Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth7 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 22, 1958
MarkDeep husky voice
FactShe started her own record label, Blackheart Records, because no one else would sign them.

Joan Jett is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and occasional actress. She is best known for her work with the band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, including their hit single “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”, which was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982, as well as for their other popular singles “Crimson and Clover”, “Do You Wanna Touch Me?”, “Light of Day”, “Fake Friends” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You”.

Jett has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. She has three albums that have been certified Platinum or Gold, and has been a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2015. She has been described as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, Joan Jett is the eldest of three children. Her father, James Jett, was a Vietnam War veteran and her mother, Dorothy Jett (née Connors), was a homemaker. She has two younger siblings: a brother, James Jett Jr., and a sister, Michele Jett.

Jett was attracted to rock music at an early age. When she was thirteen years old, she bought her first album, Alice Cooper’s School’s Out. She began playing guitar and formed a band with some friends called The Runaways. The band released their first album in 1976. They were popular in Japan but less so in the United States. They broke up in 1979.

In 1980, Jett formed her own band, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Their first album, Bad Reputation, was released in 1981. It was followed by 1982’s I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, which included the hit single of the same name. The album went to number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

Jett has appeared in a number of films and television shows over the years. She had a small role in the film Light of Day (1987) starring Michael J. Fox. She also appeared in episodes of the television series Miami Vice (1984) and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996).

Jett has been in a relationship with musician Kenny Laguna since 1982. They live together in Laguna Beach, California.

Jett is a vegetarian and an animal rights activist. She has two cats: Mr. T and Snickers.

As of 2021, Joan Jett’s net worth is estimated to be $7 million dollars.

General Info

Full NameJoan Jett
Net Worth7 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 22, 1958
Height1.66 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Guitarist, Actor, Do You Wanna Touch Me?, Bad Reputation, I Hate Myself For Loving You
EducationWheaton High School


SiblingsAnne Larkin, James Larkin, Do You Wanna Touch Me?, Bad Reputation, I Hate Myself For Loving You


Music GroupsThe Runaways, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Do You Wanna Touch Me?, Bad Reputation, I Hate Myself For Loving You
MoviesBig Driver, Multiple Sarcasms, Endless Bummer, Lock and Roll Forever, By Hook or by Crook, Boogie Boy, Light of Day
TV ShowsMusikladen

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#Marks / Signs
1Often wears black eyeliner
2Mezzo-soprano vocals
3Deep husky voice
4Covers of older rock songs
5Often wears black clothing
6Short choppy jet black hair
7Leather vest and leather pants
8Gibson melody maker guitar


1[on her refusal to appear in Edgeplay: A film about the Runaways] To me, the Runaways is my baby, so you have to understand my perspective. If there's gonna be a Runaways movie, it should be about what we accomplished, the tours we did, the bands we played with, the people we inspired. I'm not gonna participate in a Jerry Springer fest, bottom line. With any band, you're gonna have interpersonal conflicts, but if that's what they thought the Runaways were about, about breaking a bass or putting on make-up, well, it's very disappointing. Very, very disappointing. I wanted nothing to do with it because that's not the band I was in. [The film] was a totally different take on what went down.
2I don't want to lessen my own achievements, but it's just not that difficult [to play in a band]. If you're in good health and like to travel, I don't see why more women don't automatically want to do it.
3I think there's nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock 'n' roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.
4[When asked what would people find unique about her] That I'm not mean.
5[on the symbolism of two of her tattoos in Budget Living magazine] The triangle on my chest represents the divinity of myself and others. The band around my arm represents the creative essence of life in a swirl of positive and negative forces.


