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January 10, 1976 |
New Jersey, United States
|Genres||Rock and roll, Classic rock, blues rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, actress|
Dana Fuchs (born January 10, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and voice over talent, famous for her performance in the 2007 film Across the Universe, in which she played the role of Sadie.
Fuchs was born in New Jersey and raised in Wildwood, Florida, a small rural town, daughter of Sandy and Don Fuchs. At the age of twelve, she joined the First Baptist Gospel Choir and began singing in public. At sixteen, she fronted a popular local band at a roadside Holiday Inn.
The Dana Fuchs Band put out a CD, Lonely For a Lifetime, in 2003. Fuchs has claimed that she "wanted to capture a soulful and rocking vibe…but with an earthiness to it.” Her second album, Live in NYC, was issued on April 1, 2008, by Antler King Records. On April 13, 2011, Fuchs released another studio album, Love to Beg.
Fuchs played Sadie in the Julie Taymor film Across the Universe, performing covers of several Beatles songs. She also played the singing Janis Joplin in the Eric Nederlander production of Randall Myler's off-Broadway musical Love, Janis. With Jack Livesy, Fuchs wrote and performed songs on the soundtrack for the Big Beach production of Laurie Collyer's independent film Sherrybaby including the opening and closing title songs. She also worked for MTV during the 1990s and 2000s as the voice of many of its on-air promos, mostly for 10 Spot shows.
- Albums released as a member of The Dana Fuchs Band
- Lonely for a Lifetime (2003)
- Live in NYC (2007) (Live)
- Albums released as a solo artist
- Love to Beg (2011)
- Bliss Avenue (2013)
- Songs from the Road (2014) (Live)