Lena Meyer-Landrut at 1liVE Krone 2015
|Also known as||Lena|
|Born||(1991-05-23) 23 May 1991
Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
|Genres||Pop, indie pop|
|Labels||USFO, Universal Music Germany|
Lena Johanna Therese Meyer-Landrut (German: [ˈleːna]; born 23 May 1991), also known mononymously as Lena, is a German singer-songwriter. She represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo winning the contest with the song “Satellite“. With her three entries from the German national final Unser Star für Oslo (Our Star for Oslo), Meyer-Landrut set an all-time chart record in her home country by debuting with three songs in the top five on the German singles chart. Both “Satellite” and her first album My Cassette Player debuted at number one in Germany. The single has been certified double Platinum, and the album has been certified five times Gold for sales of over 500,000 units. Meyer-Landrut represented Germany for the second consecutive time in the Eurovision Song Contest at Düsseldorf in 2011 with the song “Taken by a Stranger“, placing 10th.
Meyer-Landrut performed as part of the interval act during the second semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. In September she released the single “Stardust” from the album of the same name which was released on 12 October. A second single, “Neon (Lonely People)“, was released in March 2013. At the 2013 Echo Awards that same month, she won the Best National Video award for “Stardust”. Following her No One Can Catch Us Tour she was one of three coaches on the show The Voice Kids.
In 2014 and 2015 Meyer-Landrut returned as a judge on the second and third season of The Voice Kids. In March 2015 she released the single “Traffic Lights” and the fourth studio album on which it appears, Crystal Sky, in May. The single from her yet to be released album Gemini, “Lost in You“, was released in April 2017. She also appeared on the fourth season of the German TV show Sing meinen Song – Das Tauschkonzert (Sing My Song – The Exchange Concert).
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Media image
- 4 Appearances on Unser Star für Oslo
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 Film and television
- 7 Discography
- 8 References
- 9 Further reading
- 10 External links
Lena Meyer-Landrut was born in Hanover, Germany, on 23 May 1991. She is the granddaughter of Andreas Meyer-Landrut, the Estonian-born West German ambassador to the Soviet Union in Moscow from 1980 to 1983 and 1987 to 1989, and Hanna Karatsony von Hodos who was born in Bratislava, Slovakia of Hungarian nobility. She grew up as an only child, and started taking dancing lessons at the age of five; initially doing ballet and later practising various modern styles, including hip-hop and jazz dance. Meyer-Landrut grew fond of singing and appeared as an extra in a number of German television series, though she never received any formal acting or vocal training. In June 2010 she graduated from IGS Roderbruch Hannover, a comprehensive school, receiving her Abitur diploma.
2009–2011: Unser Star für Oslo and Eurovision Song Contest
Meyer-Landrut decided to take part in the talent show Unser Star für Oslo (Our Star for Oslo), a newly created national television programme to select the German entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo. The show was organised by public broadcaster ARD and private television station ProSieben, as well as entertainer, music producer and former Eurovision entrant Stefan Raab. From 4,500 entrants, Meyer-Landrut was picked as one of the 20 contestants for the show. Asked about her motivation to apply, she said, “I like to test myself. I wanted to see how I am perceived, and I wanted to hear what people with knowledge have to say about it. I personally can’t judge myself at all.”
After her first appearance, performing “My Same” by British singer Adele, Meyer-Landrut received much praise from the show’s jury panel and was instantly considered the favourite. The following week, Adele’s “My Same” entered the German singles chart at number 61. Meyer-Landrut reached the final of Unser Star für Oslo, mainly performing lesser-known songs by international artists The Bird and the Bee, Kate Nash, Paolo Nutini and Lisa Mitchell. Of her eight cover performances, five of the original songs subsequently charted in Germany, with all but “Foundations” reaching their peak chart position. In the final, on 12 March 2010, Meyer-Landrut sang three songs specifically written for the contest, “Bee“, “Satellite” and “Love Me“. Through televoting the audience chose “Satellite”, written by American Julie Frost and Dane John Gordon, to be her designated song in the event she won the show. In a second round of voting Meyer-Landrut was chosen as Germany’s entry for the 55th Eurovision Song Contest, beating the last remaining contestant, Jennifer Braun. The music video for “Satellite” was shot during the night of the final and premiered on German television stations four days later.
