Melissa Etheridge is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Melissa Etheridge’s first album, Melissa Etheridge, was published in 1988 and rocketed her to popularity.
Melissa Etheridge is a professional musician. She has worked in the music business since the early 1980s. She has 14 studio albums to her credit. The bulk of her income comes from record sales, performances, tours, and sponsorships. Her net worth is believed to be $25 million.
Melissa Etheridge: Bio, Age, Ethnicity, Sibling
Melissa Etheridge was born in Los Angeles, California on May 29, 1961. Her given name is Melissa Lou Etheridge. Her birthplace is Leavenworth, Kansas, in the United States. She is a United States citizen. Her father was John Etheridge, and her mother was Elizabeth Williamson. She does have a younger sibling. She is of White ancestry. Her astrological sign is Gemini. Her father died away in 1991. She started playing the guitar as a kid. Her educational background includes graduation from Leavenworth High School. After high school, she attended Berklee College of Music. She’d already begun performing in bars with a few local bands. She, unfortunately, did not finish her college studies. She left Berklee to pursue a music career in Los Angeles.
|Celebrated Name||Melissa Etheridge|
|Birth Name||Melissa Lou Etheridge|
|Place Of Birth||Leavenworth, Kansas, United States|
|Education||Leavenworth High School, Berklee College of Music|
|Married Date||31 May 2014|
|Partner||Tammy Lynn Michaels, Julie Cypher|
|Children||Beckett Cypher, Bailey Jean Cypher, Miller Steven Etheridge, Johnnie Rose Etheridge|
|Height||1.57 m (5 feet and 2 inches )|
|Weight||59 kg (130 lbs)|
|Body Measurement||34-25-33 inches|
|Bra Cup Size||32C|
|Shoe Size||6.5 (US)|
|Dress Size||6 (US)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Sexual Orientation||Lesbian (Homosexuality)|
|Source of Wealth||Her Musical Career|
|Net Worth||$25 million (estimated)|
|Genre||Heartland rock, Roots rock, Folk rock, blues rock, Country rock|
Etheridge has been playing music in various locations around California. One of her friends, Karla Leopold, got her husband, Bill Leopold, to attend Etheridge’s live performance. Bill would go on to play an important part in Etheridge’s early career. Island Records’ Chris Blackwell discovered Etheridge when she was playing in lesbian bars around Los Angeles. She’d received a publishing contract to compose film music. Island Records turned down her first album.
Melissa Etheridge’s first album, Melissa Etheridge, was published in 1988. The album was a minor success, peaking at No. 22 on the Billboard 200 list. The lead tune from her first album, “Bring Me Some Water,” earned her her first Grammy nomination. Etheridge rose to prominence with the publication of her album Yes I Am in 1993. The album peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200. Etheridge won her second Grammy for the song “Come to My Window,” off the album Yes I Am.
Melissa Etheridge identifies as a lesbian. She came out as a lesbian at the Triangle Ball, an LGBT commemoration of President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration, in January 1993. She was an ardent advocate for gay rights. Julie Cypher, a filmmaker with whom she was long involved. During their marriage, Cypher and his wife had two children, Bailey Jean and Beckett. She got pregnant via artificial insemination with sperm donated by singer David Crosby. The couple divorced in the year 2000.
Etheridge then started dating actress Tammy Lynn Michaels. They started dating in 2002. They performed a commitment ceremony on September 20, 2003. Michaels gave birth to twins on October 17, 2006. She’d become pregnant thanks to an unnamed sperm donor. The couple split in 2010. The next person she dated was Linda Wallem. The couple married on May 31, 2014. Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. She had both surgery and chemotherapy. She lost her hair throughout therapy. She was bald during the 2005 Grammy Awards (due to treatment). UniGlobe Entertainment’s 2010 breast cancer docudrama 1 a Minute included her.
Height, Weight, and Body measurements
Etheridge stands 1.57 meters (5 feet and 2 inches) tall. She is 130 pounds (59 kg). Her height and physique are both averages. Her physical measurements are 34-25-33 inches. Her bra size is 32C. She is wearing a size 6 dress and size 6.5 (US) shoes (US).