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Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland on May 10, 1960, to Iris (Rankin) and Brendan Robert Hewson. He has been the lead singer of the rock band U2 since 1976. U2 has won 22 Grammy Awards to date, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. Lauded by fans and critics as an outstanding performer and songwriter, Bono ... See full bio »

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 2014 BB King: The Life of Riley (Documentary) (writer: "When Love Comes to Town" - as Paul David Hewson)
 2014 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Glue (2014) ... (lyrics: "One" - uncredited)
  Glee (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- City of Angels (2014) ... (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - uncredited)
- Laryngitis (2010) ... (writer: "One" - uncredited)
 2014 The 86th Academy Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Ordinary Love")
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Will Smith/U2 (2014) ... (writer: "Invisible")
 2011-2014 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.14 (2014) ... (lyrics: "One")
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... (lyrics: "With or Without You")
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Week 6: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited) / (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (writer: "Ordinary Love")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.14 (2013) ... (writer: "One")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 2012) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #21.49 (2012) ... (music: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.48 (2012) ... (lyrics: "Beautiful Day") / (music: "Beautiful Day")
- Episode #19.76 (2011) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
  The X Factor (TV Series) (lyrics - 9 episodes, 2004 - 2010) (writer - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2012)
- Live Show 9 (2012) ... (writer: "One" - uncredited)
- Live Results Show 6 (2012) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
- Bootcamp 2 (2011) ... (writer: "One" (uncredited), "One")
- Auditions 3 (2010) ... (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
- Episode #5.11 (2008) ... (lyrics: "With or Without You" - uncredited)
 2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lanie Lane Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "She's a Mystery to Me")
 2012 Big Brother's Bit on the Side (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 September 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "Goldeneye" - uncredited)
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 4 (2012) ... (lyrics: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
  No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Cançons que curen (2012) ... (lyrics: "One")
- Bon rotllo (2012) ... (writer: "Desire")
 2011 Generació D (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "I've Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2009-2011 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Mount Diablo 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
- Return to Sunol 2009 (2009) ... (writer: "The Wanderer")
 2011 The Lady (lyrics: "Slug") / (music: "Slug")
 2011 From the Sky Down (Documentary) (writer: "One")
 2011 Contagion (lyrics: "All I Want is You")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Bono & The Edge/Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (2011) ... (performer: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of") / (writer: "A Freak Like Me Needs Company" (uncredited), "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of", "A Freak Like Me (Needs Company)" (uncredited))
- Amanda Seyfried/B.J. Novak/Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (2011) ... (writer: "Rise Above" - uncredited)
- Jessica Biel/Lee DeWyze (2010) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "I Will Follow")
 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (lyrics: "North Star")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #11.6 (2011) ... (lyrics: "When Love Comes to Town" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.1 (2011) ... (lyrics: "When Love Comes to Town" - uncredited)
 2011 The Early Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 April 2011 (2011) ... (lyrics: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2011 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.1 (2011) ... (writer: "GoldenEye")
 2011 I Melt with You (writer: "Out of Control" - as Paul David Hewson)
 2010 Paranormal Activity 2 (writer: "Electrical Storm")
 2010 Getaway (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.21 (2010) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2010 X Factor (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.14 (2010) ... (music: "With or Without You")
  Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #1.101 (2010) ... (lyrics: "With or Without You")
- Episode #1.87 (2010) ... (performer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
- Episode #1.50 (2009) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (TV Movie) (performer: "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)") / (writer: "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)")
 2009/I Brothers (lyrics: "Winter" (2009))
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I Wanna Be Around")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2009) (music - 1 episode, 2009)