Throughout the show, Meyer-Landrut was seen as the clear favourite. One day after winning Unser Star für Oslo, her three songs from the finals topped the German iTunes Store sales chart, making her the first singer to accomplish this. “Satellite” sold over 100,000 downloads in its first week, becoming Germany’s fastest-selling digital release ever. Her three songs entered the top five of the German singles chart reaching positions one, three and four. No artist had achieved this since the charts were first established in Germany in 1959. “Satellite” was certified gold after the first week and platinum after the fourth week of its release. The song remained at number one for five consecutive weeks in Germany.
While competing at Unser Star für Oslo, Meyer-Landrut continued to attend school. The last show was held one month before the start of her final exams. Following them she released her debut album, My Cassette Player, on 7 May 2010. Produced by Stefan Raab, it includes the singles “Satellite”, “Love Me” and “Bee”, as well as two cover songs and eight unreleased titles. Meyer-Landrut is credited as a co-writer for the lyrics of five songs. The album debuted at number one on the German albums chart. It peaked at number one on the Austrian albums chart, and at number three on the Swiss albums chart. “Satellite” has been certified double Platinum, and the album has been certified five times Gold for sales of over 500,000 units.
Following her success in Germany Meyer-Landrut said she would enjoy pursuing a singing or acting career, but explained, “I’m not fixated on doing music my whole life.” She said she originally planned to study acting after graduating school, but now is unsure “if time allows”. She said her musical influences include Adele, Kate Nash, Vanessa Carlton, as well as the singer Clueso, and German pop rock band Wir sind Helden.
Representing a “big four” country, Meyer-Landrut automatically qualified for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Germany received a wild card during the running order draw, allowing the German representatives to choose the country’s position for the final. They chose position 22 out of the 25 spots. Meyer-Landrut arrived in Oslo one week before the show and completed five rehearsals of her song “Satellite”. Before the final, she was considered one of the favourites. Bookmakers regarded her as the second favourite behind Azerbaijan’s Safura, while Google projected she would win based on search volume in the participating countries. According to Norway’s Aftenposten she received the most media attention of all the participants.
The final was held on 29 May 2010 at Oslo’s Telenor Arena. Appearing fourth from last, Meyer-Landrut wore a simple black dress and performed on a bare stage with four backing singers. Her pared-back presentation was a break from recent Eurovision trends, as it did not feature any choreography, dancers or an elaborate stage show. “Satellite” received a total of 246 points, giving Germany its first win since 1982, and the first victory as a unified country. The song won over Turkey’s entry “We Could Be the Same” with a margin of 76 points, the second largest in Eurovision history, second only to Alexander Rybak‘s margin of 169 points in the 2009 contest. (It would later be eclipsed by Loreen‘s victory in 2012, sporting a margin of 113 points). “Satellite” was awarded the maximum of 12 points nine times and received points from all but five countries.
The BBC called “Satellite” the first “contemporary pop hit Eurovision has produced in decades,” ushering in “a new era for the annual music jamboree”. Meyer-Landrut’s victory received much attention in Germany and the show was seen by 15 million viewers on German television (a 49.1 percent market share). She returned to Hanover the following day, where she was greeted by 40,000 people. In June, “Satellite” regained the top spot on the German singles chart for one week and also peaked at number one in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. It also topped the European Hot 100 singles chart—the first Eurovision song to do so.
In June 2010 in the German dubbed version of the computer-animated film Sammy’s Adventures: The Secret Passage, Meyer-Landrut provided the voice for the character originally spoken by Isabelle Fuhrman.
In January 2011, the TV-Show Unser Song für Deutschland was held and Meyer-Landrut’s 2011 Eurovision song was determined via televoting. The twelve songs Meyer-Landrut performed during that show were recorded on her second studio album Good News, which was released on 8 February 2011. The album reached Gold status in Germany within one week after its release. On 18 February 2011, the Unser Song für Deutschland final was held. It was decided through televoting that Meyer-Landrut would perform the entry “Taken by a Stranger” in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.
In April 2011, she went on her first German tour of the largest concert halls in Berlin, Hanover, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Leipzig, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and Cologne, though the concerts were not sold out.
In May 2011, Meyer-Landrut attempted to defend her title for the second consecutive time in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest at Düsseldorf. She was the third winner to do so, and the first in over 50 years. She sang the song “Taken by a Stranger“, placing 10th. She also appeared in the opening performance of the show, less than an hour before she took the stage to represent Germany.
