Joan Jett Biography

Joan Jett is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer, and actress. Jett is best known for her work as the frontwoman of her band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

She earlier founded and performed with the Runaways, which recorded and released the hit song “Cherry Bomb”

Born on September 22, 1958 (age 63 years), Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States, Joan  is the oldest of three children.

Her father was an insurance salesman and her mother was a secretary. Her family was Protestant, attended church, and went to Sunday school, but were not strict in their religious beliefs.

Career History

Awards and honors

  • Long Island Music Hall of Fame (Class of 2006).
  • Rolling Stone 100 greatest guitarists of all time (No. 87).
  • Gibson manufactured a signature model of her Melody Maker, a white double cutaway with a zebra humbucker and “kill” toggle switch.
  • 2012 Nanci Alexander Activist Award for her work on behalf of animal welfare.
  • 2013 named and awarded West Hollywood’s Rock Legend.
  • 2014 AP Icon Award
  • 2014 Golden God Award
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (Class of 2015)


  • Joan Jett (1980); re-released as Bad Reputation (1981)
  • The Hit List (1990)
with The Blackhearts
  • I Love Rock ‘n Roll (1981)
  • Album (1983)
  • Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth (1984)
  • Good Music (1986)
  • Up Your Alley (1988)
  • Notorious (1991)
  • Pure and Simple (1994)
  • Naked (2004)
  • Sinner (2006)
  • Unvarnished (2013)


Year Film Role Notes
1978 Rock ‘N Roll Sports Classic Herself
1981 Urgh! A Music War Herself
1983 Top ’82 Herself
1987 Light of Day Patti Rasnick
1992 Highlander: The Series Felicia Martins TV episode: “Free Fall”
1997 Ellen Herself Episode: “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah”
1998 Boogie Boy “Jerk”
2000 Walker, Texas Ranger Dierdre Harris Episode: “Wedding Bells: Part 1”
2001 By Hook or by Crook News Interviewee
2003 The Sweet Life Sherry
2004 Godly Boyish The Narrator Voice
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Sylvia Rhodes Episode: “Reunion”
2008 Repo! The Genetic Opera Guitar Player
2008 Lock and Roll Forever Charlotte Superstar
2009 Endless Bummer Del
2010 Multiple Sarcasms Herself
2013 National Lampoon Presents: Surf Party Del
2014 Big Driver Betsy Neal
2015 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Herself Episode: “Lust for Life”
2016 The Muppets Herself Episode: “A Tail of Two Piggies”
2016 Ordinary World Herself Cameo
2018 Steven Universe Sunshine Justice Episode: “The Big Show”
2018 Bad Reputation Herself documentary
2019 NBC Sunday Night Football Herself Theme Song Performer with Carrie Underwood 2019 NFL season
2019 CMA Music Festival Herself with Carrie Underwood TV Special
2020 Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Camille (voice) Episode: “Cactus Town”

What Ethnicity is Joan Jett

Joan Jett’s ethnicity is Caucasian.  A  Caucasian race is a white-skinned; of European origin.


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