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Kathryn Dawn Lang was born on the 2nd November 1961, in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, of British, German, and Russian-Jewish ancestry. She is a pop and country musician – singer, and songwriter, probably best recognized for releasing such studio albums and hits as “All You Can Eat”, “Miss Chatelaine”, “Constant Craving”, “Moonglow”, “Watershed”, etc. She is also known for being an actress. Her career has been active since 1984.

So, have you ever wondered how rich k.d.lang is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of lang’s net worth is over $20 million, accumulated not only through her successful involvement in the music industry, but also through her career as an actress.

k.d. lang Net Worth $20 Million

k.d. lang was raised with three siblings by her father, Adam Frederick Lang, who was a drugstore owner, and her mother, Audrey, who worked as a teacher. When she was a baby, the family moved to Consort, Alberta, where she spent her childhood, and attended Red Deer College.

While in college, Lang became influenced by the life and music of country singer Patsy Cline, enough to start a tribute band called The Reclines that would play Patsy’s music,. However, lang took a step further and recorded her own music, and released her debut album “Friday Dance Promenade” via Sundown Recorders in 1983. Since then, k.d. became heavily involved in the music industry. The Reclines stayed active until 1989, releasing such albums as “A Truly Western Experience” (1984), “Angel With A Lariat” (1987), and “Absolute Rorch And Twang” (1989), which achieved gold status in US and platinum in Canada, increasing lang’s net worth by a large margin.

Following the success with the band, she launched a solo career, and released her debut solo album in 1988, entitled “Shadowland”, which was certified gold in the US and platinum in Canada. She continued solo through the 1990s, releasing albums “Ingenue” (1992), achieving double platinum in the US and Canada as well, “All You Can Eat” (1995), and “Drag” (1997), increasing further her net worth. In the 2000s, Lang released two more albums, “Hyms Of The 49th Parallel” and “Watershed” (2008).

Apart from her successful musical career, KD Lang has also been recognized as an actress, and so far has featured in such productions as “Salmonberries” (1991), which was her film debut, “Eye Of The Beholder” (1999), starring Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd, and in “Portlandia” (2014), among other roles, which also added a considerable amount to her net worth.

Thanks to her skills, Lang has won four Grammy Awards so far, including Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album among others. For her accomplishments in the music industry, she was awarded with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, and in 1996 was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Speaking about her personal life, KD Lang is openly a lesbian, and her free time she devotes to supporting LGBT rights. Beside that, she is known as an animal rights and Tibetan human rights activist. In spare time, Lang enjoys practicing the old school of Tibetan Buddhism. Her current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 2, 1961
Birth place: Edmonton, Canada
Height:1.75 m
Profession:Singer-songwriter
Education:Red Deer College
Nationality:Canadian
Parents:Audrey Lang, Adam Frederick Lang
Siblings:Jo Ann Lang, Keltie Lang, John Lang
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Los Angeles, California [June 2007]
2Received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario on June 3, 2008.
3Enraged Alberta cattle farmers in the mid 1990s, when she did a commercial urging people not eat beef and become a vegetarian.
4She was awarded the OC (Officer of the Order of Canada) by then Governor General of Canada, Romeo Leblanc (as Roméo LeBlanc) on November 14, 1996, for her services to music.
5Winner of the 1995 Brit Award for International Female Solo performance.
6She has won several music awards: the Grammy, MTV Video Award, American Music Award and the Juno (Canadian Grammy).
7She appeared on the first cover of "Entertainment Weekly" magazine, dated February 16, 1990.
8Attended the special dinner at Sony Studios in Los Angeles to honour the singer and activist Sting as MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. The evening celebrated Sting's contribution to popular music, and honoured his charitable work with Amnesty International and the Rainforest Foundation. Other stars in attendance included Kylie Minogue, Elton John and Dido. (6 February 2004).
9Near the end of his life, Roy Orbison was very close friends with her. One of his last recordings was a cover version of "Crying", sung by both of them as a duet.
10Reportedly does not use capital letters in her name as a tribute to poet e.e. cummings.
11Is a vegetarian.
12Ranked #33 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.
13Family heritage is reportedly Dutch, English, Icelandic, Irish, Scottish, German Jewish, and there is also a rumor in the family claiming Cree background. Her surname, Lang, is of German derivation, and means long or tall.
14Family religious affiliation at time of her birth was protestant; Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Educated in Consort, Alberta, Canada.
15Siblings: John (b. c. 1950) Jo Ann (b. c. 1955) Keltie (b. c. 1958)
16Father - Adam Frederick Lang (commonly known as Fred) Mother - Audrey occupation - teacher (Parents married around 1945-194? - shortly after WWII).
17Born at 2:03am-MST.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Mezzo-soprano vocals
2No capital letters


