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Katy Perry is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 25 october 1984 at Santa Barbara (USA)

Katy Perry

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Birth name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Nationality USA
Birth 25 october 1984 (36 years) at Santa Barbara (USA)

Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations. After being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, Perry signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.

Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the singles "I Kissed a Girl" – which had attention-grabbing and somewhat controversial lyrics – and "Hot n Cold" from her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys. Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), ventured into disco, and contained the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T.", and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" as well as the number-three single "The One That Got Away". The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one Billboard Hot 100 songs, and the second overall after Michael Jackson's album Bad (1987). In March 2012, she reissued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake".

Her fourth album, Prism, was released in 2013, and is influenced by pop and dance. She became the first artist with multiple videos to reach one billion views on Vevo with the videos for its songs "Roar" and "Dark Horse" each gaining over one billion views. Her songwriting is mostly done in collaboration with others, especially Dr. Luke and Max Martin, and in songs such as "Firework" and "Roar" she stresses themes of self-empowerment and self-esteem. Perry is known for an idiosyncratic and fun-based sense of personal fashion that incorporates bright colors and food-based themes. Her concert performances feature elaborate stagings and costumings.

Perry has received many awards, including three Guinness World Records, and been included in the Forbes list of "Top-Earning Women In Music" (2011–14). Throughout her career, she has sold 11 million albums and 81 million singles worldwide. Perry has also made celebrity endorsements and released perfumes Purr, Meow!, and Killer Queen. In July 2012, she released an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me, which concentrated on her life as a touring artist and the dissolution of her brief marriage to English actor and comedian Russell Brand in the early 2010s.

Biography

Enfance et débuts
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson naît le 25 octobre 1984 à Santa Barbara, en Californie, d'un couple de pasteurs et évangélistes d'ascendance anglaises, irlandaises, allemandes et portugaises. Elle a grandi en Californie du Sud. Deuxième enfant de la famille, elle a une sœur aînée, Angela, un frère cadet, David. Sa mère est la nièce de la scénariste Eleanor Perry et du réalisateur Frank Perry.

De l'âge de 9 à 17 ans, elle est impliquée dans les fonctions pastorales de ses parents et chante dans leur église. N'étant pas autorisée à écouter de la musique « laïque », elle grandit en écoutant du gospel et fréquente des écoles et des camps de vacances chrétiens. Elle apprend à danser dans un centre de loisirs de Santa Barbara, où ses cours sont animés par des danseurs de l'« ancienne école », et apprend le swing, le Lindy Hop, le Jitterbug.

Elle commence la chanson en imitant sa sœur, à qui elle emprunte des cassettes, et chante quelques titres à ses parents, qui lui suggèrent de prendre un coach vocal. Elle suit alors des cours et entre à la Music Academy of the West de Santa Barbara, où elle étudie un peu l'opéra italien. Après avoir obtenu son GED, elle décide de quitter l'école pour poursuivre une carrière dans la musique.

À 15 ans, le chant de Katy à l'église attire l'attention de vieux rockers de Nashville, grâce à qui elle enregistre des démos et apprend à composer et à jouer de la guitare auprès d'anciens de la musique country. Elle signe avec le label Red Hill Records, ce qui lui permet d'enregistrer sous le nom de Katy Hudson un premier album de gospel en 2001, qui ne rencontre pas le succès. Elle change alors son nom de scène en Perry (nom de jeune fille de sa mère), Katy Hudson étant presque le même que l'actrice Kate Hudson.

Néanmoins son second album, initialement prévu pour 2005, n'a jamais été finalisé. Certaines de ses collaborations, comme Box, Diamonds et Long Shot, ont figuré sur sa page MySpace, tandis que le titre Simple a été utilisé sur la bande originale du film Quatre filles et un jean.

En 2004, Katy Perry signe chez Columbia Records. Après quelques essais, le projet est abandonné, sa vision des choses n'étant pas du goût de la production. Une des idées de Columbia est de la faire travailler avec l'équipe de production The Matrix, qui travaillait déjà sur un album et souhaitait collaborer avec la chanteuse. Même si l'album est abandonné par la suite, elle capte alors l'attention de la presse musicale, et est présentée comme « Le prochain gros événement » en octobre 2004 par le magazine Blender. En 2006, elle apparait dans les clips Goodbye for Now du groupe P.O.D., et Learn to Fly de Carbon Leaf.


