Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Lady Gaga Biography

Birth Name:
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Singer, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • At 17 she was accepted (early admission) to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied art
  • Was signed to the Def Jam record label when she was 19, but was dropped soon after
  • Rap star Akon signed her to his label with Interscope records, and by the time she was 20 she had a record deal
  • Has written songs for Britney Spears, the Pussycat Dolls, New Kids on the Block and Fergie
  • She took her stage name from Queen's song "Radio Ga Ga
  • " Her debut single, "Just Dance," was released in 2008, followed by her full-length debut album, The Fame, in August of that year
  • It earned critical acclaim and sold more than a million copies
  • Many of her eye-catching outfits are manufactured by stylists and set designers known as the Haus of Gaga
  • Recorded an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett, called Cheek to Cheek, in 2014
  • Founded the Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on the wellness of young people


  • 2020Grammy-Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: winner
  • 2019BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2019BAFTA Film Awards-Best Original Music: winner
  • 2019Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2018Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 2018Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2018Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2018Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Variety Special: nominated
  • 2015Oscar-Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): nominated
  • 2012Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Song: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: nominated