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)

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 2021 We the People (TV Series short)
- The Three Branches of Government (2021) ... (voice)
- Taxes (2021) ... (voice)
- Immigration (2021) ... (voice)
- Federal vs State Power (2021) ... (voice)
- The First Amendment (2021) ... (voice)
 2020 Janelle Monáe: Turntables (Video short)
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 2020 Antebellum
Veronica / Eden
 2020 Homecoming (TV Series)
Jackie / Alex
- Again (2020) ... Alex / Jackie
- Needle (2020) ... Alex / Jackie
- Meters (2020) ... Alex / Jackie
- Soap (2020) ... Alex / Jackie
- Previously (2020) ... Alex / Jackie
 2020 The Glorias
Dorothy Pitman Hughes
 2019 Lady and the Tramp
Peg (voice)
 2019/I Harriet
Marie Buchanon
 2019 UglyDolls
Mandy (voice)
 2019 Janelle Monáe Feat. Zoë Kravitz: Screwed (Video short)
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 2018 Welcome to Marwen
GI Julie
 2018 Janelle Monáe: Crazy, Classic, Life (Video short)
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 2018 Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer
Jane 57821
 2018 Janelle Monáe: I Like That (Video short)
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 2018 Janelle Monáe: Make Me Feel (EDX Dubai Skyline Remix) (Video short)
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 2018 Janelle Monáe: Pynk (Video short)
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 2018 Janelle Monáe: Django Jane (Video short)
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 2018 Janelle Monáe: Make Me Feel (Video short)
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 2018 Electric Dreams (TV Series)
Alice
- Autofac (2018) ... Alice
 2017 Grimes ft. Janelle Monáe: Venus Fly (Video short)
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 2016 Hidden Figures
Mary Jackson
 2016/I Moonlight
Teresa
 2015 Janelle Monáe & Jidenna: Yoga (Video short)
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 2014 Janelle Monáe: Electric Lady (Video short)
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 2014 Janelle Monáe: Heroes (Video short)
Janelle Monáe (voice)
 2014 Rio 2
Dr. Monae (voice)
 2013 Goodie Mob Feat. Janelle Monáe: Special Education (Video short)
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 2013 Janelle Monáe: Dance Apocalyptic (Video short)
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 2013 Janelle Monáe Feat. Erykah Badu: Q.U.E.E.N. (Video short)
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 2011 Fun. Feat. Janelle Monáe: We Are Young (Video short)
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 2011 Big Boi Feat. Janelle Monáe: Be Still (Video short)
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 2010 Janelle Monáe: Cold War (Video short)
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 2010 Janelle Monáe Feat. Big Boi: Tightrope (Video short)
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 2008 Janelle Monáe: Many Moons (Video short)
Cindi Mayweather
 2006 OutKast Feat. Scar, Sleepy Brown: Morris Brown (Video short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

7 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Janelle Monae

Height:

5' (1.52 m)

Children:

None

Parents:

Robinson Summers, Michael
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Personal Quote:

I only date androids. That's great, they can claim me as well as the straight community, as well as androids. I speak about androids because I think the android represents the new 'other'. You can compare it to being a lesbian or being a gay man or being a black woman ... What I want is for people who feel oppressed or feel like the 'other' to connect with the music and to feel like, 'She ... See more »

Trivia:

Janelle made her movie debut in 2016, co-starring in Moonlight (2016) and Hidden Figures (2016). It is interesting to note that both movies were nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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