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Known Credits: 46

Birthday: 1960-05-10

Place of Birth: Dublin - Ireland

Adult Actor: False

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Also Known As

  • Paul David Hewson
  • Bono Vox

Bono

Biography

Paul David Hewson, better known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist.  

He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2.  Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Alison Stewart, and the future members of U2.  Bono writes almost all U2 lyrics, frequently using religious, social, and political themes.  During U2's early years, Bono's lyrics contributed to their rebellious and spiritual to; as the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences shared with the other members.  

Outside the band, he has collaborated and recorded with numerous artists, is managing director and a managing partner of Elevation Partners, and has refurbished and owns The Clarence Hotel in Dublin with The Edge.  

Bono is also widely known for his activism concerning Africa, for which he co-founded DATA, EDUN, the ONE Campaign and Product Red.  He has organised and played in several benefit concerts and has met with influential politicians.  Bono has been praised and criticized for his activism and involvement with U2.  

He was granted a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, and, with Bill and Melinda Gates, was named Time Person of the Year in 2005, among other awards and nominations. On 17 July 2013, the BBC announced that Bono had been made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters).

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Acting
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - (1 episode) as Himself
2013 Muscle Shoals as Himself
2013 Who the F**K Is Arthur Fogel as himself
2013 Miracle Rising: South Africa
2012 U2: War - The Ultimate Critical Review as himself
2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley
2012 Anton Corbijn Inside Out as Himself
2012 U2 - From the Sky Down as Himself
2010 U2: 360 Degrees at the Rose Bowl as Himself
2010 Hope for Haiti as Himself
2009 Brüno as Himself
2008 Lord Save Us as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Kylie Minogue: White Diamond as Himself
2007 Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten as Himself
2006 Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man as Himself
2006 Off The Record - (1 episode)
2006 U218 Videos
2006 U218 Videos
2006 U2 Phenomenon - The Independent Review as Himself
2005 Iconoclasts - (1 episode)
2005 U2: Vertigo 2005 - Live from Chicago as Bono
2005 U2 - Live In Milan as Bono
2004 Entourage - (1 episode)
2003 U2: Go Home - Live From Slane Castle as Bono
2003 The Importance of Being Morrissey as Himself
2003 Celebrities Uncensored - (1 episode)
2002 American Idol - (3 episodes)
2001 U2 - Elevation 2001 as Himself (vocals, guitar)
2000 Diary - (1 episode)
2000 No Maps for These Territories as Himself
1999 Entropy as Himself
1999 In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story
1999 A Tribute To Johnny Cash as Performer
1997 U2: Popmart - Live From Mexico City as Himself
1996 The Daily Show - (1 episode)
1994 U2: Zoo TV - Live from Sydney
1988 U2: Rattle and Hum as Bono
1987 U2 - Live From The Hyppodrome Paris as Chanteur
1984 U2: The Unforgettable Fire Collection as Bono
1983 U2: Live at Red Rocks
1975 Saturday Night Live - (1 episode)
1900 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up
1900 Anton Corbijn – Geen stil leven as himself
1900 U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb as Himself
1900 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live Message of Love as Himself
Writing
2009 Linear … Writer
2000 The Million Dollar Hotel … Screenplay
Production
2000 The Million Dollar Hotel … Producer