Alexa Ray Joel
American singer
Alexa Ray Joel
Alexa Ray Joel is an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She is the daughter and only child of singer-songwriter Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley. Joel released an EP Sketches (2006) and several singles on independent record labels. Joel has performed at numerous charity events and New York City fashion events, and in 2010 was chosen to be the spokesmodel for Prell shampoo.
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Christie Brinkley Wows In Bikini While On Vacation In Turks And Caicos
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Christie Brinkley Wows In Bikini While On Vacation In Turks And Caicos
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Alexa Ray Joel gets model advice from mom
USA Today - almost 2 years
Unlike her supermodel mother, Christie Brinkley, singer/songwriter Alexa Ray Joel feels more at home at a piano than on a catwalk. So, before hitting the runway for the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women event, she went to mom for advice.           
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Stars go red for New York Fashion Week
CBS News - about 2 years
Ciara, Barbara Eden, Alexa Ray Joel and more stars step out for the American Heart Association's ​Go Red For Women fashion show in New York
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Alexa Joel: Bloggers 'vermin'
Fox News - over 3 years
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Alexa Ray Joel Sings Father Billy Joel's Classic Song "Just the Way You Are" in New Gap Ad Campaign
US Magazine - over 3 years
With a superstar musician as a father and a supermodel legend as a mother, Alexa Ray Joel seems to have inherited both parents' extraordinary genes. The 27-year-old daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley appears in Gap's #BacktoBlue campaign, and in a 32-second clip from the ad, released on YouTube last week, she manages to demonstrate both her natural beauty and impressive vocal chops. PHOTOS: Famous moms and daughters In the short but sweet video, a solo Alexa, sitting on a stool, pays homage to her famous dad by singing his classic love song, "Just the Way You Are," while playing on a synthesizer. Her long brown locks are worn down in loose waves, and she's wearing a denim shirt and skinny jeans by the brand. PHOTOS: Supermodels -- then and now While she may have inherited her love of music from her father, her interest in fashion comes from her mom. "Even before I go into the recording studio or to the piano to write a song, I put on an outfit that reflects my ...
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Meet Us Weekly's 2013 Most Stylish New Yorkers!
US Magazine - over 3 years
Big style in the Big Apple! Us Weekly is proud to announce its Most Stylish New Yorkers of 2013. The following fashionable stars will be celebrated at a party in their honor at NYC hotspot Harlow Tuesday, Sept. 10, during the city's Fashion Week festivities. Visit UsMagazine.com on Wednesday for all the photos, video and news from Us Weekly's annual bash! PHOTOS: All of the honorees! Alexa Ray Joel, singer-songwriter Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks' All-Star forward Andy Cohen, host of Watch What Happens Live on Bravo PHOTOS: Best dressed TV hosts Brooke Shields, actress and best-selling author Christie Brinkley, supermodel Jason Ritter, actor, Fox's upcoming Us & Them Jenke-Ahmed Tailly, Beyonce's creative consultant PHOTOS: A-list style splurges Jenny McCarthy, cohost, ABC's The View Jonas Brothers, singers June Ambrose, celebrity stylist to Jay Z, Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys Karolina Kurkova, supermodel PHOTOS: Supermodels then & now Luis D. Ort ...
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Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray Joel Pose In Bikinis
Huffington Post - over 3 years
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Christie Brinkley: I Used to Feel "Very Fat" in Old Modeling Photos
US Magazine - over 3 years
Even supermodels have their "fat" days. Industry veteran Christie Brinkley has graced the covers of more than 500 magazines, landed the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl spot for three consecutive years, and even managed to maintain a 25-year partnership with CoverGirl, but the 59-year-old blonde beauty admits that even she has had her moments of doubt regarding her own body image.  "I came across an older picture of me that someone had posted on Facebook and I totally remember squirming and feeling very fat while I was shooting it," she tells the new issue of Haute Living. "And I look at it now and think, I was actually really thin! How is it possible that I felt so uncomfortable in that body?" PHOTOS: Me and my model Brinkley, who is mother to three children -- Alexa Ray Joel, 27, Jack, 18, and Sailor, 14 -- explains that she got her start in modeling completely by accident when she was discovered by a photographer in Paris at age 18. After signing with ...
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Billy Joel's Daughter Targeted With Terrifying Threats From Stalker
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Billy Joel's daughter was the target of terrifying threats made by a Minnesota woman who reportedly stalked her for several months. Alexa Ray Joel was the victim of alleged stalker Sheryl Finley, a 40-year-old woman from Austin, Minn., who sent the young singer more than 60 messages about “pedophilia, sadistic-sexual behavior, violent physical assaults and murder,” according to court records quoted by the New York Post. Finley was reportedly operating on Facebook under the alias "Rick Steenfield" to harras Alexa Ray with threats about rape and murder, according to the Telegraph. She used computers at Riverland Community College and the Austin Public Library to send threatening messages to a victim in New York, local ABC station KAAL reported. Billy reportedly solicited the help of fellow musician Paul McCartney to get protection for Alexa and to track down the stalker. “Her mother, Christie Brinkley, was terrified that someone would harm her baby,” a source told Th ...
