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Melissa Etheridge is an American rock singer songwriter and activist with a net worth of $25 million. Melissa Etheridge is among the hottest recording artists of the ’90s. Etheridge is famous for her mix of confessional lyrics, pop-based folk rock, and raspy, smoky, Janis Joplin-like vocals. Etheridge first started playing guitar in age eight, and shortly after she began writing her own songs. Her teens registered at Berklee College in Boston, but then chose to move to LA to have a shot in a career in music.

Melissa Etheridge Net Worth $25 Million Dollars

Etheridge’s first record, Melissa Etheridge, premiered in 1988 and contained the Grammy-nominated single Bring Me Some Water. Exactly the same year, Etheridge came from the closet and openly declared she’s a lesbian. Etheridge’s next records, Your Little Secret (1995) and Breakdown (1999), have acquired her even a growing number of new enthusiasts globally. After Etheridge broke up with her longtime partner, Julie Cypher, Melissa chose to tell everything in her autobiography, The Truth Is. As well as the release of the publication in 2001, Etheridge released her 7th record titled Skin. Ever since, the lesbian has finished seven more records, the last being 2012’s 4th Street Feeling. Besides making the headlines for the lesbian’s School and Grammy awards, in addition to some other accolades, Melissa brought the world’s attention with her diagnose with breast cancer in 2004. Fortunately, Etheridge was cancer-free one year later.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru2016Documentary performer: "Fearless Love" / writer: "Fearless Love"
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Voice2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Great PerformancesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
After LatelyTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
ParenthoodTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Chelsea Lately2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glee2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parks and RecreationTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
So You Think You Can Dance2005-2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
American Idol2002-2010TV Series writer - 6 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Cold Case2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV Special performer: "I Need to Wake Up" / writer: "I Need to Wake Up"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003-2007TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Brother Bear 22006Video performer: "Welcome To This Day", "Feels Like Home", "It Will Be Me", "Welcome To This Day Reprise" / writer: "Welcome To This Day", "It Will Be Me", "Welcome To This Day Reprise"
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton2006TV Movie documentary performer: "Jolene"
Canadian Idol2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
An Inconvenient Truth2006Documentary music: "I Need to Wake Up" / performer: "I Need to Wake Up" / producer: "I Need to Wake Up"
Idols!2004-2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV Special performer: "Piece of My Heart"
Hinter Gittern - Der FrauenknastTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
CMT CrossroadsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
The Oprah Winfrey Show2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Last Party 20002001Documentary performer: "Truth of the Heart" - uncredited / writer: "Truth of the Heart" - uncredited
Night VisionsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Charmed1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Devil's Own1997performer: "This War Is Over" / writer: "This War Is Over"
Mystery Science Theater 30001996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Money Train1995performer: "Dance Without Sleeping" / writer: "Dance Without Sleeping"
Boys on the Side1995performer: "I Take You With Me" / writer: "I Take You With Me"
Teresa's Tattoo1994performer: "2001", "I Really Must Be Going", "All American Girl", "Do It For The Rush" / writer: "2001", "I Really Must Be Going", "All American Girl", "Do It For The Rush", "Save Myself"
Where the Day Takes You1991performer: "PRECIOUS PAIN", "OCCASIONALLY", "ROYAL STATION 4/16", "YOU CAN SLEEP WHILE I DRIVE", "TESTIFY" / producer: "PRECIOUS PAIN", "OCCASIONALLY", "ROYAL STATION 4/16", "YOU CAN SLEEP WHILE I DRIVE", "TESTIFY" / writer: "PRECIOUS PAIN", "OCCASIONALLY", "ROYAL STATION 4/16", "YOU CAN SLEEP WHILE I DRIVE", "TESTIFY"
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael1990performer: "Don't Look At Me", "In Roxy's Eyes I Will Never Be The Same" / writer: "Don't Look At Me", "In Roxy's Eyes I Will Never Be The Same"
Scenes from the Goldmine1987writer: "Lonely Dancer"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David v. Goliath: Kucinich Campaign Update2008Video short
King of the Hill2004TV SeriesTopaz / Singing Hippie
Frasier2001TV SeriesCleo
The Sissy Duckling1999TV MovieElmer's mama (voice)
Jackie's Back!1999TV MovieMelissa Etheridge
Saturday Night Special1996TV Series
Teresa's Tattoo1994Hooker
Arduous Moon1990Short
Scenes from the Goldmine1987Shop Clerk