1She has English and Irish ancestry.
2Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on December 16, 2014.
3'Weird Al' Yankovic spoofed her song "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" as "I Love Rocky Road".
4Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2012 on September 27, 2011.
5Sang, at Cal Ripken's request, the national anthem at the game in which Ripken tied Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played.
6Is a vegan.
7Was only 23 when her song "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" hit #1.
8Is portrayed by Kristen Stewart in The Runaways (2010).
9Featured as a (2010) Mattel Barbie Doll in the Ladies of the '80s Pink Label Collection [#R4461] along with Debbie Harry and Cyndi Lauper. [July 2009]
10Songs "Bad Reputation" and "Cherry Bomb" are ranked #29 and #52 respectively on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs.
11100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time - #89 "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as published by Rolling Stone magazine on June 12, 2008.
12(June 6, 2008) She and Gibson USA announced the launch of the Joan Jett Signature Melody Maker guitar marking the first Gibson electric signature model designed in conjunction with a female artist.
13Ranked #66 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists along with the Blackhearts.
14Ranked #54 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
15The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - #484 "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as published by Rolling Stone magazine in November 2004.
16Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) for the song "I Hate Myself for Loving You". [February 1989]
17Inducted into the WAMA (Washington Area Music Association) Hall of Fame in 1993.
18Nominated for a Canadian Indie Award for Favourite International Artist/Group or Duo of the Year (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts). [February 2007]
19Songs of the Century - #177 "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" as compiled by the Recording Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts in 2001.
20First inductee into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame held on October 15, 2006 at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts.
21In the early 1980s, she reportedly starred in a film in which she played a version of herself (a member of an all-girl rock band) called "We're All Crazy Now". After being stalled for several years, it was revamped and released as Du-beat-e-o (1984).
22Her single, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" went to #1 on the Billboard charts in 1982.
23After her parents divorced, she changed her last name to Jett, her mother's maiden name.
24Ranked #32 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
25Has held season tickets to New York Liberty games since the inception of the WNBA in 1997.
26Though there have been several attempts to reunite Joan's 1970s band, The Runaways, Jett has stated that they always fall apart because former bandmate, Lita Ford, walks out on the rehearsals. Ford is usually the instigator of the reunions.
27Seen in the 2000 Broadway revival of "The Rocky Horror Show" as the character Columbia.
28She and Lita Ford were members of the all-female rock group The Runaways.
29She started her own record label, Blackheart Records, because no one else would sign them.




