Cynthia Ann Stephanie “Cyndi” Lauper was born on June 22, 1953. She is an American actress, singer, and songwriter who also advocates for social justice.
|Full name||Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper|
|Date of birth||June 22, 1953|
|Birth place||Astoria, Queens, New York City|
|Profession||Actress, singer and songwriter|
|Net worth||$50 million|
Early life and education
At Astoria, Queens, New York City, Cynthia Ann Stephanie was born on June 22, 1953. Cynthia Ann Stephanie “Cyndi” Lauper is the youngest child born to Catrine Dominique Gallo, an Italian American, and Frederick A. Lauper, who is of Swiss-German ancestry. Ellen, her older sister, and Fred, her younger brother, are her siblings. The early portion of her life was spent in Brooklyn but when she was four years old, she migrated to Ozone Park, Queens where she grew up in a railroad-style flat. In 1958, her parents split.
She and her sister both endured rape threats from their stepfather as teenagers, who also used to observe her when she had showers. This led her to emigrate at the age of 17. She has always been an outcast in society and has a ferocious desire to challenge accepted norms. This very attitude would subsequently define her as an artist and her music’s legacy.
She experimented with a range of hair colours and outlandish outfits, like any other adolescent with a taste for rebellion. She started spelling her name “Cyndi” instead of “Cindy” after a friend’s advice. At age 12, she began songwriting and playing the acoustic guitar her sister had given her. But her academic performance plummeted. Despite being dismissed from Richmond Hill High, she went on to receive her GED.
She eventually left her home and enrolled in Johnson State College to study art. She worked, whether it was as a server, an administrative assistant, or a singer in a Japanese restaurant, while she wasn’t in school.
Parents and family
Fred and Catrine Lauper gave birth to Cyndi Lauper in Brooklyn, New York, in the United States. Her mother was of Italian ancestry, while her father was of German and Swiss ancestry. When Cyndi was 5 years old, her parents split up.
Two other siblings, an older sister named Ellen and a younger brother named Fred (also known as Butch), also grew up with Cyndi Lauper.
Cyndi Lauper collaborated with several bands in the early 1970s. Her voice started breaking down when she hit high notes for the very first time back in 1974 while singing Kiki Dee’s “I Got the Music in Me” at a venue in Queens. By 1977, her vocal cords were seriously injured, and the doctors informed her she wasn’t going to sing again. fortunately after working with vocal coach Katie Agresta, she recovered her voice.
She eventually joined the band ‘Blue Angel’ as a founding member with saxophonist John Turi. She and Turi were joined in the band ‘Blue Angel’ by Johnny Morelli on drums, Lee Brovitz on bass guitar, and Arthur “Rockin’ A” Neilson on guitar. They issued their sole album, Blue Angel, under their own name in 1980. The group broke up.
After the band disbanded, Lauper went on to have a prosperous solo career. She has so far put out 11 albums. She’s So Unusual from 1983, True Colours from 1986, A Night to Remember from 1989, Hat Full of Stars from 1993, Sisters of Avalon from 1996, Merry Christmas… Have a Nice Life from 1998, At Last from 2003, Shine from 2004, Bring Ya to the Brink from 2008, Memphis Blues from 2010, and Detour from 2016 are the films in question.
Throughout her career, she has also made several appearances in films and TV shows, either as herself or as a character. She participated in multiple ‘Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection’ events put on by the World Wrestling Federation and attended WrestleMania I (1985). She co-starred alongside Christopher Walken in the criminal thriller film “The Opportunists” (2000), as Marianne Lugasso in the NBC sitcom Mad About You (1992–1999), and finished sixth in season three of “The Celebrity Apprentice” (2009).
She penned the lyrics and music for Harvey Fierstein’s Broadway production of “Kinky Boots” in 2012. In May 2013, the album was made available.
starred as “Nurce Cundi” in Barrett Esposito’s animated drama movie “Henry & Me” in 2011. Rotten Tomatoes has given the movie an 80% approval rating. In May 2016, she released her eleventh studio album, titled “Detour.” The album’s highest position on the Billboard 200 was number 29, while it peaked at number 4 on the list of the top country albums.
She then had appearances on television shows like “Project Runway,” “Young Sheldon,” “Bubble Guppies,” and “Magnum P.I.” She portrayed “Ruthie” in the 2023 television series “The Horror of Dolores Roach,” a dark comedy horror. She also performed “Oh Dolores” for the audience.
Since 1991, Cyndi has been wed to David Thornton. David Farrington Thornton, better known by his stage name David Thornton, is an American actor best known for his work on Law & Order, The Notebook, The Other Woman, and Home Alone 3.
Declyn Wallace Thornton Lauper, who was born on November 19, 1997, is Cyndi Lauper’s son. Declyn is a musician better known by his stage name Dex Lauper.
American actress, singer, and songwriter Cyndi Lauper has a $50 million dollar Net worth.