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San Diego has ‘Chicago’ and Christie Brinkley coming
LGBT Weekly- San Diego - almost 5 years
Be sure to read Tom Andrew’s review in Top Highlights and Section 4a   (The following is edited promotional copy) After her critically acclaimed debut as Roxie Hart on Broadway and in London’s West End, Christie Brinkley, one of the most successful supermodels in history, will make her Broadway tour debut this spring as she reprises her “killer role” in the six-time Tony Award-winning musical smash hit “Chicago.” “We are thrilled to welcome Christie and her incredible dedication, focus and determination that she exhibits..,” said producer Barry Weissler. “I’m excited to share with audiences the stellar performance that she delivers.” During her career as one of the world’s most successful and recognizable fashion models, Christie Brinkley has appeared on more than 500 magazine covers worldwide. But the supermodel also excels as an artist, writer, photographer, designer, actress, philanthropist environmentalist and political activist, ...
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The Crap We Missed – Tuesday 4.10.12
The Superficial - almost 5 years
No, no, NOOOOO. Welcome to Tuesday’s The Crap We Missed featuring Shannen Doherty because time is a motherfucker, but not nearly as big of one as God is considering he had Christie Brinkley‘s DNA to work with and he made Alexa Ray Joel instead. We’ve also got Amanda Seyfried‘s dog whose every heartbeat fires a Read More ...
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Alexa Ray Joel: STD Poster Child?
abc News - over 5 years
Going public about HPV might be rare, but the virus itself is not.
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RETURN OF THE UPTOWN GIRL - Express.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
The supermodel has also feared for Alexa Joel, 25, who described her life as lonely and difficult as she struggled to emerge from her famous parents' shadow. The singer-songwriter almost died after a drug overdose in 2009, which police treated as a
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Grand Opening Of Mercedes Benz In Manhattan - EventNow
Google News - over 5 years
Some of the many attendees were: Nick Cannon which was solo while his wife Mariah Carey we are assuming was at home with their beautiful twins, Alexa Joel which is the daughter of famous Billy Joel and beautiful Kristy Brinkley, Al Roker, newly engaged
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alexa Ray Joel
    TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 27
    In September 2013 Joel became part of The Gap's "Back to Blue" television ad campaign, performing her interpretation of Billy Joel's 1977 song "Just the Way You Are."
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  • 2012
    Age 26
    Joel interviewed celebrities and designers as a host for social networking website Julib.com during New York Fashion Week in September 2012 and February 2013, and she performed at the launch of Bobbi Brown's book Pretty Powerful: Beauty Stories to Inspire Confidence, also appearing with Brown on Today.
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  • 2010
    Age 24
    In a July 2010 interview with 20/20, Joel talked about "moving out of (the) shadows" of her "two megastar parents" and about recovery from her December 2009 crisis with depression.Cuomo, Christopher (interviewer), "Alexa Ray Joel Sings an Upbeat Song" abcnews.com online video of ABC News 20/20 television broadcast (WebCite archive), June 18, 2010, which was linked from the "Press" tab (WebCite archive of 2010-08-19) of Joel's website.
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    Alexa Joel's "Notice Me" single, released on May 24, 2010, was listed as a "Hit-Bound song" on the Sirius XM Hits 1 satellite radio channel in August 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Newsday described the single as having a "carefree braininess" and "bouncy guitar riffs and an instantly hummable chorus" that made Joel's work "sound like Regina Spektor crossed with Katy Perry." "Notice Me" is Joel's first collaboration with producer Tommy Byrnes and her first since signing with Long Beach, New York management company OCD Music Group/The Hang Productions. Joel described the "Notice Me" video as using fashion to show both a modern look and a vintage throwback look. Joel has had residencies in New York City, including the Oak Room of the Plaza Hotel (late 2010-2011, said to add a "contemporary vibe" to the "storied venue,") and the Café Carlyle at the Carlyle Hotel (April 2014).
    Joel told People magazine that her April 2010 nose job came after five years of consideration, and was to correct a deviated septum and to feel better about herself, Joel having been "self-conscious of pictures taken from the side."
    More Details Hide Details Joel explained that her surgery waited until she "was in a better place" than at the time of her Traumeel incident four months earlier, further stating that she is "done with plastic surgery".
