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Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge was born on May 29, 1961 in Leavenworth, Kansas, USA as Melissa Lou Etheridge. She has been married to Linda Wallem since May 31, 2014. See full bio »

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 2015 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Show Final, Part 1 (2015) ... (writer: "Bring Me Some Water")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 8 (2015) ... (writer: "Bring Me Some Water")
  Great Performances (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem (2014) ... (performer: "This Land Is Your Land", "Come to My Window", "Take My Number" - uncredited) / (writer: "Come to My Window", "Take My Number" - uncredited)
  After Lately (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2013) (music - 1 episode, 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2013)
- All Dogs Go to Heather (2013) ... (lyrics: "Come to My Window" - uncredited) / (music: "Come to My Window" - uncredited) / (performer: "Come to My Window" - uncredited)
 2012 Chelsea Lately (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.141 (2012) ... (performer: "Kum Ba Yah" - uncredited)
 2011 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Kissed a Girl (2011) ... (writer: "I'm the Only One" - uncredited)
  Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- The Fight (2011) ... (performer: "Come to My Window") / (writer: "Come to My Window")
 2005-2010 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Top Four Perform (2010) ... (performer: "Fearless Love")
- Top 6 (2005) ... (performer: "Brave and Crazy")
 2002-2010 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top Three Performance (2010) ... (writer: "Come To My Window")
- Two for Each One (2002) ... (writer: "I'm the Only One")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #18.39 (2010) ... (performer: "Fearless Love") / (writer: "Fearless Love")
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Offender (2007) ... (performer: "Precious Pain")
 2007 The 79th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "I Need to Wake Up") / (writer: "I Need to Wake Up")
 2006 Brother Bear 2 (Video) (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)")
 2006 CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Jolene")
 2006 An Inconvenient Truth (Documentary) (performer: "I Need to Wake Up") / (producer: "I Need to Wake Up") / (writer: "I Need to Wake Up")
 2005 The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Piece of My Heart")
  Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Baby Blues (2004) ... (performer: "The Boy Feels Strange") / (writer: "The Boy Feels Strange")
- Miss Reutlitz (2002) ... (performer: "Like The Way I Do")
  CMT Crossroads (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Melissa Etheridge & Dolly Parton (2003) ... (performer: "Bring Me Some Water", "Come To My Window", "I Want To Be In Love", "All Shook Up", "I Will Always Love You", "You Can Sleep While I Drive", "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right", "I Walk The Line", "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", "9 to 5") / (writer: "Bring Me Some Water", "Come To My Window", "I Want To Be In Love", "You Can Sleep While I Drive")
 2003 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 4 November 2003 (2003) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2003 Idool 2003 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kleine Liveshow 3 (2003) ... (writer: "Like the Way I Do")
 2001 Last Party 2000 (Documentary) (performer: "Truth of the Heart" - uncredited) / (writer: "Truth of the Heart" - uncredited)
  Night Visions (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- If a Tree Falls... (2001) ... (performer: "Into the Dark") / (writer: "Into the Dark")
 1999 Charmed (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- P3 H2O (1999) ... (performer: "Angels would fall" - uncredited)
 1997 The Devil's Own (performer: "This War Is Over") / (writer: "This War Is Over")
 1996 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Incredible Melting Man (1996) ... (writer: "Come to My Window")
 1995 Money Train (performer: "Dance Without Sleeping") / (writer: "Dance Without Sleeping")
 1995 Boys on the Side (performer: "I Take You With Me") / (writer: "I Take You With Me")
 1994 Teresa's Tattoo (performer: "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")
 1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (performer: "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)")
 1987 Scenes from the Goldmine (writer: "Lonely Dancer")
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Other Works:

Autobiography, 'The Truth Is... My Life in Love and Music' (co-written by Laura Morton) June 2001. Random House Publishers, ISBN: 0-375-76026-1 See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 26 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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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 ... See more »


Her former partner Tammy Lynn Michaels gave birth to a girl, Johnnie Rose, and a boy, Miller Steven, on 17 October 2006. See more »


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