Joanna Newsom Biography

Joanna Newsom

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Birth Name: Joanna Newsom
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Sign: capricorn
Age: 36 Years
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Joanna Newsom is an American harp-wielding, singer, lyricist, and actress. She was born to William Newsom; an oncologist & Christine; an internist and grew up along with her siblings in Nevada. Firstly, she attended a folk music campaign where she was exposed to a variety of global acoustic instruments and forms which encouraged her to pursue her career as a musician and she later attended Mills College and achieved her degree in musical composition. Regarding her ethnicity, she is white and holds American Nationality.

Joanna started her career as a musician with the Bay Area band, The Pleased where she played keyboards in the song, Never Completed and One Piece from the Middle. Soon after that, she launched her professional harp-playing with the band, Nervous Cop, however, her endeavor was left unrecognized. Later, as per the recommendation from a friend, she made a tour with Devendra Banhart and Vetiver.

However, the singer rose to fame following her tour with Devendra Banhart, an American singer, where she performed in different concert and music videos. She later traveled all across Europe and North America to promote her song which was supported by a Five-Piece Band. Her songs include, What We Have Known, Sprout and the Bean, Have One on Me, etc.

Moreover, Joanna also attended a music festival, Austin City Limits, Portlandia and appeared on Kindness be Conceived, a song that released in 2013. Besides, she also contributed vocals to The Muppet Show Theme for The Muppets.

Moving towards her personal life, Joanna Newsom is married to her long-term boyfriend, Andy Samberg; an actor and comedian whom she met through their mutual friends. The couple lives together in estate Moorcrest in Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles.

Joanna Newsom earns a handsome amount of money through her career. She is famous all over the globe as a harp-wielding, singer, lyricist and actress and a salary around $600,000. Her net worth by the end of 2016 is estimated to be around $5 Million.

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Started her Career.


In the year 2002, Joanna started with the Bay Area band, The Pleased where she played keyboards in the song, Never Completed and One Piece from the Middle.


Released her second album, YS.

2006 of November

After getting in the limelight, Joanna released her second album named as YS. The album features orchestration and arrangements done by Van Dyke Parks and mixing by Drag City label-mate, Jim O'Rourke.


Appeared in Music Video.


In the year 2009, Newsom appeared in the music video song named as Kids which was grouped by MGMT. They sold over 250,000 copies in two years from 2007 to 2009.


Appeared in TV series, Austin City Limits.


Besides her singing, Joanna Newsom also appeared in TV series, Austin City Limits, and Portlandia. She also performed at the Warfield Theatre as part of a benefit for the Henry Miller Memorial Library.


Married with Andy Samberg.

2013 21st of September

Joanna Newsom married to her long-term boyfriend, Andy Samberg; actor and comedian. They met each other as one of their mutual friends familiarized them. They don't have any children till now.


Current Net worth.


Joanna Newsom earns the handsome amount of money in her career. Her salary is around $600,000. It has been estimated that her current Net worth is around $5 Million.

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