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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Moonlight
Fri, Jan 28 9:35 AM PST on SHOBET (555)
Hidden Figures
Sat, Jan 29 5:00 PM PST on UNI (802)

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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 (Music Video)
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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 (Music Video)
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 2018 Welcome to Marwen
GI Julie
 2018 Janelle Monáe: Crazy, Classic, Life (Music Video)
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 2018 Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer
Jane 57821
 2018 Janelle Monáe: I Like That (Music Video)
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 2018 Janelle Monáe: Make Me Feel (EDX Dubai Skyline Remix) (Music Video)
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 2018 Janelle Monáe: Pynk (Music Video)
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 2018 Janelle Monáe: Django Jane (Music Video)
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 2018 Janelle Monáe: Make Me Feel (Music Video)
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 2018 Electric Dreams (TV Series)
Alice
- Autofac (2018) ... Alice
 2017 Grimes ft. Janelle Monáe: Venus Fly (Music Video)
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 2016 Hidden Figures
Mary Jackson
 2016/I Moonlight
Teresa
 2015 Janelle Monáe & Jidenna: Yoga (Music Video)
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 2014 Janelle Monáe: Electric Lady (Music Video)
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 2014 Janelle Monáe: Heroes (Music Video)
Janelle Monáe (voice)
 2014 Rio 2
Dr. Monae (voice)
 2013 Goodie Mob Feat. Janelle Monáe: Special Education (Music Video)
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 2013 Janelle Monáe: Dance Apocalyptic (Music Video)
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 2013 Janelle Monáe Feat. Erykah Badu: Q.U.E.E.N. (Music Video)
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 2011 Fun. Feat. Janelle Monáe: We Are Young (Music Video)
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 2011 Big Boi Feat. Janelle Monáe: Be Still (Music Video)
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 2010 Janelle Monáe: Cold War (Music Video)
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 2010 Janelle Monáe Feat. Big Boi: Tightrope (Music Video)
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 2008 Janelle Monáe: Many Moons (Music Video)
Cindi Mayweather
 2006 OutKast Feat. Scar, Sleepy Brown: Morris Brown (Music Video)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for IBM, "Dear Tech: An Open Letter to the Industry" with Buzz Aldrin, Mayim Bialik, Tarana Burke, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Arianna Huffington, and Bruce Perens See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Apple Music | Deezer | See more »

Alternate Names:

Janelle Monae

Height:

5' (1.52 m)

Children:

None

Parents:

Robinson Summers, Michael
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Personal Quote:

I've never viewed myself as "just" a musician or singer. I'm a storyteller who wants to tell untold, meaningful, universal stories in unforgettable ways. I want to do it all, study it all and find my place in it. See more »

Trivia:

Janelle has begun a non-profit organization called "FemTheFuture," the purpose of which is to educate and assist school-age girls and young ladies of color in real life matters (e.g. financial literacy) that are not normally taught in inner city schools. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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