- Megan Fox/U2 (2009) ... (lyrics: "Breathe", "Moment of Surrender", "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" - uncredited) / (music: "Breathe", "Moment of Surrender", "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" - uncredited)
 2009 Brüno (performer: "Dove of Peace")
 2009 Skins (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Cook (2009) ... (lyrics: "I Will Follow")
 2008 Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.56 (2008) ... (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - uncredited)
 2008 Guitarjed's Street Music (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Hannah & Pete - With or Without You (2008) ... (lyrics: "With or Without You" - uncredited)
 2008 Nim's Island (writer: "Beautiful Day" (2000) - as Paul David Hewson)
 2008 Waveriders (Documentary) (writer: "SILVER AND GOLD" - as Paul David Hewson)
 2007 Across the Universe (performer: "I Am The Walrus", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds")
  Nefilim, Ha (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Tag Adom (2007) ... (performer: "In the Name of the Father") / (writer: "In the Name of the Father")
 2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly ("Ultra Violet (Light My Way)")
 2007 U2 3D (Documentary) (lyrics: "Vertigo", "Beautiful Day", "New Year's Day", "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own", "Love And Peace Or Else", "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "Bullet The Blue Sky", "Miss Sarajevo", "Pride (In The Name Of Love)", "Where The Streets Have No Name", "One", "The Fly", "With Or Without You", "Yahweh")
 2007 100 höjdare (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.8 (2007) ... (writer: "GoldenEye")
 2007 SingStar Pop (Video Game) (lyrics: "Vertigo")
 2006-2007 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Amazing Moments in Music (2007) ... (writer: "Where The Streets Have No Name")
- Greatest Songs of All Time (2006) ... (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - as Paul Hewson)
 2007 29... and still a Virgin (TV Movie) (writer: "One")
 2007 Cubism: Pet Shop Boys in Concert - Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (Video) (writer: "Where the street have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)")
  The Eight (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2006) (performer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Without Handcuffs (2006) ... (writer: "A Man and a Woman" - uncredited)
- Kama Kama? (2006) ... (performer: "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" - uncredited)
- Daniel (2006) ... (writer: "Discothèque" - uncredited)
 2006 Becoming Family (Documentary) (lyrics: "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own")
 2006 Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic (Video) (performer: "I Wanna Be Around")
 2006 Die Pathologin - Im Namen der Toten (TV Movie) (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2006 The Devil Wears Prada (lyrics: "City of Blinding Lights" (2004))
 2006 Click (lyrics: "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)" (1991) - as Paul Hewson) / (music: "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)" (1991) - as Paul Hewson)
 2006 Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Where the streets have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)" - as Paul Hewson)
 2006 What About Brian (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2006) ... (writer: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of")
 2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- VaYechi (2006) ... (writer: "Always Forever Now")
 2006 Kiss me Kismet (TV Movie) (writer: "City of Blinding Lights")
 2005 The Work of Director Anton Corbijn (Video documentary) (lyrics: "One") / (writer: "Electrical Storm")
 2005 Backstage (writer: "Love Is Blindness")
 2005 Elizabethtown (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (1984) - as Paul Hewson)
 2005 Entourage (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- I Love You Too (2005) ... (lyrics: "City Of Blinding Lights", "Vertigo" - uncredited)
 2005 Don't Come Knocking (lyrics: "Don't Come Knocking") / (music: "Don't Come Knocking") / (performer: "Don't Come Knocking")
 2005 CSI: NY (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What You See Is What You See (2005) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - as Paul Hewson)
 2005 The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Vertigo") / (performer: "Across the Universe")
 2005 Dial a Mum (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Nikki & Chris (2005) ... (lyrics: "Mysterious Ways")
 2004 Cap d'any a TV3 (TV Special) (lyrics: "I ni així he trobat el que estic buscant")
 2004 The Flynns Journey to Ireland (Documentary) (writer: "Bad")
 2004 Taking Lives (lyrics: "Bad")
 2003 Headrush (writer: "Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk", "Your Blue Room" - as Hewson)
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.3 ... (lyrics: "Vertigo" - uncredited)
 2002 Gangs of New York (performer: "Báidín Fheidhlimí")
 2002 The Sopranos (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Christopher (2002) ... (lyrics: "Elevate")
 2002 In America (writer: "Time Enough for Tears" (2002))
 2002 OT: Our Town (Documentary) (lyrics: "MLK")
 2002/I The Good Thief (performer: "That's Life")
 2002 Mr. Deeds ("Sweetest Thing")
 2002 About a Boy (as Hewson, "Zoo Station")
