"I'm not above doing whatever it takes."
Cyndi Lauper burst onto the world stage as the quintessential girl who wants to have fun. After more than 20 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 25 million, she has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move.
The beauty of Cyndi Lauper is that she has evolved into a richly multi-faceted renaissance woman who strikes a resonant chord with each project.
With her first album "She's So Unusual," Cyndi won a Grammy award for Best New Artist and became the first female artist in history to have five Top 10 singles from a debut album. Along the way, she has continually won accolades as a singer, musician, actress, and writer. She has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, two American Music Awards, seven American Video Awards and 18 MTV awards.
At the center of Cyndi's life is music. With her 2008 Grammy-nominated recording "Bring Ya to the Brink," she firmly asserted her position as one of the most beguiling, innovative, and downright exciting recording artists of this -- and every other -- generation.
Cyndi is currently working on her newest studio album, a record of blues covers that will come out in June 2010. She is once again reinventing herself by putting her unique twist on one of music's most beloved genres.
An Emmy Award winner for her guest-starring role as Marianne Lugasso on "Mad About You," Cyndi continues to show her range as an actress and personality on television, in film and on stage. Currently she is appearing in the recurring role of bewitching psychic Avalon Harmonia on the FOX hit "Bones" and will be competing on the upcoming edition of the NBC hit "Celebrity Apprentice." Cyndi recently inked a deal with Mark Burnett Productions for her own reality series set to launch later this year.
On film, Cyndi has appeared in such motion pictures as "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" (Fine Line/Mirimax), "Life With Mikey" (Touchstone), "Off and Running" (Independent), and "Vibes" (Columbia/Imagine). Perhaps most notable has been her affecting, acclaimed performance opposite Christopher Walken in "The Opportunist" (Independent). In 2006, Cyndi made her Broadway debut as Jenny in "The Threepenny Opera."
Cyndi has enjoyed a sparkling and colorful life that continues to expand to greater creative heights and global prestige. She is currently capturing her journey in literary form for an autobiography that will be released via Simon & Schuster in 2010. It will, no doubt, be another bar-raising milestone in a career that continues to leave the world craving more.
"I still have so much to say and share," she says. "I'm grateful for each and every day that I get to make music. As long as there's a corner of the world where people want to hear me, I'll be there… singing and acting and writing my heart out."
Cyndi's charity is the True Colors Fund of Stonewall Community Foundation
Since the start of her career, Cyndi has been an advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and she co-founded the True Colors Fund to further her activism. Through this organization, Cyndi aims to raise awareness, especially in the straight community, about the hardships suffered by the LGBT community and further the cause of civil rights. Cyndi strongly believes in civil rights and equality for all and the True Colors Fund seeks to put an end to discrimination.