7th Secretwriter: "Love Is Pain" filming
Trolls2016writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising2016performer: "TIME HAS COME TODAY"
The Muppets.TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Girl in a Band2015TV Movie documentary writer: "Cherry Bomb", "School Days" - uncredited
Miss You Already2015writer: "Miss You Already"
Barely Lethal2015writer: "Make it Black", "Bad Reputation" uncredited
An Evening with Alice Cooper2015TV Movie writer: "House of Fire"
The DUFF2015writer: "Bad Reputation"
Guardians of the Galaxy2014writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Behaving Badly2014writer: "Bad Reputation"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Family Guy2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kick-Ass 22013writer: "I Hate Myself for Loving You" - as Jett
Jimmy Kimmel Live!TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2008
Warehouse 132013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Once Upon a TimeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
One Piece Film Z2012writer: "Bad Reputation"
True Blood2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Fresh Meat2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Melt with You2011writer: "Bad Reputation"
NBC Sunday Night Football2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Broken Hearts2010performer: "Crimson and Clover"
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock2010Video Game writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Dirty Girl2010performer: "Do You Want To Touch Me Oh Yeah"
Easy A2010writer: "Bad Reputation"
Tante Herthas Rindsrouladen2010TV Movie performer: "I Love Rock n' Roll"
Multiple Sarcasms2010writer: "Fetish"
902102010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kick-Ass2010"Bad Reputation"
The Cleveland ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Runaways2010performer: "I Want You", "Love Is Pain", "Crimson and Clover", "I Love Rock n' Roll", "Bad Reputation" / writer: "Hollywood", "Cherry Bomb", "You Drive Me Wild", "California Paradise", "Dead End Justice", "I Love Playin' With Fire", "School Days", "Don't Abuse Me", "I Want You", "Love Is Pain", "C'Mon", "Bad Reputation"
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball2010Video writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009Video performer: "Glad All Over"
Endless Bummer2009writer: "Bad Reputation"
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past2009writer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Entourage2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Baby Mama2008writer: "Bad Reputation"
In Twilight's Shadow2008Short writer: "Kiss On The Lips"
Jammin'2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
7th Inning Stretch2006TV Movie documentary writer: "Five", "Riddles"
The O.C.2003-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
RV2006writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone2006Documentary performer: "Judy Is A Punk"
The InvestigatorsTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Bad News Bears2005"Bad Reputation"
Standing Still2005/IIperformer: "Bad Reputation" / writer: "Bad Reputation"
The Gits2005Documentary performer: "In A Past Life"
Searching for Bobby D2005writer: "Bad Reputation" - as Jett
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology2003Video writer: "Bad Reputation" concert version, "Bad Reputation" original version, "Fake Friends", "The French Song", "Cherry Bomb", "Good Music", "I Hate Myself For Lovin' You", "Little Liar" original video, "Little Liar" concert version, "Backlash", "Don't Surrender", "Only Good Thing", "Go Home", "Eye To Eye", "As I Am", "Fetish"
Las Vegas2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wonderland2003performer: "Bad Reputation" 1981 / writer: "Bad Reputation" 1981
The Wire2003TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Queer Eye2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sweet Life2003writer: "The Sweet Life", "Fetish", "Watersign", "Sherry"
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Just Can't Get Enough2002performer: "Do You Wanna Touch"
Dawson's Creek2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sex with Strangers2002Documentary performer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You" / writer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You"
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Live!2001Video writer: "Bad Reputation", "Cherry Bomb", "I Hate Myself For Loving You", "Fetish"
Shrek2001performer: "Bad Reputation" 1981 / writer: "Bad Reputation" 1981
The Fluffer2001writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Freaks and GeeksTV Series performer - 18 episodes, 1999 - 2000 writer - 18 episodes, 1999 - 2000
I'm the One That I Want2000Documentary writer: "Cherry Bomb", "Bad Reputation"
Mary and Rhoda2000TV Movie performer: "Love Is All Around"
Detroit Rock City1999writer: "School Days"
10 Things I Hate About You1999performer: "Bad Reputation" / writer: "Bad Reputation"
Rounders1998writer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You"
Southie1998performer: "Cherry Bomb" / writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Boogie Boy1998writer: "Full Cycle"
Slaves to the Underground1997performer: "Activity Grrrl", "You Got A Problem" / writer: "Activity Grrrl", "You Got A Problem" - as J. Jett
Sparkler1997performer: "Do You Wanna Touch"
Union Square1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life1997TV Special performer: "Bad Reputation" / writer: "Bad Reputation"
Striptease1996writer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You", "Frustrated"
Not Bad for a Girl1995Documentary performer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog", "Bad Reputation"
Tank Girl1995performer: "Let's Do It"
Northern Exposure1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dazed and Confused1993writer: "Cherry Bomb"
Highlander1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alice Cooper Trashes the World1990Video writer: "House Of Fire"
Days of Thunder1990writer: "Long Live the Night"
Light of Day1987performer: "Sweet Emotion", "Rabbit's Got the Gun" / writer: "This Means War", "Rabbit's Got the Gun"
The American Way1986writer: "Fantasy"
Gotcha!1985writer: "Gotcha Where I Want Ya"
Du-beat-e-o1984performer: "You Don't Know What You've Got", "I Want You", "Tell Me", "You Can't Get Me", "We're All Crazy Now" / writer: "You Don't Know What You've Got", "I Want You", "Tell Me", "You Can't Get Me", "We're All Crazy Now"
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentary performer: "Bad Reputation" - uncredited / writer: "Bad Reputation" - uncredited
Urgh! A Music War1981Documentary performer: "Bad Reputation" / writer: "Bad Reputation"
The Old Grey Whistle Test1977TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Runaways Live in Japan1977TV Movie writer: "California Paradise", "You Drive Me Wild", "Cherry Bomb", "C'Mon", "I Love Playin' With Fire", "Blackmail"
Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway1976TV Movie lyrics: "Cherry Bomb" / music: "Cherry Bomb"


