Jenny Lewis
American singer-songwriter
Jenny Lewis
Jennifer Diane "Jenny" Lewis is an American singer-songwriter musician and actress. She was the primary vocalist of the indie rock band Rilo Kiley, and has released two solo albums. She currently performs as part of the duo Jenny & Johnny with boyfriend Johnathan Rice. She was born in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Jenny Lewis on 'Rabbit Fur Coat': 'It was the first time for everything'
LATimes - about 1 year
In 2005, Conor Oberst asked Jenny Lewis if she might be interested in making a solo album for his fledgling record label, Team Love. Her reaction wasn’t quite what the Bright Eyes frontman was expecting. “I was like, “‘Are you crazy? I can’t make a record on my own!’” recalled Lewis, then known...
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The 25 Best Music Videos Of 2015
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Get ready to waste an hour or four, because today we're bringing you the 25 most delicious, innovative and bizarre music videos of 2015. We've combed the Internet for the best combinations of sight and sound -- music videos with the rare ability to transport us from a YouTube page to a self-contained world for a brief and wondrous three-minute trip. Enjoy our picks for the 25 best music videos of 2015, in no particular order, and let us know what we missed in the comments. 1. Bjork, "Stonemilker" Best three-dimensional, virtual reality experience. 2. Courtney Barnett, "Dead Fox"  Best animals experiencing road rage.  3. Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment, "Sunday Candy" Best ode to high school thespians.  4. Dan Deacon, "When I Was Done Dying"  Best animated mental meltdown.  Dan Deacon "When I Was Done Dying" (DDWIWDD) for Off The Air on Adult Swim from dave hughes on Vimeo. 5. Lana Del Rey, "High by the ...
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The 25 Best Music Videos Of 2015
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Get ready to waste an hour or four, because today we're bringing you the 25 most delicious, innovative and bizarre music videos of 2015. We've combed the Internet for the best combinations of sight and sound -- music videos with the rare ability to transport us from a YouTube page to a self-contained world for a brief and wondrous three-minute trip. Enjoy our picks for the 25 best music videos of 2015, in no particular order, and let us know what we missed in the comments. 1. Bjork, "Stonemilker" Best three-dimensional, virtual reality experience. 2. Courtney Barnett, "Dead Fox"  Best animals experiencing road rage.  3. Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment, "Sunday Candy" Best ode to high school thespians.  4. Dan Deacon, "When I Was Done Dying"  Best animated mental meltdown.  Dan Deacon "When I Was Done Dying" (DDWIWDD) for Off The Air on Adult Swim from dave hughes on Vimeo. 5. Lana Del Rey, "High by the ...
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Jenny Lewis talks May-December friendship with Bill Murray
Fox News - about 1 year
Bill Murray and his close friend, rocker Jenny Lewis, were together again last week when Murray and cast mates from his “Very Murray Christmas” partied at the Carlyle following the Netflix special’s premiere.
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Nintendo: It is imperative you get Jenny Lewis to open the Nintendo World Championships
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
The Nintendo World Championships was a series of qualifying events that culminated in an event at Universal Studios Hollywood. The event was even used as the climax of the Nintendo commercial / cult favorite movie The Wizard, where Fred Savage takes his younger brother to California while learning that the young man is a video game savant. You may notice that Nintendo took this opportunity to introduce the world to the Power Glove in one of the most overwrought scenes imaginable, but once you get past that you'll also see Jenny Lewis, who was then a young actress who also starred in a Corn Pops commercial. Jenny Lewis later went on to a career in music, where she fronted the badass band Rilo Kiley.
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Jenny Lewis simply suits her rainbows and star dust
LATimes - almost 2 years
When singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis released her 2014 album "The Voyager," she also introduced her "graffiti Gram Parsons suit." It was a sartorial nod to the ornate, nature-inspired suit that flamboyant tailor Nudie Cohn styled for the country rock icon in the '60s. Now Lewis' signature look,...
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Review: Jenny Lewis cushions the fall with 'The Voyager'
Chicago Times - over 2 years
Best known for her stint in the band Rilo Kiley, Lewis has done her best work as a solo artist, and "The Voyager" continues the trend.
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The Week in Music: Jenny Lewis, Woody Guthrie, more recs
USA Today - over 2 years
Listen to Whitney's weekly favorites, which also include Badfinger and Princess Superstar.           
