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Björk, born November 21, 1965, is an Icelandic Polar Music Prize-winning singer-songwriter, occasional actress, music composer and music producer, whose solo work includes seven solo albums and two original film soundtracks. Björk's intermittent acting career began in 1990, when she appeared in The Juniper Tree, a tale of witchcraft based on the Brothers Grimm story of the same name. Björk played the role of Margit, a girl whose mother has been killed for practicing witchcraft. Björk also had an uncredited role in 1994's Prêt-à-Porter. In 1999, Björk was asked to write and produce the musical score for the film Dancer in the Dark, a musical drama about an immigrant named Selma who is struggling to pay for an operation to prevent her son from going blind. Director Lars von Trier eventually asked her to consider playing the role of Selma, convincing her that the only true way to capture the character of Selma was to have the composer of the music play the character

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Björk

Born 1965-11-21 (54 years ago) in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Height 163 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Satellite Award for Best Original Song (I've Seen It All) 5th Golden Satellite Awards 2001 I've Seen It All
European Film Audience Award for Best Actress (Dancer in the Dark) European Film Awards 2000 2000 Dancer in the dark
European Film Award for Best Actress (Dancer in the Dark) European Film Awards 2000 2000 Dancer in the dark
Cannes Best Actress Award (Dancer in the Dark) 2000 Dancer in the dark
MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video (All Is Full Of Love) 2000 MTV Video Music Awards 2000 All Is Full Of Love
MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects (All Is Full Of Love) 2000 MTV Video Music Awards 2000 All Is Full Of Love
MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction (Bachelorette) 1998 MTV Video Music Awards 1998 Möhippan
Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist 1998 BRIT Awards 1998
Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist 1996 BRIT Awards 1996
MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography (It's Oh So Quiet) 1996 MTV Video Music Awards 1996 It's Oh So Quiet
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album (Volta) 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 Volta
Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album (Medúlla) 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 The Medúlla Videos
Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (Oceania) 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 Oceania
Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album (Vespertine) 44th Annual Grammy Awards 2001 Vespertine
Satellite Award for Best Original Song (I've Seen It All) 5th Golden Satellite Awards 2001 I've Seen It All
Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama (Dancer in the Dark) 5th Golden Satellite Awards 2001 Dancer in the dark
MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video (All Is Full Of Love) 2000 MTV Video Music Awards 2000 All Is Full Of Love
Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Overture) 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 Overture
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama (Dancer in the Dark) 58th Golden Globe Awards 2000 Dancer in the dark
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (I've Seen It All) 58th Golden Globe Awards 2000 I've Seen It All
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Þór Eldon(Gifta: 1986–1987) 1986 1987 Gifta
Matthew Barney(Sambo) Sambo
Children

Sindri Eldon Þórsson, Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney

Parents

Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir, Guðmundur Gunnarsson

Sibling

Inga Hrönn Guðmundsdóttir

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Björk, born November 21, 1965, is an Icelandic Polar Music Prize-winning singer-songwriter, occasional actress, music composer and music producer, whose solo work includes seven solo albums and two original film soundtracks. Björk's intermittent acting career began in 1990, when she appeared in The Juniper Tree, a tale of witchcraft based on the Brothers Grimm story of the same name. Björk played the role of Margit, a girl whose mother has been killed for practicing witchcraft. Björk also had an uncredited role in 1994's Prêt-à-Porter. In 1999, Björk was asked to write and produce the musical score for the film Dancer in the Dark, a musical drama about an immigrant named Selma who is struggling to pay for an operation to prevent her son from going blind. Director Lars von Trier eventually asked her to consider playing the role of Selma, convincing her that the only true way to capture the character of Selma was to have the composer of the music play the character. Eventually, she accepted. Filming began in early 1999, and the film debuted in 2000 at the 53rd Cannes Film Festival. The film received the Palme d'Or, and Björk received the Best Actress Award for her role. It was reported that the shoot was so physically and emotionally tiring that she swore off acting ever again. Björk later stated that she always wanted to do one musical in her life, and this was the one. The soundtrack Björk created for the film was released with the title Selmasongs. The album features a duet with Thom Yorke of Radiohead titled "I've Seen It All", which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song and was performed at the 2001 Oscars. She was invited to record "Gollum's Song" for the film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers but declined the invitation, as she was then pregnant. Björk also appeared in the 2005 documentary Screaming Masterpiece, which delves into the Icelandic music scene. The movie features archive footage of The Sugarcubes and Tappi Tíkarrass, and an ongoing conversation with Björk herself. Her partner Matthew Barney is a contemporary artist based in New York. Björk collaborated with him on the experimental art film Drawing Restraint 9, a dialogueless exploration of Japanese culture. Björk and Barney both appear in the film. The film was released in 2005. She is also responsible for the film's soundtrack, her second after Selmasongs. Director and previous collaborator Michel Gondry asked Björk to star in his film The Science of Sleep, but she declined. In 2010, she collaborated with SHOWstudio and founder Nick Knight by providing music for an Alexander McQueen tribute.

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