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Ester Dean


Ester Renay Dean is an American Actress and Songwriter Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The youngest of five raised by single mother, in a low-income household. Ester took to writing and singing more as a passage for escape and exit from the dysfunctional childhood full of bullying inside and outside the home. . Writing all ... See full bio »

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Known For

Rio
Rio Boy in Gondola
(2011)
Ice Age: Continental Drift
(2012)
Rio 2
Rio 2 Soundtrack
(2014)
Pitch Perfect 2
Pitch Perfect 2 Cynthia Rose
(2015)

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 2016 Sing (writer: "Firework") (completed)
 2016 Bad Moms (writer: "Hey Mama")
 2012-2016 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Grand Finale - Live (2016) ... (writer: "Firework")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 4 (2014) ... (writer: "Fool in Love")
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Turn Me On")
- The Battles, Part 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Mr. Know It All")
 2016 Lip Sync Battle Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Gardo Versoza vs. Carmi Martin (2016) ... (writer: "Super Bass")
- Thea Tolentino vs. Barbie Forteza (2016) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
- Carla Abellana vs. Rafael Rosell (2016) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2016 Match of the Day: Euro 2016 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- England vs. Wales (2016) ... (writer: "This One's for You" - uncredited)
- Wales vs. Slovakia (2016) ... (writer: "This One's for You" - uncredited)
 2016 ITV Sport: Euro 2016 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- England vs. Russia (2016) ... (writer: "This One's for You" - uncredited)
 2012-2016 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 2016: Auditions 5 (2016) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
- 2012: Auditions 6 (2012) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2016 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- That Text Was Not Meant for Josh! (2016) ... (performer: "Textmergency", "Where's the Rock?")
 2016 How to Be Single (writer: "Peacock" - as Esther Dean)
 2014-2015 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb/Kyle MacLachlan/Karmin (2014) ... (writer: "I Want It All")
 2015 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "The Night is Still Young")
 2011-2015 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 6 episodes)
- "Dear Future Husband" by Meghan Trainor (2015) ... (writer: "Hey Mama")
- "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry (2014) ... (writer: "Firework")
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2013 (2014) ... (writer: "Come & Get It")
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2012 (2013) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2011 (2012) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2015 Lip Sync Battle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Salt vs. Pepa (2015) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2015 Pitch Perfect 2 (performer: "Crazy Youngsters") / (writer: "Crazy Youngsters")
 2015 Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour (TV Movie) (writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kimmy Has a Birthday! (2015) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2015 Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry (TV Movie) (writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2014/II The Interview (writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2009-2014 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- James Franco/Nicki Minaj (2014) ... (writer: "All Things" - uncredited)
- Eli Manning/Rihanna (2012) ... (writer: "Talk That Talk", "Where Have You Been")
- Charles Barkley/Kelly Clarkson (2012) ... (writer: "Mr. Know It All")
- Jon Hamm/Rihanna (2010) ... (writer: "What's My Name?")
- Justin Timberlake/Ciara (2009) ... (writer: "Never Ever" - uncredited)
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 10: Around the World Special (2014) ... (writer: "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" - uncredited)
- Week 2 (2014) ... (writer: "S&M" - uncredited)
 2014 Citizenfour (Documentary) (writer: "Come & Get It")
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Taylor Swift/Andrew Rannells/Ryan Adams and the Shining (2014) ... (writer: "Come & Get It")
 2014 The Voice Kids (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Battles, Part 1 (2014) ... (writer: "Firework")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 2 (2014) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- El final (2014) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
- Chiquita (2014) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2014 Dreamland (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Compañerismo (2014) ... (writer: "Firework" - as Dean, Esther)
 2014 Impractical Jokers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 (2014) ... (writer: "Rude Boy" - uncredited)
 2014 The Other Woman (performer: "Get My Dough") / (writer: "Get My Dough")
 2014 Rio 2 (lyrics: "Let Me Take You to Rio") / (music: "Let Me Take You to Rio") / (performer: "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Rio Rio") / (producer: "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Rio Rio") / (writer: "Rio Rio")
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 10: The Grand Final (2014) ... (writer: "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" - uncredited)
- Week 4 (2014) ... (writer: "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" - uncredited)
 2014 So You Think You Can Dance Australia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 20 Opening Night (2014) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
 2013 I Am Britney Jean (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Selfish")
 2013 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.4 (2013) ... (writer: "Firework")
- Tu cara más solidaria II (2013) ... (writer: "S&M")
 2013 Love/Hate (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (2013) ... (writer: "Rude Boy" - uncredited)
 2013 Rude Tube (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- WTF?!? (2013) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (2013) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2013 2013 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Come & Get It")
 2013 The Bling Ring (performer: "Drop It Low") / (writer: "Drop It Low" - as Esther Dean)
 2013 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2013) ... (writer: "S&M" - uncredited)
