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Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland on May 10, 1960, to Iris (Rankin) and Brendan Robert Hewson. He has been the lead singer of the rock band U2 since 1976. U2 has won 22 Grammy Awards to date, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. Lauded by fans and critics as an outstanding performer and songwriter, Bono ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Across the Universe
Across the Universe Dr. Robert
(2007)
Batman Forever
Batman Forever Soundtrack
(1995)
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York Soundtrack
(2002)
Moulin Rouge!
Moulin Rouge! Soundtrack
(2001)

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 2018 How to Be a Senior (lyrics: "Where the Streets Have No Name") (filming)
 2018 The Americans (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2018 I Can Only Imagine (lyrics: "Into the Heart")
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (music - 5 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (lyrics - 3 episodes, 2015 - 2017) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2018)
 2018 Hoy nos toca (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
 2018 The 60th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "XXX") / (writer: "XXX", "Get Out of Your Own Way")
 2018 Golic and Wingo (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2000 - 2017) (lyrics - 3 episodes, 2000 - 2009) (music - 1 episode, 2009)
 2017 Champion of Champions (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
  Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (lyrics - 4 episodes, 2011 - 2017) (music - 1 episode, 2017)
  Beat Shazam (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
 2017 Pravidlo sesti (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2003-2017 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
 2017 Dare to Be Different (Documentary) (lyrics: "I Will Follow", "Bad")
 2016-2017 The Voice (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
 2017 Billions (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2017 Formula 1: Ten Sport (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Vertigo")
 2014-2016 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2016 Superstar Duets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2016 History of the Euros (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Vertigo" - uncredited)
 2016 Hola y adiós (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 2016 Author: The JT LeRoy Story (Documentary) (writer: "With Or Without You" - uncredited)
 2015 TFI Friday (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2015 Friday Night Football (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
 2015 Ricki and the Flash (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2015 Trainwreck (writer: "She's a Mystery to Me")
 2015 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2015 Pop Gold (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2015 Soromon no gishou (writer: "With Or Without You")
 2015/II Every Breaking Wave (Short) (lyrics: "Every Breaking Wave")
 2014 Rugby League: Challenge Cup (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2014 Today at Wimbledon (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2014 Tu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2014 Daily Ukulele (TV Series short) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2014 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2014 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
  Glee (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
 2014 The Oscars (TV Special) (lyrics: "Ordinary Love" - as Paul Hewson) / (music: "Ordinary Love" - as Paul Hewson) / (performer: "Ordinary Love" - as Paul Hewson)
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2013 The Bachelor Weekend (writer: "One" - as Hewson)
 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (writer: "Ordinary Love")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2013 Home & Family (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
  Levenslied (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2013) (music - 1 episode, 2013)
 2013 The '80s: The Decade That Made Us (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 2012) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
  The X Factor (TV Series) (lyrics - 10 episodes, 2004 - 2010) (writer - 7 episodes, 2004 - 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2005)
 2003-2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2012 Touch the Sky (Documentary) (lyrics: "Get on Your Boots", "In a Little While", "Elevation")
 2012 Big Brother's Bit on the Side (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley (Documentary) (writer: "When Love Comes to Town" - as Paul David Hewson)
  The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2012) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012)
  No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
 2012 $ellebrity (Documentary) (writer: "Desire")
 2012 Anton Corbijn Inside Out (Documentary) (writer: "Beatiful Day" - as Hewson)
 2011 Generació D (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "I've Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2009-2011 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2011 The Lady (lyrics: "Slug") / (music: "Slug")
 2011 From the Sky Down (Documentary) (writer: "One")
 2011 Contagion (lyrics: "All I Want Is You")
 2011 When Rock Goes Acoustic (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Staring at the Sun" (1997))
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "I Will Follow")
 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (lyrics: "North Star")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
 2011 The 65th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "If the World Should End")
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011)
 2011 Idool 2011 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2011 The Early Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2011 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2011 I Melt with You (writer: "Out of Control" - as Paul David Hewson)
 2010 Rude Tube (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2010 Paranormal Activity 2 (writer: "Electrical Storm")
 2010 X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2010 The Runway (writer: "Electric Co" - as Paul Hewson)
 2010 Getaway (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
  Der letzte Bulle (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
