- Comes from a musical family: her teacher-mother played piano; her management consultant-father sang at weddings and family events; and her older brother played several instruments.
- Formed the Tranzlator Crew, a rap group, with Wyclef Jean and his cousin Prakazrel ("Pras") Michel in the late 1980s; they eventually renamed themselves the Fugees.
- Appeared on Showtime at the Apollo's "Amateur Night" when she was 13, singing Smokey Robinson's "Who's Lovin' You."
- Was friends with Zach Braff during high school.
- Was head cheerleader, class president and a straight-A student in high school.
- Pursued acting during her early teens, appearing on the soap opera As the World Turns and in the movie Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.
- Her 1998 solo debut,The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, sold more than eight million copies.
- Rolling Stone ranked The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill as the No. 5 best album of the 1990s, and the No. 312th best album of all time.
- Influences include Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Roberta Flack and Marvin Gaye.
- 1998, Grammy — Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: Winner
- 1996, Grammy — Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Winner
- 1999, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
- 1998, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
- 1998, Grammy — Best New Artist: Winner
- 1998, Grammy — Best R&B Song: Winner
- 1998, Grammy — Best R&B Album: Winner
- 1996, Grammy — Best Rap Album: Winner
- Joshua Omaru — Son
- Mal Hill — Father
- Selah Louise — Daughter
- Rohan Marley — Ex-significant Other
- Malaney Hill — Brother
- Zion David-Nesta — Son
- Valerie Hill — Mother
- Sarah — Daughter
- John Nesta — Son
- Wyclef Jean — Ex-significant Other
- Attended Columbia University, New York, NY
- Birth Name: Lauryn Noelle Hill
- Birth Place: East Orange, NJ
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor
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