2012–2013: Stardust and The Voice
On 24 May 2012, Meyer-Landrut performed as part of the interval act during the second semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. She was joined by the five Eurovision winners from 2007 to 2011, which included Marija Šerifović, Dima Bilan, Alexander Rybak, and Ell & Nikki. Meyer-Landrut, Marija, Dima and Alexander performed their winning song entries accompanied by traditional Azeri instruments, and were joined by Ell & Nikki for a rendition of “Waterloo“.
In late July and early August she went on a promotion tour, Lenas Wohnzimmer (Lena′s Lounge), which took her to Munich, Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin. She performed several of her new songs.
Meyer-Landrut announced on her Twitter account that “Stardust” would be the first single from her new album of the same name on ! August. The single was released on 21 September and was certified Gold for selling 150,000 copies. The album was released on 12 October and debuted at number two on the German Albums chart. Since October 2012 she has performed the theme song in the opening credits of Sesamstraße, the German version of Sesame Street accompanied by Elmo on trumpet. She covered the Pippi Longstocking song “Sjörövar Fabbe” (“Seeräuber-Opa Fabian”) for the compilation album Giraffenaffen in November 2012.
On 18 January 2013, it was announced that the second single from Meyer-Landrut’s album would be “Neon (Lonely People)“. The music video for it was shot in early February, by director Bode Brodmüller in Rathenau-Hallen. He also directed the video for her first single from the third album, “Stardust”. Lena’s video for “Neon (Lonely People)”, her sixth single, premiered on Universal Music’s website on 1 March. It was released on 15 March, and the video was uploaded to Meyer-Landrut’s Vevo channel on YouTube. The single is different from the original version on her Stardust album. It is a remixed, slightly faster dance song. Meyer-Landrut attended the 2013 Echo Awards on 21 March. She was nominated for two categories—Best National Video for “Stardust”, and as Best National Female Artist. She won the Best National Video award, but lost the Best Female National Artist award to singer Ivy Quainoo.
Meyer-Landrut went on a club tour through thirteen German cities starting in Stuttgart on 2 April 2013 and finishing in Offenbach am Main on 21 April. The final concert was streamed live via the Internet. The No One Can Catch Us Tour name was taken from a line on her first single from the album, Stardust. In April and May 2013 she was one of three judges on the show The Voice Kids alongside Tim Bendzko and Henning Wehland.
Her seventh single, “Mr. Arrow Key“, the third single from Stardust, was released on 17 May 2013. It was written by Lena, Linda Carlsson and Sonny Boy Gustafsson, who also produced the track. Lena was president of the German jury (including Carolin Niemczyk, Alina Süggeler, Tim Bendzko and Florian Silbereisen) and the spokesperson for Germany, revealing the countries voting results at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 final on 18 May.
In July 2013, it was announced that she would be the German voice of Jane in the motion capture animated film Tarzan 3D, which was released in German cinemas in February 2014. In the same month she dubbed the voice of three characters in the two audiobooks Giraffenaffen – Wir sind da! (Giraffe-monkeys – We are here!) and Giraffenaffen – Die Schatzssuche (Giraffe-monkeys – Treasure hunt), which were both published in October 2013.
Meyer-Landrut re-united with her Eurovision mentor Stefan Raab in October 2013 when she was featured on “Revolution”, a single released by Raab’s band Dicks on Fire. In June 2013, this song was used for a video promoting the Doosh shower head Doosh, invented by Stefan Raab. In it Lena poses as Lara Croft in the shower. In 2013 she became a L’Oréal hair coloring and skin care products brand ambassador.
2014–2015: Crystal Sky
From March to May 2014 she returned as coach for the second season of The Voice Kids along with Henning Wehland (from the band Söhne Mannheims) and Johannes Strate (from the band Revolverheld).
Meyer-Landrut began principal work on her fourth studio album Crystal Sky in 2014. Taking her sound further into the electro and dance pop genre, she worked with the English production and songwriting team Biffco, and the Berlin-based collective Beatgees on most of the album. In November 2014, one of their collaborations, the children’s song “Schlaft alle” (Sleep all), appeared on the compilation album Giraffenaffen 3. The same month, Meyer-Landrut’s rendition of the Aladdin song “A Whole New World” was included on the compilation album I Love Disney.
