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Beyoncé Knowles

Beyoncé Knowles

Birthday: 4 September 1981, Houston, Texas, USA
Birth Name: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles
Height: 169 cm

Beyoncé was born in Houston, Texas. Her father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles (née Celestine Ann Beyincé), designs their glittering costumes. Solange Knowle ...Show more

Beyoncé Knowles
We all have our imperfections. But I'm human and you know, it's important to concentrate on other qu Show more We all have our imperfections. But I'm human and you know, it's important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty. Hide
I don't like to gamble, but if there's one thing I'm willing to bet on, it's myself. I don't like to gamble, but if there's one thing I'm willing to bet on, it's myself.
On Bollywood cinema: I'm a fan of a few Bollywood films. I have seen Devdas (2002) and Lagaan: Once Show more On Bollywood cinema: I'm a fan of a few Bollywood films. I have seen Devdas (2002) and Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), both great films. I loved Devdas (2002) - the actress was amazing! I cried towards the end of the film. Indian films are very colorful. It can be fun to do a film like that at least once. Given a chance, I'd love to do an Indian film. (December 2004) Hide
[on her song "Bootylicious"] I wrote that because, at the time, I'd gained some weight and the press Show more [on her song "Bootylicious"] I wrote that because, at the time, I'd gained some weight and the pressure that people put you under, the pressure to be thin, is unbelievable. I was just 18 and you shouldn't be thinking about that. You should be thinking about building up your character and having fun and the song was just telling everyone just forget what people are saying, you're bootylicious. That's all. It's a celebration of curves and a celebration of women's bodies. Hide
If I weren't performing, I'd be a beauty editor or a therapist. I love creativity, but I also love t Show more If I weren't performing, I'd be a beauty editor or a therapist. I love creativity, but I also love to help others. My mother was a hairstylist, and they listen to everyone's problems - like a beauty therapist! Hide
For me, it's about the way I carry myself and the way I treat other people. My relationship and how Show more For me, it's about the way I carry myself and the way I treat other people. My relationship and how I feel about God and what He does for me, is something deeply personal. It's where I came from, my family, I was brought up in a religious household and that's very important to me. But I understand the mentality of people. I know that people judge others based on certain things. I know how celebrities really are. I've done it too. You meet people - rock stars, rappers, whoever - who you have seen on television and you go into their homes and they are regular people, just like everyone else. Hide
If you live your life with kindness and give other people great energy, that beauty and great energy Show more If you live your life with kindness and give other people great energy, that beauty and great energy come back to you. Hide
[on comparisons to J-Lo] It doesn't annoy me, no, because I respect J-Lo. I like her, I think she's Show more [on comparisons to J-Lo] It doesn't annoy me, no, because I respect J-Lo. I like her, I think she's great. And I know that I'm over a decade younger than her, it's so flattering that I'm so young and people are comparing me to someone who has accomplished so much. But I don't think I'm like anyone else and really, I'd rather not be compared to anyone else. Hide
[When asked about the disbanding of Destiny's Child] Not because one person wants to go solo. Or not Show more [When asked about the disbanding of Destiny's Child] Not because one person wants to go solo. Or not because we don't like each other. Or because we're not selling records anymore. But because it has to end at a certain point. (June 2005) Hide
I discovered after going to music festivals that I am a rock fan. I love the guitars, the phrasing, Show more I discovered after going to music festivals that I am a rock fan. I love the guitars, the phrasing, and the abandon of rock fans. You may be shocked to know that I love Peter Gabriel. His voice is so pure. Listen to In Your Eyes. Hide
[Mike Myers, her costar in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), recalls this rare reminder of her you Show more [Mike Myers, her costar in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), recalls this rare reminder of her youth. "I mentioned that it would be good to mash together "Baby Boy" and "The Ocean", by Led Zeppelin."] Who's Led Zeppelin? Hide
Not everyone is supposed to be the same. Be healthy and take care of yourself - and be happy with th Show more Not everyone is supposed to be the same. Be healthy and take care of yourself - and be happy with the beautiful things that made you. Hide
Who I am on stage is very, very different to who I am in real life. But I don't see that having a se Show more Who I am on stage is very, very different to who I am in real life. But I don't see that having a sexy image when you are on stage means that you don't love God. No one knows what I'm really like from that. I like to walk around with bare feet and I don't like to comb my hair. I'm always so glammed up and so diva on stage and that's what they see. People don't understand that... No one knows my personal relationship with God and it's not up to me to prove that to anyone. Hide
One of the things that kept me out of trouble was doing something creative - creativity can't be jud Show more One of the things that kept me out of trouble was doing something creative - creativity can't be judged. Hide
When I sing a song, I definitely have the image for the video in my mind. I kind of hear the choreog Show more When I sing a song, I definitely have the image for the video in my mind. I kind of hear the choreography that will be in the video, and I can see how I'll look, even before anyone--the record company, the director--has heard the song. Hide
I'm like everyone else. I have days when I look in the mirror and I'm like "Oh my gosh, I wish I cou Show more I'm like everyone else. I have days when I look in the mirror and I'm like "Oh my gosh, I wish I could change this or that." The more you mature, you realize that this imperfections make your more beautiful. Hide
There's plenty of days when I'm like "Oh God, why?". But that's just life. It's every job, not just Show more There's plenty of days when I'm like "Oh God, why?". But that's just life. It's every job, not just mine. Every moment is not perfect. But it's definitely more good times than bad. You can't even compare. And when I'm on stage it feels incredible. There are certain nights that you know you hit that crazy note and you know that spin spinned extra fast. And you look out and people are just into it and you've worked so hard and now it's paying off and you can see why you dedicated your life to this. Hide
On her religious faith and the categorizing of gay society: Well, you know, I grew up going to churc Show more On her religious faith and the categorizing of gay society: Well, you know, I grew up going to church, but I was raised by my uncle who passed away with AIDS a couple of years ago. He was my mother's best friend. And my mother's cousin. He brought me to school every day. He helped me buy my prom dress. He made my clothes with my mother. He was like my nanny. He was my favorite person in the world. And you know, I never really mixed Christianity with how I felt about him. I am about faith and spirituality more so than religion. Doing right by others and not judging. Hide
[on what helps to animate her act] I'm like "Please piss me off before the performance.". [on what helps to animate her act] I'm like "Please piss me off before the performance.".
Beyoncé Knowles's FILMOGRAPHY
All as Actor (32) as Director (1) as Creator (1)
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