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Cher (/ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. Commonly referred to as the Goddess of Pop, she is described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. She is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long career.

Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher after their song "I Got You Babe" reached number one on the American and British charts. She began her solo career simultaneously, releasing in 1966 her first million-seller song, "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)". She became a television personality in the 1970s with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, watched by over 30 million viewers weekly during its three-year run, and Cher. She emerged as a fashion trendsetter by wearing elaborate outfits on her television shows. While working on television, she established herself as a solo artist with the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", "Half-Breed", and "Dark Lady". After her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, Cher launched a comeback in 1979 with the disco-oriented album Take Me Home and earned $300,000 a week for her 1980–82 residency show in Las Vegas.

In 1982, Cher made her Broadway debut in the play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and starred in the film adaptation of the same title. She subsequently earned critical acclaim for her performances in films such as Silkwood (1983), Mask (1985), and Moonstruck (1987), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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Cher (/ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. Commonly referred to as the Goddess of Pop, she is described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. She is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long career.

Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher after their song "I Got You Babe" reached number one on the American and British charts. She began her solo career simultaneously, releasing in 1966 her first million-seller song, "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)". She became a television personality in the 1970s with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, watched by over 30 million viewers weekly during its three-year run, and Cher. She emerged as a fashion trendsetter by wearing elaborate outfits on her television shows. While working on television, she established herself as a solo artist with the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", "Half-Breed", and "Dark Lady". After her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, Cher launched a comeback in 1979 with the disco-oriented album Take Me Home and earned $300,000 a week for her 1980–82 residency show in Las Vegas.

In 1982, Cher made her Broadway debut in the play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and starred in the film adaptation of the same title. She subsequently earned critical acclaim for her performances in films such as Silkwood (1983), Mask (1985), and Moonstruck (1987), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 57

Birthday 1946-05-20

Place of Birth El Centro, California, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Cherilyn LaPiere
  • Cher Bono
  • Cherilyn Sarkisian

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Somewhere over the rainbow as Herself - Singer
2018 Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
2017 Gardel
2014 And the Oscar Goes To... as Herself - Interviewee
2013 Dear Mom, Love Cher as Herself
2011 Zookeeper as Janet the Lioness (voice)
2011 Becoming Chaz as Herself
2010 Burlesque as Tess
2008 The Wrecking Crew as Herself
2007 AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition as Herself
2007 The Graham Norton Show(1 episode) as Herself
2005 Cher: Extravaganza as Herself
2004 Cher ‎– The Very Best Of Cher - The Video Hits Collection
2003 Stuck on You as Herself
2003 Cher: The Farewell Tour as Herself
2002 VH1: Divas Las Vegas as Herself
1999 VH1: Divas Live '99 as Herself
1999 Tea with Mussolini as Elsa Armistan
1999 Cher: Live in Concert from Las Vegas as Herself
1998 Will & Grace(3 episodes)
1998 That '70s Show(1 episode)
1998 So Graham Norton(1 episode)
1998 The X-Files Movie Special as Herself
1997 The View(1 episode)
1996 If These Walls Could Talk as Dr. Beth Thompson
1996 Faithful as Margaret
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1995 The Harald Schmidt Show(1 episode)
1994 Prêt-à-Porter as Herself
1993 The X-Files(2 episodes)
1992 The Player as Herself
1990 Mermaids as Rachel Flax
1988 Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special
1987 Moonstruck as Loretta Castorini
1987 Suspect as Kathleen Riley
1987 The Witches of Eastwick as Alexandra Medford
1986 Pee-wee's Playhouse(1 episode)
1985 Live Aid as Herself
1985 Mask as Florence 'Rusty' Dennis
1984 Al TV(1 episode)
1983 Silkwood as Dolly Pelliker
1982 Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean as Sissy
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(4 episodes)
1978 Cher... Special as Herself
1978 An Audience with...(1 episode) as Herself
1976 The Sonny & Cher Show(34 episodes)
1975 Cher(29 episodes)
1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies(1 episode) as Cher (voice)
1971 The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour(90 episodes)
1969 Chastity as Chastity
1969 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour(3 episodes)
1967 Good Times as Cher / Various
1966 Batman(1 episode)
1965 Beat-Club(2 episodes)
1965 Wild on the Beach as Herself
1964 Top of the Pops(1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)

Directing

1996 If These Walls Could TalkDirector

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