Quotes

#Quote
1[on singer Cass Elliot] It's the timbre of her voice and also her attitude and being a big woman like that and being confident. I'm very attracted to that sort of confidence and individuality. She was cool.
2[on considering herself an artist without a genre] I think I fall into a lot of cracks in terms of I'm too something. I'm too this, I'm too that. And my music has never really had a home. I've been this floating alternative. I'm too mainstream for alternative. I'm too alternative for mainstream. And I'm just kind of wandering.
3[on performing one's own songs] As a songwriter you have an umbilical cord to the song and it's hard to expand on your understanding of the lyrics. Whereas when you cover a song you can create your own reason why you're attached to it.
4I don't sing in the shower but hiking, yes. Every day I sing a little something, to the radio or to the dogs, or a song will come into my head and I'll sing a line of it, randomly.
5[on social networking] It gives me the heebie-jeebies,to be quite honest. The tweeting thing, to me, is just really unnerving. I'm not not interested in [hearing about] somebody having a MacDonald's burger and then 'oh my god, there's a dog crossing the street'.
6[on managing her career] I don't want to have it on the front burner. I like it just simmering. I feel at ease right now because it's at a manageable level. People aren't chasing me around with cameras and making me feel uncomfortable anymore. I often say fame is kind of like a drug or like sugar: when it's controlling you it doesn't feel good at all.
7[on her idol, Peggy Lee] I became a complete junkie for her . . . She represents an era that is leaving us, one where vocals were king.
8I think I have always known it, but I didn't really know there was a name for it, or that it was different, but I have always felt inclined towards women. I have felt inclined towards men - not as deeply or sexually as towards women - but I'm definitely attracted to men.
9One of the reasons I wouldn't sleep with a man is because I wouldn't feel equal, both in that I feel more spiritually advanced than men, and because society places men over women. How do you feel equal when you're with a man?
10I think masculinity is bravado against the mystery of the universe of women. It's just a fear of not knowing what women have that's so powerful. It's this shield they put up to try to get closer.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance or Host in a Variety Program or SeriesWords to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006 (2006)
1998Vito Russo AwardGLAAD Media Awards

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals· Tony Bennett
2003GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals· Tony Bennett
1993GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the Year· Ben Mink (performer)
1993GrammyGrammy AwardsRecord of the YearFor the song "Constant Craving".