 2009-2013 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 24 April 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Come & Get It")
- Episode #18.43 (2010) ... (writer: "What's My Name?" - uncredited)
- Episode #17.92 (2010) ... (writer: "I Am" - uncredited)
- Episode #17.12 (2009) ... (writer: "Stronger" - uncredited)
 2011-2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Week 5: The Results (2013) ... (writer: "Come & Get It")
- Performance Show: Week Eight (2012) ... (writer: "Turn Me On")
- Round Five: The Results (2011) ... (writer: "Mr. Know It All")
 2013 The Voice Israel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.27 (2013) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
 2011-2013 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Feud (2013) ... (writer: "I Still Believe / Super Bass" - uncredited)
- Silly Love Songs (2011) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2013 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Season Zero (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2013 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kathy, Will You Marry Me? Give Me Your Answer in Tomorrow's Episode Title (2013) ... (writer: "Super Bass" - uncredited)
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 5 (2012) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2012 The X Factor Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Final Result (2012) ... (writer: "Wet")
 2012 Pitch Perfect (writer: "Riff Off: (medley)" - uncredited) / (writer: "S & M" - as Esther Dean)
 2011-2012 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Top 6 Perform (2012) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
- Top 8 Perform (2012) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
- Two of 8 Voted Off (2011) ... (writer: "S&M")
- Two of 12 Voted Off (2011) ... (writer: "Right There")
- 2 of 20 Voted Off (2011) ... (writer: "Lose Control (Let Me Down)")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (performer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #20.179 (2012) ... (performer: "Invincible")
- Episode #20.86 (2012) ... (writer: "Super Bass" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.2 (2011) ... (writer: "Mr. Know It All")
- Episode #19.200 (2011) ... (writer: "Firework")
- Episode #19.164 (2011) ... (writer: "I Love You This Big")
 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift ("We Are (Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift)") / (performer: "We Are (Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift)") / (producer: "We Are (Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift)") / (writer: "We Are (Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift)")
 2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me (Documentary) (writer: "Peacock" (live), "Firework" (live), "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Winner Announced (2012) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
 2010-2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Movie Night (2012) ... (writer: "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" - uncredited)
- 2011 Grand Finale (2011) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.1 (2011) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.1 (2010) ... (writer: "Not Myself Tonight" - uncredited)
 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2012 Rust and Bone (writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2012 Katy Perry Live Lounge Special (TV Special) (writer: "Firework")
 2012 WrestleMania XXVIII (TV Special) (performer: "Invincible")
 2012 Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vagina Panic (2012) ... (writer: "Mr. Know It All" - uncredited)
 2012 The Lorax (performer: "Let It Grow (Celebrate the World)") / (writer: "Let It Grow (Celebrate the World)")
 2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (writer: "FIREWORK" - as Esther Dean)
  So Random! (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Leigh Allyn Baker and Mia/Pia Toscano (2011) ... (producer: "This Time") / (writer: "This Time")
 2011 Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour (TV Movie) (writer: " (Drop Dead) Beautiful", "S&M")
 2011 Dance Central 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Rude Boy" - as Esther Dean )
  Being Erica (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (music - 1 episode, 2011)
- Born This Way (2011) ... (lyrics: "Firework") / (music: "Firework")
 2011 Teen Spirit (TV Movie) (writer: " (Drop Dead) Beautiful")
 2011 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (Documentary) (writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2011 The Block (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Elimination: Night 1 (2011) ... (writer: "S&M" - uncredited)
 2011 The 2011 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "S&M", "Super Bass")
 2011 Prom (writer: "Firework" - as Ester Dean)
 2011 Rio (lyrics: "Let Me Take You to Rio") / (music: "Let Me Take You to Rio") / (performer: "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Take You to Rio") / (producer: "Let Me Take You to Rio") / (writer: "Take You to Rio")
 2011 Idool 2011 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 1 (2011) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2011 The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "What's My Name?")
 2011 JonTron (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- DinoCity BRO!!! (2011) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2011 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- New Years Dance 2010-2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2010/I Burlesque (writer: "The Beautiful People")
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 12 Performance (2010) ... (writer: "The One")
 2010 The Album Chart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Katy Perry: T4 Special (2010) ... (writer: "Peacock")
 2010 Step Up 3D (writer: "Up (Remix)", "Already Taken" - as Esther Dean)
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.133 (2010) ... (writer: "Rude Boy")
- Episode #1.114 (2010) ... (writer: "Rude Boy")
 2010 Alan Carr: Chatty Man (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (2010) ... (writer: "I Am")
- Episode #3.4 (2010) ... (writer: "Rude Boy" - uncredited)
 2009 Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greg Pikitis (2009) ... (writer: "Jump" - uncredited)
 2009 G-Force (writer: "Jump" - as Esther Dean)
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic (writer: "Bad Girl", "Takes Time To Love" - as Esther Dean)
 2008 More Than a Game (Documentary) (writer: "Stronger" - as Esther Dean)
 2006 NFL Thursday Night Football (TV Series) (writer: "In My City" - uncredited)
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