Janelle Monáe


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Janelle Monáe is an American musical recording artist, actress and model signed to her own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas, to Janet, a janitor, and Michael Robinson Summers, a truck driver. In 2010, Monáe released her first full-length studio album, The ArchAndroid. In March 2012, "We Are ... See full bio »

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Hidden Figures Mary Jackson
(2016)
Moonlight Teresa
(2016)
Rio 2 Dr. Monae
(2014)
Antebellum Veronica / Eden
(2020)

Filmography

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 2021 Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zoey's Extraordinary Reckoning (2021) ... (writer: "Tightrope" - uncredited)
 2020 Mixxxer Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 October 2020 (2020) ... (performer: "We Are Young")
  The Duchess (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2020) (writer - 2 episodes, 2020)
- Episode #1.5 (2020) ... (performer: "I Like That" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Like That" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.4 (2020) ... (performer: "I Got the Juice" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Got the Juice" - uncredited)
 2020 David Byrne's American Utopia (Documentary) (writer: "Hell You Talmbout")
 2020 All In: The Fight for Democracy (Documentary) (performer: "Turn Tables") / (writer: "Turn Tables")
  I May Destroy You (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2020) (writer - 3 episodes, 2020)
- Ego Death (2020) ... (performer: "Dance or Die", "Babopbyeya", "Suite II Overture") / (writer: "Dance or Die", "Babopbyeya", "Suite II Overture")
- Social Media Is a Great Way to Connect (2020) ... (performer: "Mushrooms & Roses", "Come Alive (The War of the Roses)") / (writer: "Mushrooms & Roses", "Come Alive (The War of the Roses)")
- ...It Just Came Up (2020) ... (performer: "Pynk") / (writer: "Pynk")
 2020 The Oscars (TV Special) (performer: "Come Alive") / (writer: "Come Alive")
 2019 Lady and the Tramp (performer: "He's a Tramp (2019)", "That's Enough")
 2019 Tall Girl (performer: "Make Me Feel")
  David Makes Man (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- Gloria (2019) ... (performer: "Sincerely, Jane") / (writer: "Sincerely, Jane")
 2019 UglyDolls (performer: "All Dolled Up", "Unbreakable", "The Big Finale")
 2019/I Little (performer: "I Got the Juice") / (writer: "I Got the Juice")
  Aikuiset (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- Oona (2019) ... (performer: "Tightrope" - as Janelle Monae) / (writer: "Tightrope")
 2019/II Us (performer: "I Like That") / (writer: "I Like That")
  Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- Do the Lilo (2019) ... (performer: "Make Me Feel") / (writer: "Make Me Feel")
 2019 The 61st Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Make Me Feel", "Django Jane", "Pynk") / (writer: "Make Me Feel", "Django Jane", "Pynk")
  Insecure (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2018) (writer - 2 episodes, 2018)
- Obsessed-Like (2018) ... (performer: "Don't Judge Me") / (writer: "Don't Judge Me")
- Fresh-Like (2018) ... (performer: "I Like That") / (writer: "I Like That")
 2018 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... (performer: "We Are Young")
 2018 Front Row Late (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2018) ... (performer: "Pynk")
 2018 Step Sisters (performer: "Tightrope") / (writer: "Tightrope")
 2017 The Upside (performer: "Tightrope") / (writer: "Tightrope")
 2017 Tvoje tvár má známý hlas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.8 (2017) ... (writer: "Tightrope")
 2017 Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (Documentary) (performer: "Hell You Talmabout")
 2016 Hidden Figures (performer: "Isn't This The World")
 2016 Bad Moms (performer: "Tightrope") / (writer: "Tightrope")
 2016 Stella McCartney: Pop (Video short) (performer: "Venus Fly") / (writer: "Venus Fly")
 2016 BET Awards 2016 (TV Special) (performer: "Delirious", "Kiss", "Pop Life", "I Would Die 4 U")
 2016 Madam Secretary (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Higher Learning (2016) ... (performer: "Venus Fly" - uncredited)
 2016 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kathy Griffin/Aaron Sorkin/The Internet (2016) ... (writer: "Gabby")
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2015) (performer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Robert De Niro/Ariana Grande/Duran Duran (2015) ... (writer: "Pressure Off")
- Hugh Jackman/Nick Offerman/Janelle Monáe (2015) ... (performer: "Yoga") / (writer: "Yoga")
 2015 BET Awards 2015 (TV Special) (performer: "Yoga") / (writer: "Yoga")
 2015 World Championship Snooker (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- 2015: Day 5, Part 4 (2015) ... (performer: "We Are Young" - uncredited)
- 2015: Day 5, Part 1 (2015) ... (performer: "We Are Young" - uncredited)
 2015 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Homecoming (2015) ... (writer: "Tightrope" - uncredited)
 2014 The Equalizer (performer: "Givin' Em What They Love") / (writer: "Givin' Em What They Love")
 2014 Think Like a Man Too (performer: "Dance Apocalyptic") / (writer: "Dance Apocalyptic")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Jonah Hill/John Carney/Janelle Monae/Rima Fakih (2010) ... (performer: "Tightrope" - uncredited) / (writer: "Tightrope" - uncredited)
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- El final (2014) ... (performer: "Dance Apocalyptic" - uncredited)
 2014 Silicon Valley (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Cap Table (2014) ... (performer: "Special Education" - uncredited)
