Mostly Credited As: Shakira
Sometimes Credited As: Shakira Mebarak

Birth Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Date Of Birth: February 02, 1977 (Age 39)
Country Of Birth: Colombia
Birth Place: Barranquilla
Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)


Shakira Isabel Mebarak was born to her Lebanese father and Columbian mother on February 2, 1977. Popular for many years in Latin America, she became a well-known name in The US in 2001 when she released her first cross-over English album. Simply going by her first name, Shakira, meaning "graceful" in Arabic, she is currently one of the biggest names in the music industry known for her exotic voice and belly-dancing talents.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Voice (US) (2011)As: Herself (Coach S04; S06)
El Club de Los Tigritos (1994)As: Herself (1998)
Episode Cast Credits 

TRL (1998) 
  September 9, 2005 07x7004: (Sep/09/2005) As Herself 

Access Hollywood Live (2010) 
  Season 4, Episode 172 04x172: (May/06/2014) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Kunal Nayyar 11x145: (Apr/25/2014) As Herself, [Musical Guests]
  Shakira, Bethenny Frankel 10x155: (May/10/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Brendan Fraser, Shakira, Sherri Shepherd 03x130: (Apr/03/2006) As Herself 
  Ted Danson, Shakira, Aisha Tyler 03x67: (Dec/06/2005) As Herself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 4, Show 147 04x147: (Mar/31/2014) As Herself 

The Voice (UK) (2012) 
  Series 3 - Semi-Final 03x14: (Mar/29/2014) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 53 63x53: (Mar/26/2014) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Jude Law, Shakira 01x27: (Mar/25/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

CBS News Sunday Morning (1979) 
  Season 36, Episode 8 36x08: (Mar/23/2014) As Herself 

E! News (1991) 
  Shakira: Off the Record (Jan/29/2014) As Herself, [Starring Roles]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Shakira, Jay Baruchel, Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell 11x95: (Jun/13/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Oprah Prime (2012) 
  Oprah Visits the Set of The Voice 02x31: (Jun/02/2013) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Shakira, Marc Maron, Tom Jones 21x92: (May/09/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Ron Paul, Christopher Titus, Shakira 16x34: (Jan/07/2008) As Herself 
  Ben Affleck, Shakira 10x179: (Apr/11/2002) As Herself 
  Shakira 10x93: (Nov/15/2001) As Herself 

Katy Brand vs (2010) 
  Shakira 01x03: (Oct/20/2010) As Herself 

Dancing With the Stars (2005) 
  Season 11, Episode 10 11x10: (Oct/19/2010) As Herself, [Musical Guests]
  Season 9, Episode 9 09x09: (Oct/13/2009) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  James Franco, Sofia Vergara, Shakira 18x11: (Sep/23/2010) As Herself, [Musical Guests]
  Alec Baldwin, Shakira 13x64: (Dec/15/2005) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  Shakira, Louie Spence, Kelis 04x03: (Jul/04/2010) As Herself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  June 10, 2010 11x161: (Jun/10/2010) As Herself 

American Idol (2002) 
  1 of 6 Voted Off 09x35: (Apr/28/2010) As Herself, [Musical Guests]
  Top 10 Results 05x25: (Mar/29/2006) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

Wizards of Waverly Place (2007) 
  Dude Looks Like Shakira 03x12: (Apr/16/2010) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]

Wetten, dass..? (1981) 
  Salzburg (3) 30x06: (Mar/27/2010) As Herself ("Gypsy"), [Musical Guests]

Ugly Betty (2006) 
  The Bahamas Triangle 04x08: (Dec/04/2009) As Herself 

The X Factor (2004) 
  Series 6 - Elimination - 6 (Result) 06x22: (Nov/15/2009) As Herself 

The New Paul O'Grady Show (2006) 
  Series 8, Show 34 08x34: (Nov/05/2009) As Herself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Gerard Butler/Shakira 35x04: (Oct/17/2009) As Herself, [Musical Guests]
  Alec Baldwin/Shakira 31x08: (Dec/10/2005) As Herself, [Musical Guests]
  Derek Jeter/Bubba Sparxxx & Shakira 27x07: (Dec/01/2001) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

This Morning (1988) 
  October 16, 2009 22x34: (Oct/16/2009) As Herself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 1, Show 20 01x20: (Oct/09/2009) As Herself 

Die Oliver Pocher Show (2009) 
  Johannes B. Kerner, Shakira 01x01: (Oct/02/2009) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Graham Norton, Armstrong and Miller, Verne Troyer, Shakira 17x04: (Sep/25/2009) As Herself 

The 20 (1994) 
  Season 7, Episode 35 07x35: (Aug/29/2009) As Herself, [Uncredited]

The Grammys (1959) 
  The 49th Annual Grammy Awards 49x01: (Feb/11/2007) As Herself (Performer) 

Top of the Pops Reloaded (2005) 
  Season 2, Episode 7 02x07: (Feb/18/2006) As Herself 

Top Of The Pops (UK) (1964) 
  29th January 2006 43x04: (Jan/29/2006) As Herself 

Making the Video (1999) 
  La Tortura 12x06: (Apr/26/2005) As Herself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Jake Gyllenhaal, David Duchovny, Shakira, P.O.D. 01x108: (Sep/06/2002) As Herself 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #717 07x17: (Mar/16/2002) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

Taina (2001) 
  Abuelo Knows Best 02x08: (Mar/16/2002) As Herself 

MTV Unplugged (1989) 
  Shakira 12x04: (Nov/03/2001) As Herself 
Featured Songs

Dancing With the Stars Songs:
Season 9, Episode 9 + Did It Again
+ Hips Don't Lie 
Saturday Night Live Songs:
Gerard Butler/Shakira + Did It Again
+ She Wolf 
TRL Songs:
November 17, 2005 + Don't Bother 
Ugly Betty Songs:
The Bahamas Triangle + Gypsy 
Queens for a Day + Hips Don't Lie 
So you wanna be a popstar Songs:
Season 1, Episode 8 + Hips Don't Lie 
Stenders late vermaak Songs:
Season 1, Episode 2 + Hips Don't Lie 
American Idol Songs:
Top 10 Results + Hips Don't Lie 
Six Feet Under Songs:
I'll Take You + Suerte 
So You Think You Can Dance (AU) Songs:
Top 20 + Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) 

Her nickname is "Shaki".

She is a Actress, Composer, Editor, Producer, Writer and a Spanish Rock Singer.

She is very fluent in Fluent in Arabic, English, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish languages.

In 1996 she had 6 different songs throughout the year on one of many Latin singles charts.

Also in 1996 she appeared for the first time in a non-singing part playing the character of “Luisa Maria” in the weekly TV series “El Oasis” that was aired in Columbia.

Her very first huge hit was “Estoy Aqui” that peaked at #1 on the “Latin Pop Airplay” chart.

The first hit she had on the U.S. English charts was “Whenever, Wherever” that also was her first song on the Canadian charts and it peaked at #4 on both the Canadian & English charts in 2001.

She composed her very first English language song in 2001 titled “Objection (Tango)” that was a single and also appeared on her album titled “Laundry Service”.

In 2002 she was ranked #9 in “Stuff” magazine’s annual poll of the “102 Sexiest Women in the World”.

In 2006 her cousin “Valerie Dominguez Tarud” who is a fashion designer, won the “Miss Colombia” pageant.

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