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Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige was born on January 11, 1971 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Mary Jane Blige. She was previously married to Kendu Isaacs. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 74 nominations. See more awards »

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Mudbound Florence Jackson
The Help
The Help Soundtrack
Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages Justice
Precious Soundtrack


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 2018 Sherlock Gnomes (performer: "Stronger Than I Ever Was")
 2018 The Oscars (TV Special) (performer: "Mighty River") / (writer: "Mighty River")
 2017 Popular Voices at the BBC (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2017 George Michael: Freedom (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "As")
 2017 Großstadtrevier (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2017 Tattoo Fixers on Holiday (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2014-2017 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2017)
 2017 Sandy Wexler (performer: "Sweet Thing")
 2017 Mudbound (performer: "Mighty River") / (writer: "Mighty River")
 2016 Playcracks 2017 (TV Special) (performer: "One")
 2016 Hidden Figures (performer: "Mirage")
  Lip Sync Battle (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2015) (writer - 2 episodes, 2015)
  Glastonbury 2015 (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
 2015 Empire (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
 2015 The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Stay with Me")
  EastEnders: Back to Ours (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
 2014 American Music Awards 2014 (TV Special) (performer: "Therapy") / (writer: "Therapy")
  Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
 2014 Tennis: World Tour Finals (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2014 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2008-2014 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes)
 2014 Think Like a Man Too (performer: "A Night to Remember", "Vegas Nights", "Moment of Love") / (writer: "Vegas Nights")
 2014 Power (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2013 This Morning (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2013 Black Nativity (performer: "Rise Up Shepherd And Follow")
 2013 The Best Man Holiday (performer: "This Christmas")
 2013 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2012 Rock of Ages (performer: "Harden My Heart", "Shadows of the Night", "Here I Go Again", "Any Way You Want It", "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", "Don't Stop Believin'")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
  American Idol (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
 2012 The Invisible War (Documentary) (performer: "Need Someone")
 2011 The 13th Annual 'A Home for the Holidays' (TV Special) (performer: "Need Someone")
 2011 Dance Central 2 (Video Game) (performer: "Real Love")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2011 The Help (performer: "The Living Proof") / (writer: "The Living Proof")
 2010 2010 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Medley: 10 Seconds; Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles); La Di Da Di; Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles)")
  So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
 2010 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Fancy")
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
  Alan Carr: Chatty Man (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
 2010 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010)
 2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Hard Times Come Again No More")
 2009 I Can Do Bad All by Myself (performer: "I Can Do Bad", "Good Woman Down") / (writer: "I Can Do Bad", "Good Woman Down")
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2009/II Precious (performer: "I Can See in Color") / (writer: "I Can See in Color")
 2008 More Than a Game (Documentary) (performer: "Stronger") / (writer: "Stronger")
 2008 Death Race (performer: "Grown Woman") / (writer: "Grown Woman")
 2007 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2007 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2007 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2007 Are We Done Yet? (performer: "I Found My Everything") / (writer: "I Found My Everything")
 2007 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol (Video Game) ("Be Without You")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
 2006/I Bobby (performer: "Never Gonna Break My Faith")
 2006 Poseidon (performer: "Be Without You (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix)") / (writer: "Be Without You (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix)")
 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2005 2005 Radio Music Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Be Without You") / (writer: "Be Without You")
 2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (performer: "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word")
 2002-2004 Later... With Jools Holland (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
 2004 Shark Tale (performer: "Got to Be Real")
 2004 The 58th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "What I Did for Love")
 2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business (performer: "Not Today") / (writer: "Not Today")
 2003 Honey (performer: "No More Drama")
 2003 Bad Boys II (performer: "Didn't Mean") / (writer: "Didn't Mean")
 2003 The Wire (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2003 Deliver Us from Eva (performer: "Star for Life") / (writer: "Star for Life")
 2002 Friday After Next (performer: "Family Affair") / (writer: "Family Affair")
 2002 Brown Sugar (performer: "Never Been")
 2002 8 Mile (performer: "I'll Be There For You" (Puff Daddy Remix))
 2002 S1m0ne (performer: "(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman")
 2002 Undercover Brother (performer: "Family Affair") / (writer: "Family Affair")
  S.P.U.N.G (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2002) (music - 1 episode, 2002) (performer - 1 episode, 2002)
 2001 Elton John: One Night Only - Greatest Hits Live (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues")
 2001 How High (performer: "All I Need", "Sweet Thing")
 2001 Daria (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2001 Super Bowl XXXV Halftime Show (TV Movie) (performer: "Walk This Way")
 2000 Soul Food (TV Series) (performer: "All That I Can Say")
 1999 Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Be Happy / You Bring Me Joy (Medley)", "Not Gon' Cry") / (writer: "Be Happy / You Bring Me Joy (Medley)", "Not Gon' Cry")
 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back (performer: "Beautiful") / (writer: "Beautiful")
 1996 Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Touch Me, Tease Me")
 1996 The Sunchaser (performer: "Real Love")
 1995 Waiting to Exhale (performer: "Not Gon' Cry")
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1994 Whore 2 (performer: "Real Love")
 1993 Who's the Man? (performer: "You Don't Have to Worry")
 1993 CB4 (performer: "Love No Limit")
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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in Missy Elliott video "Hot Boyz" See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 19 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 22 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mary J Blige


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Personal Quote:

There's so many things that life is, and no matter how many breakthroughs, trials will exist and we're going to get through it. Just be strong. See more »


Her job before she became a singer was a Directory Assistance operator, thus the title of her debut album "What's the 411?" (1992). See more »


Platinum blonde hair See more »


The Queen of R&B See more »

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