One of the Boys (2008-2009)

Alors que son album vient d'être rejeté par Columbia en 2006, Angelica Cob-Baehler, l'une de ses dirigeants enthousiasmée par le travail de Katy Perry, la recommande à Virgin Records dont le président est Jason Flom. En dépit des réactions mitigées de ses collègues, Flom est persuadé du talent de la chanteuse et début 2007, Katy Perry signe avec un label créé pour l'occasion, Capitol Records (issu d'une fusion entre Virgin et Capitol), afin d'enregistrer son premier album sur une major.

Les enregistrements sont jugés par Flom comme « très forts, mais manquant d'un ou deux titres-phares qui lui permettraient de marcher à la fois sur les radios américaines et à l'international ». C'est pourquoi il décide de faire collaborer Katy Perry avec le producteur Dr Luke, tout en travaillant à l'image de la chanteuse : après une campagne lancée en novembre 2007 pour le clip de Ur so Gay, un album numérique paraît, afin de favoriser sa notoriété sur internet et dans la presse. L'opération fonctionne à merveille, Katy Perry attirant même l'attention de Madonna, qui parle d'elle à la radio, et Perry fait une apparition dans la série Wildfire.

Le 6 mai 2008 sort un premier single, I Kissed a Girl. n 1 dans 20 pays, le titre se vend à plus de 6 millions de copies dans le monde, dont 4 millions aux États-Unis.

Le premier album estampillé Katy Perry, One of the Boys, sort le 17 juin 2008 et s'écoule à plus de 5 millions d'exemplaires, décrochant notamment un disque de platine aux États-Unis, au Royaume-Uni et en France, où elle reçoit également le NRJ Music Award de l'Album de l'année. Le deuxième single, Hot N Cold, dépasse la barre des 5 millions de ventes aux États-Unis, et se classe également n 1 dans une dizaine de pays. Si la ballade Thinking of You connaît beaucoup moins de succès que les deux précédents (950 000 copies aux États-Unis), le suivant, Waking Up in Vegas, y dépasse les 2 millions.

Après avoir présenté les MTV Europe Music Awards (où elle a remporté l'Award de la Révélation de l'année), elle commence une tournée mondiale, le Hello Katy Tour en janvier 2009, passant notamment par la France. Après avoir participé à une vidéo promo des MTV VMA's, dans laquelle elle chante avec de grands artistes américains (dont Taylor Swift et Ne-Yo) et parodie la chanson West Side Story, elle sort en septembre le single Starstrukk, en duo avec 3OH!3, suivi en novembre par son premier album live, MTV Unplugged, et par un autre duo, avec Timbaland, If We Ever Meet Again.


Teenage Dream (2010-2012)
Après avoir été membre du jury de X-Factor, Katy Perry sort en mai 2010 un nouveau single, California Gurls en collaboration avec Snoop Dogg, premier extrait de l'album Teenage Dream. Dès sa sortie, le titre se place n 1 des ventes aux États-Unis, au Canada, en Australie et en Nouvelle-Zélande. Grâce à ce titre, la chanteuse dépasse pour la seconde fois la barre des 5 millions de ventes aux États-Unis.



n 1 dans plusieurs pays, l'album Teenage Dream est certifié disque de platine aux États-Unis (plus de 2 millions d'exemplaires) et en France, mais aussi double platine au Royaume-Uni et au Canada, et triple platine en Australie, pour un total de 5 millions de ventes. La tournée soutenant cet album, le California Dreams Tour, se déroule de février à novembre 2011, totalisant 122 dates.

Le deuxième extrait de l'album, Teenage Dream, rencontre lui aussi un grand succès (n 1 aux États-Unis pendant 2 semaines, près de 4 millions d'exemplaires vendus), tout comme les suivants, Firework (n 1 durant 4 semaines et près de 6 millions de ventes), E.T. (n 1 durant 5 semaines, plus de 5 millions d'exemplaires vendus), et Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) (n 1 pendant 2 semaines). En plaçant 5 singles issus d'un même album à la première place du Billboard, elle égale le record de Michael Jackson avec son album Bad. Le sixième extrait, The One That Got Away se classe à la 3 position, faisant de Teenage Dream le 6 album avec 6 singles classés dans le Top 10.

Une réédition de l'album, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, paraît le 26 mars 2012, portée par les titres Part Of Me, qui se classe n 1 du Billboard dès sa sortie, et Wide Awake. Un documentaire en 3D retraçant la carrière de la chanteuse, Katy Perry: Part of Me, sort le 5 juillet 2012 dans les pays anglophones.

