw, intimate tone of Exile or, in the case of the latter record, deviating into radio-friendly pop, which branded her as a traitor to the indie cause. Phair weathered the backlash by revisiting her past with a 2008 reissue of Exile and a second career as a composer for television. Her forays into pop, however, were still marked by bad luck with labels and listeners, forcing her to release her sixth album, Funstyle (2010), through her own website. In doing so, Phair actually became an icon for independent musicians by steering her career according to her own tastes and instinct rather than the whims of record executives and critics.

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