Regina Spektor Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Regina Ilyinichna Spektor was born on 18 February 1980, in Moscow, (then) Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, of Jewish descent, and is a singer, songwriter and pianist, popular in the independent scene which led her to mainstream success. She’s released several albums, many becoming highly popular. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Regina Spektor? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $12 million, mostly earned through a successful career in music. Some of her most notable releases include “Begin to Hope, “Far” and “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats”. As she continues her career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Regina Spektor Net Worth $12 million

Spektor was born into a musical family, and learned how to play the piano at a young age, being influenced a lot by classical music. In 1989 her family left the Soviet Union for the United States as refugees, assisted by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). Regina attended the Frisch School and later transferred to Fair Lawn High School from which she would matriculate. Growing up her musical influences started broadening, and she started writing her own songs and would attend Purchase College, becoming a part of the Conservatory of Music under the studio composition program. She graduated with honors in 2001.

Regina started to gain popularity in the anti-folk scene of New York City, performing at local cafes and self-publishing her own CDs, which included “11:11” and “Songs”. In 2003, she toured with The Strokes as their opening act, also recording “Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men”. She then became the opening act of Kings of Leon, before signing a contract deal with Sire Records, and the label helped her distribute her third album “Soviet Kitsch”, which would later earn her television appearances. Her net worth was starting to increase at this point, as she became the opening act for the rock band Keane. In 2006, she released “Begin to Hope” and the song “Fidelity” would help the album find popularity; it was certified Gold, and she toured to promote the album. She began performing in various major music festivals the following year, before releasing the video for the song “Better”. In 2008, she wrote the song “The Call” for the film “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”, and also appeared as a guest vocalist on the Ben Folds single “You Don’t Know Me”.

In 2009, Regina released the album “Far”, which debuted in third spot on the US Billboard 200. She appeared in various concerts throughout Europe, and as a performer on “Saturday Night Live”. The following year, she performed for President Obama in honor of the Jewish Heritage Month. In 2012, Spektor released “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats”, which also debuted in third spot on the Billboard 200. She recorded the main theme of the series “Orange is the New Black” entitled “You’ve Got Time”, and one of her latest projects is her seventh album “Remember Us to Life”.

For her personal life, it is known that Regina married singer Jack Dishel in 2011, and they have a son. She speaks fluent Russian and can read Hebrew. She’s also been involved in philanthropic work, including “Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur” and “Songs for Tibet”, and released songs to help with victims of the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. She also took part in benefit concerts for the cellist Dan Cho, who passed away in 2010.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 18, 1980
Birth place: Moscow, Russia
Height:5 ft 2 in (1.575 m)
Profession:Singer, Record producer, Songwriter, Artist, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Pianist, Music artist
Nationality:American
Spouse:Jack Dishel (m. 2011)
Parents:Ilya Spektor, Bella Spektor
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a son in March 2014. Child's father is her husband, Jack Dishel.
2(December 18, 2011) Married her boyfriend of 6 years Jack Dishel after a 16-month-long engagement.
3Her first two English words were "garbage" and "sneakers.".
4She performed the song The Call in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), as part of the film's finale sequence. Spektor wrote this song especially for the film.
5Was an opening act for The Strokes on their first Tour.
6Performed a Duet with The Strokes, "Modern Girls & Old Fashioned Men", on the B-Side of their single "Reptilia".
7Lives in New York City.
8Her family had to leave the Soviet Union because of the discrimination Jewish people faced.
9Signed by Sire Records.
10Master and Margarita is one her favorite books.
11Spektor went to college at SUNY Purchase in New York.
12Moved to the Bronx from Moscow and had to leave the family piano behind.
13Father is a violinist and mother is a music teacher.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Her big smile
2Curly hair
3Long colourful dresses
4Quirky but intimate lyrics
5Steinway Piano
6Seafoam Epiphone Wildkat archtop hollow-body electric guitar
7Her distinctive voice
8Red hair and dark red lipstick


Quotes

#Quote
1I've done that kind of stuff in records, where you start going back and you want to just redo everything, destroy everything, because you think it all sucks and you can do it better.
2It's not like I have all the answers.
3I'm like, 'Would you be the person in the room that would boo when Dylan went electric? I know I wouldn't. Or are you the person that left The Beatles after 'She Loves You,' or 'Drive My Car?' You weren't on board for 'Revolution 9' or 'Day In The Life,' were you?'
4I just like being all over the place and writing whatever comes to mind. Having the tools? It's such a gift.
5I think songwriters are more related to fiction writers. The Odyssey was a story in song. To me, that's so beautiful, all those painted characters, all those travels and adventures.
6I knew all this Beatles music. I knew the songs phonetically. It was like my whole experience of that music was out of focus, and somebody put the perfect glasses on me, and all of a sudden I could see everything.
7I've been thinking a lot about space. It was one of those slow-motion realizations how little we are, how far we are from everything else in our solar system. This idea of distance started kind of haunting me. How do you go forth and accomplish things but not end up leaving everything you started out with in the dust?
8I would really hate it if I could call up Kafka or Hemingway or Salinger and any question I could throw at them they would have an answer. That's the magic when you read or hear something wonderful - there's no one that has all the answers.
9I figured, 'If I ever get offered a chance to sign a deal, I'll only do it if I got to do it how I want.' So my contract is structured in such a way that I'm really protected.
10Tomorrow you might get a phone call about something wonderful and you might get a phone call about something terrible.
11The only thing they really get to pick is the single. But I get to pick the producer, the songs on the record, the final masters, the artwork. Basically, I hand them a record.
12I write a tiny fraction of what I used to write. My only job used to be to just write songs, and that was a really nice job to have, but only a tiny amount of people heard those songs, and I didn't make a living from it, and eventually I begged my parents to let me move back into my room.
13I'd always wanted to work in the studio and experiment with sounds. Things that I'm really influenced by and that I love are like The Beatles and Radiohead, and all those records by bands whose music is really involved.
14It's a real gift to be able to have the works of brilliant, great people to learn from and build from. It gives you so much more to draw on, and then you don't have to be all about three-chord pop songs. I don't really like that kind of writing.
15When you're playing such brilliant music every day, then the last thing you ever want to do is try to write something of your own that's crude and not as good.
16Maybe I am skipping over the city and going from very personal things to the world, from internal experience to giant, far-away-from-space experience.
17I care so much about making things that are useful for people to have and listen to, but I don't care so much that I won't do whatever the hell I want. It's just one of those things.
18I go through insanity before a show. It's not really a process but it's like absolute mortal fear.
19This is the way I wanna die. Torn apart by angry fans who want me to play a different song.
20It feels very good to sing in Russian. It feels so good inside my body.
21You make something, and you really have fun with it, and you try to put emotion in it, and at the end of the day, you have no idea how the tide is going to fall. You don't know if everyone's going to like it, if everyone's going to hate it, if it's going to be like you're a media darling, or all of a sudden you're a sellout. You have no idea.
22I used to be such a militant city-ist, but more and more I've seen forests and nature and oceans, and I don't know any more if this is the awesomest way to live.
23Usually, I write it all together. The words and the piano part just come to find where they sit together, and the sounds and everything just kind of roll around over and over, until it all settles as a song. Sometimes I'll hum while walking and write a song, but usually I can never figure out a piano part to it later. It just stays an a Capella song.