Par ailleurs, Katy Perry prête sa voix pour le film Les Schtroumpfs, aux côtés de Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Winters et Alan Cumming, et s'apprête à sortir une Barbie à son effigie en 2012 ainsi qu'un second parfum.

Best films

The Smurfs (2011)
(Actress)
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
(Actress)

Usually with

Jorma Taccone
Jorma Taccone
(2 films)
Andy Samberg
Andy Samberg
(2 films)
Jason Segel
Jason Segel
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Katy Perry (12 films)

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Actress

Zoolander 2, 1h40
Directed by Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Spy films, La mode
Actors Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Olivia Munn, Christine Taylor
Roles Katy Perry
Rating47% 2.3514952.3514952.3514952.3514952.351495
Le célèbre mannequin Derek Zoolander reprend du service alors qu'un tueur en série s'en prend à des célébrités. Avec l'aide d'Hansel et de la belle Valentina, Derek va se retrouver en plein milieu d'une grande affaire et recroiser la route d'un vieil ennemi...
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Directed by Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Andy Samberg, Imogen Poots, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Roles Katy (uncredited)
Rating66% 3.349113.349113.349113.349113.34911
A rapper's album bombs, leaving him with little career choice other than to re-form his old boy band.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, 1h26
Directed by Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Imogen Poots
Roles Katy (uncredited)
Rating66% 3.349113.349113.349113.349113.34911
Conner, une popstar dont le second album est un flop conséquent, décide de reformer le groupe The Style Boyz, auquel il appartenait.
Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer, 1h50
Directed by Vlad Yudin
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Paris Hilton, Kelly Osbourne, Jared Leto, Lady Gaga, Perez Hilton, Miley Cyrus
Roles Herself
Rating65% 3.2532253.2532253.2532253.2532253.253225
Ce documentaire suit le parcours du styliste Jeremy Scott, enfant du Missouri qui est parvenu à imposer sa patte délirante dans le paysage international de la mode.
The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol, 22minutes
Directed by Troy Quane
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Jack Angel, George Lopez, Gary Basaraba, Fred Armisen, Anton Yelchin, Hank Azaria
Roles Smurfette (Voice)
Rating62% 3.127683.127683.127683.127683.12768
On a Christmas morning, the Smurfs get ready for their Christmas party. Hefty Smurf and Handy Smurf cut down a Christmas tree, and by Christmas evening, they all finish and start to celebrate. Grouchy Smurf refuses to join the party, expressing his hatred towards Christmas. After their Christmas party, all of the Smurfs go to bed and receive a gift from Papa Smurf - a Smurf hat handcrafted by him. Grouchy wakes up to find a present in front of his door.
Life Is But a Dream
Directed by Beyoncé
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Documentary
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Autobiographical documentary films
Actors Beyoncé, Solange Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Matthew Morrison
Roles Herself (uncredited / Archivefootage)
Rating65% 3.266313.266313.266313.266313.26631
Pendant près d’une heure et demie, Beyoncé nous invite dans son monde, après la sortie de son album 4, pendant sa grossesse et après la naissance de son premier enfant.
The Smurfs 2, 1h45
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara, Katy Perry
Roles Smurfette (voice)
Rating53% 2.6604452.6604452.6604452.6604452.660445
In preparation for her birthday celebration, the Smurfs read the story of Smurfette, how she was created by Gargamel to destroy them, only for Papa Smurf to rescue her and turn her fully into a Smurf. Meanwhile, she is having nightmares about reverting to her original form and betraying her fellow Smurfs by turning them over to Gargamel. The Smurfs are preparing a surprise party, but as Smurfette tries to find out what her fellow Smurfs are planning, none of them are saying a word. She takes this to mean that everyone forgot her birthday.
Katy Perry: Part of Me, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, Autobiographical documentary films
Actors Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Darren Criss, Shannon Woodward, Judy Garland, Adele
Roles Herself
Rating59% 2.958492.958492.958492.958492.95849
The film features interviews with Perry and her loved ones documenting the trajectory of her life, containing various clips from her childhood and teenage years as well as her career and personal life (ranging from December 1999 to March 2012). The film is spliced with performances from her worldwide California Dreams Tour, which had 127 concerts from February 20, 2011 to January 22, 2012. Most of the performances were recorded on November 23, 2011, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but also included performances in Tokyo and São Paulo. Some of her friends such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Jessie J make cameos in the film. The documentary includes scenes of Perry dealing with the breakdown of her marriage with English actor/comedian Russell Brand.
The Muppets, 1h38
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Zach Galifianakis, Jim Parsons
Rating70% 3.546673.546673.546673.546673.54667
Brothers Walter and Gary, residents of Smalltown, are fans of the Muppets, having watched The Muppet Show throughout their youth. Now adults, Gary plans a vacation to Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Mary, to celebrate their tenth anniversary, inviting Walter so he can tour the Muppet Studios. Mary feels Gary's devotion to Walter is detracting from their relationship.
The Smurfs
The Smurfs (2011)
, 1h42
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about magic and magicians, Time travel films, Children's films
Actors Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cumming, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara
Roles Smurfette (voice)
Rating54% 2.7066352.7066352.7066352.7066352.706635
As the Smurfs get ready for the Blue Moon Festival, Papa Smurf sees in his cauldron a vision of Clumsy Smurf reaching for a dragon wand and the Smurfs in cages while Gargamel laughs. Not wanting this vision to come true, Papa Smurf disallows Clumsy to pick Smurf Roots. Clumsy disobeys Papa and ends up unintentionally leading Gargamel and Azrael to the village. The Smurfs all flee for their lives while Clumsy unknowingly runs towards the Forbidden Falls, with Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Grouchy, Brainy and Gutsy running after him. They find him at the edge of a cliff, and while trying to help him up, they are sucked into a gigantic vortex that spirits them to present day New York City. To make matters worse, Gargamel and Azrael follow and the Smurfs end up in the apartment of Patrick and Grace Winslow, a married and expectant couple and their Basset Hound Elway. After clarifying things, the Winslows befriend them and allow them to stay in their apartment. The next day, needing to find a "star gazer" (a telescope), the Smurfs follow Patrick to his work place at Anjelou Cosmetics, misunderstanding the previous explanation of his job as fortune-telling. He calls Grace to pick them up.
Get Him to the Greek, 1h49
Directed by Nicholas Stoller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne, Sean Combs, Tom Felton
Roles Herself
Rating62% 3.14853.14853.14853.14853.1485
In 2008, British cheeky chappy rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) releases an album and a titular single — "African Child", which is a commercial and critical failure. In an interview, despite having been teetotal and free of drugs, along with his pop-star girlfriend Jackie Q (Rose Byrne), she drunkenly declares they have a boring life in an interview. He relapses — which effectively ends his relationship with her, makes him lose custody of their son, Naples, sabotages his career and makes him become a slacker. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) works as a talent scout at Pinnacle Records, a successful record company. He lives with his girlfriend, Daphne (Elisabeth Moss), a doctor. Pinnacle Records is performing badly as a result of poor record sales, and the head of the company, Sergio Roma (Sean Combs), asks for ideas. Green proposes that Aldous Snow play at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on the tenth anniversary of his legendary performance there in 1999.

