Norah Jones

Singer, Musician, Actress
Musician, vocalist and songwriter Nora Jones became an overnight sensation at the age of 22 when her debut album, Come Away with Me, soared up the charts and swept the Grammy Awards. The album and its two ... Read more »
Born: 03/29/1979 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

They Came Together 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

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

Performer

Iconoclasts 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ted 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2009, 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Zen of Bennett 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Tony Bennett: Duets II 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Dancing With the Stars 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Wah Do Dem (What They Do) 2010 (Movie)

Willow (Actor)

30 Rock 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elvis: Viva Las Vegas 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

My Blueberry Nights 2008 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Genius: A Night For Ray Charles 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)
Music (24)

Conan 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

They Came Together 2014 (Movie)

("It Was The Last Thing On Your Mind") (Song Performer)

Ted 2012 (Movie)

("Everybody Needs A Best Friend") (Song Performer)

Ted 2012 (Movie)

("Come Away With Me") (Song)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

("Always Judging (Instrumental)") (Song)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

("Always Judging (Instrumental)") (Song Performer)

Obsessed 2009 (Movie)

("Any Other Day") (Song Performer)

Obsessed 2009 (Movie)

("Any Other Day") (Song)

My Blueberry Nights 2008 (Movie)

("The Story") (Song Performer)

My Blueberry Nights 2008 (Movie)

("The Story") (Song)

Gray Matters 2007 (Movie)

Soundtrack Artist (Music)

Idlewild 2006 (Movie)

("Take Off Your Cool") (Song Performer)

The 37th Annual CMA Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Performer

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement 2004 (Movie)

("Love Me Tender") (Song Performer)

Alex & Emma 2003 (Movie)

("Those Sweet Words") (Song Performer)

American Wedding 2003 (Movie)

("The Long Day Is Over") (Song)

Elvis Lives 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Performer

Love Actually 2003 (Movie)

("Turn Me On") (Song Performer)

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Performer

Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Maid in Manhattan 2002 (Movie)

("Come Away With Me") (Song)

Maid in Manhattan 2002 (Movie)

("Come Away With Me") (Song Performer)

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

("The Nearness Of You") (Song Performer)

Biography

Musician, vocalist and songwriter Nora Jones became an overnight sensation at the age of 22 when her debut album, Come Away with Me, soared up the charts and swept the Grammy Awards. The album and its two successors proved to record executives that audiences were ready for a sophisticated alternative to flashy, fleshy female pop singers. Jones' sound included elements of jazz, '70s singer/songwriters, and classic country, but she was also a frequent collaborator with artists as diverse as Ray Charles and the Foo Fighters. At any given time, she was involved in several surprising side projects that expressed her versatility and talent in every area of music creation and production. Film director Wong Kar-Wai saw something else in the gorgeous ingénue as well, casting the untrained actress in the starring role of his film, "My Blueberry Nights," which opened the Cannes Film Festival in the spring of 2007.

Relationships

Lee Alexander Song

Companion
Worked together and dated for several years Lived together in New York before splitting in December 2007

Sue Jones

Mother

Ravi Shankar Music

Father
Born April 7, 1920; legendary classical Indian sitar player, made famous in U.S. due to his musical collaborations with George Harrison Died Dec. 11, 2012

Anoushka Shankar Music

Half-Sister
Born June 9, 1981; followed in their father Ravi's footsteps and became highly-regarded classical sitar player followed in her father's footsteps and became a highly-regarded classical sitar player

EDUCATION

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

Dallas , Texas

University of North Texas

Denton , Texas
Left in 1999, two years into the program, and moved to New York

Milestones

2012

Teamed up with Danger Mouse for fifth studio album Little Broken Hearts

2010

Earned Grammy nomination for "Chasing Pirates" from the album The Fall

2009

Earned Grammy nomination for collaboration with Willie Nelson for "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

2009

Released fourth studio album The Fall

2007

Released third album Not Too Late, the first album she wrote or co-wrote every song

2007

Made acting debut in Wong Kai-wai's English language debut "My Blueberry Nights"; film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival

2004

Released second album Feels like Home,, which sold over 10 million copies

2003

Appeared on Outkast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below album in a duet with André 3000

2002

Released debut album Come Away with Me, which sold 20 million records and earned her eight Grammy Awards

2002

Made brief cameo in "Two Weeks Notice" playing the piano

2000

Landed record deal with jazz label Blue Note

1999

Moved to New York City during college

Bonus Trivia

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Jones played with numerous artists and bands including Wax Poetic and the Peter Malick Group.

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She performed quite frequently with guitarist Charlie Hunter in 2001.

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Time magazine included Jones on the "Time 100," a list of the most influential people of 2004.

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