7th SecretfilmingWriter (Love is Pain)
Undateable Johnpost-productionRoxy
The Muppets.2016TV SeriesJoan Jett
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll2015TV SeriesJoan Jett
Big Driver2014TV MovieBetsy Neal
Multiple Sarcasms2010Lead Singer
Endless Bummer2009Del
Lock and Roll Forever2008Charlotte Superstar
Repo! The Genetic Opera2008Guitar Player (uncredited)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2008TV SeriesSylvia Rhodes
Godly Boyish2004ShortNarrator (voice)
The Sweet Life2003Sherry
By Hook or by Crook2001News Interviewee
Walker, Texas Ranger2000TV SeriesDierdre Harris
Boogie Boy1998Jerk
Talking About the Weather1994Short
Highlander1992TV SeriesFelicia Martins
Light of Day1987Patti Rasnick

Music Department

Freaks and Geeks1999-2000TV Series composer - 12 episodes


Undateable Johnexecutive producer post-production
The Runaways2010executive producer
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology2003Video producer


Vito2011Documentary special thanks
In Twilight's Shadow2008Short special thanks
What We Do Is Secret2007special thanks
The Gits2005Documentary the filmmakers would like to thank
Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig2003Video documentary special thanks


Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2003TV SeriesHerself
Coup d'état2003Herself
Full Frontal Fashion2003TV SeriesHerself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHerself
Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig2003Video documentaryHerself
Uncut: The True Story of Hair2002DocumentaryHerself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Live!2001VideoHerself
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Kiss My Grits: The Herstory of Women in Punk and Hard Rock2001DocumentaryHerself
In the Life2001TV Series documentaryHerself
America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back1995-2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Roseanne Show2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ellen1997TV SeriesHerself
Unsolved Mysteries1996TV Series documentaryHerself
Not Bad for a Girl1995DocumentaryHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1987-1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Main Street1987TV Series documentaryHerself
Du-beat-e-o1984Herself (Runaways member)
Musikladen1977-1983TV SeriesHerself
Top '821983TV MovieHerself
Leather and Lace1983TV MovieHerself
Top of the Pops1982TV SeriesHerself
Urgh! A Music War1981DocumentaryHerself
The Old Grey Whistle Test1977TV SeriesHerself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1977TV SeriesHerself
The Runaways Live in Japan1977TV MovieHerself (as The Runaways)
Power Chord TV2017TV Series post-productionHerself
Dare to Be Different2017Documentary post-productionHerself - The Runaways, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - singer / songwriter
The Voice2016TV SeriesHerself
Today1987-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hello World!2016TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
Ordinary World2016/IHerself
The 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2015TV MovieHerself - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Alternative Press Music Award Show2014TV MovieHerself
The Joy of the Guitar Riff2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Talk2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2013TV MovieHerself
American Music Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006-2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The View2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
I Heart Radio Music Festival: Night One2013TV MovieHerself
I Heart Radio Music Festival: Night Two2013TV MovieHerself
Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro2013DocumentaryHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Punk Singer2013DocumentaryHerself
Lexicon Devil2012DocumentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rage2011TV SeriesHerself
Video Killed the Radio Star2010TV Series documentaryHerself
The Music Video Exposed2010TV SeriesHerself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009VideoHerself
VH1 Rock Honors2008TV MovieHerself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2008TV SpecialHerself
The Hour2007TV SeriesHerself
The Henry Rollins Show2007TV SeriesHerself
American Chopper: The Series2007TV SeriesHerself
Jammin'2006TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Extra2006TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2006TV SeriesHerself
7th Inning Stretch2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Steven's Untitled Rock Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone2006DocumentaryHerself
Faustbook2006VideoHerself (uncredited)
Long Island Music Hall of Fame's 1st Induction Awards Gala2006TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Handmade Modern2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Investigators2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Gits2005DocumentaryHerself - Interviewee
City Confidential2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The Al Franken Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2004TV SeriesHerself
Staffers2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Nine Days in New Hampshire2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
War Stories with Oliver North2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2003TV SeriesHerself
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology2003VideoHerself
Crossing Over with John Edward2003TV SeriesHerself
When I Was a Girl2003TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC2015TV MovieHerself
JBTV2010TV SeriesHerself
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHerself
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice2008DocumentaryHerself
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2006TV SeriesHerself
Making of 'Highlander: The Series'1992TV Movie documentaryFelicia Martins (uncredited)
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentaryHerself
Top of the Pops1982TV SeriesHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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