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode, 2014) (writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Week 2 (2014) ... ("Do My Thing")
- Team Dance Week (2013) ... (performer: "Dance Apocalyptic") / (writer: "Dance Apocalyptic")
- Performance Show: Week Nine (2012) ... ("Tightrope") / (writer: "Tightrope")
 2014 Rio 2 (lyrics: "What Is Love (Cast)", "What Is Love") / (music: "What Is Love (Cast)", "What Is Love") / (performer: "What Is Love (Cast)", "What Is Love")
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Week 3: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "We Are Young" - uncredited)
- Week 3 (2014) ... (performer: "We Are Young" - uncredited)
 2013 American Dad! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Faking Bad (2013) ... (performer: "We Are Young" - uncredited)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Edward Norton/Janelle Monae (2013) ... (performer: "Dance Apocalyptic", "Electric Lady") / (writer: "Dance Apocalyptic", "Electric Lady")
 2013 Camp (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Mixer (2013) ... (performer: "Do My Thing")
 2013 Young Hearts (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Casa Cheia (2013) ... (performer: "We Are Young")
 2012-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #21.156 (2013) ... (writer: "Tightrope" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.89 (2013) ... (writer: "Tightrope" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.62 (2012) ... (writer: "Tightrope" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.44 (2012) ... (writer: "Tightrope" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.26 (2012) ... (writer: "Tightrope" - uncredited)
 2013 Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace (TV Special) (performer: "Higher Ground")
 2013 The Office (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Customer Loyalty (2013) ... (performer: "We Are Young")
 2012 The X Factor UK (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Live Results Show 4 (2012) ... (performer: "We Are Young" - uncredited)
 2009-2012 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Top 10 Perform (2012) ... (performer: "Sincerely, Jane")
- 1 of 4 Voted Off (2010) ... (performer: "Tightrope")
- Top Six Perform (2010) ... (performer: "Tightrope")
- Two of 18 Voted Off (2009) ... (performer: "Many Moons")
 2012 2012 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) (performer: "We Are Young")
 2012 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Big Sur 2012 (2012) ... (performer: "We Are Young")
  90210 (TV Series) (1 episode, 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Forever Hold Your Peace (2012) ... (performer: "We Are Young" - uncredited)
- To the Future! (2011) ... ("Tightrope", uncredited)
 2012 Gossip Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Return of the Ring (2012) ... (performer: "We Are Young")
 2012 Harry's Law (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- And the Band Played On (2012) ... (performer: "We Are Young" - uncredited)
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #12.2 (2012) ... (writer: "Tightrope" - uncredited)
 2012 WrestleMania XXVIII (TV Movie) (performer: "Tonight We Are Young")
 2012 Any Questions for Ben? (performer: "Tightrope") / (writer: "Tightrope")
 2012 Californication (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- JFK - - > LAX (2012) ... (performer: "Givin Em What They Love ")
 2011 Chuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Baby (2011) ... (performer: "We Are Young" - uncredited)
 2011 Happy Feet Two (performer: "Tightrope (Ice Cold Mix)" featuring Lil P-Nut) / (producer: "Tightrope (Ice Cold Mix)" featuring Lil P-Nut) / (writer: "Tightrope (Ice Cold Mix)" featuring Lil P-Nut)
 2011 Violet & Daisy (performer: "Oh, Maker", "57821") / (writer: "Oh, Maker", "57821")
 2011 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Italian Grand Prix: Qualifying (2011) ... (performer: "Tightrope" - uncredited)
 2011 Friends with Benefits (performer: "Tightrope") / (writer: "Tightrope")
  Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- White Wedding (2011) ... (performer: "Tightrope" - uncredited) / (writer: "Tightrope" - uncredited)
 2011 The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Nothin' On You", "Tight Rope") / (writer: "Tight Rope")
 2011 Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology (Documentary) (performer: "Tightrope" written by Charles Del Joseph, nm1847117 (as Janelle Robinson) & Nathaniel Irvin)
 2010 For Colored Girls (performer: "Without a Fight")
  Private Practice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- In or Out (2010) ... (performer: "Tightrope" - uncredited) / (writer: "Tightrope" - uncredited)
  Stargate Universe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Earth (2009) ... (performer: "Many Moons", "Sincerely Jane" - uncredited) / (writer: "Many Moons", "Sincerely Jane" - uncredited)
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Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Janelle Monae

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've always wanted people to ask questions about the music. Some songs you get. Some songs you may not. And I think that's the beauty of art: to question and to ask, to understand the deeper meaning after two or three or four listenings. I appreciate that as a writer because sometimes the mystery, when it's gone, is not as interesting. I love the mystery behind things. See more »

Trivia:

She attended the Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia. It is a performing arts school, and the oldest African-American theater in Philadelphia. See more »

Trademark:

Often wears minimalistic black-and-white suits with a quiff hairstyle

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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