Joan Jett biography, age, height, movies, net worth, family.
Joan Jett is a well-known rock singer, songwriter, composer, producer, musician, and actress from the United States. Joan Jett rose to prominence as the lead singer of the popular band “Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.”
Joan Jett Biography & Profile Summary
Born on 22 September 1958, Joan Jett’s age is 64 Years Old in 2023. She was born and brought up in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States of America. They later relocated to Maryland (Rockville). And then after a few years, they relocated to West Covina (LA county), California. She currently resides in Long Beach, New York. She holds an American nationality and has a belief in Christian religion.
She was delivered at the Lankenau Hospital which is just down the Philadelphia Suburban area. Joan had a Protestant upbringing although she has never been confined to any particular religion per se.
|Full Name||Joan Marie Larkin|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth||22 September 1958|
|Age||64 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Currently Live In||Long Beach, New York|
|Profession||Singer, Guitarist, Record Producer and Actress|
|Debut||TV Series: Highlander: The Series (1992)|
Music Video: You Don’t Own Me (1979)
Film: Urgh! A Music War (1981)
|Years Active||1975 – Present|
|Famous Role||Felicia Martins in the TV Series Highlander: The Series (1992)|
|Ethnicity||Irish, English and Scottish Descent|
|School/High School||Wheaton High School in Maryland|
Randolph Junior Senior High in Randolph, New York
|Education Qualification||High School|
Joan Jett Parents, Siblings & Family
Joan Jett’s parents are James and Dorothy Larkin. Joan Jett’s father’s name is James Larkin. He used to work as a salesperson in the insurance sector.
Joan Jett’s mother’s name is Dorothy Larkin and she worked as a Secretary.
She also has two siblings. Her elder sister’s name is Anne Larkin and her elder brother’s name is James Larkin.
|Father Name||James Larkin|
|Mother Name||Dorothy Larkin|
|Brother Name||James Larkin|
|Sister Name||Anne Larkin|
Joan Jett Girlfriend/Boyfriend & Relationships
Joan’s current relationship status is Single. Joan who is Bisexual had dated and hooked up with an array of people throughout her life. Before 1974, she was romantically involved with a Bassist called Kira Roessler.
She also had a brief venture with Lisa Curland before that.
In 1974, Jett had been involved in a relationship with Danny Bonaduce. However, later it was stated to be a rumor only. Two years later, she was speculated to be dating the lead singer of her former band, Cherie Currie.
In 1977, her name was entangled with three people, Dee Dee Ramone, Tom Peterson, and Pleasant Gehman. She had briefly encountered Billy Idol in 1978. The same year she was speculated to also be dating John Lydon. In 2001, she dated actor Chuck Zito. They remained a couple for a few months then broke off.
Joan Jett Career
Joan, at the age of 15, was determined to form a band. The same year, she formed her band, ‘The Runaways,’ with a few female friends. In the 1970s, disco music began to rock everyone. Because most people perceived ‘The Runaways’ as amateur teenagers screaming about sex, drugs, and rebellion, they were initially unpopular. She is also a PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) member and claims to be a vegetarian for over 30 years.
The band’s next album, ‘Queens of Noise,’ was released in 1977. This album was also a flop in the United States. The band received three “gold” records in Japan. Joan and her band were showered with affection for Japan, which they returned on their album “Live in Japan,” which was dedicated in part to their Japanese fans. The album was, ironically, the band’s first major hit in the United States. Joan moved to England in the late 1970s, depressed by the failure of their US recordings, and considered going solo.
In England, she met Paul Cook and Steve Jones, former members of the seminal rock band ‘Sex Pistols.’ Similarly, she later returned to the United States and worked as a music producer for the ‘Germs,’ an American punk rock band. She started working on her debut solo album but had trouble finding a record label to sign her to. According to reports, she was turned down by 23 record labels, prompting her to establish ‘Blackheart Records,’ which she co-founded with producer Kenny Laguna. As a result, Joan became the first woman in American music history to run a record label. She released her self-titled solo album in 1980.
More on Career
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were formed when she joined forces with Kenny, and her debut album, ‘Bad Reputation,’ was re-released in 1981. The concert in New York that spring proved to be a passport to the American people’s hearts for ‘Joanna Jett & the Blackhearts.’ In early 1982, the band released another album, ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,’ which became a huge success. The album’s title track remained at the top of several music charts for weeks. Unable to relax, the band began work on their next album, ‘Album,’ which was released in early 1983. The record did not fare as well as their previous efforts.
After that, she tried her hand at acting for a few years but failed to make a name for herself. She went on to release two more albums, none of which were commercially successful. She then began working with other musicians, such as ‘Bikini Kill’ and ‘L7.’ She was also a member of two all-girl bands that attempted to imitate ‘The Runaways.’ In the 2000s, she released albums such as ‘Fetish’ and ‘Naked,’ and her 2006 album ‘Sinner’ contained subtle political satire.
Her next album, ‘Unvarnished,’ was released in 2013. This is her final studio album. Over the years, Jett’s music has appeared in a number of films and television shows. Hit soundtracks include ‘Shrek,’ ‘Baby Mama,’ and ‘The Runaways.’ She has appeared in films such as “By Hook or By Crook” and “Boogie Boy.” She was also a narrator in the film ‘Godly Boyish.’ Her acting career, on the other hand, was less than fruitful.
As of 2023, Joan Jett’s net worth is $10 million.