    In February 2010 Joel was chosen the new spokeswoman for Ultimark Products' Prell brand of shampoo, with Joel's songs to serve as background for commercials.
    More Details Hide Details New York Post sources said that Joel was persuaded to accept the commercial endorsement contract because of the opportunity to promote her music. Additionally, Joel was said to have liked the idea of succeeding her mother Christie Brinkley, who was the face of Prell in 1986.
    She has performed at numerous charity events and New York City fashion events, and in 2010 was chosen to be the spokesmodel for Prell shampoo.
    More Details Hide Details Joel was born in Manhattan, New York, the daughter of singer Billy Joel and his second wife, model Christie Brinkley. Her middle name Ray is in honor of musician Ray Charles. She has a half-brother Jack Paris (Taubman, born 1995) and a half-sister Sailor Lee (Cook, born 1998), both children of her mother Christie Brinkley. She also has a half-sister named Della Rose on her father's side (born 2015), born to his fourth wife, Alexis. Her father, Billy Joel, wrote his 1993 song "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)" for her, and she has stated it is her favorite song of his. His 1989 song "The Downeaster Alexa" is titled after a boat he named after her, but is about the struggles of Long Island fishermen.
  • 2009
    Age 23
    Describing overcoming the relationship dependence that triggered her December 2009 Traumeel incident, she said: "I've got to get a new band, whole new songs, whole new career plan.
    More Details Hide Details Everything changed after that incident." Aug. 2006) (EP, Audio Bee (label)) Jan. 2008) (Single, Audio Bee (label)) October 2009) (Single)
    On December 5, 2009, Joel ingested an excessive quantity of Traumeel, a homeopathic alternative to ibuprofen.
    More Details Hide Details Joel is reported to have taken "several pills"; an NYU Medical Center toxicologist said the drug has "no active ingredient" and indicated that it was essentially impossible to overdose ("basically you'd be taking more of nothing"). Interviewed six months later by ABC News, Joel described herself as having been "distraught and in so much pain" after the end of a four-year romantic relationship but not wanting to bother anyone since it was the holiday season. "I wasn't trying to kill myself. I was panicked. I was not thinking clearly at all. I was in so much pain and I just wanted to numb it." "The intent was to calm me down because I was having a panic attack."
    Joel has been active in New York fashion events. She performed at Manhattan's "Fashion's Night Out" in 2009 (Elie Tahari), 2010 (Bloomingdale's), and 2011 (Bloomingdale's).
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    Joel debuted her single "Invisible" on The Wendy Williams Show in October 2009, the song being described as a "piano-driven ballad... about a bad breakup."
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  • 2008
    Age 22
    Joel and her father performed his song "Baby Grand" at a Barack Obama election fundraiser at the Hammerstein Ballroom on October 16, 2008.
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    Joel performed onstage with her father during the 2008 Rainforest Foundation Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall on May 8, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Other charity events at which Joel has performed include the "Save Sag Harbor" benefit concert (2008), the "Stage For The Cure" benefit for pediatric cancer (New York City, 2008), a benefit for The Art of Elysium (artists for seriously ill children; The Hamptons, 2009), a benefit for Habitat for Humanity (Long Beach, New York, 2010), the "Right To Play Day" benefit (Sag Harbor, New York, 2010), and the Eric Trump Foundation benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (New York City, 2010). She has also supported animal rights, including the Animal Haven's Speakeasy Bash (New York City, 2012).
  • 2007
    Age 21
    Joel performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (April 2007), the 2007 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (June 2007), and the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival (September 2007).
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  • 2006
    Age 20
    Joel self-released and independently distributed the six-song EP Sketches in August 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Joel explained "It's called Sketches they were raw, often done in one take." Joel designed and illustrated the CD cover, packaging and inserts that included her handwritten lyrics. Sketches also included a pop/rock cover of Neil Young's "Don't Let It Bring You Down."
  • TEENAGE
  • 2005
    Age 19
    At age 19, in 2005 Joel assembled a band and performed her first live show at Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey, In 2006 Joel played nearly 100 shows, including a Hard Rock Cafe tour completed in May 2006.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1989
    Age 3
    Joel is also referenced in her father's 1989 song "Leningrad" (with lyrics: " He made my daughter laugh, then we embraced "), in which "He" refers to a Russian man who became a circus clown after being in the Red Army.
    More Details Hide Details Joel is known for her melodic song writing, and has noted that her musical upbringing with her father gave her a "unique inside-peek into the songwriting process," and "It's no wonder I write music in the same way (my father) does: melody first, and lyrics second." Joel said that by age 15 she was finishing complete songs and complementing those songs with piano accompaniment, and writing poetry.
  • 1985
    Born
    Born on December 29, 1985.
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