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Cyndi Lauper Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jun 22, 1953
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001
  • Birth Name: Cynthia Anne Stephanie Lauper

Awarded a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1984, the inimitable Cyndi Lauper has also accumulated a sufficient amount of screen and TV credits. Other than brief cameos in WWF videos during her bizarre wrestling-crossover phase, Lauper's first feature-film venture was in 1985, singing the theme song for [[Feature~V20368~The Goonies~thegoonies]]. She would appear on several other soundtracks throughout the decade (including singing the theme song for [[Feature~V175257~Pee-Wee's Playhouse~peeweesplayhouse[tvseries]]]), but her acting debut was in the star vehicle [[Feature~V52348~Vibes~vibes]] (1988), which didn't do too well at the box office. Her next leading role was in another flop, [[Feature~V132165~Off and Running~offandrunning]] (1990), where she met her husband, actor [[Performer~P70828~David Thornton~davidthornton]]. She had a small role in the family comedy [[Feature~V29269~Life With Mikey~lifewithmikey]] in 1993, as well as contributing to the musical score. While she continued to put out albums, she made a few guest appearances on TV shows. In 1995, she won an Emmy award for her role as Marianne on the sitcom [[Feature~V274541~Mad About You~madaboutyou[tvseries]]]. It wasn't until her role as Sally in the independent film [[Feature~V188917~The Opportunists~theopportunists]] in 2000 that she got some critical acclaim for her acting performance in a film. She would follow this with a handful of selective appearances on screen over the coming years, playing cameo roles on shows like That's So Raven, and in films like National Lampoon's Dirty Movie. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi