Moon Zappa
American actress
Moon Zappa
Moon Unit Zappa is an American actress, musician, and author.
Biography
Moon Zappa's personal information overview.
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News
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Holy Frida Kahlo, It's A Feminist Art Coloring Book
Huffington Post - over 1 year
If you've ever made a Judy Chicago joke while attending a dinner party, or put on a gorilla mask and high heels to fight the patriarchy in style, or pondered a big decision by asking yourself, What Would Yoko Do? -- this is the coloring book for you.  Artist Grace Miceli's Feminist Art Coloring Book is exactly what it sounds like, a heavenly compendium of black-and-white drawings depicting real life goddesses including Carolee Schneemann, Mickalene Thomas, Hannah Wilke and much more. Their glowing faces are just waiting for your creative touch to truly bring them to life. It will probably be the closest you'll ever get to collaborating with Ana Mendieta et al.  Miceli has been in the coloring book biz since 2011. Her other books include Hey Net Girl Hey and The Official Digital Valley Girl Coloring Book. She's also the brain behind Art Baby Gallery, a digital space for burgeoning, multimedia artists and the recent, buzzy "Girls at Night on the Internet" exhibition, featuring wo ...
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Beth Lapides: Hand-to-Hand: Comedy and Combat
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The Pentagon just announced it's lifting the ban on woman going to the front lines and engaging in hand-to-hand combat. I know this is something that's supposedly good for women, and something that women in the military want, but it's something I have such mixed feeling about. Oddly, one of those feelings is gratitude. Because it reminds me why, after 25 years, I'm still so committed to hosting and producing UnCabaret. The news sent me back to when, years ago, the issue of allowing women on the front lines first came up. I was just beginning comedy career and was performing in what, at the time, was a fashion-forward choice: men's suits. Partly, I loved the suits for the pockets. Partly, I loved them for the power they bestowed. Partly, I enjoyed the focus on my work which the ease of a uniform provided -- much like combat gear. And then, the issue of women being allowed to fight on the front lines came up. And I started to wonder: Is this where the women's movement has ...
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The N.R.A. Is Naming Names
NYTimes - over 13 years
The National Rifle Association doesn't call it an enemies list, but deep in the recesses of the organization's Web site is a long, long compilation of the names of groups and individuals that the N.R.A. considers unfriendly. I'm happy to report that I'm on the list, but my name is truly one among very many. The A.F.L.-C.I.O. is there, and the
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ARTS IN AMERICA; What Failed in TV Pilots Brings Laughs in a Club
NYTimes - over 14 years
''Last week we had a 100 share of people watching TV in a nightclub,'' the comedian Beth Lapidus told a packed crowd at Moomba in West Hollywood, a halogen-and-red-velvet nightclub where Jeff Goldblum has a weekly jazz piano gig and Rosanna Arquette's brother Alexis is host of a karaoke night. But there will be no hipster posturing tonight, just
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What's So Funny?; Decoding That Enigma Called Humor And Failing Gleefully
NYTimes - almost 18 years
At one point the question before the group was whether there was any subject too dark to be claimed by humor. The Holocaust? Cross burning? AIDS? And Martin Short, the actor and sketch comedian, brought up the case of Doug Tracht, a k a the Greaseman, the radio shock jock who was fired by a Washington station after playing a song by the Grammy
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FILM REVIEW; Finding Plenty of Rest Stops Along the Road to Discovery
NYTimes - over 19 years
In ''Love Always,'' a young woman named Julia Bradshaw goes on a journey of self-discovery, and 90 minutes in her company seems like a long time on the road to nowhere. Marisa Ryan, who portrays Julia on her peripatetic trip from San Diego to Spokane, Wash., is photogenic enough to divert the eye, but there is not a whole lot to engage the
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WARHOL: WHERE AND WHEN
NYTimes - about 26 years
"Andy Warhol's Video and Television," a monthlong series of programs made by or featuring the artist, will run through March 22 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue, at 75th Street. Admission to each screening is included in museum admission: $5 ($3 for students and the elderly). Information: (212) 570-0537. Here is a schedule.
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POP VIEW
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: GROUPIE MEMOIRS AND interviews, of which there has been a recent onslaught, might seem only peripherally related to actual music. But at their best they shed light not just on the world of rock, but on music itself. GROUPIE MEMOIRS AND interviews, of which there has been a recent onslaught, might seem only peripherally related to actual
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'NIGHTMARES OPENS; COLLECTION OF 4 HORROR TALES
NYTimes - over 33 years
Nothing spoils a horror story faster than a stupid victim. And ''Nightmares,'' an anthology of four supposedly scary episodes, has plenty of those. For instance, the first tale, entitled ''Terror in Topanga,'' begins with a couple watching television reports that a mad killer is loose in their neighborhoods. Immediately after this, the wife
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A GENTLENESS RETURNS TO THE WORLD OF TOYS
NYTimes - about 34 years
Amid all the sophisticated beeping, buzzing and blinking of video games, a certain innocence, a gentleness, seems to have descended - for the moment, anyway - upon Toyland. That was the feeling this week when, during the 80th annual American Toy Fair, manufacturers eagerly unwrapped their newest inspirations at the New York Toy Center and several
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Moon Zappa
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 44
    Zappa filed for divorce in January 2012. The divorce was finalized in early 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Zappa briefly dated comedian and podcast host Marc Maron.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 34
    Zappa attended Oakwood School in North Hollywood, California. She married Paul Doucette, former drummer and current rhythm guitarist for American pop group Matchbox Twenty, in June 2002.
    More Details Hide Details They have one child, Mathilda Plum Doucette, born December 21, 2004 (the same day and month as grandfather Frank).
  • 2001
    Age 33
    She is the author of the novel America, the Beautiful, published in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details She has also written for The New York Times.
  • 2000
    Age 32
    In 2000 she appeared as guest vocalist on Kip Winger's third solo album "Songs from the Ocean Floor."
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 14
    She also sang on Dweezil's songs "My Mother Is a Space Cadet," in 1982 and "Let's Talk About It" from the album "Havin' a Bad Day" in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details As a teenager, Zappa acted in the television series CHiPs, The Facts of Life, and the film Nightmares. As an adult she has worked as a stand-up comic, magazine writer, and actress, appearing in the films National Lampoon's European Vacation and Spirit of '76, the television sitcom Normal Life, and The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. She appeared as a niqab-clad Muslim woman in one episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, as Ted Mosby's cousin Stacy in an episode of How I Met Your Mother, and on an episode ("Pampered to a Pulp") of Roseanne. Most recently, she was the voice of Mrs. Lamber on FOX Broadcasting's Animation Domination High-Def series High School USA!
    The song appeared on her father's 1982 album Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch.
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    Zappa first came to public attention in 1982 at the age of 14, appearing on her father's Top 40 hit single, "Valley Girl."
    More Details Hide Details The song featured Moon delivering a monologue in "valleyspeak," a collection of slang terms popular with teenage girls in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. In the mid-1980s, Zappa and her brother Dweezil were frequent guest VJs on MTV. "Valley Girl" was Frank Zappa's biggest hit in the United States, and popularized phrases from the lyric such as "grody to the max" and "gag me with a spoon."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on September 28, 1967.
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