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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 17 April 1967New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameElizabeth Clark Phair
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Liz Phair was born on April 17, 1967 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Elizabeth Clark Phair. She was previously married to Jim Staskouskas.

Spouse (1)

Jim Staskouskas (1995 - 2001) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (16)

Was adopted as an infant by parents John and Nancy Phair.
Son, James Nicholas Staskouskas was born on December 21, 1996.
Relocated to Los Angeles with her son after splitting with husband Jim Staskouskas. Their divorce has yet to be finalized, and her ex lives right around the corner from her house.
Is a feminist, and kept her maiden name in marriage.
Ranked #94 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
Grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Her song "Why Can't I?" was used in the movie 13 Going on 30 (2004). Coincidentally, she shares a birthday with the star of the movie, Jennifer Garner.
Says she is even more of a feminist in 2004 than she was in the 1990s, and would like to pen a feminist handbook for young girls with friend, actor and fellow feminist Robin Tunney.
All of the songs on her debut album "Exile In Guyville" were written by her when she was 21-23. A demo tape, consisting of 25 songs, included not only the ones on the EIG album, but also many more that were unreleased.
Suffered from stagefright earlier on but overcame it once her popularity grew in the mid-90's.
Plays the guitar and piano, writes all of her own songs, and is an artist.
Went to New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, as did Ralph Bellamy, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, Hugh B. O'Brien, Ann-Margret, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Virginia Madsen, and Adam Baldwin.
Attended Oberlin College in Ohio as an Art History major.
Went to New Trier High School with Lili Taylor.
She was the last musical guest to appear at Piper's night club P3 on Charmed (1998).
Is one of seventy acts scheduled to perform at the two-day music festival Lollapalooza 2005. Her fifth album, titled 'Somebody's Miracle,' will be released on Capitol Records October 4th, 2005, and contains 15 original songs penned by Ms. Phair. [July 2005]

Personal Quotes (1)

I am a feminist, and I define myself: Be yourself, because if you can get away with it, that is the ultimate feminist act.

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