Biography

Courtney Michelle Love is an American rock musician and actress. Love is primarily known as lead singer, guitarist and lyricist for alternative rock band Hole.

Following a turbulent childhood, Love made her debut in the entertainment industry with a bit part in Alex Cox's Sid and Nancy (1986). Eventually finding her passion in rock music rather than acting, Love formed Hole in 1989 with guitarist Eric Erlandson. Hole released several albums throughout the 1990s, Live Through This (1994) being most prolific — a critical and commercial success upon its release.

Love would return to acting with a Golden Globe-nominated role in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), and gain even more commercial attention with Hole's third album, Celebrity Skin (1998) before disbanding the group several years later. In 2009 Love reformed Hole with an entirely new lineup, and released Nobody's Daughter (2010).

Courtney Michelle Love is an American rock musician and actress. Love is primarily known as lead singer, guitarist and lyricist for alternative rock band Hole.

Following a turbulent childhood, Love made her debut in the entertainment industry with a bit part in Alex Cox's Sid and Nancy (1986). Eventually finding her passion in rock music rather than acting, Love formed Hole in 1989 with guitarist Eric Erlandson. Hole released several albums throughout the 1990s, Live Through This (1994) being most prolific — a critical and commercial success upon its release.

Love would return to acting with a Golden Globe-nominated role in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), and gain even more commercial attention with Hole's third album, Celebrity Skin (1998) before disbanding the group several years later. In 2009 Love reformed Hole with an entirely new lineup, and released Nobody's Daughter (2010).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 47

Birthday 1964-07-09

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Long Home as Pearl
2019 J.T. LeRoy as Sasha
2018 Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen
2017 L7: Pretend We're Dead as Self
2017 Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond as Herself
2017 A Midsummer's Nightmare
2017 Menendez: Blood Brothers as Kitty Menendez
2016 Franca: Chaos and Creation
2016 Author: The JT LeRoy Story as Herself
2015 Cobain: Montage of Heck as Herself
2015 Empire (2 episodes) as Elle Dallas
2014 The Young Blood Chronicles as The Head Bitch In Charge
2012 Hit So Hard as Herself
2012 Sunset Strip as Herself
2011 Bob and the Monster as Herself
2011 Revenge (3 episodes) as White Gold
2010 The Dark Night of the Soul
2010 Straight to Hell Returns as Velma
2009 Alan Carr: Chatty Man (1 episode)
2008 Sons of Anarchy (4 episodes) as Ms. Harrison
2007 The Graham Norton Show (1 episode) as Herself
2006 The Return of Courtney Love as Herself
2005 Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson as Herself
2005 Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula as Caligula
2004 (This Is Known as) The Blues Scale as Herself
2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip as Herself
2002 Trapped as Cheryl Hickey
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (1 episode)
2001 Bounce: Behind The Velvet Rope
2001 Julie Johnson as Claire
2000 Beat as Joan Vollmer Burroughs
1999 Man on the Moon as Lynne Margulies
1999 200 Cigarettes as Lucy
1998 Kurt & Courtney as Herself
1997 The View (2 episodes)
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt as Althea Leasure
1996 Feeling Minnesota as Rhonda the Waitress
1996 Basquiat as Big Pink
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1994 No Alternative Girls as Herself
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episode)
1992 1991: The Year Punk Broke as Herself
1988 Tapeheads as Norman's Spanker (uncredited)
1987 Straight to Hell as Velma
1986 Sid & Nancy as Gretchen
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Herself - Musical Guest
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)

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