Sinead O'Connor

An immensely talented and principled singer who became one of the world's most controversial women, Sinad O'Connor debuted with the 1987 album The Lion and the Cobra. Instantly recognizable for her powerful ... Read more »
Born: 12/08/1966 in Dublin, IE

Filmography

Music (42)

Albert Nobbs 2011 (Movie)

("Lay Your Head Down") (Song Performer)

Eden 2008 (Movie)

("The House of the Rising Sun") (Song Performer)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 (Movie)

("Nothing Compares 2 U") (Song Performer)

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

("Silent Night") (Song Performer)

The Water Horse 2007 (Movie)

("Back Where You Belong") (Song)

The Water Horse 2007 (Movie)

("Back Where You Belong") (Song Performer)

The Water Horse 2007 (Movie)

(Vocals)

Ned Kelly 2004 (Movie)

("It's All Good") (Song Performer)

Veronica Guerin 2003 (Movie)

("Funeral Song") (Song Performer)

Size Matters: A Real Sex Xtra 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

("The Healing Room") (Song Performer)

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

("Dancing Lessons") (Song Performer)

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Rugrats in Paris - The Movie 2000 (Movie)

("When You Love") (Song Performer)

I Could Read the Sky 1999 (Movie)

featured musician (Music)

Stigmata 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Stigmata 1999 (Movie)

("Release") (Song Performer)

The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 (Movie)

("Lullaby for Cain") (Song Performer)

Dance With Me 1998 (Movie)

("Why Don't You Do Right") (Song Performer)

Karaoke Verite 1998 (Movie)

("Nothing Compares 2 U") (Song Performer)

The Butcher Boy 1998 (Movie)

("The Butcher Boy" "Beautiful Bundoran") (Song Performer)

The Irish in America: Long Journey Home 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Song Performer

You've Got Mail 1998 (Movie)

("I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City") (Song Performer)

Perfect Moment 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Plus-Minus Null 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

The End of Violence 1997 (Movie)

("I'm Not Your Baby") (Song Performer)

The Matchmaker 1997 (Movie)

("Haunted") (Song Performer)

Michael Collins 1996 (Movie)

("She Moved Through the Fair") (Song Performer)

The Substance of Fire 1996 (Movie)

song producer and performer("Le Petit Poulet") (Song)

In the Name of the Father 1993 (Movie)

("(You Made Me the )Thief of Your Heart") (Song Performer)

O Mary This London 1993 (Movie)

("A Dream of Leaving") (Song Performer)

Sinead O'Connor: The Year of the Horse 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song Performer

State of Grace 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

State of Grace 1990 (Movie)

("Drink Before the War") (Song Performer)

Hush-a-Bye-Baby 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 1988 (Movie)

("I Want Your (Hands on Me)") (Song Performer)

Married to the Mob 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Married to the Mob 1988 (Movie)

("Jump in the River") (Song Performer)

Captive 1987 (Movie)

("Heroine") (Song Performer)

Julie Johnson (TV Show)

Song Performer
Actor (25)

Behind the Music 1997 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Showtime at the Stadium 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Gael Force: An Irish Music Event 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Righteous Babes 1998 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Butcher Boy 1998 (Movie)

Our Lady/Colleen (Actor)

Danny Boy "In Sunshine Or in Shadow" 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Halloween Jam IV 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Collins 1996 (Movie)

solo voice (Voice)

Gershwin 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Roger Daltrey: The Music of The Who 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Very Special Christmas II 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

London Underground 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights 1992 (Movie)

Emily Bronte (Actor)

1990 Billboard Music Awards Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

Red, Hot & Blue 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinead O'Connor: The Year of the Horse 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1990 MTV Video Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

Cutting Edge With Maria Shriver 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Hush-a-Bye-Baby 1989 (Movie)

Sinead (Actor)

People Magazine on TV (01/27/89) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual Grammy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

Biography

An immensely talented and principled singer who became one of the world's most controversial women, Sinéad O'Connor debuted with the 1987 album The Lion and the Cobra. Instantly recognizable for her powerful vocals, shaved head and otherworldly beauty, she achieved superstardom with 1990's LP I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got and its crown jewel, the aching "Nothing Compares 2 U," written by Prince. The album and song topped the charts, the music video earned three MTV Video Music Awards, and she earned four Grammy nominations and one win - all of which she refused to accept. Fiercely political and fearlessly iconoclastic, O'Connor angered many when she refused to play in any venue where the U.S. national anthem was played and became one of the most divisive pop culture figures of all time when, to protest the sexual abuse of children by the Catholic Church, she tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II in an era-defining appearance on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). The outrage proved so great that it ended O'Connor's mainstream recording career, and she retreated to Ireland to make music on a smaller scale. After revealing that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had once attempted suicide, many grew concerned for her when, in 2011, she began blogging and Tweeting explicit sexual and suicidal messages. Although the controversies engendered by her outspoken political and social consciousness often overshadowed her music, Sinéad O'Connor remained a fascinating, complex woman with artistic talent and the courage to follow her convictions regardless of the consequences.

Relationships

Barry Herridge

Husband
Married on Dec. 8, 2011 at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, NV; same chapel where Britney Spears wed Jason Alexander in 2004 O'Connor announced separation on Dec. 26, 2011, just 18 days after they wed

Milestones

Known for such albums as "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" and "The Lion And The Cobra"

Popular songs include "Nothing Compares 2 U" and "Mandinka".

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