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Jane Wiedlin Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin
Place Of Birth
Oconomowoc, USA
65 years old
Birth Date
May 20 1958

Jane Wiedlin Facts

Child Star?
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actress
Education & Qualifications
William Howard Taft High School
Net Worth
Robert A. Wiedlin, Betty Herro

About Jane Wiedlin 

Jane Wiedlin is a musician and famous singer from America.

As a child, she loved pop and rock and aspired to be a popular rock-and-roll costume designer. However, she was unintentionally introduced to punk culture in her first year of university.

This punk culture forced her to leave the comforts of home to live among the aspiring punk artists. Jane Wiedlin, an American musician, eventually met Belinda Carlisle and joined her in informing 'The Go-Go's,' with whom she lasted six years and made numerous albums. She departed the band at the age of 26 to explore a solo career.

At that period, Jane was also cast in a few movies and reunited with her bandmates for a musical tour; the band's last studio album was released in 2001. Jane Wiedlin remained active until the age of 59, when she published her last album, 'If You're A Boy Or A Girl.'

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jane Wiedlin's net worth?

According to our sources, Jane Wiedlin is a singer and songwriter with an estimated net worth of $8 million.

How much does Jane Wiedlin earn per year?

She makes around $400,000 per year, according to the sources.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jane Wiedlin?

Jane Wiedlin stands 5 ft 1 in tall (154.9 cm).

How old is Jane Wiedlin?

This backing vocalist, Jane Wiedlin, turned 64 years as of July 2022.

Childhood And Education

Jane Wiedlin had taken birth in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, on May 20, 1958. Jane's father, Robert A. Wiedlin, was a German-born dental surgeon, and her mother, Betty Herro, had Lebanese descent. Her family also consists of her siblings, three brothers and a sister.

She was nurtured in West Allis, Wisconsin until she was six years old. The family relocated to Los Angeles, wherein her father was assigned to the Veterans Administration Hospital. Her youth was spent there, and she had a wonderful time there.

She spent considerable time hearing pop music that her older siblings had introduced her to as a kid. As she grew older, the Sparks became her all-time favorite band.

She was inspired to perform songs by bands like Sparks and The Beatles while attending William Howard Taft High School. Her mother belongs of Lebanese ancestry.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jane Wiedlin dating?

Jane Wiedlin has had two marriages. She got hitched to Ged Malone in 1987 and divorced him in 1999. In 2004, she married David Trotter, whom she divorced in 2005.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jane Wiedlin, Belinda Carlisle, Elissa Bello, and Margot Olavarria created the 'Misfits' punk band in 1978, which was eventually renamed 'The Go-Go's.' Charlotte Caffey, likely the only trained musician in the group and could read musical notes, joined them after a few months. They began performing at other locations soon after, and their popularity grew. Their former companions began criticizing them for selling out. They continued to play outside of California and were no longer considered a part of Hollywood punks.

'The Go-Go's' band organized a tour of England in 1980 and landed a contract with IRS Records in 1981, launching their debut album, 'Beauty And The Beat,' later that year. 'Our Lips Are Sealed' was one of the album's most successful songs, co-written by Jane Wiedlin and Terry Hall. 'Our Lips Are Sealed' was a massive smash, reaching No. 20 on the Billboard charts and lasting until 1982. The song became part of number 15 on the Top Rock Tracks list in BillBoard and ten on the dance chart. It was equally successful internationally and reached No. 4 in the United Kingdom.

They launched their second studio album, 'Vacation,' on August 11, 1982, which not only reached No. 8 on the Billboard 200 (USA) but was well-certified Gold by the RIAA. Following that came the 'Talk Show,' released on March 19, 1984, and reached number 18 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Jane Wiedlin departed from 'The Go-Go's' in October 1984 to explore a solo career, and her debut solo studio album was released in October 1985 and was named 'Jane Wiedlin.' It gained mixed reviews, and the lead single, 'Blue Kiss,' peaked at number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 30 on Hot Dance Club Play.

In 1985, Jane Wiedlin made her film debut in the comedy-mystery film 'Clue,' where she played the role of a singing telegram girl. She later appeared in 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home' in 1986 as Officer Trillya and in 'Sleeping Beauty' as the White Fairy in 1987.

Her sophomore album, 'Fur,' was released in April 1988. It was composed over two years and included ten tracks. Two tracks, 'Rush Hour' and 'Inside a Dream,' were set to release as singles and charted on the Billboard Hot 100. The album spent the following 21 weeks on the Billboard 200 in the United States.

In 1990, Jane released 'Tangled,' her third studio album. The next album, entitled 'The Very Best of Jane Wiedlin' compilation recordings, was released in 1993. Simultaneously, in 1989, she appeared in her fourth film, 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure,' playing the role of Joan of Arc.

Jane Wiedlin founded another pop-punk band, 'Frosted,' in 1995 and performed live in locations such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. The band played their final gig on March 31, 1998, and then disbanded. Meanwhile, they released their only album, 'Cold' in 1996, which failed to chart.

'Kissproof World,' her fourth solo studio album, was launched in 2000. In that particular year, Jane also reconnected with her The Go-Go's bandmates, going on multiple countrywide tours alongside them, the latest of which was in 2011. Meanwhile, in May 2001, they issued 'God Bless The Go-Gos,' their fourth and last studio album.

In 2017, she formed Elettrodomestico alongside 'Pietro Straccia,' a new psychedelic, pop, electronic duet that performed live alongside others such as Joe Gore and Dawn Richardson. The debut album of the duo 'If You're A Boy Or A Girl' was launched independently on October 20, 2017.

"It turned out to be a lot tougher than it seems," Jane Wiedlin said of her '80s acting career, "and as much as I liked those experiences, I don't believe I'm great at it." She starred as the "ex-rock lady who operates the neighborhood coffee establishment" where the protagonists hang out in MTV's Spyder Games in 2001. She also appeared on VH1's 'The Surreal Life' in 2005.

She featured as Ursula in Steve Balderson's whimsical criminal drama 'Firecracker,' which Roger Ebert named one of the year's greatest movies. 'Stuck!' (2009), a tribute to film noir women in prison plays, was her second collaboration with filmmaker Balderson. In the indie film 'I Want To Get Married,' she starred as Tess in 2011.

She's also voiced characters in television and film animation, including that of Bruce Wayne's girlfriend in an episode of 'The New Batman Adventures,' Gwen on 'Mission Hill,' and Dusk of 'The Hex Girls', a regular 'Scooby-Doo' character. She is famous for her music videos and the surreal life that she leads worldwide.

Other Interesting Jane Wiedlin Facts And Trivia

  • Jane Wiedlin is among the most popular pop singers and is included in the elite list of prominent American celebrities.
  • Jane Wiedlin has been fighting for animal rights since at least 1989 when she performed at a Rock Against Fur event in New York City on behalf of PETA. Dan Mathews of PETA considers her a buddy.
  • Jane Wiedlin is a Universal Life Church ordained minister.
  • Jane's initial marriage was the topic of her song 'The Good Wife,' which she released in 2000.

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