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Jennifer Warnes

Biography

Singer-songwriter who all sang the award-winning tune “Up Where We Belong” for the 1982 film An Official along with a Gentleman. She was on it present The Smothers Brothers Humor Hour. She sang the structure “YET ANOTHER Hour” by Randy Newman for the film Ragtime. She was raised in Seattle and relocated to Anaheim, California. She’s collaborated many times with her good friend Leonard Cohen.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jennifer Warnes
Date Of Birth March 3, 1947
Place Of Birth Washington
Profession Country Singer
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Movies Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night, Movie Songs Live
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1Performed in four songs that were Oscar nominated for the Best Original Song category and three of those songs won the award. Winners: "It Goes like it Goes" from Norma Rae (1979), "Up Where we Belong" from An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) and "I've Had the Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing (1987). The only one who lost was "One More Hour" from Ragtime (1981).
2Her Oscar winning songs "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing was ranked #86 and "Up Where We Belong" from An Officer and a Gentleman was ranked #75 on the American Film Institute's list of "The 100 Years of The Greatest Songs".
3In the 1960s and early 1970s, singer and occasional actress "Jennifer Warnes" was known professionally on television and on her recordings as "Jennifer," and sometimes as "Jennifer Warren" (a name suggested by her agent). By the mid-1970s, she changed her professional name to her birth name, "Jennifer Warnes" because the actress "Jennifer Warren" had by that time gotten the right to use the name professionally.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning Britain2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lorraine2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bridget Jones's Baby2016performer: "Up Where We Belong"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Britain's Got Talent2012-2016TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Polònia2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Night at the Museum 32014performer: "I've Had The Time of My Life"
Family Guy2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Supernatural2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hello Ladies2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Boom Town2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miranda2009-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Mulheres Ricas2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Muppets2011performer: "I've Had The Time of My Life"
New Girl2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Crazy, Stupid, Love.2011performer: "I've Had The Time of My Life"
Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights2010Video short performer: "The Time of My Life"
Going the Distance2010performer: "I've Had The Time of My Life"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Gossip Girl2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Cleveland Show2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
L'arnacoeur2010performer: "I've Had The Time of my Life"
Scrubs2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Two and a Half Men2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ànima2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Funny People2009performer: " I've Had the Time of My Life"
Willkommen Österreich2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Patinando por un sueño2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Skins2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Save Me2007/Iperformer: "And So It Goes"
How I Met Your Mother2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
The X Factor2005-2006TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
South Park2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
S.P.U.N.G2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Corky Romano2001performer: " I've Had The Time Of My Life"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie1998performer: "Show Me The Light Love Theme"
Friends1996TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bikini Watch1995performer: "The Time of My Life"
Life with Mikey1993performer: "COLD ENOUGH TO SNOW", "ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH"
Beverly Hills, 902101992-1993TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Simpsons1990TV Series 1 episode
When Harry Met Sally...1989performer: "Right Time Of The Night"
Winter People1989performer: "Lightning in a Bottle" / producer: "Lightning in a Bottle"
Zärtliche Chaoten II1988performer: "When The Feeling Comes Around"
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV Special performer: " I've Had The Time of My Life"
Die Katze1988performer: "First We Take Manhattan"
Dirty Dancing1987performer: "The Time of My Life"
Blind Date1987performer: "Simply Meant to Be"
Stingray1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Starcrossed1985TV Movie lyrics: "I'm Restless" / music: "I'm Restless"
All the Right Moves1983performer: "All The Right Moves"
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983performer: "NIGHTS ARE FOREVER"
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV Special performer: "Up Where We Belong"
Bad Boys1983performer: "Run To Her"
An Officer and a Gentleman1982performer: "Up Where We Belong" 1982
American Playhouse1982TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ragtime1981performer: "ONE MORE HOUR" 1981
Norma Rae1979performer: "It Goes Like It Goes"
Forever1978TV Movie performer: "Right Time Of The Night"
Saturday Night Live1977TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Plastic Ocean2016Documentary song performer post-production
Dirty Dancing1987singer: "I've Had The Time of My Life" - uncredited
Bird on a Wire1974Documentary vocals

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Playhouse1982TV SeriesSinger - "Millworker"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire2010DocumentaryHerself - vocals
Greatest Ever 80s Movies2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
My Music: Movie Songs2007TV MovieHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Joe Cocker: Have a Little Faith1996Video documentaryHerself
Jackson Browne: Going Home1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1988-1989TV SeriesHerself
Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night1988TV Movie documentaryHerself
Omnibus1988TV Series documentaryHerself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The 20th Reunion1988TV SpecialHerself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Salute!1983TV SeriesHerself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Musikladen1983TV Series
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
Saturday Night Live1977-1983TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Top of the Pops1983TV SeriesHerself
New American Bandstand 19651977-1982TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist
The Smothers Brothers Show1975TV SeriesHerself
Bird on a Wire1974DocumentaryHerself - vocals (as Jennifer Warren)
The Smothers Brothers Summer Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967-1968TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2015TV SeriesHerself
Oscar's Greatest Moments1992Video documentaryHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with VocalsDirty Dancing (1987)· Bill Medley
1980GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with VocalsDirty Dancing (1987)· Bill Medley


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#Quote
1To this day, I'm not as interested in music as people think. I'm more interested in how close we can get through the music.
2The job of singing is to stay open to the river of soul in all its manifestations, the dark and the light, without letting your ego get in the way. I never want to be bigger than the song. I just want you to receive it.

#Trademark
1Warm, lovely, angelic alto voice


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