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Sade was born on January 16, 1959 in Ibadan, Nigeria as Helen Folasade Adu. She was previously married to Carlos Scola. See full bio »

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Known For

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
(2010)
Philadelphia
Philadelphia Soundtrack
(1993)
Absolute Beginners
Absolute Beginners Athene Duncannon
(1986)
True Lies
True Lies Soundtrack
(1994)

Filmography

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  Beat Shazam (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (performer: "Smooth Operator") / (writer: "Smooth Operator")
 2016 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.9 (2016) ... (writer: "Smooth Operator")
  Erlebnis Österreich (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Das Wiener U4 (2016) ... (performer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited)
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rachel McAdams/Michael Peña/Robert Klein (2015) ... (writer: "Maureen" - uncredited)
  Today at Wimbledon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- 2015: Day 2 (2015) ... (performer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited)
  Silicon Valley (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Adult Content (2015) ... (performer: "Sweetest Taboo" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sweetest Taboo" - uncredited)
  Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Episode #9.4 (2015) ... (performer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited)
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2015) (performer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Michael J. Fox/Amy Sedaris/Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell (2015) ... (writer: "Bulletproof Soul" - as Sade Adu)
- Episode #17.87 (2010) ... (performer: "Soldier of Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "Soldier of Love" - uncredited)
 2014 Z-Listers (performer: "Smooth Operator") / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - as Helen Adu)
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Top 4 Perform (2014) ... (performer: "Pearls") / (writer: "Pearls")
 2014 U-neun nam-ja (writer: "Smooth Operator")
 2013 The Big Dirty List Show: 50 Years of Sex and Music (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "No Ordinary Love") / (writer: "No Ordinary Love")
  Gent de paraula (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #3.17 (2013) ... (performer: "Soldier of Love") / (writer: "Soldier of Love")
  Kuba Wojewódzki (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #20.9 (2012) ... (lyrics: "Is It a Crime" - as Sade Adu) / (music: "Is It a Crime" - as Sade Adu)
 2012 This Means War (performer: "Smooth Operator") / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - as Helen Adu)
  Death in Paradise (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (music - 1 episode, 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... (lyrics: "The Moon and the Sky" - uncredited) / (music: "The Moon and the Sky" - uncredited) / (performer: "The Moon and the Sky" - uncredited)
 2011 The Lady (performer: "Soldier of Love") / (writer: "Soldier of Love")
  EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes, 1985 - 2011) (writer - 5 episodes, 1985 - 2011)
- Episode dated 4 August 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 1 March 2010 (2010) ... (performer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 7 December 2004 (2004) ... (performer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 15 May 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "By Your Side" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 2 March 2000 (2000) ... (performer: "No Ordinary Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "No Ordinary Love" - uncredited)
 2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (writer: "By Your Side")
 2010 Ti Ti Ti (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... (writer: "Soldier of Love")
  Total Wipeout (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- The Awards (2010) ... (performer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited)
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #18.30 (2010) ... (performer: "Babyfather") / (writer: "Babyfather")
 2009 Caras & Bocas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (writer: "No Ordinary Love")
 2008 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 4. Mottoshow - Greatest Hits (2008) ... (writer: "Smooth Operator")
 2007 30 Rock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jack Gets in the Game (2007) ... (writer: "No Ordinary Love" - uncredited)
 2006 Zhara (performer: "By Your Side" - as SADE) / (writer: "By Your Side" - as ADU)
 2006 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- One Guilty Deed (2006) ... (writer: "Smooth Operator" (1984) - as Sade Adu, uncredited)
 2006 You, Me and Dupree (performer: "Smooth Operators") / (writer: "Smooth Operators" - as Helen Adu)