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blue Bloods2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Blue Black Hussar2013Documentary writer: "Constant Craving" - as K.D. Lang
Cloudburst2011performer: "Tickled Pink", "Pine and Stew", "Busy Being Blue", "Hanky Panky" / writer: "Tickled Pink", "Pine and Stew", "Hanky Panky"
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Glee2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance CanadaTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Como Esquecer2010performer: "Coming Home" / writer: "Coming Home"
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
So You Think You Can Dance2009TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s2009TV Movie documentary performer: "Hanky Panky" / writer: "Hanky Panky"
Nurse Jackie2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Farrah's Story2009TV Movie performer: "Calling All Angels"
Rage2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
CSI: NY2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
For the Bible Tells Me So2007Documentary performer: "Simple" / writer: "Simple"
Tony Bennett: An American Classic2006TV Special performer: "Because of You"
Happy Feet2006performer: "Golden Slumbers", "The End"
Numb3rs2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic2006Video performer: "Because of You"
Away from Her2006performer: "Helpless"
The Black Dahlia2006performer: "Love for Sale" / producer: "Love for Sale"
Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 20062006TV Movie performer: "Hallelujah"
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio2005performer: "Sitting on Top of the World" 1925
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentary performer: "Constant Craving" / writer: "Constant Craving"
Crossing Jordan2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Home on the Range2004performer: "Little Patch Of Heaven", "Little Patch Of Heaven Finale"
Mulheres Apaixonadas2003TV Series performer: "La Vie en Rose"
Normal2003TV Movie performer: "If We Never Meet Again", "Always" - as KD Lang / producer: "Always" - as KD Lang
Soldier's Girl2003TV Movie performer: "Still Thrives This Love", "The Consequences of Falling", "Save Me" / writer: "Still Thrives This Love", "Save Me"
Bara no jujika2002TV Mini-Series performer: "Constant Craving" / writer: "Constant Craving"
Talk to Her2002performer: "Hain't It Funny"
Sweet November2001performer: "Consequences of Falling"
Live by Request: K.D. Lang2000TV Movie performer: "Summerfling", "Big Boned Gal", "Black Coffee", "Trail Of Broken Hearts", "Crying", "Don't Smoke In Bed", "The Consequences Of Falling", "Miss Chatelaine", "MacArthur Park", "Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray", "Fever", "Barefoot", "Constant Craving", "Wash Me Clean", "Pullin' Back The Reins", "Simple" / writer: "Summerfling", "Big Boned Gal", "Trail Of Broken Hearts", "Miss Chatelaine", "Barefoot", "Constant Craving", "Wash Me Clean", "Pullin' Back The Reins", "Simple"
A Many Splintered Thing2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Roy Orbison: The Anthology1999Video documentary performer: "Crying"
Anywhere But Here1999performer: "Anywhere But Here" / producer: "Anywhere But Here" / writer: "Anywhere But Here"
The Roseanne Show1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tomorrow Never Dies1997performer: "Surrender"
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil1997performer: "Skylark"
Stars in Their Eyes1995-1997TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Traveller1997performer: "Seven Lonely Days"
Twister1996performer: "Love Affair" / producer: "Love Affair"
FriendsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1996 writer - 1 episode, 1996
Brit Awards 19961996TV Special performer: "If I Were You" / writer: "If I Were You"
It's My Party1996performer: "Infinite and Unforeseen" / writer: "Infinite and Unforeseen"
The Celluloid Closet1995Documentary performer: "Secret Love Reprise" - as K. D. Lang
Ready to Wear1994performer: "I Got the Bull by the Horns"
Mystery Science Theater 30001994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mayu wo tsukuru onna1994TV Movie performer: "Miss Chatelaine" / writer: "Miss Chatelaine"
Frauen sind was Wunderbares1994lyrics: "Miss Chatelaine" / music: "Miss Chatelaine" / performer: "Miss Chatelaine"
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues1993performer: "Sweet Little Cherokee" / writer: "Just Keep Me Moving", "In Perfect Dreams", "Lifted Be Love", "Kundalini Yoga Waltz", "Apogee", "Virtual Vortex", "Hush Sweet Lover", "Overture", "Cowgirl Pride", "Curious Soul Astray", "Ride of Bonanza Jellybean", "Or Was I", "Myth", "Don't Be a Lemming Polka"
Coneheads1993performer: "No More Tears Enough Is Enough"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
Salmonberries1991lyrics: "Barefoot" / performer: "Barefoot"
Until the End of the World1991performer: "Calling All Angels"
Man Descending1990Short performer: "Busy Being Blue"
Red Hot and Blue1990TV Movie performer: "So In Love"
The Hot Spot1990performer: "WALL FLOWER WALTZ", "ANGEL WITH A LARIAT" / writer: "WALL FLOWER WALTZ", "ANGEL WITH A LARIAT"
Dick Tracy1990performer: "Ridin' The Rails"
Getting Married in Buffalo Jump1990TV Movie performer: "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden", "Lock, Stock and Teardrop", "Once Around the Dance Floor"
In Country1989performer: "Waltz Me Once Again Around the Dance Floor"
Shag1989/Iperformer: "Seven Lonely Days", "Our Day Will Come"
The Fly II1989performer: "LOCK, STOCK AND TEARDROPS" - as k. d. lang
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse1988TV Movie performer: "Jingle Bell Rock"
Hiding Out1987performer: "Crying"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Portlandia2014TV Series
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-2008TV SeriesMusical Guest
The Black Dahlia2006Lesbian Bar Singer (uncredited)
Eye of the Beholder1999Hilary
The Last Don1997TV Mini-SeriesDita Tommey
Ellen1997TV SeriesJanine
The Larry Sanders Show1995TV SeriesK.d. lang
Teresa's Tattoo1994Michelle
K.D. Lang: Miss Chatelaine1992ShortMiss Chatelaine
Salmonberries1991Kotzebue
Arduous Moon1990Short
Beyond the Groove1990TV Series

