Cyndi Lauper Biography and Wiki
Cyndi Lauper (born Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper Thornton) is a singer, songwriter, actress, and activist from the United States. Her professional career has spanned more than four decades. With her album She’s So Unusual, she became the first female musician to have four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100 (1983).
“Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,” and “All Through the Night” was among Lauper’s hits, and she was named Best New Artist at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with the soundtrack to the film The Goonies and her second studio album True Colors (1986).
This album featured the number one single “True Colors” and the number three single “Change of Heart.” She had a hit with “I Drove All Night” in 1989.
Cyndi Lauper Age
Lauper is 68 years old as of 2021, she was born on June 22, 1953, in New York City.
Cyndi Lauper Height
Lauper stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches tall.
Cyndi Lauper Parents
Lauper was born in Brooklyn, New York City, into a Catholic family. Her father, Fred, was of German and Swiss ancestry. Her mother, Catrine (née Gallo), is of Italian descent (from Sicily).
Ellen Lauper is Lauper’s older sister, and Fred Lauper is her younger brother (nicknamed Butch). Lauper’s parents divorced when she was five years old, and her mother later remarried and divorced for the second time.
Cyndi Lauper Education
Lauper went to Richmond Hill High School, She was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Northern Vermont University-Johnson.
Cyndi Lauper Husband
Lauper was in a relationship with her then-manager, Dave Wolff, from 1982 to 1988. She has been married to actor David Thornton since 1991. Their only child is Declyn Wallace Thornton Lauper who was born on November 19, 1997.
Cyndi Lauper Daughter
Lauper does not have a daughter. She only has one son Declyn Wallace Thornton Lauper born on November 19, 1997.
Cyndi Lauper Illness
Lauper has psoriasis and has been open about her condition, appearing in advertisements for Cosentyx.
Cyndi Lauper Singer
Lauper has released eleven studio albums and has been involved in numerous other projects since 1983. Memphis Blues was Billboard’s most successful blues album of the year in 2010, spending 13 weeks at the top of the Billboard Blues Albums chart.
In 2013, Lauper won the Tony Award for best original score for her work on the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, making her the first woman to do so.
The musical was nominated for five other Tony Awards, including Best New Musical. Lauper received the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2014 for the cast recording. The West End production won Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards in 2016.
Lauper’s albums have sold over 50 million copies worldwide. She has won Grammys, Emmys, Tonys, the Outer Critics Circle in New York, MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), Billboard Awards, and American Music Awards (AMAs).
Lauper, who has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is one of the few singers to have won three of the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT).
At the 1984 VMAs, Lauper won the inaugural Best Female Video award for “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” MTV, VH1, and Rolling Stone have named this music video one of the best of all time.
She is featured in the Women Who Rock exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.
Her debut album was named one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone, and her song “Time After Time” was named one of the 100 Best Songs of the Last 25 Years by VH1. Lauper was named No. 58 on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Women in Rock & Roll.
Lauper is known for her distinct image, which includes a variety of hair colors and eccentric clothing, as well as her powerful and distinct four-octave vocal range.
She has been recognized for her humanitarian work, particularly as a supporter of LGBT rights in the United States. Her charitable contributions were recognized in 2013 when she was invited as a special guest to U.S. President Barack Obama’s second-term inauguration.
Cyndi Lauper LGBT Activist
Lauper has been an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights throughout her career, advocating for equality through numerous charities and gay pride events around the world.
Lauper stated that she became involved in gay rights activism because her sister Ellen is a lesbian and she believes in inequality. Ellen Lauper, Lauper’s sister, is an inspiration to her.
In her song “Above the Clouds,” she honors Matthew Shepard, a young gay man who was beaten to death in Wyoming.
As a member of the Matthew Shepard Foundation Board of Directors, Lauper dedicated a concert tour in 2005 to spreading the Matthew Shepard Foundation’s cause.
She co-founded the True Colors for Human Rights tour in June 2007, which toured the United States and Canada. Each ticket sold raised a dollar for the Human Rights Campaign, which advocates for equal rights for LGBT people.
Cyndi Lauper Net Worth
Lauper has an estimated net worth of $100,000-$500,000 as of 2021
Cyndi Lauper Songs
- She’s So Unusual (1983)
- True Colors (1986)
- A Night to Remember (1989)
- Hat Full of Stars (1993)
- Sisters of Avalon (1996)
- Merry Christmas … Have a Nice Life (1998)
- At Last (2003)
- Shine (2004)
- Bring Ya to the Brink (2008)
- Memphis Blues (2010)
- Detour (2016)