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Janelle Monáe


Janelle Monáe is an American musical recording artist, actress, & model signed to her own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records. In 2010, Monáe released her first full-length studio album, The ArchAndroid. In March 2012, "We Are Young" by Fun., on which Monáe appears as a guest vocalist, reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 ... See full bio »
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15 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Friends with Benefits
(2011)
The Equalizer
The Equalizer Soundtrack
(2014)
Rio 2
Rio 2 Dr. Monae
(2014)
Happy Feet Two
Happy Feet Two Soundtrack
(2011)

Filmography

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 2017 Tvoje tvár má známý hlas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.8 (2017) ... (writer: "Tightrope")
 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 Movie) (performer: "Delirious", "Kiss", "Pop Life", "I Would Die 4 U")
 2016 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kathy Griffin/Brie Larson/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 Movie) (performer: "Yoga") / (writer: "Yoga")
 2015 World Championship Snooker (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2015: Day 5, Part 4 (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)
  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 Malhação (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.1 (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")
 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")
 2012 Gossip Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Return of the Ring (2012) ... (performer: "We Are Young")
 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)
 2011 Happy Feet Two (performer: "Tightrope (Ice Cold Mix)") / (producer: "Tightrope (Ice Cold Mix)") / (writer: "Tightrope (Ice Cold Mix)" - 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)
 2011 90210 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- To the Future! (2011) ... ("Tightrope", uncredited)
  Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- White Wedding (2011) ... (performer: "Tightrope (feat. Big Boi)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Tightrope (feat. Big Boi)" - 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")
  SGU 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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Alternate Names:

Janelle Monae

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Personal Quote:

I had a strong visceral reaction to the Moonlight (2016) script, partly because I felt I knew all of these characters. I grew up with a drug dealer like Juan in my neighborhood who was a mentor to local young people. I had a family member who was addicted to crack, like Paula. Chiron himself reminded me of my little cousin - they were all characters I could relate to from my upbringing. And I've ... See more »

Trivia:

Received the "Breakthrough Award" at the 10th annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood event, February, 2017. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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