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unstoppable2015Documentary music by
It Was a Wonderful Life1993Documentary
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael1990
Weeds1987

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It Was a Wonderful Life1993Documentary musician: piano and guitar

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Act Up!2012Documentary herself

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Janis: Little Girl Blue2015Documentary special thanks
Renegade Live @ the House of Blues2009Video documentary special thanks
Last Party 20002001Documentary special thanks
But I'm a Cheerleader1999thanks: Island/Polygram Records & WF Leopold Management

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2013TV SeriesHerself
The 38th Annual Gracie Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
After Lately2013TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Love We Make2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2003-2011TV SeriesHerself
31st Annual Genie Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Musical Guest
Cupcake Wars2010TV SeriesHerself
Marijuana: A Chronic History2010TV MovieHerself
1 a Minute2010DocumentarySinger Song Writer / Breast Cancer Survivor
America: The Story of Us2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Dancing with the Stars2010TV SeriesHerself - Performer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Dow Live Earth Run for Water2010TV SpecialHerself
Real World2010TV SeriesHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2009TV SpecialHerself
2009 American Music Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Melissa Etheridge: A New Thought for Christmas2009VideoHerself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Message of Love2009VideoHerself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion2009VideoHerself
Breast Cancer: The Path of Wellness & Healing2009DocumentaryHerself
VH1 Divas Live 20092009TV MovieHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2009TV SeriesHerself
The 10th Annual 'A Home for the Holidays' with Faith Hill2008TV MovieHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHerself
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHerself
Melissa Etheridge: The Awakening Live2008TV Special
My Night at the Grammys2007TV MovieHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2007TV SeriesHerself
Wetten, dass..?2007TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2007TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest
E! True Hollywood Story2004-2007TV Series documentaryHerself
The Visible Vote '08- A Presidential Forum2007TV MovieHerself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHerself
Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate Crisis2007TV SpecialHerself
Star Movies: Live from the Red Carpet2007TV MovieHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007TV SeriesHerself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Original Song
The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Celebrity Weddings: In Style2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2005TV SpecialHerself - Performer
MTV & Logo Present 'The Out 100'2005TV MovieHerself
Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett2005TV SeriesHerself
The 2005 World Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
React Now: Music & Relief2005TV MovieHerself
Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet2005VideoHerself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Performer of Janis Joplin Memorial
The Daily Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2002-2004TV SeriesHerself
CMT Crossroads2003TV SeriesHerself - Performer
You Rock with...2003TV SeriesHerself
Totally Gay!2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Melissa Etheridge: Live... and Alone2002DocumentaryHerself
Inside Fame2002TV Series documentaryHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks2002TV SpecialHerself
Essence Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares2002TV SeriesHerself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Melissa Etheridge: RockWalk Induction2002Video documentary shortHerself
The 29th Annual American Music Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
VH1: All Access2001TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999-2001TV SeriesHerself
Last Party 20002001DocumentaryHerself
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentaryPerformer
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The 28th Annual American Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Big Sound2001TV SeriesHerself
