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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 September 1970Buffalo, New York, USA
Birth NameAngela Marie Difranco
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ani Difranco began Righteous Babe Records in the beginning of the 1990s and has released almost a plethora of albums. While most are her own, she has also collaborated with Utah Phillips on two albums. Ani is committed to her independency and the her art.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Cartomancer J

Spouse (2)

Michael Napolitano (January 2009 - present) (1 child)
Andrew Gilchrist (30 May 1998 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (14)

Has played at benefits for convicted cop-murderer Mumia abu-Jamal and the Green Party.
Is a committed feminist, and did not her take husband's name in marriage.
Recent releases on her Righteous Babe Records include 'Sara Lee (III)'s "Make it Beautiful" and 'Bitch & Animal''s "Eternally Hard".
Her albums 'Not a Pretty Girl' (1995), 'Dilate' (1996), and 'Little Plastic Castles' (1998) were among the more critically lauded releases of the 1990s.
She and Jesse L. Martin (Ally McBeal (1997), Law & Order (1990)) graduated from high school, together.
Lists 'Danielle LoPresti''s "Dear Mr. Penis Head" (1999) as one of her favorite recent albums. LoPresti has often been compared to Ms. Difranco.
Released her 12th studio album, titled 'Evolve' on March 11, 2003. As with all her albums, it was distributed by her own record label, Righteous Babe Records.
Her first name is pronounced, 'ahn-knee,' not Annie, as in Little Orphan Annie.
Ranked #90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
Released her 13th studio album of all-original material, titled "Educated Guess," on January 20, 2004.
Bought a church in downtown Buffalo to make as a recording studio.
Released her 14th album of all-original material on January 25, 2005. The CD contains 12 songs and is titled "Knuckle Down."
Gave birth to their daughter, Petah Lucia, weighting 7 lbs, 8 oz, on January 20, 2007.

Personal Quotes (4)

Who has turned feminism into a dirty word? One of the things that bugs the s**t out of me is the fact that we can't even use the word "feminist" these days. It's been made taboo by a conservative media. The feminist movement in this country is one of the most powerful human liberation movements the planet has seen... so, to let this sort of conservative culture steal the feminist history from our consciousness and steal the respect from the people who fought and died so we could have such liberty is a travesty.
All decent people, male and female, are feminists. The only people who are not feminists are those who believe that women are inherently inferior or undeserving of the respect and opportunity afforded men. Either you are a feminist or you are a sexist/misogynist. There is no box marked "other".
My songs are the one place where I won't mince my words. One on one, I have a lot of fear and inhibition. I think this is why I am so bold in my songs. It is my one place that I have carved out to do that, be that. They have gotten me and a lot of other people into a lot of trouble over the years. My guitar has this truth serum in it, and lo! the people that wander into my canon.
When I showed up shave-headed and army-booted and pierced in places people were talking about, I can't tell you how welcoming they were. There was, of course, the sort of stodgy folk-Nazis within the community, but the dudes who really knew what was up looked through the different uniform and style and said, 'Here is somebody young doing the work. 'Welcome, and bring your teenagers with you'. It was a real embracing environment for me. I got to learn from the masters.

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