From February to April 2015 Meyer-Landrut reprised her role as a coach on the third season of The Voice Kids along with singers Johannes Strate and Mark Forster. After four press concerts in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, and Cologne from late February to early March 2015 she released Crystal Sky‘s first single “Traffic Lights” to radio in March 2015. It reached the top twenty of the German Singles Chart.
Crystal Sky was released in May 2015. It marked her fourth consecutive album to reach the top two of the German Albums Chart. But it was less successful in Austria and Switzerland, where it failed to reach the top twenty on both music markets’ charts. In September 2015, Meyer-Landrut released “Wild & Free“, the theme song for the motion picture Fack ju Göhte 2 as a single. The song peaked at number eight on the German Singles Chart, becoming her highest-charting single in three years.
2016–present: Only Love, L and Sing meinen Song
In December 2016, Meyer-Landrut revealed on her Twitter account her forthcoming fifth studio album would be called Gemini and that she had already began working on it. In April 2017, Meyer-Landrut released a new song called “Lost in You“. It was released on 14 April, and reached number 58 on the GfK Entertainment Charts. In November 2017 Meyer-Landrut stated via YouTube that she scrapped the album, because she was not happy with it. 
Meyer-Landrut participated in the fourth season of the German TV show Sing meinen Song – Das Tauschkonzert (Sing My Song – The Exchange Concert). In the third episode on 6 June, when the other artists performed Lena’s songs, she premiered a new song “If I Wasn’t Your Daughter“. German press instantly discussed the song’s content, which refers to Lena’s relationship with her father who left the family when she was two. She has had no contact with him for more than twenty years. The song peaked at number 35 on the German charts.
In August 2017, Lena collaborated with the German hip hop group Genetikk where they recorded the single Lang lebe die Gang. It was her second single with German lyrics after her cover version of Durch die Nacht by Silbermond from the television show Sing meinen Song in May 2017. In June 2018, she collaborated with DJ Topic and Spanish super star Juan Magán at the single Sólo Contigo.
In October 2018 it was revealed, that Lena will return as coach for The Voice Kids 2019.
In November 2018, Lena released her first single Thank You from her upcoming fifth studio album Only Love, L. The album will be released on 5 April 2019.
Meyer-Landrut has been noted for her unconventional way of handling the press, which has been labelled “aloof” as well as “quick-witted” and “intuitive”. She usually refuses to answer questions about her private life, including her family, friends and personal beliefs, sometimes calling questions “stupid” or responding with counterquestions instead. This has drawn praise as well as criticism, including allegations of being arrogant and disrespectful.
Meyer-Landrut’s demeanour has been described as “carefree”, and “laid-back and self-effacing”. She has been said to possess an “adequate youthful megalomania,” to “cultivate her forwardness” and to stand for “unadorned genuineness” and “sincerity”. She has also been described as giving “infatuation a rhythm” and blurring the “fine line between puppy love and psychotic obsession” in her song “Satellite”. Her vocals have been both praised and criticised. In an attempt to explain Meyer-Landrut’s success, her appearance has been called a “mix of loveliness, professionalism and a little craziness”. She has also been lauded for her stage presence and charisma.