 2002 Smallville (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Nicodemus (2002) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
- Leech (2002) ... (writer: "Elevation" - uncredited)
 2002 The Corrs Live in Dublin (TV Special) (performer: "When The Stars Go Blue", "Summer Wine")
 2001 Vanilla Sky (lyrics: "Wild Honey" (2000))
 2001 Bandits (lyrics: "Beautiful Day" (1996))
 2001 He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (writer: "Miss Sarajevo" - as Paul Hewson)
 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (lyrics: "Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix)")
 2001 Moulin Rouge! (lyrics: "Elephant Love Medley") / (performer: "Children Of The Revolution") / (producer: "Children Of The Revolution")
  Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Der Betriebsausflug (2001) ... (lyrics: "With Or Without You" - uncredited) / (writer: "With Or Without You" - uncredited)
 2000 The Family Man (lyrics: "One" - uncredited)
 2000 Greenfingers (lyrics: "All I Want Is You")
 2000 Looking for Alibrandi (lyrics: "With or Without You")
 2000 The Million Dollar Hotel (performer: "Dancin' Shoes", "Falling at Your Feet", "Never Let Me Go") / (writer: "Dancin' Shoes", "Falling at Your Feet", "Never Let Me Go")
 2000 Sightings of Bono (Video short) (writer: "Miss Sarajevo", "Sweetest Thing")
 1999 Three Kings (lyrics: "In God's Country")
 1999 Runaway Bride (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 1999/I Entropy (lyrics: "Mysterious Ways", "Mofo", "Lemon")
 1998 Crush Proof (performer: "Purple Heart") / (writer: "Purple Heart")
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trash of the Titans (1998) ... (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)")
 1998 City of Angels (lyrics: "If God Will Send His Angels")
 1997 The End of Violence (performer: "I'm Not Your Baby") / (writer: "I'm Not Your Baby")
 1995 Friends (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The One with the List (1995) ... (lyrics: "With or Without You" - uncredited)
 1995 GoldenEye (producer: "GoldenEye") / (writer: "GoldenEye")
 1995 Batman Forever (lyrics: "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me") / (producer: "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me")
 1995 Kids (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - as Paul Hewson)
 1995 Johnny Mnemonic (performer: "ALEX DESCENDS INTO HELL FOR A BOTTLE OF MILK/KOROVA 1") / (writer: "ALEX DESCENDS INTO HELL FOR A BOTTLE OF MILK/KOROVA 1")
 1994 Ready to Wear (writer: "Lemon (Perfecto Mix)")
 1994 Junior (performer: "I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN")
 1994 Milk Money (as Paul Hewson, "Some Days Are Better Than Others")
 1994 Blown Away (writer: "With or Without You", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
  Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1993) (performer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Let's Clean It Up (1994) ... (performer: "I've Got You Under My Skin")
- Eating Contest (1993) ... (lyrics: "Mysterious Ways")
- Baby Makes Uh, Three (1993) ... (lyrics: "One")
 1994 Reality Bites (writer: "All I Want is You" - as Paul Hewson)
 1994 Lista Top 40 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... (performer: "I've Got You Under My Skin")
 1993 In the Name of the Father (performer: "In the Name of the Father", "Billy Boola") / (writer: "In the Name of the Father", "Billy Boola", " (You Made Me the) Thief of Your Heart")
 1993 Fearless (writer: "WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME" - as Paul David Hewson)
 1993 Bhaji on the Beach (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Operation Double 007 (1993) ... (writer: "New Year's Day")
 1993 Short Cuts (writer: "Conversation on a Bar Stool")
 1993 The Heartbreak Kid (writer: "One" - as Hewson)
 1993 Palm Harbor Vice 2: Brotherhood of the Monkey (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name")
 1992 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1992) ... (lyrics: "One" - uncredited)
 1992 Gladiator (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)" - as Paul David Hewson)
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (writer: "Desire")
 1990 State of Grace (lyrics: "Trip Through Your Wires")
 1990 Zeg 'ns Aaa (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Op actie (1990) ... (lyrics: "Pride (In The Name Of Love)" - uncredited)
 1990 21 Jump Street (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- La Bizca (1990) ... (lyrics: "With or without You")
 1989 Cousins (lyrics: "WITH OR WITHOUT YOU")
 1988 U2: Rattle and Hum (Documentary) (lyrics: "Desire", "Hawkmoon 269", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", "Silver And Gold", "Pride" (In The Name Of Love), "Angel of Harlem", "Love Rescue Me", "When Love Comes To Town", "Heartland", "God Part II", "Bullet The Blue Sky", "All I Want Is You")
 1987 World in Action (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- U2: Anthem for the Eighties (1987) ... (lyrics: "Where The Streets Have No Name", "Running To Stand Still", "Bad", "Bullet The Blue Sky", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (lyrics: "Bad") / (music: "Bad") / (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday")
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lombard (1985) ... (writer: "Wire" - uncredited)
 1982 A Night at Halsted's (lyrics: "A Day Without Me" - uncredited)
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5' 6" (1.68 m)
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