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Björk


Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the age of 5 and released her first album in 1977 (... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dancer in the Dark
(2000)
Léon: The Professional
(1994)
The Juniper Tree
(1990)
Björk: It's Oh So Quiet
(1995)

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 2016 Mythos Geschichte (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lieder für die Ewigkeit - Der Wiener Textdichter Erich Meder (2016) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet")
  L'Europe des écrivains (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- L'Islande de Audur Ava Olafsdóttir, Arni Thórarinsson et Jón Kalman Stefánsson (2015) ... (performer: "Mutual Core") / (writer: "Mutual Core" - as Björk Gudmundsdottir)
 2013-2015 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Rewind (2015) ... (performer: "Army of Me" - uncredited)
- Touched (2013) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" - uncredited)
 2015 Back in Time for Dinner (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The 1990s (2015) ... (performer: "Human Behaviour" - uncredited)
 2015 Björk: Lionsong (Video short) (performer: "Lionsong") / (producer: "Lionsong") / (writer: "Lionsong")
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Top 16 Perform, 2 Eliminated (2014) ... (performer: "So Broken" (Live)) / (writer: "So Broken" (Live))
- Meet the Top 20 (2013) ... (performer: "Enjoy")
- Top 8 Perform (2012) ... (performer: "Possibly Maybe" (Instrumental))
 2014 World Championship Snooker (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- 2014: Day 10, Part 1 (2014) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" - uncredited)
- 2014: Day 9, Part 3 (2014) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" - uncredited)
- 2014: Day 9, Part 1 (2014) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" - uncredited)
 2014 Masters Snooker (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2014: Day 4, Part 1 (2014) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" - uncredited)
 2013 Never Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #27.4 (2013) ... (performer: "Pagan Poetry" - uncredited)
 2012 CSI: Miami (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Habeas Corpse (2012) ... (performer: "Headphones")
 2012 Arbitrage (performer: "I See Who You Are" - as Bjork) / (writer: "I See Who You Are" - as Bjork)
 2011 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 April 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" - uncredited)
 2011 Sucker Punch (performer: "ARMY OF ME") / (writer: "ARMY OF ME" - as Björk Guðmundsdóttir)
  So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (performer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Top 14 Performance (2010) ... (writer: "Hyperballad")
- Top 8 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Innocence") / (writer: "Innocence")
 2010 Boy Wonder (performer: "Human Behavior") / (writer: "Human Behavior")
 2010 Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti ("The Comet Song") / (performer: "The Comet Chase Song") / (writer: "The Comet Chase Song")
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Chinese Grand Prix (2010) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet")
 2009 Flashforward (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Black Swan (2009) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" - uncredited)
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video) (writer: "Bedtime Story")
 2008 Skins (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chris (2008) ... (performer: "I see who you are" - uncredited)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1997 - 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Scarlett Johansson/Björk (2007) ... (performer: "Earth Intruders", "Wanderlust" - uncredited) / (writer: "Earth Intruders", "Wanderlust" - uncredited)
- Brendan Fraser/Björk (1997) ... (performer: "Bachelorette")
 2006 Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet")
 2006 Huldufólk 102 (Documentary) (performer: "One Day (Wood & Metal Version)") / (writer: "One Day (Wood & Metal Version)")
 2006 Coachella (Video documentary) (performer: "All Is Full of Love" - as Bjork) / (writer: "All Is Full of Love" - as Bjork)
 2005 The Work of Director Mark Romanek (Video documentary) (writer: "Bedtime Story")
 2005 Drawing Restraint 9 ("Gratitude", "Pearl", "Ambergris March", "Bath", "Shimenawa", "Storm", "Cetacea") / (arranger: "Hunter Vessel", "Vessel Shimenawa") / (lyrics: "Cetacea") / (music: "Cetacea") / (performer: "Shimenawa") / (producer: "Gratitude", "Pearl", "Ambergris March", "Bath", "Hunter Vessel", "Shimenawa", "Vessel Shimenawa", "Storm", "Holographic Entrypoint", "Antarctic Return") / (writer: "Gratitude", "Pearl", "Ambergris March", "Bath", "Hunter Vessel", "Shimenawa", "Vessel Shimenawa", "Storm", "Cetacea", "Antarctic Return")
 2005 Gargandi snilld (Documentary) ("Oceania", "Pluto") / (lyrics: "All is Full of Love", "Pluto") / (performer: "All is Full of Love", "Oceania", "Pluto")
 2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kvalprogram 1 (2004) ... (writer: "New World")
 2003 The Work of Director Michel Gondry (Video) (performer: "Joga") / (writer: "Joga")
 2003 The Work of Director Chris Cunningham (Video) (performer: "All Is Full Of Love")
 2003 The Work of Director Spike Jonze (Video documentary) (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet")
 2002 Queer as Folk (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Out with a Whimper (2002) ... ("Human Behavior", uncredited)
  S.P.U.N.G (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2002) (music - 1 episode, 2002) (performer - 1 episode, 2002)
- It's Better to Burn Out Than to Fade Away (2002) ... (lyrics: "One Day") / (music: "One Day") / (performer: "One Day")
