Joan Jett, an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer, and occasional actress is best known as the frontwoman of her band, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. 59-year-old Jett is also famed for her appearance in the movies like Urgh!, A Music War, Top '82, Godly Boyish and many others.
Joan Jett also nicknamed as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll was born as Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1958, in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States. Her father sold insurance and her mother was a secretary. She is of American nationality and white ethnicity.
The eldest of 3 children, Joan Jett at the age of 9, moved to Rockville, Maryland with her parents and joined Randolph Junior High and later Wheaton High School. She was interested in music since her childhood days; she was just 14 when she got her first guitar.
After she moved to West Covina, California, she became more active in music. To accomplish her musical dreams, she formed an American all-female rock band The Runaways in the early 1970s with Sandy West, Jackie Fox, Lita Ford, and Cherie Currie. There she served as a lead vocalist.
Their debut album The Runaways was released on 1st of July 1976. Next year, they released two albums titled Queens of Noise and Waitin' for the Night. This band got disbanded in 1979.
After The Runaways got disbanded, she began pursuing her solo career in England and her debut solo album titled Bad Reputation was released on May 17, 1980. Later, she became the vocalist for her another band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.
In 2015, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Grammy Award Nominee for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1989, has her 3 albums that have been certified Platinum or Gold.
Joan is active in her career since 1975 and her professional career has earned her a lot. As of 2018, her net worth is estimated to be around $7 million, while her annual salary is estimated at $0.4 million.
Regarding her personal life, Joan is not reported to be married and neither information on her children is revealed. But she did have numerous past affairs. Reportedly, Joan dated Stephanie Adams (2003), Chuck Zito (2001), Pleasant Gehman (1977), Lisa Curland and Kira Roessler.
The 5ft 5 inches tall rock singer, Joan is active on Instagram and Twitter, where she has over 226K followers and 225K followers respectively.