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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 23 May 1974Homer, Alaska, USA
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jewel Kilcher was born on May 23, 1974 in Homer, Alaska, USA. She was previously married to Ty Murray.

Spouse (1)

Ty Murray (7 August 2008 - 2014) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Yodeling on albums and at concerts
Her crooked upper teeth.

Trivia (24)

Her father taught music in elementary schools.
Friends with actor/activist Sean Penn, who directed an early version of a music video for "You Were Meant For Me." in 1995. A later version was made in 1997 and that is the version we know today.
On behalf of the Everyday Angels, The International Star Registry redesignated the star number Ursa Minor 15h38m42s 75°58'37'' to the name Jewel Kilcher (Jewel of the North). [May 1997]
Her grandfather helped draft the Alaska state constitution.
Singer. She learned to play guitar at age 16.
Is able to speak some Swedish. When she was 18, she had a Swedish boyfriend, named Musse, from whom she learned it. She also wrote him a lullaby song in Swedish, which she has performed at concerts and on TV appearances.
Broke collarbone and rib when thrown from a colt at the Stephenville, Texas, ranch of her rodeo-star boyfriend star Ty Murray, April 24, 2002. Murray is 7-time winner of rodeo's all-around world title.
Attended the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy, an exclusive boarding school, in Interlochen, Michigan.
She had to cancel several dates on an upcoming tour following the death of her bassist, Terome T-Bone Hannon (September 12, 2003).
She is one of the many artists and songwriters asked to join Music United For A Strong Internet Copyright, but she is still undecided as to whether the all-star ad campaign is an effective means of putting a stop to illegal downloading (October 3, 2002).
Dated musician Steve Poltz for 3 years. They co-wrote Jewel's 1997 hit 'You Were Meant For Me.'
Ranked #92 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)
Second cousin of actress/singer Q'orianka Kilcher, Xihuaru Kilcher and actor Kainoa Kilcher.
Father's name is Atz and mother's Lenedra Carroll.
Her paternal grandparents were Swiss (of Swiss-German origin). Her mother has English, German, and Scottish ancestry.
Lived in a VW bus in San Diego with her mother before making it big.
Ranked #45 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Sister-in-law of Kim Murray.
Daughter-in-law of Butch Murray and Joy Murray.
First cousin of Saskia Genet-Oulicky.
Is recovering after her car, a Cadillac, was rammed by a fire truck in Stephenville, Texas on March 11, 2011.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 37, a son Kase Townes Murray on July 11, 2011 in Texas, weighing in at 7 lbs. 6 oz. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Ty Murray.
She is of Germanic and Celtic ancestry.

Her paternal grandparents were Swiss (of Swiss-German origin). Her mother has English, German, and Scottish ancestry.
Married Ty Murray, the professional bull rider, in the Bahamas in 2008 after being in a relationship with him for 10 years. They filed for divorce after 6 years of marriage in July 2014.

Personal Quotes (12)

Cynicism isn't smarter; it's only safer. There's nothing fluffy about optimism.
[about her song "Daddy"] "I was seven years old and went to a friend's house for dinner. (...) The father came and turned the TV off and punished the children because they weren't allowed to watch black people on TV."
We are each others angels in the way that we answer each others prayers and we can also make each others lives miserable.
What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
We are loved beyond our ability to comprehend.
In silence you hear who you are becoming. You create yourself.
The things you fear are undefeatable not by their nature but by your approach.
People think I'm some kind of hippie. I don't even recycle.
I rather see the world from another angle.
Find pleasure in common things. Whether it's just the way the sunlight is streaming in the window or how an orange tastes when you're really hungry, you'll find you get little, happy lifts throughout the day.
[on why she has not fixed her teeth] I just don't like pain. I never wanted braces... People have always loved my snaggletooth, which is hilarious. It should be my logo! I've never felt like it didn't make me sexy.
[on Ride with the Devil (1999)] I asked [the director], 'Why me? You could've had anyone you wanted'. And he said, 'You have period teeth'. So I got the job because I was the only actress in Hollywood who hadn't gotten her teeth fixed!

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