 2010 American Idol (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2010 I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band (TV Mini-Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2010 X Factor (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
  Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
 2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)") / (writer: "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)")
 2009/I Brothers (lyrics: "Winter" (2009))
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I Wanna Be Around")
 2009 Welcome to the 80's (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 2008-2009 Street Music (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
 2009 Brüno (performer: "Dove of Peace")
 2009 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2007-2009 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
 2009 Skins (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2008 Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2008 Legends (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 2008 The Xtra Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2008 Clear Skies (Short) (lyrics: "Elevation")
 2008 It Takes Two (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2006-2008 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
 2008 Nim's Island (writer: "Beautiful Day" (2000) - as Paul David Hewson)
 2008 Waveriders (Documentary) (writer: "SILVER AND GOLD" - as Paul David Hewson)
 2007 Cubism: Pet Shop Boys in Concert - Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (Video) (writer: "Where the street have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)")
 2002-2007 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
 2007 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2007 Across the Universe (performer: "I Am The Walrus", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds")
 2003-2007 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
  HaNefilim (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
 2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly ("Ultra Violet (Light My Way)")
 2007 U2 3D (Documentary) (lyrics: "Vertigo", "Beautiful Day", "New Year's Day", "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own", "Love And Peace Or Else", "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "Bullet The Blue Sky", "Miss Sarajevo", "Pride (In The Name Of Love)", "Where The Streets Have No Name", "One", "The Fly", "With Or Without You", "Yahweh")
 2007 Idool 2007 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2007 100 höjdare (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2007 SingStar Pop (Video Game) (lyrics: "Vertigo")
 2007 29 und noch Jungfrau (TV Movie) (writer: "One")
 2006 Luis, Él y Luci (Short) (lyrics: "Exit")
 2006 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
  Ha-Shminiya (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2006) (performer - 1 episode, 2006)
 2006 Becoming Family (Documentary) (lyrics: "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own")
 2006 Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic (Video) (performer: "I Wanna Be Around")
 2004-2006 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
 2006 Die Pathologin - Im Namen der Toten (TV Movie) (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2006 The Devil Wears Prada (lyrics: "City of Blinding Lights" (2004))
 2006 Click (lyrics: "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)" (1991) - as Paul Hewson) / (music: "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)" (1991) - as Paul Hewson)
 2006 Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Where the streets have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)" - as Paul Hewson)
 2003-2006 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
 2006 What About Brian (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2001-2006 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
 2006 The West Wing (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2006 Meine verrückte türkische Hochzeit (TV Movie) (writer: "City of Blinding Lights")
 2005 Dial a Mum (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2005 The Work of Director Anton Corbijn (Video documentary) (lyrics: "One") / (writer: "Electrical Storm")
 2005 Backstage (writer: "Love Is Blindness")
 2005 Elizabethtown (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (1984) - as Paul Hewson)
 2005 Entourage (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2005 Don't Come Knocking (lyrics: "Don't Come Knocking") / (music: "Don't Come Knocking") / (performer: "Don't Come Knocking")
 2005 CSI: NY (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2005 Drie Gasten en een Videocamera (Video) (writer: "GoldenEye")
 2005 The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Vertigo") / (performer: "Across the Universe")
 2004 Cap d'any a TV3 (TV Special) (lyrics: "I ni així he trobat el que estic buscant")
 2004 Slovensko hladá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2004 Idool 2004 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2004 The Flynns' Journey to Ireland (Documentary) (writer: "Bad")
 2003-2004 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
 2004 New Zealand Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2003-2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
 2004 Taking Lives (lyrics: "Bad")
 2004 Idol stjörnuleit (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2003 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2003 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2003 Blackball (lyrics: "Stuck in a Moment (You Can't Get Out of)")
 2003 Headrush (writer: "Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk", "Your Blue Room" - as Hewson)
 2003 Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Beautiful Day" - as Paul Hewson)
 2003 Conspiracy of Silence (writer: "All I Want Is You")
 2003 Idool 2003 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2003 Kleise ta matia (TV Series) (lyrics: "With or without you")
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2002 Gangs of New York (performer: "Báidín Fheidhlimí")
 2002 Bond Girls Are Forever (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Goldeneye")
 2002 The Sopranos (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2002 In America (writer: "Time Enough for Tears" (2002))
 2002 The Good Thief (performer: "That's Life")
 2002 Mr. Deeds ("Sweetest Thing")
 2002 OT: Our Town (Documentary) (lyrics: "MLK")
 2002 About a Boy (as Hewson, "Zoo Station")
 2002 Smallville (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2002 The Corrs Live in Dublin (TV Special) (performer: "When The Stars Go Blue", "Summer Wine")
