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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 17 May 1974Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
Birth NameAndrea Jane Corr
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Andrea Jane Corr is a member of the Irish pop/rock/Celtic musical group The Corrs. In her younger years, Andrea was the best student among all her siblings. She began her life with the band as soon as she graduated from secondary school. The Corrs' parents were musicians who strongly encouraged each of their children to pursue music. Andrea learned the piano, as did all of her siblings. In the Corrs' band, Andrea is the lead singer and is their main lyricist when the group writes songs. Andrea also plays the tin whistle, which when combined with her sister Sharon's fiddle playing gives the group its distinctively Irish sound. The Corrs music shows strong influences from traditional Celtic but also modern pop such as the Eagles and the Carpenters.

The Corrs first performed as a band when they auditioned to play in the musical film The Commitments (1991). Andrea landed a speaking role in the film. The movie's musical director John Hughes saw potential in the band and became their manager. In 1994 The Corrs landed a recording contract with producer David Foster of Atlantic Records (USA). Their debut album was "Forgiven, Not Forgotten" (1995), followed by "Talk on Corners" (1997), "In Blue" (2000) and "Borrowed Heaven" (2004). To date they have sold some 30 million albums. The Corrs have performed on tour with musical acts U2, Celine Dion, and the Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger has commented "They blew us, the Stones, off our own stage". The Corrs have also appeared on Sunday Night Live, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno', and have made an MTV-sponsored "Unplugged" video. Andrea is also an aspiring actress, and in addition to being featured in "The Commitments" she also played opposite Madonna in a singing role in Evita (1996).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Roger Burns <rogerburns@att.net>

Spouse (1)

Brett Desmond (21 August 2009 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Likes to perform with bare feet

Trivia (19)

The song "Another Suitcase In Another Hall" in Evita (1996) was originally performed by Andrea Corr's character "Peron's Mistress". Madonna performed it as "Evita" instead, and doing so stole the song from Andrea and left her with an appearance of less then 2 minutes in the movie.
Plays the tin whistle and sing lead vocals on The Corrs' album "Talk On Corners". She also wrote or co-wrote almost every song, if not all of them, on the album.
Her character "Peron's mistress" in Evita (1996) is supposed to be the Argentinian actress Libertad Lamarque.
Is the shortest member of the group The Corrs.
Has a habit of sucking her thumb.
Andrea decided to perform barefoot at one of her concerts around 1999/2000 and her shoes have stayed off ever since.
Voted in at #79 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, UK edition, down from #37 the year before. [June 2002]
Likes to write songs in bathtubs
Niece Rihann Andrea Woods, born 1 December 2006. Daughter of her sister Caroline Corr.
Niece Georgina Woods, born 11 October 2004. Daughter of her sister Caroline Corr.
Nephew Jake Woods, born 12 February 2003. Son of her sister Caroline Corr.
Niece Flori Jean Elizabeth Bonnar, born 18 July 2007.
Nephew Cathal Robert Gerard (Cal) Bonnar, born 31 March 2006. Son of her sister Sharon Corr.
Nephew Brandon Corr, born 10 May 2006. Son of her brother Jim Corr.
Married at St Joseph's church in the village of Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland.
(August 21, 2009) Married her boyfriend of 2 years Brett Desmond following a 7-month-long engagement.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 37, a daughter Jean Desmond on April 28, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Brett Desmond.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 39, a son Brett Desmond, Jr. on January 4, 2014. Child's father is her husband, Brett Desmond.

Personal Quotes (2)

Music is sexy, music is sensual. And an expression of yourself and that side of you comes out sometimes. I know I can be like that on stage but it's innocent. I don't do anything I just get into it, feel it.
When I write a song with the family, the fact is that I am the 'little sister', and my Mammy is there and when it gets to something like sex you start thinking 'oh, I'm not supposed to have these thoughts about sex!!'I remember when I first wrote 'Runaway', with that silly line, 'make love to me through the night', and when I first sang it I was turning my face away, knowing my mother was going to say 'My God, where did you learn that?!' and then I'd say, 'from TV, Mammy!'

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