Sheila E.


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Daughter of musician Pete Escovedo, Sheila E. became one of the top female musicians during the 1980s due to her fierce drumming style and her Latin rhythms. A former protégé of Prince, Sheila became a drummer in his band before branching off into solo musical projects. In addition to being considered the best female drummer alive, Sheila E. has ... See full bio »

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Man of Steel Music Department
(2013)
(2016)
Bad Boys for Life Music Department
(2020)

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 2020 The Kelly Clarkson Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ready to Rock Hour (2020) ... (performer: "It's My Life")
 2019 Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Best Seat in the House (2019) ... (performer: "Wipe Out")
  Pose (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- Never Knew Love Like This Before (2019) ... (performer: "A Love Bizarre") / (writer: "A Love Bizarre")
 2016 BET Awards 2016 (TV Special) (performer: "Housequake", "Erotic City", "U Got The Look", "A Love Bizarre", "The Glamorous Life", "America", "Baby I'm a Star") / (writer: "A Love Bizarre")
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blake Shelton/Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (2014) ... (performer: "The Glamorous Life" - uncredited)
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Results Show: Week Five (2012) ... (performer: "Quimbara")
 2006 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lose the Boss? (2006) ... (performer: "The Glamorous Life " - uncredited)
 2005 Black in the 80s (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Color in Film (2005) ... (performer: "The Glamorous Life")
 2004 Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band 2003 (TV Special documentary) (music: "Glamorous Life")
 2003 Chasing Papi (writer: "Favorite Fantasy", "Escolandia")
 1996 Caught (lyrics: "Viva Para Ser Libre (I Live To Be Free)") / (music: "Viva Para Ser Libre (I Live To Be Free)") / (performer: "Viva Para Ser Libre (I Live To Be Free)")
 1994 Frauen sind was Wunderbares (lyrics: "Romance 1600") / (music: "Romance 1600") / (performer: "Romance 1600")
 1993 The 65th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Beautiful Maria of My Soul")
 1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (performer: "Funky Attitude", "Whatcha' Gonna' Do") / (producer: "Funky Attitude", "Whatcha' Gonna' Do") / (writer: "Funky Attitude", "Whatcha' Gonna' Do")
 1986 Women in Rock (Video documentary) (performer: "Glamorous Life")
 1985 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chevy Chase/Sheila E. (1985) ... (performer: "Hollyrock", "A Love Bizarre" - uncredited)
 1985 Krush Groove (arranger: "A Love Bizarre") / (performer: "A Love Bizarre", "Holly Rock", "Krush Groovin'") / (writer: "A Love Bizarre", "Holly Rock")
 1985 Tears Are Not Enough (Documentary) ("We Are the World", uncredited)
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- The Home Invaders (1985) ... (performer: "The Glamorous Life" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Glamorous Life" - uncredited)
 1985 We Are the World (TV Movie documentary) ("We Are the World", uncredited)
 1984 Protocol (performer: "The Glamorous Life")
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Other Works:

The Glamorous Life (Album) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Official Sites:

Cameo | Facebook | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sheila E | Sheila Escovedo

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm not trying to sell sex. I just don't like wearing a lot of clothes on stage.

Trivia:

Longtime friend of Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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