Cyndi Lauper, born Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper Thornton is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist.
Cyndi Lauper age
She is 69 years old, having been born on June 22, 1953.
Cyndi Lauper bio
Lauper was born into a Catholic family in Brooklyn, New York City. Fred, her father, was of Swiss and German ancestry. Catrine (née Gallo) (1930–2022), her mother, was of Italian ancestry (from Sicily).
Fred, her younger brother (sometimes known as Butch), and Ellen, her older sister, are Lauper’s siblings. When Lauper was five years old, her parents separated her. Her mother got remarried and got divorced twice.
Lauper grew up in Queens’ Ozone Park district and was a fan of The Beatles and Judy Garland as a youngster. She started singing and playing the acoustic guitar her sister gave her when she was 12 years old.
In addition to wearing unusual clothing and a variety of hair colors, Lauper adopted a friend’s suggestion to spell her name “Cyndi” rather than “Cindy.” Because of her unusual sense of style, her peers bullied and stoned her.
While attending Richmond Hill High School, Lauper was expelled, although later receiving her GED. She left home at the age of 17, planning to pursue an art career, in order to avoid her controlling stepfather.
She traveled to Canada, where she spent two weeks searching for herself in the woods with her dog Sparkle. She finally made her way to Vermont, where she attended Johnson State College for art programs and supported herself by taking on odd jobs.
2019 saw Lauper deliver the commencement speech at Johnson State, formerly known as Northern Vermont University-Johnson. She received the honorary doctor of letters degree from NVU at this occasion.
Cyndi Lauper husband
Lauper has been married to actor David Thornton since 1991. They have one son, born on November 19, 1997.
Who is David Thornton
David Thornton is an American actor. He has appeared in John Q, Home Alone 3 as Earl Unger, Law & Order, The Notebook, and The Other Woman, among other roles.