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Lily Allen Unveils 'Air Balloon' Video And 'Girls' Song 'L8 CMMR'
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Lily Allen sounds like she's channeling M.I.A. in two new songs, one of which hails from the second "Girls" soundtrack, out Feb. 11. "L8 CMMR" is the latest of several "Girls" tracks to hit the Internet, following tunes by Beck, Miguel and Jenny Lewis. The album also features Vampire Weekend, M. Ward, Cat Power and Oasis' "Wonderwall" (think Hannah feeling sad while naked in a bathtub). "I think the show is brilliant, so it was more or less a no brainer for me," Allen told Rolling Stone about why she agreed to write a song for the show. The 28-year-old singer also unveiled the video for "Air Balloon," which will be released as a single on March 2. The video was directed by That Go, a duo who has previously worked on videos for Father John Misty, Portugal. The Man and Bat for Lashes. The "Air Balloon" clip finds Allen clad in a sparkly mesh top while carousing with zebras, cheetahs and butterflies in the wilderness. Watch below.
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Hathaway, 'Prada' assistant reunite for 'Song One'
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
Director Jonathan Demme ("Silence of the Lambs"), with whom Hathaway worked on the 2008 drama "Rachel Getting Married," sent Barker-Froyland's script to the actress. "When he says take a look at something, you take it very seriously," said Hathaway in a recent interview at the Sundance Film Festival, where "Song One" premiered. "Song One" focuses on the romance between anthropology student Franny (Hathaway) and folk musician James Forester (Johnny Flynn) after Franny returns home following an accident that's left her brother, Henry, in a coma. The music of "Song One," composed by Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice, plays as much of a role in the film as stars Hathaway, Flynn and Mary Steenburgen.
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'Song One' Is Anne Hathaway's 'Devil Wears Prada' Reunion
Huffington Post - about 3 years
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — After working together on "The Devil Wears Prada," Anne Hathaway has reunited with first-time filmmaker Kate Barker-Froyland for her directorial debut "Song One." Hathaway starred in the 2006 comedy "The Devil Wears Prada," which was directed by David Frankel. Barker-Froyland was Frankel's assistant on the film. "Song One" is the first feature Barker-Froyland has both written and directed. Director Jonathan Demme ("Silence of the Lambs"), who Hathaway worked with on the 2008 drama "Rachel Getting Married," sent the actress Barker-Froyland's script. "When he says take a look at something, you take it very seriously," said Hathaway in a recent interview at the Sundance Film Festival, where "Song One" premiered. "I was so delighted to find that it was written by Kate," Hathaway added. "We had met on 'The Devil Wears Prada' and I was just captivated by her story about the way tragedy can transform you into a better person." "Song One" focuses on the romance betw ...
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Jenny Lewis Hopes to Release New Album in Spring 2014
Rolling Stone - about 3 years
Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice sit in a Park City lodge sipping spicy Bloody Marys They partied hard last night celebrating the Sundance premiere of Kate Barker-Froyland's One Song starring Anne Hathaway which the rocker couple scored ("Many hot toddys" Lewis says "Plenty of powder" Rice jokes) In the film...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jenny Lewis
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 40
    In 2016, the trio Nice As Fuck comprising Lewis, Erika Forster (of Au Revoir Simone), and Tennessee Thomas (of The Like) debuted at a Bernie Sanders benefit.
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    A retrospective of Lewis's career by Jessica Roy in 2016 commented that Lewis was a style icon to music-loving young people in the 2000s.
    More Details Hide Details Roy commented: For a particular brand of suburban girl who fancied herself cooler than her peers, Jenny was a fire-haired figure of worship. With her endless supply of cool sunglasses, vintage dresses, and hats she was a beacon of hope for introspective teens as a microgenerational sad-girl touchstone, many of us have our own Jenny Lewis Anecdote, our lives touched by her magnificent tweeness in different ways. In 2004, Conor Oberst invited Lewis to record a solo record for record label Team Love. Described by Lewis as "a kind of soul record", Rabbit Fur Coat (released January 24, 2006) features contributions from Oberst, M. Ward, and Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine. Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie guests on a cover of The Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care." The Watson Twins provide accompaniment on the album, billed as Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins. Lewis toured with the Watson Twins in support of the album three times in 2006 and appeared with her band on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Later with Jools Holland. They also appeared on a Washington, D.C.-based children's music program called Pancake Mountain, performing the song "Fernando". The album received positive reviews, with Entertainment Weekly writing, "Consider Lewis the Emmylou Harris of the Silverlake set" and Rolling Stone commenting that "her girlishly seductive vocals are more versatile than ever".
  • THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 38
    In 2014, Lewis contributed an exclusive track to HBO's Girls, in collaboration with Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij titled "Completely Not Me".
