Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin was born on May 20, 1958 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She loved music even as a young girl, but went to college to study design.
In the late 70’s, she was living in Los Angeles, observing the punk rock bands performing there. This inspired her and friend Belinda Carlisle
to create their own all-girls band, which were called The Go-Go’s
. Wiedlin played rhythm guitar and wrote or co-wrote most of their songs. The group lasted for seven years, but they split up, moving on to solo careers. Wieldin found some success, releasing six solo albums of her own.
Wiedlin also has had a movie career, appearing in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
. She has done voice work on several television shows, including King of the Hill
and Pinky and the Brain
. She was recently seen on The Surreal Life
Wiedlin is an animal lover, and supports animal rights, as well as assisting in organizations to fight against breast cancer.