Natalie Anne Merchant is an American singer, musician, and songwriter. She has once been involved with an alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981 but she later, left it to begin her solo musical career.
Natalie Merchant's early life
Natalie Merchant was born on born October 26, 1963, in New York City, United States to father Anthony Merchant and mother Ann Merchant in Jamestown, New York.
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Her paternal grandfather, who played the accordion, mandolin, and guitar, immigrated to the United States from Sicily.
Natalie Merchant's career
Merchant began her singing career in 1981. She was the lead singer and primary lyricist for 10,000 Maniacs, joining the band in its infancy. During that time, she was also a student at Jamestown Community College.
They recorded their album Human Conflict Number Five and performed a corresponding Music video at The Hotel Franklin and at Group W Westinghouse studios in 1982. She was the lead vocals a pianist for 10,000 Maniacs for seven studio albums.
In 1993 she officially announced her separation from the band to pursue her solo career.
Additionally, Merchant is also a renowned actress. She has earned wide recognition for her outstanding acting skills.
She has featured in movies like One Final Day, Earthlings, Cheaper by the Dozen, Candida, etc and also portrayed in the television series such as The Tube, Rock & Roll Inaugural Ball, Hard Rock Live, Saturday Night Live, Go Further, The Today Show, The Andrew Marr Show, and many others.
Natalie Merchant's married life
Merchant is a married woman. In 2003, Natalie Merchant married Daniel de la Calle. They have one child together, a daughter named Lucia de la Calle.
However, in an interview in 2012, she hinted that she is now divorced but so far media has not found any record of Merchant's involvement in any kind of extramarital affairs.
Natalie Merchant's net worth
The singer surely earns a good amount of money from her music royalties and tours. Despite her singing career, She also makes the rich amount of money from her acting career. Natalie Merchant' net worth is around $5 million.