Pictures

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for Visual MediaOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Art Direction· Anthony J. Henderson


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King of the Golden Sun2018TV Series performer - 1 episode filming
Kubo and the Two Strings2016performer: "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Orange Is the New BlackTV Series performer - 39 episodes, 2013 - 2015 writer - 39 episodes, 2013 - 2015 lyrics - 2 episodes, 2016
The Voice2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Leftovers2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lovesick Fool - Love in the Age of Like2014Short performer: "Open" / writer: "Open"
Boardwalk Empire2011-2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes
GuapasTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2014 performer - 2 episodes, 2014
Frauenherzen2014TV Movie performer: "One More Time With Feeling" - uncredited / writer: "One More Time With Feeling" - uncredited
GirlsTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2013
WeedsTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2006 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London2011Video "Après moi"
EnlightenedTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Friends with Kids2011performer: "Hotel Song" / writer: "Hotel Song"
SesioneS con Alejandro FrancoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
A Warrior's Heart2011performer: "Better" / writer: "Better"
Idool 20112011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Day I Saw Your Heart2011performer: "On The Radio" / writer: "On The Radio"
Beastly2011performer: "On The Radio" / writer: "On The Radio"
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Regina Spektor Live in London2010Video performer: "Introduction November Rain", "On The Radio", "Eet", "Laughing With", "Folding Chair", "Après Moi", "Blue Lips", "Machine", "Dance Anthem Of The 80's", "Silly Eye-Color Generalizations", "Wallet", "The Calculation", "Man Of A Thousand Faces", "That Time", "Hotel Song", "Sailor Song", "Us", "Fidelity", "Samson"
Love & Other Drugs2010performer: "Fidelity" / writer: "Fidelity"
8 Uhr 282010performer: "Fidelity" / writer: "Fidelity"
90210TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Wild Target2010performer: "Hotel Song" / writer: "Hotel Song"
Lovesick Fool2009Video performer: "Bobbing for Apples", "Poor Little Rich Boy", "Us" / writer: "Bobbing for Apples", "Poor Little Rich Boy", "Us"
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
My Sister's Keeper2009performer: "Better" / writer: "Better"
Later... With Jools Holland2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
(500) Days of Summer2009performer: "US", "Hero" / producer: "Hero" / writer: "US", "Hero"
Grey's AnatomyTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2006 - 2009 writer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2007
Bouquet final2008performer: "On The Radio" / writer: "On The Radio"
How I Met Your Mother2008TV Series 1 episode
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 22008performer: "Better" / writer: "Better"
A Favorita2008TV Series performer: "Fidelity"
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian2008performer: "The Call" / writer: "The Call"
Las Vegas2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
In Bruges2008performer: "That Time" / writer: "That Time"
Dan in Real Life2007performer: "Hell No" 2007
Australian Idol2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Side Order of Life2007TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Criminal Minds2006TV Series 1 episode
Veronica MarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
CSI: NYTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2006 writer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2006

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Orange Is the New BlackTV Series opening theme "you've got time" - 39 episodes, 2013 - 2015 composer - 13 episodes, 2013 performer - 13 episodes, 2013

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control2002Girl who lost ring

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
:Dryvrs2015TV Series short special thanks - 1 episode
Grace Is Gone2007thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from Lincoln Center2010-2016TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2006-2013TV SeriesHerself
Sunday AM2012TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Hava Nagila: The Movie2012DocumentaryHerself
The Colbert Report2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2007-2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Live Room2012TV Series shortHerself
Regina Spektor. My Story2012Video documentary shortHerself
SesioneS con Alejandro Franco2011TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHerself
Jump Start Live2011TV SeriesHerself
Regina Spektor Live in London2010VideoHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Saturday Night Live2009TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Later... With Jools Holland2009TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2008TV SeriesHerself - Musical Support / Herself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2007TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2007TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players: Off and on Broadway2006VideoHerself
T in the Park2006TV MovieHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005-2006TV SeriesHerself

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