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Rachael Yamagata

Husky-voiced singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist Rachael Yamagata was born on September 23, 1977 in Arlington, Virginia. Her father is a Japanese-American attorney and Harvard graduate who works in Washington, D.C. while her mother is a German-Italian artist and painter based in New York City. Rachael has a twin brother named Benji. Her ... See full bio »

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Hope Springs Soundtrack
In Her Shoes Soundtrack
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 2012 To Write Love on Her Arms
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 2009 30 Rock (TV Series)
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- Kidney Now! (2009) ... Rachael Yamagata - He Needs a Kidney Performed by
 2003 Rachael Yamagata: Would You Please (Video short)
 2002 The Verve Pipe: Happiness Is (Video short)
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Other Works:

Album: "Elephants ... Teeth Sinking Into Heart" (2008/Warner Bros. Records) See more »

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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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In person, I'm pretty happy-go-lucky, but my songwriting tends to reflect my occasional deep bouts of loneliness. I guess that's just part of who I am. See more »


As she showed early signs of a great voice, she was given a new role as a backup singer, then was finally assigned one of three lead vocal spots. See more »


Husky alto voice

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