November 22, 1960 |
Bay City, Michigan, U.S.
|Occupation||Artist, director, dancer, author, designer|
|Parents||Silvio Anthony Ciccone
Madonna Louise Fortin
|Relatives||Madonna Louise Ciccone (sister)|
Christopher Ciccone (November 22, 1960) is an American artist, director, dancer, author, and interior and furniture designer. He is the younger brother of Madonna, and began his career working as Madonna's assistant, dresser, backup dancer, stylist, and artistic director. His first public appearance was alongside his sister in her 1982 debut music video "Everybody". After involvement in a promo tour for her debut album, he appeared in her 1984 "Lucky Star" video. He has decorated Madonna's various former residences in New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami. He has also designed the stage for her 1990 Blond Ambition concert tour, and directed her 1993 Girlie Show concert tour.
Ciccone released his New York Times Bestselling memoirs Life with My Sister Madonna in 2008, debuting at #2 on the New York Times Best Seller List, and reached #8 on Amazon.com's bestseller list, and #5 on Barnes & Noble's bestseller list.
Ciccone is openly gay.
Directed Tony Bennett's Billboard award-winning music video of "God Bless the Child"
- Ciccone, Christopher; Leigh, Wendy (2008), Life with My Sister Madonna, New York, NY: Simon Spotlight Entertainment, ISBN 1-4165-8762-4
and was #1 on the London Sunday Times best seller list in 2008.
- "The Child Who Became a Star: Madonna Timeline". The Daily Telegraph. July 26, 2006. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
- Altman, Alex (July 15, 2008), Life with My Sister Madonna, Time Magazine, retrieved August 21, 2008
- Mofokeng, Lesley (July 16, 2008), Madge’s brother dishes the dirt, The Sunday Times (Johannesburg), retrieved July 15, 2008[dead link]
- Hardcover Nonfiction, New York Times, August 3, 2008, retrieved August 21, 2008
- Hagwood, Rod Stafford (November 9, 2010). "Madonna's brother to launch reality show in Miami". New York Daily News.
- Ciccone & Leigh 2008, p. 248