Mariah Carey

Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Once named the most successful artist of the 1990s by Billboard magazine, pop diva Mariah Carey overcame an industry biased towards her mixed ethnicity to become one of the most successful solo artists of all ... Read more »
Born: 03/27/1970 in Huntington, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (128)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Real Husbands of Hollywood 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

Mariah Carey: At Home in Concert with Matt Lauer 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

Michael Bublé's 3rd Annual Christmas Special 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

20/20 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Idol 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

Hattie Pearl (Actor)

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Ride With Funkmaster Flex 2003 - 2004, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

BET Honors 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad 25 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Christmas in Washington 2010 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

New Year's Eve Live 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The TeenNick Halo Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 41st NAACP Image Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Fashion Rocks 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Precious 2009 (Movie)

Ms. Weiss (Actor)

The 2008 American Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

Total Finale Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '08 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Tennessee 2008 (Movie)

Krystal Evans (Actor)

The 2008 Teen Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

You Don't Mess With the Zohan 2008 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Celebrity Debut 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV's New Year of Music 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Oprah Winfrey's Legends' Ball 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 American Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Billboard Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Radio Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 48th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual TRL Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

World Music Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

BET AWARDS 2005 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Death of a Dynasty 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

State Property 2 2005 (Movie)

Professionally Dressed Woman (Actor)

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

George Michael: A Different Story 2004 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

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

Actor

World Music Awards 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual American Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

A Home For the Holidays With Mariah Carey 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas Remembrances 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Making the Video 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Muhammad Ali's 60th Birthday Celebration 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXXVI 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Testimony 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Radio Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody Talk About... Pop Music! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Glitter 2001 (Movie)

Billie Frank (Actor)

Greatest Rock & Roll Moments: 2000 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A-Z 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Total Access 24/7 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Holiday Help-a-Thon 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Mariah Carey's Homecoming Special 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Pavarotti & Friends 99 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Rankin File: Sex Sells 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 World Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual American Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The BET 20th Anniversary Celebration 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Total Access 24/7 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Mariah Around the World 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

My Favorite Christmas Songs 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Billboard Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Essence Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th NAACP Image Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bachelor 1999 (Movie)

Ilana (Actor)

A Gift of Song 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Patti LaBelle Live! One Night Only 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Essence Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 World Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 25th Annual American Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 97 Fashion Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 1996 MTV Video Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Mariah Carey: Daydream From New York to Tokyo 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 World Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 38th Annual Grammy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 World Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Mariah Carey 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

1991 MTV Video Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Entertainers '91: The Top 20 of the Year 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1991 Billboard Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

2015 Billboard Music Awards (TV Show)

Performer

Christmas in Rockefeller Center (TV Show)

Performer

United We Stand (TV Show)

Actor

Wisegirls (TV Show)

Actor
Music (17)

Oz: The Great and Powerful 2013 (Movie)

("Almost Home") (Song Performer)

Oz: The Great and Powerful 2013 (Movie)

("Almost Home") (Song)

Big Time Christmas 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Song

Get Him to the Greek 2010 (Movie)

("Touch My Body") (Song Performer)

Get Him to the Greek 2010 (Movie)

("Touch My Body") (Song)

New Year's Eve Live 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

You Don't Mess With the Zohan 2008 (Movie)

"I'll Be Lovin' You Long Time" (Song Performer)

You Don't Mess With the Zohan 2008 (Movie)

"I'll Be Lovin' You Long Time" (Song)

2006 BET Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Performer

Glitter 2001 (Movie)

song producer & performer("All My Life" "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On") (Song)

Glitter 2001 (Movie)

executive music producer (Music Producer)

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 (Movie)

("Where Are You Christmas") (Song)

Mariah Around the World 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Rush Hour 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Rush Hour 1998 (Movie)

song perfomer("Fantasy") (Song Performer)

The Prince of Egypt 1998 (Movie)

("When You Believe (from 'The Prince of Egypt')") (Song Performer)

Christmas Cupid (TV Show)

Song
Producer (1)

Mariah Around the World 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Once named the most successful artist of the 1990s by Billboard magazine, pop diva Mariah Carey overcame an industry biased towards her mixed ethnicity to become one of the most successful solo artists of all time. Following her self-titled debut album, Carey spent the next several years topping the charts while becoming the first artist to ever have their first five singles reach No. 1. Though reluctant at first to sing on stage, Carey delivered a rousing performance on "MTV Unplugged," which led to high ratings for the series and a best-selling album. But it was her third record, Music Box, that established her as an international star, thanks to over 30 million copies selling worldwide. With her career at full tilt and her Cinderella-like marriage to Columbia Records executive, Tommy Mottola, Carey seemed to have it all. But by the end of the decade, her squeaky clean image and seemingly perfect marriage started to crack. Following a highly-publicized separation and divorce from Mottola, she had a public breakdown that resulted in a hospital stay. Meanwhile, album sales plummeted while Carey made a disastrous acting debut in the much-maligned drama, "Glitter" (2001). Despite what many considered to be a permanent career setback, Carey emerged vindicated only a few years later with The Emancipation of Mimi (2005), which put her atop the charts while winning two Grammy Awards. Once ridiculed for her acting, Carey also found herself the subject of serious Oscar buzz for her performance as a social worker in the indie drama, "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire" (2009), all of which helped solidify Carey as one of the most versatile and beloved performers of her generation.