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee2010TV Series singer - 1 episode
Pay It Forward2000musician - uncredited
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues1993music producer / musician: singer and guitars

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues1993

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle2012Documentary special thanks: funding
For the Bible Tells Me So2007Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman1995-1997TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Sessions at West 54th1997TV Series documentaryHerself
The 25th Annual Juno Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
VH1 Fashion and Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
Brit Awards 19951995TV SpecialHerself - Winner, Best International Female Award
Truth or Dairy1994Documentary shortHerself
Unplugged1994TV Series documentaryHerself
Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume II1994VideoHerself
Rage1994TV SeriesHerself
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Crossroads1994TV SeriesHerself - Performer (1994)
MTV Video Music Awards 19931993TV SpecialHerself
Rhythm & Jam1993TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Guest Night1993TV Series
Top of the Pops1993TV SeriesHerself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Performer / Winner
Late Night with David Letterman1988-1992TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1989-1992TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Harvest of Seven Years: Cropped and Chronicled1991VideoHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHerself
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Saturday Night Live1989TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Grammy Living Legends1989TV MovieHerself
The Jim Henson Hour1989TV SeriesHerself
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music1989TV MovieHerself
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse1988TV MovieHerself
Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night1988TV Movie documentaryHerself
22nd Annual Country Music Association Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Cinemax Sessions1988TV SeriesHerself
Wired1988TV SeriesHerself - Performer
The Official 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics Video1988Video documentaryHerself / Canadian Singer
MusiCalifornia1987TV SeriesHerself
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come2016TV MovieHerself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The View2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Bridge School News2013TV SeriesHerself
The 42nd Annual Juno Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
How I Met Your Mother2013TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical guest
Tony Bennett: Duets II2012TV MovieHerself
The Joy of Country2011TV MovieHerself
Rove LA2011TV SeriesHerself
Life Is a Highway: Canadian Pop Music in the 1990s2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHerself
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Graham Norton Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Songwriter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2011TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight2011TV SeriesHerself
52 Annual TV Week Logie Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s2009TV Movie documentaryHerself (as kd lang)
Australia Unites: The Victorian Bushfire Appeal2009TV MovieHerself
Anne Murray: Friends & Legends2008TV MovieHerself
One Giant Leap 2: What About Me?2008Video documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2008TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Parkinson2000-2007TV SeriesPerformer / Herself
The Dame Edna Treatment2007TV SeriesHerself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Happy Birthday Elton! From Madison Square Garden, New York2007TV MovieHerself
Tony Bennett: An American Classic2006TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Biography1998-2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic2006VideoHerself
Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 20062006TV MovieHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2005TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Alberta 100: A Centennial Countdown2005TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Charlie Rose2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Heaven and Earth Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Later... With Jools Holland1992-2004TV SeriesHerself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning Australia2003-2004TV SeriesHerself
Rove Live2003-2004TV SeriesHerself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2004TV SeriesHerself
Today2004TV SeriesHerself
Sex 'n' Pop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Evening at Pops2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Fever: The Music of Peggy Lee2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Innovators2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHerself
Lost Highway2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Gay Games 6: Under New Skies2003VideoHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002TV SeriesHerself
Wonderful World: Live in San Francisco2002VideoHerself
K.D. Lang Talks with Percy Adlon About 'Percy Adlon's Salmonberries': 11 Years Later2001Video documentary shortHerself / Kotzebue
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2001TV SeriesHerself
Roadie Chefs II2001TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Killing Priscilla2000Video documentaryHerself
Live by Request: K.D. Lang2000TV MovieHerself
Equality Rocks2000TV MovieHerself
The Panel2000TV SeriesHerself
Dharma & Greg2000TV SeriesHerself
An All-Star Tribute to Joni Mitchell2000TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHerself
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tony Bennett Live by Request: An All-Star Tribute1998TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Aids1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Live in Sydney1997VideoHerself
Songs & Visions1997TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Country at the BBC2011TV MovieHerself
The Graham Norton Show2011TV SeriesHerself
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHerself
CMT: 40 Greatest Women of Country Music2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Roy Orbison: The Anthology1999Video documentaryHerself
Brit Awards 19961996TV SpecialHerself - Nominee, Best International Female Award
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself
Young Country1988Video shortHerself

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