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Date Of BirthJanuary 16, 1961
FactSinger/guitarist.


Jill Sobule is an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1995 hit single “I Kissed a Girl”, which was one of the first mainstream songs to deal with lesbianism. She has released eight studio albums, including two on major labels. Sobule has also written songs for film and television, including the theme song for the 1999 film “Girl, Interrupted”.

Born in Denver, Colorado, on December 16, 1961, Sobule was raised in a Jewish family. Her father was a doctor and her mother was a schoolteacher. She has two older sisters. Sobule was educated at the Cherry Creek High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she studied English and creative writing.

Sobule began her musical career in the early 1980s, playing in clubs in Los Angeles. She released her self-titled debut album in 1992, followed by “Things Here Are Different” (1994) and “Pink Pearl” (1995). “I Kissed a Girl” was a Top 40 hit in the United States and also charted in several other countries. Sobule’s other well-known songs include “Supermodel” (1995), “Stupid Girl” (1996) and “I Will Survive” (1997).

In the 2000s, Sobule moved away from the major label system, releasing her albums “The Folk Years” (2003) and “California Years” (2005) on her own label, Lazy Meadow Music. She continued to tour regularly and released a live album, “Live at McCabe’s Guitar Shop” (2007). In 2010, Sobule crowdfunded her seventh studio album, “The California Years”, through Kickstarter. The album was released to positive reviews.

Sobule’s eighth studio album, “Dottie’s Charms”, was released in 2015. The album was produced by Joe Henry and features guest appearances by Jackson Browne and Ani DiFranco.

Sobule has been open about her bisexuality throughout her career. In 2000, she came out as a lesbian in an interview with The Advocate magazine. She has been in a relationship with Melanie Hutsell since 2002.

Sobule has a net worth of $3 million. She has earned most of her wealth from her successful music career. She has released eight studio albums, including two on major labels. Sobule has also written songs for film and television, including the theme song for the 1999 film “Girl, Interrupted”.

General Info

Full NameJill Sobule
Date Of BirthJanuary 16, 1961
Place Of BirthDenver, Colorado, United States
ProfessionSongwriter, Singer-songwriter, Session musician
NationalityAmerican

Accomplishments

NominationsMTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction
MoviesMind the Gap, Grace of My Heart

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Facts

#Fact
1Singer/guitarist.

Movies

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unfabulous2004-2007TV Series composer - 34 episodes
In-Laws2002TV Series composer - 2 episodes

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unfabulous2004-2007TV Series 29 episodes
In-Laws2002TV Series

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hell and Back2015performer: "My Delicious Friend" / writer: "My Delicious Friend"
SpongeBob SquarePants2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
About Cherry2012performer: "San Francisco" / writer: "San Francisco"
20 to 12011TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
BearCity2010writer: "The Bear Song"
Crossing Jordan2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mind the Gap2004writer: "Nothing Natural"
The West WingTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
After Sex2000performer: "I Kissed a Girl", "Now That I Don't Have You", "Houdini's Box" / writer: "I Kissed a Girl", "Now That I Don't Have You", "Houdini's Box"
Mystery Men1999performer: "Rainy Day Parade" / writer: "Rainy Day Parade"
Next Year in Jerusalem1997writer: "Everybody's Queer"
Grace of My Heart1996performer: "Truth is You Lied"
Harriet the Spy1996performer: "The Secretive Life" / writer: "The Secretive Life"
The Truth About Cats & Dogs1996performer: "Where Do I Begin" / producer: "Where Do I Begin" / writer: "Where Do I Begin"
Beavis and Butt-Head1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Clueless1995performer: "SUPERMODEL"

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mind the Gap2004Jody Buller
The West Wing2003TV SeriesJill Sobule
Next Year in Jerusalem1997Mrs. Sobule
Oddville, MTV1997TV Series
Grace of My Heart1996Singing Contestant

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Al midan2013Documentary thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Treme2012TV SeriesHerself
Live at Moog2009TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
TED: The Future We Will Create2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001TV SeriesHerself
Pajama Party2000TV SeriesHerself
Where Music Meets Film: Live from Sundance1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-1997TV SeriesHerself
Hard Rock Live1997TV SeriesHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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