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Also Known As: Beyonce, Beyonce Giselle Knowles, Beyonc, Beyonce Knowles Died:
Born: September 4, 1981 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA Profession: singer, actress, model

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To quote one of her hit songs, Beyoncé Knowles was an "Irreplaceable" artist, excelling as a vocalist, songwriter, fashion designer, model, actress and all around tabloid icon. The Texas-born Knowles, with her china doll beauty, athletic body and powerful pipes, became a true superstar in a very short time. Starting her career in the late-1990s as lead singer of the R&B group, Destiny's Child - one of the most successful girl groups of all time - and later, triumphing as a solo star in music and film, Knowles added award-winning songwriter and accomplished fashion designer to her résumé, giving similar entrepreneurial divas like Jennifer Lopez a run for their money. In the spring of 2007, Knowles even appeared on the coveted cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition - a first for a non-supermodel - as well as basked in the critical glow for her parts in films like "Dreamgirls" (2006) and "Cadillac Records" (2008). But it was her enormous success in music that truly set her apart with chart-topping solo efforts Dangerously in Love (2003), B'Day (2006) and the multi-Grammy winning I Am Sasha Fierce (2008). With such mountainous success, Knowles was often seen in the tabloid media, particularly...

To quote one of her hit songs, Beyoncé Knowles was an "Irreplaceable" artist, excelling as a vocalist, songwriter, fashion designer, model, actress and all around tabloid icon. The Texas-born Knowles, with her china doll beauty, athletic body and powerful pipes, became a true superstar in a very short time. Starting her career in the late-1990s as lead singer of the R&B group, Destiny's Child - one of the most successful girl groups of all time - and later, triumphing as a solo star in music and film, Knowles added award-winning songwriter and accomplished fashion designer to her résumé, giving similar entrepreneurial divas like Jennifer Lopez a run for their money. In the spring of 2007, Knowles even appeared on the coveted cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition - a first for a non-supermodel - as well as basked in the critical glow for her parts in films like "Dreamgirls" (2006) and "Cadillac Records" (2008). But it was her enormous success in music that truly set her apart with chart-topping solo efforts Dangerously in Love (2003), B'Day (2006) and the multi-Grammy winning I Am Sasha Fierce (2008). With such mountainous success, Knowles was often seen in the tabloid media, particularly in regard to her relationship and later marriage to rapper and record mogul, Jay-Z. Whether it was her music, movies or product lines, there was no doubt that Knowles was one of the most commercially and critically successful artists of her day.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Obsessed (2009)
3.
 Cadillac Records (2008)
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 Fade to Black (2004)
6.
 Fighting Temptations, The (2003) Lilly
7.
 Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) Foxxy Cleopatra
8.
 Hip Hopera: Carmen (2001) Carmen Brown
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Began music career at the age of seven
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Formed the group Girl's Tyme with LaTavia Roberson and Kelly Rowland; group later changed its name to Destiny's Child
1997:
Destiny's Child signed to Columbia Records
1998:
Released first album <i>Destiny's Child</i>; album went platinum
1999:
Group's ophomore album <i>The Writing's on the Wall</i> reached top ten Billboards upon its release
2000:
Destiny's Child replaced two original members (Roberson and LeToya Luckett) with Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin
2000:
Destiny's Child loses another member (Franklin) and decide to remain as a trio
2001:
Made acting debut as the lead in "Carmen: A Hip Hopera," an MTV made-for-television film
2002:
Feature film debut, as Foxxy Cleopatra in "Austin Powers in Goldmember"
2002:
Replaced Britney Spears as the Pepsi spokesperson
2003:
Starred as a single mother and the love interest to Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character in "The Fighting Temptations"
2003:
Received 6 Grammy nominations, including Record Of The Year for her debut solo album <i>Crazy In Love</i>
2004:
Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXXVIII from Reliant Stadium in Houston
2005:
Co-designed with her mother, Tina Knowles a line of apparel for young women named the House of Dereon collection
2005:
Earned five Grammy nominations, two as a solo artist and three for <i>Destiny Fulfilled</i>, the final album for Destiny's Child
2006:
Co-starred with Steve Martin in a prequel to the 1964 Peter Sellers original film "The Pink Panther"
2006:
Released second solo album <i>B'Day</i>, which hit U.S. stores one day after her 25th birthday; earned 4 Grammy nominations
2006:
Starred as Deena, the Diana Ross-like lead in "Dreamgirls," an adaptation of the Broadway musical; received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical and Best Original Song for <i>Listen</i>
2007:
Earned two Grammy nominations including one for her collaboration with Shakira, "Beautiful Liar"
2008:
Portrayed singer and songwriter Etta James in the musical biopic "Cadillac Records"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for performing the song "Once in a Lifetime"
2008:
Earned a Grammy nomination for the live version of "Me, Myself and I" from "The Beyoncé Experience Live!"
2008:
Released third studio album <i>I Am¿ Sasha Fierce</i>; earned 10 Grammy nominations, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Album
2009:
Co-starred in the thriller "Obsessed"
2010:
Earned three Grammy nominations, for her single "Halo" and for her collaboration with Lady Gaga on "Telephone"
2011:
Released fourth solo album <i>4</i>
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Education

High School for the Performing and Visual Arts: Houston , Texas -

Notes

name pronounced BEE-YAWN-SAY

"We will remain together as long as we have fun on stage and make good records. But I wouldn't suggest this as a career for anyone."---Beyonce Knowles to Reuters.com, July 8, 2002.

"Jay and I just looked at each other and said 'A star is born.'"---Mike Myers on he and "Goldmember" director Jay Roach's reaction to Beyonce's first day of performing on the set

"She's something like a phenomenom. Beyonce has the ability to do a movie, do a group project, then come back and do her own thing or whatever she chooses."---Kim Burse (director of A&R at Music World) Vibe, September 2002.

"Every day I look into the mirror and find something wrong. My legs could be more muscular, my waist just a little smaller and my boobs could be a little bigger. But, I would never have surgery."---Knowles quoted to People, October 21, 2002.

"People want me to be mean or arrogant and extravagant ... so everyone just expects something different when they meet me."---Knowles quoted in US Weekly, March 17, 2003.

"I guess I'm a daredevil. I guess that's my dangerous side, I like to jump off boats and cliffs and things like that!"---Knowles quoted in People, March 16, 2004.

Beyonce Knowles was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2004

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companion:
Mos Def. Rapper, actor. Rumored to have been dating; July 2002, Beyonce stated that she did not have a boyfriend.
companion:
Jay Z. Rapper. Romantically linked as of September 2002; rumored to be no longer together as of March 2003; rumored to be back together as of April 2003.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Matthew Knowles. Manager. Manages the group "Destiny Child" as well as Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Solange's solo careers.
mother:
Tina Knowles. Designer, hair stylist. Designed clothes for the group "Destiny Child" and for her daugther Beyonce as a solo artist.
sister:
Solange Knowles. Singer/dancer. Younger sister; R&B artist.

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