Mary J. Blige


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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 54 wins & 138 nominations. See more awards »

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Mudbound Florence Jackson
(2017)
The Help Soundtrack
(2011)
Rock of Ages Justice
(2012)
Precious Soundtrack
(2009)

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  Aikuiset (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- Kakku (2019) ... (performer: "Family Affair") / (writer: "Family Affair")
 2019 RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dragracadabra (2019) ... (performer: "No More Drama")
 2019/I Little (performer: "I'm Going Down")
 2019 The Umbrella Academy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- I Heard a Rumor (2019) ... (performer: "Stay With Me")
 2018 Sherlock Gnomes (performer: "Stronger Than I Ever Was")
 2018 The Looming Tower (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mercury (2018) ... (performer: "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By")
 2018 The Oscars (TV Special) (lyrics: "Mighty River") / (music: "Mighty River") / (performer: "Mighty River")
 2017 Popular Voices at the BBC (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Showstoppers at the BBC (2017) ... (performer: "No More Drama")
 2017 George Michael: Freedom (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "As")
 2017 Großstadtrevier (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Auf Leben und Tod (2017) ... (performer: "911" - uncredited)
 2017 Tattoo Fixers on Holiday (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (2017) ... (performer: "Disrespectful" - uncredited)
 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (performer: "Not Gon' Cry")
 2014-2017 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Leave It Inside (2017) ... (performer: "U + Me (Love Lesson)" - uncredited)
- Who Is He (And What Is He to You)? (2017) ... (performer: "Doubt" - uncredited)
- Don't Let's Start (2014) ... (performer: "Long Hard Look", "Not Loving You" - uncredited)
- Bend & Break (2014) ... (performer: "Therapy" - uncredited)
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2017)
- Goldie Hawn/Nikolaj Coster-Waldau/Brian Reed/Mary J. Blige (2017) ... (performer: "Love Yourself") / (writer: "Love Yourself")
- Martin Short/Gabrielle Union/Mary J. Blige (2014) ... (performer: "Therapy") / (writer: "Therapy")
 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")
 2015 The Wiz Live! (TV Movie) (performer: "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News")
  Lip Sync Battle (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2015) (writer - 2 episodes, 2015)
- Terrence Howard vs. Taraji P. Henson, Part 1 (2015) ... (performer: "Just Fine") / (writer: "Just Fine")
- Anne Hathaway vs. Emily Blunt (2015) ... (performer: "Love") / (writer: "Love")
  Glastonbury 2015 (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Florence and the Machine (2015) ... (performer: "Uptown Funk")
- Mark Ronson (2015) ... (performer: "Uptown Funk")
- Day 1 (2015) ... (performer: "No More Drama", "Family Affair") / (writer: "Family Affair")
 2015 Secrets and Lies (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Mother (2015) ... (performer: "911" - uncredited)
 2015 Empire (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Die but Once (2015) ... (performer: "Doubt" - uncredited)
- Sins of the Father (2015) ... (performer: "Shake Down" - uncredited)
 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)
- Shane Richie & Jessie Wallace (2015) ... (performer: "Family Affair" - uncredited) / (writer: "Family Affair" - uncredited)
 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)
- Jim Carrey/Minnie Driver/Mary J. Blige (2014) ... (performer: "Right Now") / (writer: "Right Now")
- Michael B. Jordan/Amy Adams/Mary J. Blige/Guest DJ Ellie Kemper (2013) ... (performer: "This Christmas")
 2014 Tennis: Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Round Robin: Nishikori v Ferrer (2014) ... (performer: "Right Now" - uncredited)
 2014 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ellen Pompeo/Norman Reedus/Disclosure & Mary J. Blige (2014) ... (performer: "F for You")
 2008-2014 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes)
- Top 4 Perform (2014) ... (performer: "F for You")
- Top Three Perform (2010) ... (performer: "I'm Going Down")
- Finale: Winner Announced (2009) ... (performer: "I Am")
- Top 12 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman")
- Results Show: Two Dancers Eliminated (2008) ... (performer: "Just Fine")
 2014 Think Like a Man Too (performer: "A Night to Remember", "Moment of Love", "Vegas Nights") / (writer: "Vegas Nights")
 2014 Power (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Whoever He Is (2014) ... (performer: "Real Love" - uncredited)
 2013 This Morning (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 December 2013 (2013) ... (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2013 Black Nativity (performer: "Rise Up Shepherd And Follow")
 2013 The Best Man Holiday (performer: "This Christmas")
