Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

  • Highest Rated: 86% The Aviator (2004)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% Days of Darkness (2007)
  • Birthday: Jul 22, 1973
  • Birthplace: Rhinebeck, New York, USA
  • Took up piano at age 6. Became a fan of opera while a teenager; he also discovered the music of Edith Piaf, Al Jolson and Judy Garland at that time. Began his musical career at age 13 with the McGarrigle Sisters and Family, which included his mother Kate, aunt Anna and sister Martha. His song "I'm a-Runnin'," which was featured in the 1988 Canadian film Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller, earned him Juno and Genie nominations. Appeared in high-school productions of Cabaret and Godspell. Scored a record deal after his dad, impressed by a demo tape he'd made, passed it on to singer-songwriter and record producer Van Dyke Parks, who in turn gave it to record executive Lenny Waronker, who'd just joined DreamWorks. Recreated Judy Garland's famed 1961 show at New York's Carnegie Hall in 2006, releasing it a year later as Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. Wrote the opera Prima Donna for New York's Metropolitan Opera. The Met refused to stage it, however, when he insisted the libretto be sung in French, not English. It eventually premiered at the 2009 Manchester International Festival in Manchester, England. Had a child in 2011 with longtime friend Lorca Cohen, the daughter of singer-songwriter icon Leonard Cohen.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration Actor 2019
43% Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle Executive Producer Actor 2013
79% Any Day Now Actor $0.3M 2012
No Score Yet Kate and Anna McGarrigle: A Not So Silent Night Actor 2009
No Score Yet Prima Donna: The Story of an Opera Actor 2009
No Score Yet L'Âge des ténèbres (The Age of Ignorance) (Days of Darkness) Actor 2007
No Score Yet Rufus Wainwright: Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy!: Live Actor 2007
20% Days of Darkness Young Prince 2007
No Score Yet Rufus Wainwright: Milwaukee at Last!!! Actor 2007
69% Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man Actor $0.9M 2006
No Score Yet Follow My Voice: With the Music of Hedwig Actor 2006
No Score Yet All I Want: A Portrait of Rufus Wainwright Actor 2005
64% Heights Jeremy $1.1M 2005
86% The Aviator Actor $102.6M 2004
No Score Yet Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music Actor 2002
No Score Yet Circuit 1:9 Actor 2001
No Score Yet McGarrigle Hour Actor 1999
No Score Yet Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller Actor 1988
No Score Yet Roskilde Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Performer
  • 2019
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Performer
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Performer
  • 2018
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Performer
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Performer
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Performer
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Performer Guest
  • 2012
  • 2007
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Performer
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Henry Rollins Show
2006-2007
Performer
  • 2007
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Voice of Jeremy
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2002

QUOTES FROM Rufus Wainwright CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.