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PinkAKA Alecia Beth Moore

Born: 8-Sep-1979
Birthplace: Doylestown, PA

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [2]
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Can't Take Me Home

Imbued since her birth with her parents' enthusiasm for the folk and soul music of the 60s and 70s, Pink (born Alecia Moore) acquired musical ambitions of her own at an early age. Her development as a performer followed an erratic course and encompassed a variety of styles: singing in all-black gospel choirs, fronting a local punk band, and providing back-up vocals for the rap group Schools of Thought -- all by the age of 14. After one of her weekly guest appearances at Club Fever, she attracted the attention of a representative from MCA Records and was subsequently drafted into the otherwise all-black vocal act Basic Instnct. Her melanin deficiency became an issue with her bandmates, however, and before long she moved on to Choice, an R&B group who managed to arrange a recording deal with the LaFace label. In the meantime, Pink had dropped out of school and was supporting herself with the usual minimum-wage fast-food jobs.

Choice would dissolve before releasing any albums, but LaFace kept Pink on its roster as a solo artist. Under the direction of producer L. A. Reid she began work on her debut effort, Can't Take Me Home, which finally surfaced in 2000 after she had turned 19. A pastiche of popular styles, the album quickly achieved double-platinum status and launched three top ten singles, including the feisty chick anthem Most Girls. Her popularity was to be boosted even further with her participation the following year in the film Moulin Rouge, performing a remake of the Labelle song Lady Marmalade alongside Missy Elliott, Christina Aguilera and Mya. The song would earn the young singer both her first number one single and her first Grammy award.

2001 would also see the release of her second album, M!ssundaztood. This time around Pink maintained a larger degree of control over the direction of the material, moving her style away from the R&B pop saturating the market and towards the punk-ish pop beginning to saturate the market. To this end she enlisted the help of one of her music idols, former 4 Non Blondes frontwoman Linda Perry. The sudden change in genre did nothing to slow the momentum of her career, and, fueled in part by the public's insatiable thirst for the celebrity personal confession in evidence on many tracks, M!ssundaztood went on to repeat the success of Can't Take Me Home.

Continuing with the film career established with Moulin Rouge, Pink made acting and soundtrack contributions to the big-budget Hollywood spectacles Rollerball (2002) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003). A forthcoming role portraying doomed singer Janis Joplin is in the works.


[1] Mother is Jewish.

[2] "Temporary Lesbian Pink", 92.9 Entertainment (www.929.com.au), 10 October 2008, admitting experimentation with women, giving her direct quote: "I'm not gay so I guess I would not try a relationship with a woman. I didn't say I haven't experimented but I love men too much to make it a permanent thing." In a video chat with Perez Hilton, 4 May 2009, she stated: "If I were gay do you think I would have a problem coming out? There's nothing wrong with being gay. There's nothing wrong with being bi. I would be waving my fucking flag all over the place but it's not my truth. So I have to defend my truth."

Father: James Moore (Vietnam vet)
Mother: Judith
Brother: Jason Moore (b. 1977)
Boyfriend: Carey Hart (motocross racer, together 2001-03)
Boyfriend: Tommy Lee (musician, together 2003)
Husband: Carey Hart (again, dated 2004-06, m. 7-Jan-2006, sep. 2008, reconciled, one daughter)
Daughter: Willow Sage Hart (b. 2-Jun-2011)

    High School: Central Bucks West High School, Philadelphia, PA (dropped out)
    High School: (GED)
    University: Moore College of Art and Design (dropped out)

    Pink
    McDonald's Doylestown, PA
    Endorsement of Pepsi 2004
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Spokeswoman
    Grammy 2002 for Lady Marmalade
    Trespassing
    Disorderly Conduct
    Theft allegedly stole a copy of Showgirls from Blockbuster
    Miscarriage
    German Ancestry Paternal
    Irish Ancestry Paternal
    Lithuanian Ancestry Maternal
    Jewish Ancestry Maternal
    Risk Factors: Asthma, Alcoholism, Former Smoker, LSD, Heroin, Yoga, Vegetarian

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    P!nk: The Truth About Love Tour (7-Dec-2013) · Herself
    Thanks for Sharing (8-Sep-2012)
    Happy Feet Two (17-Nov-2011) · Gloria [VOICE]
    Get Him to the Greek (4-Jun-2010) · Herself
    Catacombs (8-Feb-2007) · Carolyn
    Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (18-Jun-2003) · Coal Bowl Starter
    Rollerball (8-Feb-2002) · Herself

Official Website:
http://www.pinkspage.com/


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