  The X Factor: Celebrity (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Judges' Houses 2 (2013) ... (performer: "Family Affair" - uncredited) / (writer: "Family Affair" - uncredited)
- Episode #7.10 (2010) ... (performer: "One" - uncredited)
 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)
- Cançons que curen (2012) ... (performer: "One")
  American Idol (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Top 13 Results (2012) ... (performer: "Why")
- Top 5 Performance Show: Birth Year & Latest Billboards (2006) ... (writer: "Be Without You")
 2012 The Invisible War (Documentary) (performer: "Need Someone")
 2011 The 13th Annual 'A Home for the Holidays' (TV Special) (performer: "Need Someone")
 2011 Private Practice (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Who We Are (2011) ... (performer: "Ain't Nobody", "25/8", "Need Someone" - uncredited)
- The Breaking Point (2011) ... (performer: "The Living Proof", "Empty Prayers", "No Condition" - uncredited)
 2011 Dance Central 2 (Video Game) (performer: "Real Love")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Round Three: The Results (2011) ... (performer: "Real Love")
 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)
- Top 12 Performance (2010) ... (performer: "The One") / (writer: "The One")
 2010 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Fancy")
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.22 (2010) ... (performer: "As")
  Alan Carr: Chatty Man (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #3.6 (2010) ... (performer: "I Am") / (writer: "I Am")
 2010 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- We Are the World 25 (2010) ... (performer: "Kidney Now!")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010)
- Episode #17.92 (2010) ... (performer: "I Am" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Am" - uncredited)
- Episode #17.12 (2009) ... (performer: "Stronger" - uncredited) / (writer: "Stronger" - uncredited)
 2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Hard Times Come Again No More")
  Brothers & Sisters (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Run Baby Run (2010) ... (performer: "The One" - uncredited) / (writer: "The One" - uncredited)
 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)
- Kidney Now! (2009) ... (performer: "He Needs a Kidney")
 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)
- Liveshow #0 (2007) ... (writer: "Just Fine")
 2007 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Gary's Desk (2007) ... (performer: "Grown Woman Complex")
 2007 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spectacular 6 - My Idols (2007) ... (writer: "Be Without You")
 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 - 3 episodes, 1993 - 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges (2006) ... (performer: "Runaway Love")
- Antonio Banderas/Mary J. Blige (2006) ... (performer: "Be Without You", "Enough Cryin'" - uncredited) / (writer: "Be Without You", "Enough Cryin'" - uncredited)
- John Goodman/Mary J. Blige (1993) ... (performer: "Reminisce", "Sweet Thing" - uncredited)
 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)
- Johnny Cakes (2006) ... (performer: "Family Affair")
 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)
- Hip Hop Soul (2004) ... (performer: "Family Affair")
- Episode #19.4 (2002) ... (performer: "No More Drama")
 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)
- Hot Shots (2003) ... ("Sweet Thing")
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tears, Bones & Desire (2003) ... (performer: "Sweet Thing')
 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 Hit Machine (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 June 2002 (2002) ... (performer: "Dance for me")
 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)
- Jag bryr mig inte om vad andra tycker om mig (2002) ... (lyrics: "Family Affair") / (music: "Family Affair") / (performer: "Family Affair")
 2001 Elton John: One Night Only - Greatest Hits Live (TV Special 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)
- Fizz Ed (2001) ... (performer: "911")
 2001 Super Bowl XXXV Halftime Show (TV Special) (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 Special) (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)
- Tag, You're Dead (1995) ... (performer: "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" - uncredited)
 1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 July 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need")
 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:

Release of the music video for "Love Is All We Need" by Mary J. Blige, featuring Nas, directed by Paul Hunter. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Mary J Blige

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I know who I am. I am not perfect. I'm not the most beautiful woman in the world. But I'm one of them. See more »

Trivia:

Stepmother of Kendu Isaacs' three children: Briana Isaacs, Nasir Isaacs and Jordan Isaacs. See more »

Trademark:

Platinum blonde hair See more »

Nickname:

Queen of Hip Hop See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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