Wendy Melvoin

Composer | Soundtrack | Music Department
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KNOWN FOR 
Purple Rain (1984) | Dangerous Minds (1995) | Heroes (2006-2010)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 3 nominations More »
AKA 
Wendy & Lisa | Wendy and Lisa | Wendy
BORN 
Jan 26, 1964 (age 54)

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Past Film & Video (28 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Just WrightJust Wright Composer (music by)  Less 2010 $22MM / —
  • Primary photo for Body of WorkBody of Work (Short) Special Thanks  Less 2009 $35K
  • Primary photo for Grace Jones: Williams' BloodGrace Jones: Williams' Blood (Video) Composer (music by)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Erykah Badu: HoneyErykah Badu: Honey (Video) Actress  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Something NewSomething New Composer  Less 2006 $11MM / —
  • Primary photo for CavedwellerCavedweller Composer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Teacher's PetTeacher's Pet Composer (additional music) (uncredited)  Less 2004 $10MM $6.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Juwanna MannJuwanna Mann Composer  Less 2002 $16MM $14MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Third WheelThe Third Wheel Composer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Second SkinSecond Skin Composer, Music Score Producer  Less 2000 $3.5MM
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Elmo in GrouchlandThe Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Music Editor  Less 1999 $26MM $12MM / —
  • Primary photo for Loving JezebelLoving Jezebel Composer (theme music), Performer ("Theology", "Lost Like Sand")  Less 1999 $69K / —
  • Primary photo for FoolishFoolish Composer  Less 1999 $2MM $6MM / —
  • Primary photo for Free EnterpriseFree Enterprise Writer ("Everyday")  Less 1998 $30K / —
  • Primary photo for Hav PlentyHav Plenty Composer  Less 1997 $650K $2.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Soul FoodSoul Food Composer (music by), Soloist (drums and bass)  Less 1997 $7.5MM $43MM / —
  • Primary photo for VolcanoVolcano Writer ("Where the Day Takes You")  Less 1997 $90MM $49MM / $123MM
  • Primary photo for Girl 6Girl 6 Performer ("4 The Tears In Your Eyes"), Writer ("Power Fantastic", "Sometimes It Snows In April")  Less 1996 $12MM $4.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for Dangerous MindsDangerous Minds Composer (as Wendy & Lisa), Writer ("THIS IS THE LIFE")  Less 1995 $23MM $85MM / $180MM
  • Primary photo for ToysToys Choir Soloist, Musician, Soundtrack ("The Closing of the Year") (as Wendy), Performer ("The Closing of the Year/Happy Workers") (as Wendy)  Less 1992 $43MM $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for SiestaSiesta Writer ("Everything but You")  Less 1987 $700K / —
  • Primary photo for Fire with FireFire with Fire Writer ("Computer Blue")  Less 1986 $4.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for Prince: AnotherloverholenyoheadPrince: Anotherloverholenyohead (Video) Guitarist  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Prince: MountainsPrince: Mountains (Video) Actress, Composer  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Prince and the Revolution LIVE!Prince and the Revolution LIVE! (Video) Herself, Composer (song "Darling Nikki")  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Prince and the Revolution: Raspberry BeretPrince and the Revolution: Raspberry Beret (Video) Wendy Melvoin  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Prince: AmericaPrince: America (Video) Wendy Melvoin  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Purple RainPurple Rain Wendy - The Revolution (as Wendy), Musician (lead guitar) (uncredited), Lyrics ("Computer Blue") (as Wendy), Music ("Computer Blue") (as Wendy)  Less 1984 $7.2MM $68MM / $80MM
Past Television (23 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Shades of BlueShades of Blue (TV Series) Composer (26 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016–2017 26
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  • Primary photo for The 25 Songs of ChristmasThe 25 Songs of Christmas (TV Movie) Lyrics ("Closing of the Year") (as Wendy), Music ("Closing of the Year") (as Wendy), Performer ("Closing of the Year") (as Wendy)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for No TomorrowNo Tomorrow (TV Series) Composer (5 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016 5
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  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("Sometimes It Snows in April") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Heroes RebornHeroes Reborn (TV Mini-series) Composer (12 episodes, 2015), Writer ("Heroes Reborn End Credits Theme") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015–2016 12
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  • Primary photo for Nurse JackieNurse Jackie (TV Series) Writer ("Nurse Jackie Main Title") (80 episodes, 2009), Composer (46 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009–2015 80
    • I Say a Little Prayer (Jun 28, 2015) Writer ("Nurse Jackie Main Title")  Less
    • Vigilante Jones (Jun 21, 2015) Writer ("Nurse Jackie Main Title")  Less
    • Jackie and the Wolf (Jun 14, 2015) Writer ("Nurse Jackie Main Title")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Studio CityStudio City (TV Movie) Composer  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Witches of East EndWitches of East End (TV Series) Composer (14 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013–2014 14
