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Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright was born on July 22, 1973 in Rhinebeck, New York, USA as Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright. He has been married to Jörn Weisbrodt since August 23, 2012. They have one child. See full bio »
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 2014 About a Boy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- About Total Exuberance (2014) ... (performer: "Slideshow")
 2013 Tom at the Farm (performer: "Going to a Town") / (writer: "Going to a Town")
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes, 2008 - 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Top 8 Perform: 2 Eliminated (2013) ... (performer: "Beautiful Child") / (writer: "Beautiful Child")
- Top 10 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart")
- Top 14 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Puttin' on the Ritz")
- The Top Four Perform (2008) ... (performer: "The Trolley Song")
 2013 On My Way (performer: "This Love Affair")
 2012 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.169 (2012) ... (performer: "Jericho")
 2012 Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle (Documentary) (performer: "Candles", "I Am a Diamond", "I Cried for Us", "First Born Son", "Southern Boys", "Talk to Me of Mendocino", "A la Claire Fontaine", "The Walking Song", "Kitty Come Home") / (writer: "Candles")
 2012 De wereld draait door (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.155 (2012) ... (performer: "Out of the Game")
 2012 Die Harald Schmidt Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Show #74 - 50 Jahre Rolling Stones: ein Lego-Tribut (2012) ... (performer: "Out of the Game")
 2012 Any Day Now (performer: "Metaphorical Blanket") / (writer: "Metaphorical Blanket")
 2009 The New Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 November 2009 (2009) ... (writer: "Apartment")
 2009 FlashForward (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Scary Monsters and Super Creeps (2009) ... (performer: "Across the Universe" - uncredited)
 2009 Het leven uit een dag (performer: "Agnus Dei")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Round Four (2009) ... (performer: "Complainte de la Butte" - uncredited)
 2008 Quiet Chaos (performer: "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk") / (writer: "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk")
 2008 Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2008) ... (performer: "Hallelujah")
 2007 Meet the Robinsons (lyrics: "Another Believer", "Where is Your Heart At?", "The Motion Waltz (Emotional Commotion)") / (music: "Another Believer", "Where is Your Heart At?", "The Motion Waltz (Emotional Commotion)") / (performer: "Another Believer", "The Motion Waltz (Emotional Commotion)")
 2006 The History Boys (performer: "Bewitched")
 2006 Druckfrisch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.5 (2006) ... (performer: "Across The Universe")
 2006 Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006 (TV Movie) (performer: "Everybody Knows")
 2005 Strangers (Video) (lyrics: "Dinner at Eight") / (performer: "Try Again")
 2005 Prime (performer: "PEACH TREES") / (writer: "PEACH TREES")
 2005 Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (Documentary) (performer: "Everybody Knows", "Chelsea Hotel No. 2", "Hallelujah")
 2005 Brokeback Mountain (performer: "Maker Makes") / (writer: "Maker Makes")
 2005 Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story (Documentary) (performer: "Imaginary Love") / (writer: "Imaginary Love")
 2005 The Baxter (performer: "Beautiful Child") / (writer: "Beautiful Child")
 2004 The Aviator (performer: "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise" (1922))
 2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (performer: "I Eat Dinner")
 2004 Later with Jools Holland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #23.2 (2004) ... (performer: "Vibrate")
 2004 The L Word (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Liberally (2004) ... (performer: "Hallelujah")
 2003 The O.C. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Model Home (2003) ... (performer: "California")
  Queer as Folk (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Episode #2.16 (2002) ... (performer: "Poses") / (writer: "Poses")
 2001 I Am Sam (performer: "Across the Universe")
 2001 Zoolander (performer: "He Ain't Heavy... He's My Brother") / (producer: "He Ain't Heavy... He's My Brother")
 2001 Moulin Rouge! (performer: "Complainte De La Butte") / (producer: "Complainte De La Butte")
 1999 Big Daddy (performer: "Instant Pleasure")
 1999 Party of Five (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fragile (1999) ... (performer: "April Fools")
 1997 The Myth of Fingerprints (arranger: "Vainement, ma bien-aimée") / (performer: "Vainement, ma bien-aimée", "On the Banks of the Wabash")
 1988 Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (performer: "I'm Running") / (writer: "I'm Running")
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Other Works:

Released self-titled debut album. See more »

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12 Interviews | 7 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Personal Quote:

Why be in music, why write songs, if you can't use them to explore life or an idealized vision of life? I believe a lot of our lives are spent asleep, and what I've been trying to do is hold on to those moments when a little spark cuts through the fog and nudges you. See more »


His song "Natasha" is written about Natasha Lyonne. See more »

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