Lori Singer

Actor, Cellist, Model
After starting her career as a concert cellist, ethereal actress Lori Singer made the smooth transition to the screen with a handful of supporting parts that later helped her land leading roles. Singer came to acting ... Read more »
Born: 11/05/1957 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

IRA--King of Nothing 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

VR.5 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sarabande 1996 (Movie)

Dr Angela France (Actor)

The Last Ride 1994 (Movie)

Scarlett Stuart (Actor)

Equinox 1993 (Movie)

Sharon Ace (Actor)

Short Cuts 1993 (Movie)

Zoe Trainer (Actor)

Sunset Grill 1993 (Movie)

Loren Duquesne (Actor)

Warlock 1991 (Movie)

Kassandra (Actor)

Sensibility and Sense 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Don Johnson's Music Video Feature Heartbeat 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Heat 1987 (Movie)

Roxy (Actor)

Made in U.S.A. 1986 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 (Movie)

Lana (Actor)

The Man With One Red Shoe 1985 (Movie)

Maddy (Actor)

Trouble in Mind 1985 (Movie)

Georgia (Actor)

Footloose 1984 (Movie)

Ariel Moore (Actor)

The Kids From Fame 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Born Beautiful (TV Show)

Actor

Fame (TV Show)

Actor

Storm and Sorrow (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

After starting her career as a concert cellist, ethereal actress Lori Singer made the smooth transition to the screen with a handful of supporting parts that later helped her land leading roles. Singer came to acting via Juilliard and a brief stint as a fashion model, before making her series debut as a naïve Midwesterner trying to make good in the big city on the short-lived drama "Fame" (NBC, 1982-83). But her leading role in the hit movie, "Footloose" (1984) helped propel her career to greater heights. Singer next delivered co-starring performances in "The Falcon and the Snowman" (1985) and "The Man with One Red Shoe" (1985), while earning critical praise for her turn in the otherwise mediocre noir "Summer Heat" (1987). Following appearances in little-seen indies like "Equinox" (1992) and "Sunset Grill" (1993), Singer gave arguably one of her finest performances as a depressed cellist in Robert Altman's excellent ensemble drama, "Short Cuts" (1993). Following a brief return to series television with "VR.5" (Fox, 1995), Singer left the acting business altogether in order to refocus on performing music, only to re-emerge in 2011 with a guest starring performance on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ), which sparked renewed interest in the enigmatic actress' career.

Relationships

Richard Emery

Husband
married c. 1980 Singer filed for divorce in 1996 filed second lawsuit in March 1999 claiming Emery was in collusion with their accounts and defrauded her of millions of dollars divorced finalized in 1999 custody battle and other lawsuits settled in spring 2000

Jacques Emery

Son
born in February 1991

Bryan Singer Executive Producer

Cousin
Born Sept. 17, 1965

Jacques Singer

Father

Marc Singer

Brother

Bryan Singer

Cousin

Brad Zackson

Companion

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York , New York
accepted at age 15

Milestones

1995

Returned to series TV in the short-lived sci-fi series "VR.5" (Fox)

1984

Screen debut, "Footloose"

1982

Played cellist Julie Miller on the NBC TV series "Fame"

1982

TV debut in the NBC telefilm "Born Beautiful"

1980

While still a student at Juilliard, won Bergen Philharmonic Competition

Moved around with family; lived in Oregon, New York and Louisiana

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