Women Rock! Girls and Guitars2000TV MovieHerself
Equality Rocks2000TV MovieHerself - Host
My Generation2000DocumentaryHerself
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration2000TV Special documentaryHerself
1999 ALMA Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
The Panel1999TV SeriesHerself
Beyond Chance1999TV SeriesHost
100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll1999TV Movie documentaryHerself - Commentator
After Stonewall1999DocumentaryHerself - Narrator (voice)
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The X-Files Movie Special1998TV Special documentaryHerself
Hard Rock Live1997TV Series
Ellen1997TV SeriesHerself
Dennis Miller Live1996TV SeriesHerself
Woodstock '941995Video documentaryHerself
Later... With Jools Holland1995TV SeriesHerself
The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame1995TV Special documentaryHerself
In a New Light: Sex Unplugged1995TV MovieHerself
Live at the Joint1995TV SpecialHerself
Elvis: The Tribute1994TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
The 1994 Billboard Music Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19941994TV SpecialHerself
VH1 Honors1994TV SpecialHerself
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
R.A.D.D.: Drive My Car1994TV ShortHerself - Musician
The 21st Annual American Music Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
For Our Children: The Concert1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Out There1993TV SpecialHerself
Camp Christmas1993TV MovieHerself - Host
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration1993TV MovieHerself
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS1992TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hangin' w/MTV1992TV SeriesHerself
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
Grammy Legends1990TV SpecialHerself
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
¡1990!1990TV MovieHerself - Performer
Late Night with David Letterman1988-1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special1989TV MovieHerself
For Which WE Stand (One Queer Music Nation in the Visible)DocumentaryHerself
Out Here in Kansas2016Documentary short completedHerself
The 2015 CLIO Awards2016TV Special post-production
Live with Kelly and Michael1995-2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Today2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Traveling the Stars: Action Bronson and Friends Watch Ancient Aliens2016TV Mini-SeriesHerself
American Masters2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Game Night2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Janis: Little Girl Blue2015DocumentaryHerself
You Can Thrive!2015TV SeriesHerself
Melissa Etheridge This Is M.E Live in LA2015TV MovieHerself
Who Do You Think You Are?2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Cancer, it's in the System2015DocumentaryHerself
Tavis Smiley2010-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Performer / Herself
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2007-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Huckabee2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Meredith Vieira Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The View2008-2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest Co-Host / Herself
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Great Performances2014TV SeriesHerself - Singer
In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul2014TV MovieHerself
Legalize It2014DocumentaryHerself
Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 20142013TV MovieHerself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Extra2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2014TV SeriesHerself
Convention2009DocumentaryHerself
I Love the New Millennium2008TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media2008Video documentaryHerself
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
CMT Crossroads2006TV SeriesHerself
Sex 'n' Pop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special2003TV SpecialHerself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - #98 Melissa Etheridge Delivers Baby Shocker
Eminem: Behind the Mask2001Video documentaryHerself
Sesame Street1998TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on September 27, 2011 at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard
2007OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original SongAn Inconvenient Truth (2006)
2006Stephen F. Kolzak AwardGLAAD Media Awards
1999Stephen F. Kolzak AwardGLAAD Media Awards· Julie Cypher

