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Björk


Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the age of 5 and released her first album in 1977 (... See full bio »
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  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Top 16 Perform, 2 Eliminated (2014) ... (performer: "So Broken" (Live)) / (writer: "So Broken" (Live))
- Meet the Top 20 (2013) ... (performer: "Enjoy")
- Top 8 Perform (2012) ... (performer: "Possibly Maybe" (Instrumental))
 2014 World Championship Snooker (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Day 10, Part 1 (2014) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" - uncredited)
- Day 9, Part 3 (2014) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" - uncredited)
- Day 9, Part 1 (2014) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" - uncredited)
 2014 Masters Snooker (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Day 4, Part 1 (2014) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" - uncredited)
 2012 Arbitrage (performer: "I See Who You Are") / (writer: "I See Who You Are")
 2011 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 April 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" - uncredited)
 2011 Sucker Punch (performer: "ARMY OF ME") / (writer: "ARMY OF ME" - as Björk Guðmundsdóttir)
  So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (performer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Top 14 Performance (2010) ... (writer: "Hyperballad")
- Top 8 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Innocence") / (writer: "Innocence")
 2010 Boy Wonder (performer: "Human Behavior")
 2010 Moomins and the Comet Chase ("The Comet Song") / (performer: "The Comet Chase Song") / (writer: "The Comet Chase Song")
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Chinese Grand Prix (2010) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet")
 2009 FlashForward (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Black Swan (2009) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" - uncredited)
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video) (writer: "Bedtime Story")
 2008 Skins (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chris (2008) ... (performer: "I see who you are" - uncredited)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1997 - 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Scarlett Johansson/Björk (2007) ... (performer: "Earth Intruders", "Wanderlust") / (writer: "Earth Intruders", "Wanderlust")
- Brendan Fraser/Björk (1997) ... (performer: "Bachelorette")
 2006 Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet")
 2006 Coachella (Video documentary) (performer: "All Is Full of Love" - as Bjork) / (writer: "All Is Full of Love" - as Bjork)
 2005 The Work of Director Mark Romanek (Video documentary) (writer: "Bedtime Story")
 2005 Drawing Restraint 9 ("Gratitude", "Pearl", "Ambergris March", "Bath", "Shimenawa", "Storm", "Cetacea") / (arranger: "Hunter Vessel", "Vessel Shimenawa") / (lyrics: "Cetacea") / (music: "Cetacea") / (performer: "Shimenawa") / (producer: "Gratitude", "Pearl", "Ambergris March", "Bath", "Hunter Vessel", "Shimenawa", "Vessel Shimenawa", "Storm", "Holographic Entrypoint", "Antarctic Return") / (writer: "Gratitude", "Pearl", "Ambergris March", "Bath", "Hunter Vessel", "Shimenawa", "Vessel Shimenawa", "Storm", "Cetacea", "Antarctic Return")
 2005 Screaming Masterpiece (Documentary) ("Oceania", "Pluto") / (lyrics: "All is Full of Love", "Pluto") / (performer: "All is Full of Love", "Oceania", "Pluto")
 2003 The Work of Director Michel Gondry (Video documentary) (performer: "Joga") / (writer: "Joga")
 2003 The Work of Director Chris Cunningham (Video) (performer: "All Is Full Of Love")
 2003 The Work of Director Spike Jonze (Video documentary) (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet")
 2002 Queer as Folk (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #2.20 (2002) ... ("Human Behavior", uncredited)
 2001 Die WIB-Schaukel (TV Series documentary) (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet")
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Bracebridge Dinner (2001) ... (performer: "Human Behaviour")
 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "I've Seen It All") / (writer: "I've Seen It All")