 2001 Die WIB-Schaukel (TV Series documentary) (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet")
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Bracebridge Dinner (2001) ... (performer: "Human Behaviour")
 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "I've Seen It All") / (writer: "I've Seen It All")
 2000 CKY2K (Video documentary) (performer: "Hyper Ballad")
 2000 Dancer in the Dark (arranger: "Cvalda", "I've Seen It All", "Smith & Wesson", "In the Musicals, Part 1", "In the Musicals, Part 2", "107 Steps", "New World (Overture)") / (performer: "Cvalda", "I've Seen It All", "Smith & Wesson", "In the Musicals, Part 1", "In the Musicals, Part 2", "107 Steps", "Next to Last Song", "New World (Overture)", "My Favourite Things", "So Long, Farewell", "Climb Every Mountain") / (producer: "Overture", "Cvalda", "I've Seen It All", "Smith & Wesson", "In the Musicals, Part 1", "In the Musicals, Part 2", "107 Steps", "New World (Overture)") / (writer: "Overture", "Cvalda", "I've Seen It All", "Smith & Wesson", "In the Musicals, Part 1", "In the Musicals, Part 2", "107 Steps", "Next to Last Song", "New World (Overture)")
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (writer: "Bedtime Story" - as Bjork)
 1999 Stigmata (performer: "All Is Full of Love") / (writer: "All Is Full of Love" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir)
 1999/I Black & White (performer: "Volochi Papers") / (writer: "Volochi Papers")
 1999 Being John Malkovich (performer: "Amphibian") / (producer: "Amphibian") / (writer: "Amphibian")
 1999 The Mod Squad (performer: "Alarm Call" - as Bjork) / (writer: "Alarm Call" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir)
 1998 Later... With Jools Holland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 75th Edition (1998) ... (performer: "So Broken")
 1998 Free Tibet (Documentary) (as B. Gudmundsdottir, "Hyper-ballad", "Army of Me") / (performer: "Hyper-ballad", "Army of Me")
 1998 The X Files (performer: "Hunter") / (writer: "Hunter")
 1998 Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (performer: "All Is Full of Love")
 1997 MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 (TV Special) (performer: "Bachelorette" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bachelorette" - uncredited)
 1997 She's So Lovely (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet" (1948) - as Bjork)
 1997 Vedenalainen Islanti (Documentary) (performer: "Visur Vatnsend-rosu")
 1996 Brit Awards 1996 (TV Special) (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet")
 1996 Anton (performer: "Nu flyver Anton") / (writer: "Nu flyver Anton")
 1995 Björk: It's Oh So Quiet (Video short) (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet") / (producer: "It's Oh So Quiet")
 1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 14 December 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet")
- Episode dated 23 November 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "It's Oh So Quiet")
- Episode dated 24 August 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Isobel")
- Episode dated 17 August 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Isobel")
- Episode dated 4 May 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Army of Me")
 1995 Le garçu (as B. Gudmundsdottir, "YOU'VE BEEN FLIRTING AGAIN", "HUMAN BEHAVIOUR")
 1993-1995 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Steamroller (1995) ... (performer: "Army of Me")
- Dream On (1995) ... (performer: "Big Time Sensuality")
- Closing Time (1993) ... (performer: "Human Behavior")
 1995 RockVideo Monthly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Alternative Edition: July 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Army of Me")
 1995 Tank Girl (performer: "Army of Me" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir) / (performer: "Big Time Sensuality" - as Bjork) / (writer: "Army of Me", "Big Time Sensuality" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir)
 1995 Madonna: Bedtime Story (Video short) (writer: "Bedtime Story")
 1995 Butterfly Kiss (lyrics: "There's More To Life Than This" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir) / (music: "There's More To Life Than This" - as Bjork Gudmundsdottir) / (performer: "There's More To Life Than This")
 1995 Brit Awards 1995 (TV Special) (writer: "Bedtime Story")
 1994 Ready to Wear (performer: - as Björk Gudmundsdottir) / (performer: "Ruby Baby")
 1994 Léon: The Professional (performer: "Venus As A Boy") / (writer: "Venus As A Boy" - as B. Gudmundsdottir)
  Dead at 21 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Pilot Episode (1994) ... (performer: "Human Behaviour") / (writer: "Human Behaviour")
 1994 The Brit Awards 1994 (TV Special) (" (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction")
 1993 The Young Americans ("PLAY DEAD")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(compilation box set) 'Surrounded' (2006) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 21 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Bjork | Bjørk Gudmundsdottir | Björk Gudmundsottir | Gudmundsottir | Björk Guthmundsdóttir | Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"People think that I'm too eccentric, so it's never going to work. I've always loved pop and leftfield music. My record company thought that Debut wasn't going to sell. I said: I don't care. I really have to do this or I'll go insane. You've just got to do what you do. I came from a punk background, so there was no way that I was ever going to compromise with my music. I have this utopian view ... See more »

Trivia:

Wrote the song "Bedtime Story" for Madonna's album Bedtime Stories. Madonna had asked Björk to sing the song with her, but she declined. See more »

Trademark:

Very quirky sense of fashion See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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