Appearances on Unser Star für Oslo
|1st show||“My Same“||Adele|
|3rd show||“Diamond Dave“||The Bird and the Bee|
|4th show||“Foundations“||Kate Nash|
|5th show||“New Shoes“||Paolo Nutini|
|Jennifer Braun / Lena Meyer-Landrut
Jennifer Braun / Lena Meyer-Landrut
- Jennifer Braun and Meyer-Landrut both sang different versions of “Bee” and “Satellite” in the final
Awards and nominations
|2010||Eurovision Song Contest 2010||“Satellite”||1st|
|Goldene Henne Award||Reader’s award of the SuperIllu magazine: Rock/Pop/Schlager|
|Goldene Henne Honor Award||Ambassador of Charm||Won|
|SWR3 New Pop Festival||Newcomer of the Year||Herself|
|1LIVE Krone||Best Artist|
|Bravo Otto||Best Singer||Herself||Nominated|
|2011||Goldene Kamera||Best Music National||Won|
|Echo||Best National Newcomer|
|Best Female National Artist|
|Radio Echo for “Satellite”||“Satellite”||Nominated|
|Single of the Year|
|Album of the Year||My Cassette Player|
|Comet||Best Female Artist||Herself||Won|
|MTV Europe Music Awards||Best German Act||Herself||Won|
|Best European Act|
|Best Worldwide Act||Nominated|
|1LIVE Krone||Best Single||“Taken By a Stranger”|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2011||10th|
|2012||MTV Germany Jahresvoting 2011||Queen of Pop||Herself||Won|
|Echo||Best Video||“Taken by a Stranger”||Nominated|
|Best Female National Artist||Herself|
|1LIVE Krone||Best Single||“Stardust”|
|Bravo Otto||Best Singer||Herself|
|2013||Echo||Best Female National Artist|
|Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards||Favorite Singer Germany, Austria, Switzerland||Herself||Nominated|
|Radio Regenbogen Award||Listeners Award|
|Goldene Henne Award||Reader’s Award of the SuperIllu magazine – Music|
|MTV Europe Music Awards||Best German Act||Won|
|Best Central Europe Act|
|Best World Wide Act||Nominated|
|2015||MTV Europe Music Awards||Best German Act||Won|
|1LIVE Krone||Best Female Artist||Won|
|Bravo Otto||Best Singer||Won|
|2016||Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards||Favourite Star (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)||Won|
|Radio Regenbogen Award||National Female Artist||Won|
|Echo||Rock/Pop Female National Artist||Crystal Sky||Nominated|
Film and television
|2010||A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures||Shelly||German voice-dub|
|2014||Tarzan 3D||Jane||German voice-dub|
|2019||Wonder Park||June||German voice-dub|
|2011||Bundesvision Song Contest 2011||Herself – Co-presenter|
|2012||Durch die Nacht mit … Casper||Herself||arte documentary|
|2013||The Voice Kids||Herself – Judge/Coach||Kids Version|
|2017||Sing meinen Song – Das Tauschkonzert||Herself – Participant|
- Studio albums
Sara Jean Underwood
|Sara Jean Underwood|
Underwood in Los Angeles at the E3 Expo 2011
|Playboy centerfold appearance|
|Preceded by||Stephanie Larimore|
|Succeeded by||Nicole Voss|
|Playboy Playmate of the Year|
|Preceded by||Kara Monaco|
|Succeeded by||Jayde Nicole|
|Born||(1984-03-26) March 26, 1984
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
|Measurements||Bust: 32B (pre-augmentation)
Waist: 24 in (610 mm)
Hips: 31 in (790 mm)
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
|Weight||104 lb (47 kg; 7.4 st)|
Sara Jean Underwood (born March 26, 1984) is an American model, television host, and actress who was chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the July 2006 issue of Playboy magazine and later became Playmate of the Year in 2007. She is a former host of Attack of the Show! on G4.
Underwood was born in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from Scappoose High School in Scappoose, Oregon in 2002. She has been a student at Oregon State University and Portland State University.
She was a schoolmate of American football player Derek Anderson. Her first job was assisting in sales of heavy construction equipment. She worked in the Beaverton, Oregon branch of the Hooters chain of restaurants.
Underwood first appeared in Playboy in its Girls of the Pac-10 pictorial in the October 2005 issue. She was featured on the cover, holding a football and clad only in a body painted rendering of an Oregon State Beavers football jersey and matching bikini briefs. She next appeared in the magazine in July 2006, as the Playmate of the Month. When she became Playmate of the Year in June 2007, her prize included a Mini Cooper convertible. She was the first Miss July to receive the title, although she herself said, “I didn’t think I was pretty enough”. In March 2008, Playboy magazine ranked her at #25 on their “25 Hottest Playboy Celebrities” list.
Underwood appeared in episode #2 of the E! network’s series The Girls Next Door, as a Playmate hoping to have her test shoot taken at Playboy Studio West. Subsequently, Playboy featured her as Miss July 2006. She appeared in several more episodes of The Girls Next Door.
On June 7, 2007, a group of Oregon State University women’s studies students created a poster celebrating Underwood’s selection as Playboy’s 2007 Playmate of the Year, and posted it outside Bexel Hall, where it remained in place for only a few hours before Oregon State University staff took it down. The poster embraced the theme and the style of the “Achievement” posters that line Campus Way at the university. The poster read, “Sara Jean: First OSU Beaver Playmate of the Year, Playboy June ’07, OSU Centerfold, People, Ideas, Innovation.” The mention of her as the “first” Playmate of the Year from OSU was actually incorrect; she was preceded by Jodi Ann Paterson, the Playmate of the Year for 2000.