Relationships

Eminem Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated after his 2001 divorce; confirmed that they were a couple in 2002 No longer together

Nick Cannon Actor

Husband
Met in March 2008 when he co-directed the video for her single "Bye Bye" Married April 30, 2008 in a small secret ceremony in the Bahamas

Monroe Cannon

Daughter
Born April 30, 2011; twin of Moroccan Scott; father Nick Cannon

Moroccan Cannon

Son
Born April 30, 2011; twin of Monroe; father, Nick Cannon

Alfred Carey

Father
African-American of Venezuelan descent Divorced Carey's mother c.1973

Patricia Carey

Mother
Irish-American Attended Juilliard Divorced Carey's father c.1973

Morgan Carey

Brother
Older

Alison Carey

Sister
Older Lived with father after parents' split

Vin Diesel Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated in 2002 No longer together

Derek Jeter Actor

Companion
Dated in 1998 No longer together

Luis Miguel Actor

Companion
Had an on-again, off-again relationship from 1998-2001

Thomas D Mottola Executive Producer

Husband
Former CEO of Sony Music; discovered Carey at a party, listened to her demo, and signed her to his label Married June 5, 1993 Divorced March 5, 1998

Mark Sudack

Companion
Dated in 2004 No longer together

EDUCATION

Harborfields High School

Greenlawn , New York 1987

Milestones

2012

Announced as new judge of "American Idol" (Fox) alongside Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, and returnee Randy Jackson

2009

Released her album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel

2009

Earned critical praise for her performance as a social worker in "Precious"

2008

Released eleventh studio album E=MC²

2006

Played an aspiring singer who flees her controlling husband in the indie film "Tennessee"

2006

Signed a deal with Pepsi to write and produce 20 exclusive ringtones and star in TV commercials

2005

Released her multi-platinum album, The Emancipation of Mimi; nominated for eight Grammy awards, including Record of the Year

2002

Signed a contract with Island Records, valued at more than $22 million; also launched the record label MonarC

2002

Virgin bought out Carey's contract for $28 million

2002

Acted opposite Mira Sorvino in "Wise Girls"; screened at Sundance

2002

Made guest appearance on FOX's "Ally McBeal"

2001

Starred in the semi-autobiographical film, "Glitter"; also released an accompanying soundtrack album

2001

Left Columbia Records and signed a contract with EMI's Virgin Records worth a reported $80 million

2000

Performed in the VH1 special, "Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross"

1999

Teamed up with rap star Jay-Z for the single, "Heartbreaker"

1999

Released the album, Rainbow, featuring the hit single "Heartbreaker"

1999

Had a small role as an opera singer in "The Bachelor"

1998

Shut down operations at Crave Records in July

1998

Teamed with Whitney Houston for the single "When You Believe," the theme song for the animated feature "The Prince of Egypt"

1998

UPN aired the concert special "Mariah Around the World"

1997

Founded Crave Records under Sony Music Entertainment

1997

Released the album, Butterfly, marking her transition to a more hip-hop inspired sound

1996

Collaborated with Boyz II Men on "One Sweet Day," which is later named the biggest recording of the year

1995

The concert special "Mariah Carey: Daydream from New York to Tokyo" aired on FOX

1994

Teamed up with Luther Vandross to cover the Diana Ross/Lionel Richie hit, "Endless Love"

1994

Merry Christmas is released, launching the hit holiday original, "All I Want For Christmas"

1993

Starred in the NBC special "Mariah Carey"

1993

Released MTV Unplugged from her appearance on the music series; hit No.1 with her remake of "I'll Be There"

1993

Released the album, Music Box, featuring the hit "Dreamlover"

1991

Followed up with the comparably successful sophomore effort, Emotions

1990

Released her debut album, Mariah Carey, which included the breakthrough hit, "Vision of Love"

1988

Began career as a backup singer for freestyle balladeer Brenda K. Starr

1988

Presented her demo to Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola at a party and he signed her to a recording contract shortly after

Bonus Trivia

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Director Brett Ratner, who directed Carey's "Heartbreaker" video on the singer: "She's a trouper, to say the least. But she's like a kid, too. That's what's so crazy, because when you're with Mariah, it's like, 'Jump on and go for the ride.' And look, she's really, really smart. She does everything: She writes, she produces. People think she's writing these songs just to sell records, but these songs come right from her heart." - quoted in Rolling Stone magazine, Feb. 17, 2000

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Carey on what she was told, early on in her career: "You're too young; you're too light; you're too black. I was this nebulous creature that nobody understood, but they could hear the voice." - from Interview magazine, September 2007

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In 1994, helped open Camp Mariah, a summer haven for underprivileged youth.

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In July 2001, it was widely reported that Carey had suffered a physical and emotional breakdown. She posted bizarre messages on her official Web site, appeared on "TRL" and performed a strip tease and was eventually hospitalized.

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In 2008, Carey made Time magazine's annual list of 100 most Influential people.

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