Mostly Credited As: Cher
Sometimes Credited As: Cher Bono
Sonny and Cher
Sonny & Cher
Bonnie Jo Mason
Caesar & Cleo

Birth Name: Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre
Date Of Birth: May 20, 1946 (Age 69)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: El Centro, California
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)


Her Top 40 hits and TV series with then-husband Sonny Bono in the 1960s and 1970s made Cher a pop culture icon before she ever hit the silver screen. Her struggle to be taken seriously as an actress while not sacrificing any of the campy flamboyance she displayed in her singing career has provided consistent fodder for the entertainment media. She first surprised doubters with a credible turn in a "small" picture, Robert Altman's Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). She had appeared in three films before that, including the William Friedkin-directed Good Times (1967, with Sonny). She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for a strong performance as title character Meryl Streep's unglamorous, hardheaded lesbian roommate in Silkwood (1983), her first prestige production. Cher's clashes with director Peter Bogdanovich on the set of her next picture, the I-was-ateenage-Elephant-Man tearjerker Mask (1985, which earned her a shared Best Actress award at Cannes), along with her general outspokenness, penchant for tattoos, and exhibitionistic fashion sense ignited a media myth she appeared to resent even as she stoked its fires.

The Oscar that she coveted did not elude her for long; she won the 1987 Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in Moonstruck a romantic comedy centering around some eccentric Brooklyn Italians. She was also featured with two other major female stars, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer, in 1987's desultory The Witches of Eastwick after taking time from films to pick up the slack of her increasingly irrelevant but still fairly lucrative singing career, she made Mermaids (1990), during the shooting of which her displeasure with original director Frank Oz led to his being replaced by Richard Benjamin. Cher was inactive on screen for several years, focusing instead on hugely successful exercise videos and infomercials. After cameos (as herself) in the Robert Altman films The Player (1992) and Ready to Wear/Pràt-ê-Porter (1994), she returned as a hit man's target in Faithful (1995).

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Dear Mom, Love Cher (2013)As: Herself
The Sonny & Cher Show (1976)As: Herself
Cher (1975)As: Herself (Host)
The American Music Awards (1974)As: Herself (Host 1979)
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (1971)As: Herself
Episode Cast Credits 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Cher, Mark Wahlberg 32x144: (Mar/20/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Cher, Theresa Caputo 32x22: (Oct/01/2013) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

Surprise, Surprise (2012) (2012) 
  Christmas Special 02x11: (Dec/18/2013) As Herself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Saunders, Cher 14x03: (Oct/25/2013) As Herself 
  Cher, Dawn French, The Script 08x08: (Dec/17/2010) As Herself 

The X Factor (2004) 
  Series 10 - Elimination - 1 (Result) 10x14: (Oct/13/2013) As Herself 

etalk (2002) 
  September 25 12x18: (Sep/25/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Daybreak (2010) 
  September 5, 2013 04x04: (Sep/05/2013) As Herself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  September 4, 2013 14x247: (Sep/04/2013) As Herself 
  December 17, 2010 11x351: (Dec/17/2010) As Herself 

The Voice (US) (2011) 
  Live Finale 04x28: (Jun/18/2013) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Cher & Georgia Holt, Theresa Caputo 10x148: (May/01/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Cher & Georgia Holt, Dov Davidoff, Florida Georgia Line 21x85: (Apr/30/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Cher, Jeremy Renner, Robyn 18x164: (Nov/24/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett, Bernadette Peters 15x26: (Oct/11/2011) As Herself (Footage from “Dancing with the Stars”), [Uncredited]
  Season 7, Episode 72 07x72: (Dec/10/2003) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 2, Episode 63 02x63: (Nov/25/1998) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 2, Show 67 02x67: (Dec/14/2010) As Herself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 1, Show 72 01x72: (Dec/14/2010) As Herself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Cher, Bruno Mars 18x40: (Nov/11/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Cher, Shaquille O'Neal 03x179: (Jun/27/1996) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Cher; k.d. lang; 33x107: (Feb/05/2008) As Herself 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Cher 08x01: (Sep/28/2003) As Herself 

That '70s Show (1998) 
  I Can't Quit You Baby (a.k.a. Jackie and Hyde Get Busted) 05x02: (Sep/24/2002) As Herself 

Behind The Music (1997) 
  Cyndi Lauper 06x02: (Sep/08/2002) As Herself 
  Cher 02x24: (Apr/11/1999) As Herself 

