Occupation : Actress, Singer
Birth Date : 16 August 1958
Birth Place : Bay City, Michigan, USA
Birth Name : Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone (pronounced: CHEE-KOH-NEH)
Nationality : American
Sex : F
Height : 5' 4''
Education : University of Michigan (majored in Dance; dropped out)
Adams High School, Rochester, Michigan
West Junior High School
Relationship : Andy Byrd (actor; filmmaker; brief relationship 1998), Carlos Leon (personal trainer; 1994-97), Dennis Rodman (professional basketball player; together briefly 1994), John Enos (actor), Warren Beatty (actor, 1989-1990) , Guy Ritchie (director; together since 1999; married on December 22, 2000), Sean Penn (actor; married in August 1985; divorced in 1989).
Father : Sylvio (Tony) Ciccone (design engineer for Chrysler/General Motors; family immigrated from Italy)
Mother : French Canadian who died of breast cancer.
Sister : Paula Ciccone (producer; younger), Melanie Ciccone (publicist for Opal Records; younger)
Brother : Martin Ciccone (dj; older), Anthony Ciccone (TV production assistant), Christopher Ciccone (artist; younger)
Half Sister : Jennifer Ciccone (younger)
Half Brother : Mario Ciccone (younger)
Grand Father : Gaetano Ciccone
Grand Mother : Michelina Ciccone
Step Mother : Joan Gustafson Ciccone
Son : Rocco Ritchie (born on August 11, 2000 at 12:52 am; father: Guy Ritchie)
Daughter : Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon (father: Carlos Leon; her personal trainer)
Claim to fame : Album Like a Virgin (1984)
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Born Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone on August 1958 in Bay City, Michigan she moved to New York in the late 1970s and studied with renowned choreographer Alvin Ailey, joined up with the Patrick Hernandez Revue, formed a pop/dance band called "Breakfast Club" and then began working with then boyfriend Stephen Bray on recording several disco oriented songs
Pop singer, songwriter, movie actress; born in Rochester, Mich. Previously married to actor Sean Penn; Has one child, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon (by former companion Carlos Leon).
Madonna won a scholarship in high school to study dance at the University of Michigan. She left in the late 1970s and moved to New York City where she studied and danced with Alvin Ailey and Pearl Lang, acted in underground films, and performed with rock bands. Her albums Madonna (1983) and Like a Virgin (1984) sold over a million copies each and included several hit singles. Her movie performances, except for Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) and Evita (1996), were less well-received. Known for her provocative stage and video performances, a somewhat ambiguous symbol of a new feminism in her combination of vulgarity and shrewdness, she was arguably the best-known woman in the world at the height of her popularity.
In 1992, her book Sex was published, featuring provocative photographs of her and others accompanied with text of her erotic musings. Much of the controversy stirred by this publication carried over into the casting of her in the feature film version of the musical Evita (1996) critics believed her morally unfit for the role of the beloved Argentinean Eva Peron. But she performed the role earnestly and effectively, demonstrating her versatility once again. She became a proud single mother in 1997, and got in touch with her spiritual side on the Ray of Light (1998) release, a musical and thematic departure from her earlier works.