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongAn Inconvenient Truth (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal SongAn Inconvenient Truth (2006)
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaAn Inconvenient Truth (2006)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongAn Inconvenient Truth (2006)
2007World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written for FilmAn Inconvenient Truth (2006)
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock Vocal Solo PerformanceFor the song "Breathe."


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#Fact
1Grew up in southern Arkansas.
2Became interested in music when she picked up her first guitar at age 8.
3Attended and graduated from Leavenworth High School in Leavenworth, Kansas.
4Received an honorary degree (Doctor of Music) from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts on May 13, 2006.
5Used her pool to teach her friend, Brad Pitt, how to fly-fish, for his role as Paul Maclean in A River Runs Through It (1992).
6She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 27, 2011.
7Formally ended her nearly nine-year relationship with Tammy Lynn Michaels. She filed for "Dissolution of Domestic Partnership" at LA County Superior Court and cited irreconcilable differences as the cause of their separation. She also asked that the court offer Michaels no financial support. [July 2010]
8Thanked by Paula Cole in the liner notes of her album "This Fire" (1996).
9Won two Grammy Awards for "Best Female Rock Performance" in 1992 and 1994.
10Although being famous for her smoky voice, she has never smoked and does not like whiskey.
11Her father, John Etheridge, a high school teacher, died from cancer in 1992.
12Gay rights and environmental activist.
13Her former partner Tammy Lynn Michaels gave birth to a girl, Johnnie Rose, and a boy, Miller Steven, on October 17, 2006.
14In 2006, she announced that her then long-time partner Tammy Lynn Michaels was pregnant and expecting twins.
15In late 2005, she announced that she is cancer-free and that she and then partner Tammy Lynn Michaels were planning to have a child.
16Made headlines when she gave a noteworthy performance at the 2005 Grammy Awards for the first time since being diagnosed with cancer; showing up bald from her chemotherapy treatments.
17Was diagnosed with breast cancer. [October 2004]
18She and her former girlfriend Tammy Lynn Michaels considered themselves as married since they exchanged vows in a secret ceremony in September 2003. Their marriage was not legally confirmed, because gay weddings are not legally binding in their then home state of California.
19Sang at Brad Pitt's and Jennifer Aniston's wedding
20Ex-lover Julie Cypher left Lou Diamond Phillips to be with her.
21Ranked #49 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
22A close friend of Brad Pitt, two of his former girlfriends and his ex-wife appeared in her music videos: Juliette Lewis in "Come to My Window", Gwyneth Paltrow in "I Want to Come Over", and Jennifer Aniston in "I Want to Be in Love".
23On September 19, 2000, she announced she that is separating from long-time partner Julie Cypher.
24Publicly revealed that David Crosby is the biological father of her two children with partner Julie Cypher, who gave birth to their children conceived through artificial insemination. [January 2000]
25Close friends with Brad Pitt.
26Is a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen and the Dave Matthews Band.
27Her former partner Julie Cypher gave birth to two children, Bailey Jean (born 1997) and Beckett (born November 1998), which were adopted by Melissa.

#Quote
1[her advice to young musicians] You have to do it because you love it, and then love it enough to be smart about what you do. See where it takes you, but know there is no destination. There is no place where you say, "I did it". So even if you don't think you are succeeding, you are doing exactly as you are supposed to do, and learning what you are supposed to learn, because it is all about the journey.
2It's super important to be in the union because we are in a business where people would do what we do for free. We have rights and benefits because of the union. We went from wandering minstrels to a legitimate business in about a hundred years.
3[observation, 2014] I developed a rhythmic way of playing that was very percussive and striving, and I really took a lot from Richie Havens, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, and all those sorts of guitar players. It wasn't until recently, the last ten years, that I started branching out and playing more lead.
4I'm proud that I can stand up and say that every choice I have made I have made with the best intentions and that I've done my best. And that's just about the most you can say as you go along in life. By God, just do your best.
5I love playing with a symphony and along the line of doing new challenging things. It's fun to have three or four people make music together, but when you get seventy-five people concentrating on one piece of music, that's a whole lot of energy streaming into the musical blanket we are weaving. It's gorgeous, it's amazing. With my band, if I make a mistake, I can just correct it in the next measure, but when you are playing with a symphony and you make a mistake, seventy-five of you are going down.
6[on life after chemotherapy] It's a daily chore, but I've learned how to do it. It gets easier every day. You need to believe that fear is a perception, is a choice, that anything you fear will draw you to it and you will have to go through that eye of a needle some day. Might as well do it now because it will only get bigger and harder if you don't. Once you do, you get on the other side and you're like "Well, that wasn't so hard. That didn't hurt that bad.".
7[on 2/25/07, speaking to the media at The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) on her win for Best Song, "I Need to Wake Up" for the documentary An Inconvenient Truth (2006)] This is the only naked man that will ever be in my bedroom.
8[2000, on right-wing radio host Laura Schlessinger's views on homosexuality] She has her own opinion. If people want to listen to it, that's fine... I don't believe in shutting anybody up.
9Be strong, speak true and spread the peace.

#Trademark
1Raspy, smoky vocals

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