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane (performer: "Smooth Operator") / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - as Helen Adu)
  The X Factor (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Auditions 6 (2005) ... (performer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smooth Operator" - uncredited)
 2003 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.14 (2003) ... (writer: "Kiss of Life")
 2003 Skeppsholmen (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.14 (2003) ... (performer: "By Your Side")
  S.P.U.N.G (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2002) (music - 1 episode, 2002) (performer - 1 episode, 2002)
- It's Better to Burn Out Than to Fade Away (2002) ... (lyrics: "By Your Side") / (music: "By Your Side") / (performer: "By Your Side")
 2002 Sex and the City (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Good Fight (2002) ... (performer: "By Your Side")
  Never Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Episode #9.6 (2001) ... (performer: "Your Love Is King" - uncredited) / (writer: "Your Love Is King" - as Sade Adu, uncredited)
  Daria (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1998 - 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- Fizz Ed (2001) ... (performer: "By Your Side", "Lovers Rock")
- I Don't (1998) ... (performer: "Hang On To Your Love", "Your Love Is King" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hang On To Your Love", "Your Love Is King" - uncredited)
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- Episode dated 17 November 2000 (2000) ... (performer: "By Your Side") / (writer: "By Your Side")
 2000 Jam (TV Series) (performer: "I Will Be Your Friend") / (writer: "I Will Be Your Friend")
  Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Einmal Bayern und zurück! (1999) ... (performer: "No Ordinary Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "No Ordinary Love" - uncredited)
  Ett litet rött paket (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1999) (music - 1 episode, 1999) (performer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Tredje gången gillt (1999) ... (lyrics: "Hang On to Your Love") / (music: "Hang On to Your Love") / (performer: "Hang On to Your Love")
 1999 In Too Deep (writer: "Where Ya Heart At" - as Sade Adu)
 1999 Zärtliche Begierde (TV Movie) (performer: "No Ordinary Love") / (writer: "No Ordinary Love")
  Sounds of the Eighties (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... (performer: "Smooth Operator") / (writer: "Smooth Operator")
 1994-1995 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Samson vs. the Vampire Women (1995) ... (writer: "Your Love Is King" - as Sade Adu, uncredited)
- Kitten with a Whip (1994) ... (writer: "Smooth Operator")
 1994 True Lies (performer: "I Never Thought I'd See the Day") / (writer: "I Never Thought I'd See the Day" - as Sade Adu)
 1993 Philadelphia (performer: "Please Send Me Someone To Love") / (producer: "Please Send Me Someone To Love")
 1993 Indecent Proposal (as H.F. Adu, "No Ordinary Love") / (performer: "No Ordinary Love")
 1989 Sea of Love (performer: "Siempre Hay Esperanza") / (writer: "Siempre Hay Esperanza" - as Sade Adu)
  Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1988) (writer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Dates (1988) ... (performer: "Nothing Can Come Between Us", "Clean Heart", "Haunt Me" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nothing Can Come Between Us", "Clean Heart", "Haunt Me" - uncredited)
  Midnight Caller (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1988) (music - 1 episode, 1988) (performer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Conversations with an Assassin (1988) ... (lyrics: "Is It a Crime") / (music: "Is It a Crime") / (performer: "Is It a Crime")
 1986 Absolute Beginners (performer: "Killer Blow") / (writer: "Killer Blow" - as Adu)
 1985 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tom Hanks/Sade (1985) ... (performer: "Is It a Crime", "The Sweetest Taboo" - uncredited)
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Why Can't We Live Together", "Your Love is King", "Is it a crime") / (writer: "Your Love is King", "Is it a crime")
 1984 No 73 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Offers & Rites (1984) ... (performer: "When Am I Going To Make A Living")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Diamond Life" (Epic). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 4 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sade Abu | Sade Adu

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on deciding to tour] If I'd really thought in depth about making the commitment, then I might not have made it. I was sort of on the edge of the cliff, then just jumped in. I think that's the only way to do things. Otherwise, if you overthink stuff, it doesn't happen. See more »

Trivia:

Is the lead singer of the pop group Sade which is of course her own name. See more »

Trademark:

Usually performs barefoot See more »

Nickname:

The Lady See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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