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Natalie Merchant

Natalie Anne Merchant was born on October 26, 1963 in Jamestown, New York, USA. The third of four children, Natalie displayed a love for music at an early age, though she never thought of it as a career choice. Natalie originally wanted to become a teacher, but that changed when she met Robert Buck in 1981 and became the lead singer for 10,000 ... See full bio »

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  American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Devil's Night (2015) ... (performer: "Carnival " - uncredited) / (writer: "Carnival " - uncredited)
  Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- The Cones of Dunshire (2013) ... (performer: "Kind and Generous" - uncredited) / (writer: "Kind and Generous" - uncredited)
 2011 Violet & Daisy (writer: "Verdi Cries")
  Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Hey Soul Sister (2010) ... (performer: "Carnival") / (writer: "Carnival")
 2010 My Mom, the Centerfold (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "San Andreas Fault") / (writer: "San Andreas Fault")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #18.36 (2010) ... (performer: "Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience") / (writer: "Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience")
 2010 House (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lockdown (2010) ... (performer: "Birds and Ships" - uncredited)
 2009 Being Erica (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Battle Royale (2009) ... (writer: "These Are Days")
 2009 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.20 (2009) ... (writer: "These Are Days")
 2008 Breaking Bad (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal (2008) ... (writer: "Candy Everybody Wants")
  The Office (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- The Job (2007) ... (performer: "Kind & Generous" - uncredited) / (writer: "Kind & Generous" - uncredited)
 2006 Cándida (performer: "Motherland") / (writer: "Motherland")
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wishing (2005) ... (writer: "These Are Days", "Trouble Me")
 2004 Purgatory House (performer: "My Skin") / (writer: "My Skin")
 2003 Cheaper by the Dozen (writer: "These Are Days")
 2003 Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (Documentary) (performer: "Carnival") / (writer: "Carnival")
 2002/I When in Rome (Video) (writer: "These Are Days")
  Alias (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Almost Thirty Years (2002) ... (performer: "My Skin" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Skin" - uncredited)
  Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2002) (writer - 2 episodes, 2002)
- Secrets & Lies: Part 1 (2002) ... (performer: "My Skin" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Skin" - uncredited)
- The Gift of Life (2002) ... (performer: "I May Know The Word" - uncredited) / (writer: "I May Know The Word" - uncredited)
 2002 Stones (performer: "The Letter") / (writer: "The Letter", "Noah's Dove")
  Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- Antony & Cleopatra (2000) ... (performer: "Carnival") / (writer: "Carnival")
 1999 Natalie Merchant: Live in Concert (Video documentary) (performer: "Life is Sweet", "Ophelia", "Wonder", "San Andreas Fault", "Beloved Wife", "Senor Don Gato", "Space Oddity", "Carnival", "Break Your Heart", "These Are Days", "The Gulf of Araby", "Waterbound") / (writer: "Life is Sweet", "Ophelia", "Wonder", "San Andreas Fault", "Beloved Wife", "Carnival", "Break Your Heart", "These Are Days")
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead (writer: "These Are Days")
 1998 Ophelia (Video documentary) (performer: "Ophelia", "Frozen Charlotte", "My Skin", "Thick as Thieves", "Kind and Generous", "Carnival") / (writer: "Ophelia", "Frozen Charlotte", "My Skin", "Thick as Thieves", "Kind and Generous", "Carnival", "Jealousy", "Break Your Heart", "Wonder")
 1996 One Fine Day (performer: "One Fine Day")
 1995 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- David Schwimmer/Natalie Merchant (1995) ... (performer: "Wonder", "Carnival" - uncredited)
 1990 Time Capsule (Video documentary) (writer: "National Education Week", "Tension", "Pit Viper", "Scorpio Rising", "Maddox Table", "My Mother the War", "Hey Jack Kerouac", "Don't Talk", "Like the Weather", "What's the Matter Here", "Trouble Me", "Hateful Hate", "Eat for Two", "Dust Bowl", "You Happy Puppet")
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Other Works:

Album: "The House Carpenter's Daughter". See more »

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3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

10,000 Maniacs | 10000 Maniacs


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Sometimes I've lamented that, because I've written songs that were angry but I could never sound as angry as I felt. But at other times I feel really happy that I have this voice, because it seems to soothe people and draw them close to me. Children really love my voice. I've been noticing a lot of really young kids at the show - like, 12 and under - lately, and I'm really excited. Because if I ... See more »


Worked as an "arts and crafts lady" teaching art to homeless kids for a homeless shelter in Harlem during her hiatus from 10,000 Maniacs. See more »


Barefoot dancing,,,the queen of college pop/rock


Whirling Dervish See more »

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