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Cher Biography

Birth Name:
Cherilyn Sarkisian
Birth Place:
El Centro, California, United States
Profession
Singer, actor

Fast Facts

  • Met future singing partner and husband Sonny Bono in a Sunset Boulevard coffee shop in 1962; when they first began to sing together, they called themselves Caesar and Cleo
  • Was a backup singer for Phil Spector-produced groups like the Ronettes and the Crystals in the mid-1960s
  • Is one of five actor-singers to have had a No
  • 1 single and won an acting Academy Award
  • (The others are Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Barbra Streisand and Jamie Foxx
  • ) Has had a No
  • 1 single in each of the last six decades, beginning with the 1965 Sonny Bono duet "I Got You Babe

Awards

  • 2011Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Song: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: winner
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1997Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1989BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1988Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1987Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1986Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1985BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 1985Cannes Film Festival-Best Actress: winner
  • 1984Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1983Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1983Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1975Emmy-Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: nominated
  • 1974Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1974Emmy-Outstanding Music-Variety Series: nominated
  • 1973Emmy-Outstanding Variety Musical Series: nominated
  • 1972Emmy-Outstanding Variety Series - Musical: nominated
  • 1972Emmy-Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical (Variety and Popular Music): nominated

Relationships