Raised in Patterson and Hawthorne, New Jersey
Began career as a back-up singer with a folk rock group, the Wind in the Willows
Formed the band Blondie with Chris Stein
Released debut album, <i>Blondie</i>
Feature acting debut, "The Foreigner"
Released the album, <i>Parallel Lines</i> that included the smash hit single "Heart of Glass"
First film song credit, "One Way or Another" from the film "Little Darlings"
Sang the single "Call Me" from the film "American Gigolo"; garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Original Song
Began her solo career with the album <i>Koo Koo</i>
Provided songs for John Waters' cult hit, "Polyester"
The band called it quits and announced their split
Appeared with Andy Kaufman in the short-lived Broadway play "Teaneck Tanzi"
Made her major motion picture debut in the David Cronenberg film "Videodrome"
Released her second solo album <i>Rockbird</i>
Played the title character in "Forever, Lulu"
Played the villainous Velma Von Tussle in John Waters' "Hairspray"
Had a recurring role on CBS' "Wiseguy"
Made TV-movie debut in Showtime's "Intimate Stranger"
Teamed up with NYC avant-garde jazz ensemble The Jazz Passengers; permanent member between 1994-1998
Offered a dramatic turn in James Mangold's "Heavy"
Resumed duties as lead vocalist of Blondie; the following year released <i>No Exit</i> with the single "Maria"
Released Blondie's eighth studio album, <i>The Curse of Blondie</i>
Played the lead in Henry S. Miller's short film "I Remember You Now"
Blondie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Joined Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Tour for the Human Rights Campaign
Re-teamed with director Henry S. Miller for the psychological thriller "Anamorph"
Featured in David Munro's feature film "Full Grown Men"