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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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Known For

Heights
Heights Jeremy
(2005)
Moulin Rouge!
Moulin Rouge! Soundtrack
(2001)
Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain Soundtrack
(2005)
I Am Sam
I Am Sam Soundtrack
(2001)

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 2016 Slam: Tutto per una ragazza ("Sometimes You Need")
 2016 Handsome Devil (performer: "Go or Go Ahead") / (writer: "Go or Go Ahead")
 2016 Justiça (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Vicente 1 (2016) ... (performer: "Hallelujah")
 2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Louis C.K./Questlove/Rufus Wainwright (2016) ... (performer: "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart")
 2015 Demain (Documentary) (performer: "Everybody Knows")
 2015 Holding the Man (performer: "Forever and a Year") / (writer: "Forever and a Year")
 2014 A Merry Friggin' Christmas (performer: "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year", "Christmas is for Kids") / (writer: "Christmas is for Kids")
 2014 About a Boy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- About Total Exuberance (2014) ... (performer: "Slideshow")
 2013 Tom à la ferme (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 Elle s'en va (performer: "This Love Affair")
 2012 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Two Imposters (2012) ... (performer: "Jimbo Jambo" - uncredited)
 2012 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.169 (2012) ... (performer: "Jericho")
 2012 Conan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode 257: Literally (2012) ... (performer: "Out of the Game")
 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")
  Private Practice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- And Then There Was One (2012) ... (performer: "Sometimes You Need" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sometimes You Need" - uncredited)
 2012/I Any Day Now (performer: "Metaphorical Blanket") / (writer: "Metaphorical Blanket")
  How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Last Cigarette Ever (2009) ... (performer: "Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk") / (writer: "Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk")
 2009 The 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: "La Complainte de la Butte" - uncredited)
 2008 Caos calmo (performer: "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk") / (writer: "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk" - as R. Wainwright)
 2008 Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2008) ... (performer: "Hallelujah")
 2007 L'âge des ténèbres (performer: "Du Moment Qu'on Aime" (from "Zemire et Azor"), "Lungi Del Caro Bene")
 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)")
 2007/I Trade (performer: "Agnus Dei")
 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")
  The O.C. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- The Model Home (2003) ... (performer: "California") / (writer: "California")
  Queer as Folk (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- You Say It's Your Birthday! I Couldn't Care Less! (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: "La Complainte de la Butte") / (producer: "La 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Want Two", 2004. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

There's no life without humor. It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious, and it can make tragic moments bearable. See more »

Trivia:

The music video for a song from his debut album was filmed in Gwen Stefani's home. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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