Will & Grace (1998) 
  A.I.: Artificial Insemination (2) 04x27: (May/16/2002) As Herself 
  Gypsies, Tramps & Weed 03x07: (Nov/16/2000) As Herself 

So Graham Norton (1998) 
  Cher, Andrea Corr, Jesse Wallace 05x01: (Nov/02/2001) As Herself 

Parkinson (1998) (1998) 
  Cher, Stephen Fry, Gabrielle, Larry Hagman 06x06: (Oct/27/2001) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 48x01: (Mar/26/2000) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 61st Annual Academy Awards 37x01: (Mar/29/1989) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 60th Annual Academy Awards 36x01: (Apr/11/1988) As Winner: Best Actress (for 'Moonstruck') 
  The 58th Annual Academy Awards 34x01: (Mar/24/1986) As Presenter, [Featuring]

AL-TV (0) 
  Running With Scissors 01x08: (Dec/04/1999) As Herself 

Super Bowl (1967) 
  Super Bowl XXXIII 33x01: (Jan/31/1999) As Herself (National Anthem), [Musical Guests]

TFI Friday (1996) 
  Jools Holland, Cher, The Cure, Richard E. Grant 01x12: (Apr/26/1996) As Herself 
  15th March 1996 01x06: (Mar/15/1996) As Herself 
  9th February 1996 01x01: (Feb/09/1996) As Herself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Nicolas Cage/Bobby Brown 18x01: (Sep/28/1992) As Herself, [Uncredited]
  Candice Bergen/Cher 13x05: (Nov/21/1987) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

Pee-Wee's Playhouse (1986) 
  Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (Dec/21/1988) As Herself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 41x01: (Jan/29/1984) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (for 'Silkwood') 
  The 31st Annual Golden Globe Awards 31x01: (Jan/28/1974) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical (for 'The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour') 
  The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 45x01: (Jan/23/1988) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (for 'Moonstruck') 

American Bandstand (1957) 
  Cher / Stevie Wonder (music video) 25x36: (Jul/24/1982) As Herself 

The Midnight Special (1973) 
  Hosts: Cher and Black Rose 09x03: (Sep/19/1980) As Herself (Co-Host) 

The Carol Burnett Show (1967) (1967) 
  with Cher 09x03: (Sep/27/1975) As Herself 

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969) 
  Christmas Show-Andy Griffith, Cher, Paul Lynde 02x13: (Dec/21/1969) As Herself 
  Cher, Bob Newhart, Neil Diamond 02x09: (Nov/19/1969) As Herself 
  Don Ho, Cher, Cliff Arquette, Casey Anderson, Carlos Montoya 02x04: (Oct/15/1969) As Herself 

Beat-Club (1965) 
  Scott McKenzie / Sonny & Cher / Walker Brothers / Dave Dee & Co. 02x12: (Aug/26/1967) As Herself 
  Sonny & Cher / Graham Bonney / Bunch of Fives / Carol Friday & Remo Four 02x01: (Sep/24/1966) As Herself 

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964) 
  The Hot Number Affair 03x25: (Mar/10/1967) As Ramona 

Top Of The Pops (UK) (1964) 
  12 August 1965 02x33: (Aug/12/1965) As Herself (as Sonny & Cher) 

Looney Tunes (2003) 
  Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary Special 48x274: (Unknown/Unaired) As Herself 
Featured Songs

The X-Files Songs:
The Post-Modern Prometheus + "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves"
+ "The Sun ain't gonna Shine Anymore"
+ "Walking in Memphis" 
Friends Songs:
The One With Chandler's Dad + Believe 
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Songs:
Living Conditions + Believe 
Reaper Songs:
No Reaper Left Behind + Believe 
Charmed Songs:
That '70s Episode + Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves 
Six Feet Under Songs:
Knock, Knock + Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves 
Gilmore Girls Songs:
The Road Trip to Harvard + Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves 
Soccer AM Songs:
Series 12, Episode 4 + If I Could Turn Back Time 
Series 12, Episode 3 + If I Could Turn Back Time 
Series 12, Episode 2 + If I Could Turn Back Time 
Series 12, Episode 1 + If I Could Turn Back Time 
Will & Grace Songs:
A.I.: Artificial Insemination (2) + Song For The Lonely 

Starred in the movie "Moonstruck" with actor Nicholas Cage.

It has been announced that Cher is going to replace Celine Dion at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

Cher has been married twice, to Sonny Bono and rockstar Greg Allman but is known to have dated many other famous people.

Is a Democrat.

She is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records and the oldest woman with a single for her song "Believe".

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