Scriptwriter

Big Time Movie, 1h8
Directed by Savage Steve Holland
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Spy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Kendall Schmidt, James David Maslow Burge, Carlos Roberto Pena Jr, Logan Henderson, Ciara Bravo, Stephen Kramer Glickman
Rating75% 3.792443.792443.792443.792443.79244
The film starts after the intro of the cast and crew when Kendall, James, Carlos, and Logan are on their plane ride to London, their first stop for their tour. It is also so happens that Gustavo, Kelly, Katie, and Mrs. Knight come with them aboard on the ride. Still on the plane for a long time, Carlos meanwhile has a dream about Big Time Rush being secret spy agents, saving the world from a white-coloured suit tuxedo guy, and also including rescuing a Princess from a Castle and a lot more things that Carlos dreams about. Carlos ends up waking up and explaining to Kendall, James, and Logan about his spy dream, and the boys don't seem to believe in the dream.

Production

Katy Perry: Part of Me, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, Autobiographical documentary films
Actors Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Darren Criss, Shannon Woodward, Judy Garland, Adele
Roles Producer
Rating59% 2.958492.958492.958492.958492.95849
The film features interviews with Perry and her loved ones documenting the trajectory of her life, containing various clips from her childhood and teenage years as well as her career and personal life (ranging from December 1999 to March 2012). The film is spliced with performances from her worldwide California Dreams Tour, which had 127 concerts from February 20, 2011 to January 22, 2012. Most of the performances were recorded on November 23, 2011, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but also included performances in Tokyo and São Paulo. Some of her friends such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Jessie J make cameos in the film. The documentary includes scenes of Perry dealing with the breakdown of her marriage with English actor/comedian Russell Brand.