 2000 CKY2K (Video documentary) (performer: "Hyper Ballad")
 2000 Dancer in the Dark (arranger: "CVALDA", "I'VE SEEN IT ALL", "SMITH & WESSON", "IN THE MUSICALS, PART 1", "IN THE MUSICALS, PART 2", "107 STEPS", "NEW WORLD (OVERTURE)") / (performer: "CVALDA", "I'VE SEEN IT ALL", "SMITH & WESSON", "IN THE MUSICALS, PART 1", "IN THE MUSICALS, PART 2", "107 STEPS", "NEXT TO LAST SONG", "NEW WORLD (OVERTURE)", "MY FAVOURITE THINGS", "SO LONG, FAREWELL", "CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN") / (producer: "OVERTURE", "CVALDA", "I'VE SEEN IT ALL", "SMITH & WESSON", "IN THE MUSICALS, PART 1", "IN THE MUSICALS, PART 2", "107 STEPS", "NEW WORLD (OVERTURE)") / (writer: "OVERTURE", "CVALDA", "I'VE SEEN IT ALL", "SMITH & WESSON", "IN THE MUSICALS, PART 1", "IN THE MUSICALS, PART 2", "107 STEPS", "NEXT TO LAST SONG", "NEW WORLD (OVERTURE)")
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (writer: "Bedtime Story" - as Bjork)
 1999 Stigmata (performer: "All Is Full of Love") / (writer: "All Is Full of Love" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir)
 1999/I Black and White (performer: "Volochi Papers") / (writer: "Volochi Papers")
 1999 Being John Malkovich (performer: "Amphibian") / (producer: "Amphibian") / (writer: "Amphibian")
 1999 The Mod Squad (performer: "Alarm Call" - as Bjork) / (writer: "Alarm Call" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir)
 1998 Later with Jools Holland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 75th Edition (1998) ... (performer: "So Broken")
 1998 Free Tibet (Documentary) (as B. Gudmundsdottir, "Hyper-ballad", "Army of Me") / (performer: "Hyper-ballad", "Army of Me")
 1998 The X Files (performer: "Hunter") / (writer: "Hunter")
 1998 Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (performer: "All Is Full of Love")
 1997 She's So Lovely (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" (1948) - as Bjork)
 1997 Underwater Iceland (Documentary) (performer: "Visur Vatnsend-rosu")
 1996 Brit Awards 1996 (TV Special) (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet")
 1996 Anton (performer: "Nu flyver Anton") / (writer: "Nu flyver Anton")
 1995 Le garçu (as B. Gudmundsdottir, "YOU'VE BEEN FLIRTING AGAIN", "HUMAN BEHAVIOUR")
 1993-1995 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Steamroller (1995) ... (performer: "Army of Me")
- Dream On (1995) ... (performer: "Big Time Sensuality")
- Closing Time (1993) ... (performer: "Human Behavior")
 1995 Butterfly Kiss (lyrics: "There's More To Life Than This" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir) / (music: "There's More To Life Than This" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir) / (performer: "There's More To Life Than This")
 1995 Tank Girl (performer: "Army of Me" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir) / (performer: "Big Time Sensuality" - as Bjork) / (writer: "Army of Me", "Big Time Sensuality" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir)
 1995 Brit Awards 1995 (TV Special) (writer: "Bedtime Story")
 1994 Ready to Wear (performer: - as Björk Gudmundsdottir) / (performer: "Ruby Baby")
 1994 Léon: The Professional (performer: "Venus As A Boy") / (writer: "Venus As A Boy" - as B. Gudmundsdottir)
 1994 The Brit Awards 1994 (TV Movie) (" (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction")
 1993 The Young Americans ("PLAY DEAD")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(solo album) 'Medulla' (2004) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 21 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Björk Gudmundsottir | Gudmundsottir | Björk Guthmundsdóttir | Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

The reason I do photographs is to help people understand my music, so it's very important that I am the same, emotionally, in the photographs as in the music. Most people's eyes are much better developed than their ears. If they see a certain emotion in the photograph, then they'll understand the music. (Index Magazine, July 2001) See more »

Trivia:

Ranked #36 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll See more »

Trademark:

Very quirky sense of fashion See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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