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Birthday: May 20, 1958
Birthplace: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Biography from 1989 Excellent Adventure Press Kit
Best known as a founding member of the rock group, The GoGos, the guitarist and singer wrote many of the renowned all-girl band?s hits on three chart-topping albums, "Beauty and the Beat," "Vacation" and "Talk Show." After leaving the group to pursue a solo career, she scored a hit single with "Blue Kiss" from her debut album, "Jane Wiedlin." Her film career includes roles in "Clue," "Star Trek IV" and "Sleeping Beauty."
In the world of 80's pop music no girl group made as much of an impact as The Go-Go's. Jane Wiedlin was a founding member of that group and also the first one to leave the band in 1984, striking out on a solo career which not only included music but acting. While The Go-Go's have reunited several times over the years and have even recorded a new album called God Bless the Go-Go's in 2001, Jane remains busy in other areas as well. Musically she has recorded several solo albums, including Tangled, Fur, Kissproof World and The Very Best of Jane Wiedlin.
She also continued to act, appearing in television episodes of The Drew Carey Show and Beat the Geeks. She's done a fair amount of voice over work as well on animated series such as The Wild Thornberry's, King of the Hill and Duck Dodgers.
Recently, Jane appeared in 2004 movie Firecracker and was also one of the celebrity guests on VH-1's reality show The Surreal Life. She also provided voice work for the film Live Freaky Die Freaky, was a counselor on the reality series Rock n' Roll Fantasy Camp and was a co-host on the series Queer Edge.
In 2008 she appeared on the reality competition series Celebracadabra. And in 2009 she is slated to appear in the film The Mandalorian Legacy.
Last updated: 2/17/09
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