    More Details Hide Details The song was featured in the Season 3 premiere "Females Only". The song is the second track on Girls Volume Two: All Adventurous Women Do.
    Lewis confirmed the band's split in 2014.
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  • 2013
    Age 37
    In 2013, Lewis created the music score for Tribeca Film's feature, Very Good Girls.
    More Details Hide Details She provided original music and also included older music from her previous band, Rilo Kiley, such as the song, "Go Ahead".
  • 2010
    Age 34
    Lewis makes an appearance on the track "Hard Enough", taken from the 2010 album Flamingo by fellow Las Vegan Brandon Flowers.
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  • 2009
    Age 33
    On May 5, 2009, Lewis performed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
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    On April 18, 2009, Lewis performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
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    In March and April 2009, Lewis traveled to Australia for the first time, as an act for the V Festival, as well as a supporting act for Snow Patrol and performing one solo Sydney show.
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  • 2008
    Age 32
    In 2008, Lewis voiced the role of the Assistant Director for Walt Disney Pictures' Bolt and provided the song "Barking at the Moon."
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    In 2008, Lewis contributed backing vocals to several songs on the Elvis Costello and the Imposters album Momofuku.
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  • 2007
    Age 31
    In 2007, Lewis contributed vocals to various songs on Johnathan Rice's album Further North, and she appeared in the music video for "We're All Stuck Out In The Desert (And We're Gonna Die)".
    More Details Hide Details She provided vocals for a track on Dntel's Dumb Luck LP.
  • 2006
    Age 30
    In 2006, Lewis made a cameo in Episode 25, Season 1 of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, and six of her songs (three with the Watson Twins and three with Rilo Kiley) were featured in various episodes of the show.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 29
    In 2005, Lewis contributed to the UNICEF benefit song "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?
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  • 2003
    Age 27
    In 2003, Lewis contributed vocals to several tracks on the Cursive album The Ugly Organ.
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  • 2002
    Age 26
    In 2002, Lewis was asked to contribute vocals for The Postal Service.
    More Details Hide Details Lewis performed in the video for the hit "We Will Become Silhouettes", and toured with the band in 2013.
  • 1998
    Age 22
    In 1998, Lewis and friends Pierre De Reeder, Dave Rock and then-boyfriend Blake Sennett formed the band Rilo Kiley. (Rock was eventually replaced by Jason Boesel.) In an interview with NPR's All Songs Considered, Lewis remarked that she wanted to name the group Love's Way (after her parents' lounge act in Las Vegas), but Sennett "didn't go for it."
    More Details Hide Details Originally asked to sing back-up vocals by Sennett, Lewis refused to join the band unless she was able to sing lead vocals. Beginning with a country sound, Rilo Kiley gravitated toward a downbeat indie rock sound, gaining the attention of Warner Bros., who signed the band for the release (via its own imprint, Brute/Beaute Records) of their 2004 album More Adventurous, which gained the band some success. Critics such as Pitchfork attributed this to the "wise" decision to emphasize Lewis's voice and presence more so than in previous albums. The song "Portions for Foxes" was a hit. Rilo Kiley's 2007 album Under the Blacklight was released directly by Warner Bros. In 2011, Sennett made comments that indicated that Rilo Kiley had disbanded.
    She continued acting until 1998, although the last released film – Don's Plum, filmed 1995–96 – was not released until 2001.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 20
    She played Beverly D'Angelo's daughter in the 1996 made-for-TV film, Sweet Temptation.
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    She was featured in the 1996 made-for-TV movie Talk to Me with Yasmine Bleeth, as well as the films Foxfire, Big Girls Don't Cry...
    More Details Hide Details They Get Even, and Pleasantville. She played the part of Evangeline "Eva" Saint Claire in the 1987 film version of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, and also appeared in 1988 made-for-TV film set in Vienna at the start of the Holocaust, A Friendship in Vienna.
  • 1989
    Age 13
    Lewis appeared in over a dozen teen movies, such as Troop Beverly Hills and The Wizard in 1989.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1986
    Age 10
    Lewis made her professional debut in a Jell-O commercial. She was featured in the short-lived 1986 Lucille Ball sitcom Life With Lucy, where she was cast as one of Lucy's grandchildren.
    More Details Hide Details She also had small roles on TV shows, such as Murder She Wrote, The New Twilight Zone, Baywatch, The Golden Girls, Growing Pains, Just the Ten of Us, Roseanne, Mr. Belvedere, and Brooklyn Bridge.
  • 1976
    Age 0
    Born on January 8, 1976.
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