Film and television work
Underwood appears as a pirate wench in the 2007 film Epic Movie, along with fellow Playmates Qiana Chase, Irina Voronina and Jillian Grace. Underwood appeared as a playmate in the 2008 comedy, House Bunny, along with fellow playmates and in 2009 was in the film The Telling with Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison, and as herself in Miss March. In 2013 Underwood was cast in the lead role in the horror thriller Deadly Weekend (also known as Zellwood).
She appeared on the wedding episode of Kendra where it was announced at Kendra Wilkinson‘s bachelorette party that Underwood had undergone breast augmentation surgery. Later, on The Howard Stern Show, Underwood confirmed that she had breast implants.
Underwood has also worked in television as a presenter. She worked as a “fight jock” or continuity announcer for the Blackbelt TV cable network. In 2009 she co-hosted five episodes of G4’s Attack of the Show, filling in for a vacationing Olivia Munn. She co-hosted episodes in 2010. In 2011, she was a substitute host and one of the regular presenters of The Feed.
An avid practitioner of yoga, she competed in the eighth Kunoichi competition in Japan, known in the U.S. as Women of Ninja Warrior. She won her first stage heat after gaining a big lead on three Japanese contestants that had more pedigreed backgrounds in athletics. She failed on the second stage when she misjudged the second step of the Dancing Stones and fell.
After modeling in advertising for VictoryPoker.net and playing in charity poker tournaments, she joined their team of professional poker players.
- Accepted (2006) Girl by pool (Uncredited)
- Epic Movie (2007) Pirate Wench
- The House Bunny (2008) Herself
- Two Million Stupid Women (2009) as Ginger
- Miss March (2009) as Herself
- The Telling (2009) Tracey
- Deadly Weekend (2014) Katie
Sara Chafak in 2016
Sara Yasmina Chafak
(1990-10-25) 25 October 1990
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Title||Miss Finland 2012|
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Miss Finland 2012
Miss Universe 2012
Miss Finland 2012
Chafak was crowned Miss Suomi 2012 (Miss Finland 2012) by outgoing beauty queen Sara Sieppi at the Vanajanlinna Castle in Hämeenlinna in southern Finland on 29 January 2012.
Miss Universe 2012
Chafak participated in the 61st edition of the Miss Universe pageant. She competed to succeed outgoing titleholder Leila Lopes from Angola.
In autumn 2013 Chafak participated in the Finnish version of Dancing on Ice where ten celebrities (Sauli Koskinen among others) learned to ice skate with a professional partner. She was partnered with ice dancer Sasha Palomäki and they placed third in the final standings.
In late 2014, Chafak made a big splash in the poker world for the first time, bluffing professional poker pro Ronnie Bardah on the PokerStars-produced show Shark Cage. The clip went viral and Chafak has been “in the poker scene” ever since.
Marie Forleo in 2015
|Born||(1975-12-07) December 7, 1975 |
|Residence||New York City, New York|
|Alma mater||Seton Hall University|
|Occupation||Life coach, motivational speaker, author, web television host|
|Home town||New Jersey|
Marie Forleo (born December 7, 1975) is an American life coach, motivational speaker, author and web television host of Marie TV. She is the owner of Marie Forleo International, B-School and MarieTV.
Early life and education
After graduating from college, Forleo became a trading assistant on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). She left the NYSE to work for Gourmet and Mademoiselle. Forleo took an online course to learn the skills necessary to coach clients. In 2001, she established a newsletter and gained subscribers and coaching clients from relationships she formed while bartending and instructing fitness and dance classes. She became one of the first Nike Elite Dance Athletes in 2005.
In 2008, Forleo released Make Every Man Want You: How to Be So Irresistible You’ll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself!. The book is published in sixteen different languages. The following year, she founded Marie Forleo International, a business coaching practice. The company focuses on small business and personal development training for entrepreneurs. In 2011, Sir Richard Branson invited Forleo to mentor young entrepreneurs at his Centre for Entrepreneurship. That year, Forleo launched MarieTV, a web television show. She spoke at the Life Is Beautiful conference in 2014.