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Melanie Chisholm

Melanie Jayne Chisholm, professionally known as Melanie C, is an English singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actress and television personality. She is one of the five members of the Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed Sporty Spice. Chisholm began her solo career in late 1998 by singing with Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams on the worldwide hit "When You're Gone". Melanie was born in Whiston, Merseyside, as the only child in the family. She later moved to Widnes, Cheshire, at a young age. Her parents married on 12 January 1971 and separated in 1978, when young Chisholm was four-and-a-half years old. Her father, Alan Chisholm, worked as a fitter at the Otis Elevator Company. Her mother, Joan O'Neill, worked as a secretary and PA and has been singing in music bands since she was 14. Chisholm was raised at Widnes, Cheshire, where she attended Brookvale Junior School and Fairfield High School. Following school, she studied for a diploma course in dance, singing, drama, and musical theatre at the Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts in Sidcup, Southeast London. During college, she replied to an advert in The Stage by Chris and Bob Herbert, who were looking to form a new girl group, later to become the Spice Girls. She left college just short of completing her three-year course and gained teaching qualifications in tap and modern theatre dance with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

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Jan 12, 1974 In Whiston, Merseyside, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The French Connection 1971-10-09
Latest Project:
Movie Spice Girls: 20 Years of Spice 2016-07-08
Known For
Poster of Melanie C: Sporty's 40 - Live At Shepherds Bush
Poster of Jesus Christ Superstar - Live Arena Tour
Poster of The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
Poster of Spice World
Movie Spice Girls: 20 Years of Spice Herself 2016-07-08
Series Asia's Got Talent Judge 2015-03-12
Movie The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World Herself (archive footage) 2015-06-13
Movie Melanie C: Sporty's 40 - Live At Shepherds Bush Herself 2014-01-11
Series Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Unknown 2014-06-16
Movie Jesus Christ Superstar - Live Arena Tour Mary Magdalane 2012-11-19
Movie London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music Herself 2012-08-12
Movie The Spice Girls Story: Viva Forever! 2012-12-24
Series The Graham Norton Show Herself 2007-02-22
Movie Spice Girls: Giving You Everything Herself 2007-12-31
Movie Melanie C: Live Hits 2006-10-29
Series The Sunday Night Project Unknown 2005-02-04
Series The Paul O'Grady Show Unknown 2004-10-11
Series The Games Unknown 2003-09-01
Series Top of the Pops Saturday Unknown 2003-09-20
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Movie Raw Spice Herself 2001-03-23
Series Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Herself - Performer (Spice Girls) 1999-02-03
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-30
Movie Spice Girls: Girls Talk! Sporty Spice 1998-01-27
Movie Spice Girls In Concert Wild! Herself 1998-01-17
Movie Spice Girls in America: A Tour Story Sporty Spice 1998-08-10
Series CD:UK Unknown 1998-08-29
Movie Spice Girls: Live at Wembley Stadium 1998-11-24
Movie Spice Girls: Back In Britain! Sporty Spice 1998-11-24
Movie Spice Girls: Girl Power! Live in Istanbul Sporty Spice / Herself 1997-10-13
Movie Spice World Melanie C 1997-12-19
Movie Spice Girls: One Hour Of Girl Power! Herself 1997-10-27
Series Soccer AM Unknown 1995-08-12
Series The Frank Skinner Show Unknown 1995-09-10
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series An Audience with... Herself 1978-01-08
Movie The French Connection 1971-10-09