Melissa Etheridge - Famous Social Activist

Melissa Etheridge Net Worth


Melissa Etheridge is an American rock singer-songwriter and activist with a net worth of $25 million. She is famous for her career breakthrough with her 1988 self-titled debut album, which produced hit singles like ‘Bring Me Some Water,’ ‘Ain’t It Heavy,’ ‘I’m the Only One,’ and ‘Come to My Window.’ Etheridge has earned numerous Grammy nominations and won an Academy Award for her song ‘I Need to Wake Up’ from the documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth.’

Key facts:

  • Melissa Etheridge is an American rock singer-songwriter and activist.
  • She had her career breakthrough with her 1988 self-titled debut album.
  • Etheridge won an Academy Award for her song 'I Need to Wake Up,' from the 2006 documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth.'
  • Her hit singles include 'Bring Me Some Water,' 'Ain't It Heavy,' 'I'm the Only One,' and 'Come to My Window.'
  • Etheridge is a prominent LGBT activist and has been honored with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award by GLAAD.

Basic Information About Melissa Etheridge

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Rock Stars
ProfessionsMusician, Singer-songwriter, Social activist, Actor, Film Score Composer
Net worth$25,000,000
Date of birth1961-05-29 (63 years old)
Place of birthLeavenworth
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksRaspy, smoky vocals
SpouseLinda Wallem - (31 MayΒ 2014 - present)
Height5 ft 2 in (1.575 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Melissa Etheridge win?


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Melissa Etheridge roles

Movie / Series Role
The Kelly Clarkson ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2020
Sesame StreetSelf 3 episodes, 1996-1998
The Real WorldSelf 1 episode, 2010
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf - Guest / ... 4 episodes, 2004-2019
FrasierCleo 1 episode, 2001
Watch What Happens: LiveSelf / ... 3 episodes, 2012-2020
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf - Musical Guest 1 episode, 2016
EllenSelf (uncredited) unknown episodes
The Daily ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2004
King of the HillSinging Hippie / ... 1 episode, 2004
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest / ... 14 episodes, 1992-2010
Chelsea LatelySelf - Guest 1 episode, 2012
Access HollywoodSelf 2 episodes, 2017
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf - Guest 3 episodes, 2003-2011
ConanSelf - Musical Guest 1 episode, 2017
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf 2 episodes, 1994

Melissa Etheridge's Quotes

  • Be strong, speak true and spread the peace.
  • [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.
  • [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.
  • [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.".
  • I 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.

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Interesting Facts about Melissa Etheridge

  1. Her former partner Julie Cypher gave birth to two children, Bailey Jean (b. February 10, 1997) and Beckett (November 18, 1998 - May 13, 2020), which were adopted by Melissa.
  2. Is a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen and the Dave Matthews Band.
  3. Close friends with Brad Pitt.
  4. Publicly 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]
  5. On September 19, 2000, she announced she that is separating from long-time partner Julie Cypher.
  6. A 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".
  7. Ranked #49 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
  8. Ex-lover Julie Cypher left Lou Diamond Phillips to be with her.
  9. Sang at Brad Pitt's and Jennifer Aniston's wedding
  10. She 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.
  11. Was diagnosed with breast cancer. [October 2004]
  12. Made 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.
  13. In late 2005, she announced that she is cancer-free and that she and then partner Tammy Lynn Michaels were planning to have a child.
  14. In 2006, she announced that her then long-time partner Tammy Lynn Michaels was pregnant and expecting twins.
  15. Her former partner Tammy Lynn Michaels gave birth to a girl, Johnnie Rose, and a boy, Miller Steven, on October 17, 2006.
  16. Gay rights and environmental activist.
  17. Her father, John Etheridge, a high school teacher, died from cancer in 1992.
  18. Although being famous for her smoky voice, she has never smoked and does not like whiskey.
  19. Won two Grammy Awards for "Best Female Rock Performance" in 1992 and 1994.
  20. Thanked by Paula Cole in the liner notes of her album "This Fire" (1996).

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