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
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Moonlight Teresa
(2016)
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(2014)
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 2019 Tall Girl (performer: "Make Me Feel")
 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" - as Janelle Monáe Robinson)
 2019/II Us (performer: "I Like That") / (writer: "I Like That" - as Janelle Monáe Robinson)
  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" - as Janell Monae Robinson)
 2017 The Upside (performer: "Tightrope") / (writer: "Tightrope" - as Janelle Monáe Robinson)
 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" - as Janelle Jonae & Wondaland)
 2016 Hidden Figures (performer: "Isn't This The World")
 2016 Bad Moms (performer: "Tightrope") / (writer: "Tightrope" - as Janelle Monáe Robinson)
 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" - as Janelle Monáe Robinson)
 2014 Think Like a Man Too (performer: "Dance Apocalyptic") / (writer: "Dance Apocalyptic" - as Janelle Monae Robinson)
  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)
 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)
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Team Dance Week (2013) ... (performer: "Dance Apocalyptic") / (writer: "Dance Apocalyptic")
- Performance Show: Week Nine (2012) ... ("Tightrope") / (writer: "Tightrope")
  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: Celebrity (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 Any Questions for Ben? (performer: "Tightrope") / (writer: "Tightrope" - as Robinson)
 2012 Californication (TV Series) (1 episode)
- JFK to LAX (2012) ... ("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 - as Janelle Monáe Robinson)
 2011 Violet & Daisy (performer: "Oh, Maker", "57821") / (writer: "Oh, Maker", "57821" - as Janelle Monae Robinson)
 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" - as Janelle Monáe Robinson)
  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")
  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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Personal Quote:

My grandmother had 11 children and although we didn't have a whole lot of money, what we did have was a lot of love. My grandmother was the matriarch. If you didn't have a place to stay, if you needed food, if you were just coming out of jail or rehab, you went to her. Watching her in our family and our wider community was what inspired me and still does. See more »

Trivia:

She made her film debut in 2016, co-starring in Moonlight (2016) and Hidden Figures (2016). Both films were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture at The Oscars (2017), with Moonlight (2016) ultimately winning the accolade.. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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