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  • Primary photo for TouchTouch (TV Series) Composer (26 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012–2013 26
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  • Primary photo for Voice - Danmarks største stemmeVoice - Danmarks største stemme (TV Series) Writer ("Sometimes It Snows in April") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Første blindtest (Sep 15, 2012) Writer ("Sometimes It Snows in April") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Prime SuspectPrime Suspect (TV Series) Composer (10 episodes, 2011), Composer (main title theme) (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011–2012 10
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  • Primary photo for MercyMercy (TV Series) Composer (7 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009–2010 7
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  • Primary photo for HeroesHeroes (TV Series) Composer (76 episodes, 2006), Performer ("Heroes Theme") (6 episodes, 2006), Writer ("Heroes Theme") (4 episodes, 2006), Performer ("Heroes Theme", "Hiro's Theme") (3 episodes, 2006), Writer ("Heroes Theme", "Hiro's Theme") (3 episodes, 2006), Performer ("Heroes Theme", "Hiros Theme") (2 episodes, 2006), Writer ("Heroes Theme", "Hiros Theme") (2 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006–2010 76
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  • Primary photo for VirtualityVirtuality (TV Movie) Composer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Bionic WomanBionic Woman (TV Series) Composer (8 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 8
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  • Primary photo for Crossing JordanCrossing Jordan (TV Series) Composer (114 episodes, 2001)  Less 2001–2007 114
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  • Primary photo for CarnivàleCarnivàle (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (24 episodes, 2003)  Less 2003–2005 24
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  • Primary photo for CharmedCharmed (TV Series) Writer ("Bring It On") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Prince CharmingPrince Charming (TV Movie) Composer, Score Producer  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for SnoopsSnoops (TV Series) Composer (13 episodes, 1999), Composer (score) (11 episodes, 1999), Janey Swan (1 episode, 2000)  Less 1999–2000 13
    • Swan Chant (2000) Janey Swan, Composer (as Wendy & Lisa), Composer (score) (as Wendy & Lisa)  Less
    • The Stolen Diskette (Jan 14, 2000) Composer (as Wendy & Lisa), Composer (score) (as Wendy & Lisa)  Less
    • Blood Lines (1999) Composer (as Wendy & Lisa), Composer (score) (as Wendy & Lisa)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The CrewThe Crew (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for ValentinaValentina (TV Series) Writer ("Waterfall") (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("Waterfall") (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
    • Jack ama Lulu (Oct 13, 1989) Performer ("Waterfall") (as Wendy), Writer ("Waterfall")  Less
  • Primary photo for Soul TrainSoul Train (TV Series) Guest (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
Self (16 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Gregory Porter's Popular VoicesGregory Porter's Popular Voices (TV Mini-series) Herself - The Revolution (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
    • Showstoppers (Nov 17, 2017) Herself - The Revolution  Less
  • Primary photo for WGN Morning NewsWGN Morning News (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for The EightiesThe Eighties (TV Series) Herself - Guitarist, Prince and the Revolution (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Herself - Guest Musician (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Composers on ComposingComposers on Composing (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Red Carpet ReportRed Carpet Report (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The 2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy AwardsThe 2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Winner  Less 2010 $1MM
  • Primary photo for Doctor Prince & Mister JacksonDoctor Prince & Mister Jackson (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Heroes UnmaskedHeroes Unmasked (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Purple Rain: Backstage PassPurple Rain: Backstage Pass (Video) Herself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for VH-1 Where Are They Now?VH-1 Where Are They Now? (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Prince: The Hits CollectionPrince: The Hits Collection (Video) Self  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Sábado nocheSábado noche (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for ApbApb (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988
    • Episode #1.5 (Feb 7, 1988) Herself (as Wendy & Lisa)  Less
  • Primary photo for FestivalFestival (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Prince: KissPrince: Kiss (Video) Herself  Less 1986
Archive Footage (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for American Idol: The Search for a SuperstarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
    • Top 7 (May 6, 2018) Herself (archive footage)  Less
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Prince InteractivePrince Interactive (Video Game) Soundtrack ("America", "17 Days")  Less 1994

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