 2002 Sinead O'Connor: Goodnight, Thank You, You've Been a Lovely Audience (Video) (writer: "You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart")
 2001 Eine Hochzeit und (k)ein Todesfall (TV Movie) (lyrics: "One")
 2001 Vanilla Sky (lyrics: "Wild Honey" (2000))
 2001 Q Awards 2001 (TV Special) (lyrics: "Elevation")
 2001 Bandits (lyrics: "Beautiful Day" (1996))
 2001 He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (writer: "Miss Sarajevo" - as Paul Hewson)
 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (lyrics: "Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix)", "Elevation (Influx Mix)" (uncredited))
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (lyrics - 12 episodes, 1987 - 2001) (writer - 9 episodes, 1995 - 2001)
 2001 Roswell (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 2001 Moulin Rouge! (lyrics: "Elephant Love Medley") / (performer: "Children Of The Revolution") / (producer: "Children Of The Revolution")
  Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
 2000 Sightings of Bono (Video short) (writer: "Miss Sarajevo", "Sweetest Thing")
 2000 The Family Man (lyrics: "One" - uncredited)
 2000 Greenfingers (lyrics: "All I Want Is You")
 2000 Witchblade (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Mysterious Ways")
 2000 Looking for Alibrandi (lyrics: "With or Without You")
 2000 The Million Dollar Hotel (performer: "Dancin' Shoes", "Falling at Your Feet", "Never Let Me Go") / (writer: "Dancin' Shoes", "Falling at Your Feet", "Never Let Me Go")
 1999 Three Kings (lyrics: "In God's Country")
 1999 Runaway Bride (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 1999/I Entropy (lyrics: "Mysterious Ways", "Mofo", "Lemon")
 1998 Crush Proof (performer: "Purple Heart") / (writer: "Purple Heart")
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1998 City of Angels (lyrics: "If God Will Send His Angels")
 1997 MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 (TV Special) (writer: "Mofo" - uncredited)
 1997 The Blackout (writer: "MIAMI" - as Paul Hewson)
 1997 The Video Pool (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 1997 The End of Violence (performer: "I'm Not Your Baby") / (writer: "I'm Not Your Baby")
  The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
 1995 Friends (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 1995 GoldenEye (lyrics: "Goldeneye")
 1995 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 1995 Batman Forever (lyrics: "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me") / (producer: "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me")
 1995 The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces (TV Special) (performer: "In the Name of the Father") / (writer: "In the Name of the Father")
 1995 Johnny Mnemonic (performer: "ALEX DESCENDS INTO HELL FOR A BOTTLE OF MILK/KOROVA 1") / (writer: "ALEX DESCENDS INTO HELL FOR A BOTTLE OF MILK/KOROVA 1")
 1995 Kids (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - as Paul Hewson)
  Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes, 1993 - 1995) (performer - 1 episode, 1994)
 1994 Ready to Wear (writer: "Lemon (Perfecto Mix)")
 1994 Junior (performer: "I've Got You Under My Skin")
 1994 Milk Money (as Paul Hewson, "Some Days Are Better Than Others")
 1994 Blown Away (writer: "With or Without You", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - as Paul Hewson)
 1994 Reality Bites (writer: "All I Want is You" - as Paul Hewson)
 1994 Lista Top 40 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1992-1993 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 1993 In the Name of the Father (performer: "In the Name of the Father", "Billy Boola") / (writer: "In the Name of the Father", "Billy Boola", " (You Made Me the) Thief of Your Heart")
 1993 Fearless (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name" - as Paul David Hewson)
 1993 Bhaji on the Beach (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1993 Short Cuts (writer: "Conversation on a Bar Stool")
 1993 The Heartbreak Kid (writer: "One" - as Hewson)
 1993 Palm Harbor Vice 2: Brotherhood of the Monkey (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name")
 1992 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 1992 Gladiator (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)" - as Paul David Hewson)
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (writer: "Desire")
 1990 State of Grace (lyrics: "Trip Through Your Wires")
 1990 The Magic of David Copperfield XII: The Niagara Falls Challenge (TV Special) (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 1990 Zeg 'ns Aaa (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 1990 21 Jump Street (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 1989 Cousins (lyrics: "WITH OR WITHOUT YOU")
 1988 U2: Rattle and Hum (Documentary) (lyrics: "Desire", "Hawkmoon 269", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", "Silver And Gold", "Pride" (In The Name Of Love), "Angel of Harlem", "Love Rescue Me", "When Love Comes To Town", "Heartland", "God Part II", "Bullet The Blue Sky", "All I Want Is You")
 1987 World in Action (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (lyrics: "Bad") / (music: "Bad") / (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday")
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1983 U2: Under a Blood Red Sky (Documentary) (lyrics: "Out Of Control", "Twilight", "An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart", "Surrender", "Two Hearts Beat As One", "Seconds", "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "Cry / The Electric Co.", "October", "New Year's Day", "I Threw A Brick Through A Window", "A Day Without Me", "Gloria", "Party Girl", "11 O'Clock Tick Tock", "I Will Follow", "40")
 1982 A Night at Halsted's (lyrics: "A Day Without Me" - uncredited)
 1982 The Last American Virgin (lyrics: "I Will Follow")
 1981 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
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Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 12 Interviews | 22 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Bono Hewson | Paul Hewson | U2 | Bono Vox

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[in 1987] Everyone argues, then we do what I say. See more »

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U2 won the Brit Award for International Group in 1989. See more »

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Distinctive Irish accent See more »

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Taurus

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