Andrea Corr life and biography

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Andrea Corr biography

Date of birth : 1974-05-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
Nationality : Irish
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-05-17
Credited as : Musician, songwriter and actress, The Corrs

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Andrea Jane Corr is an Irish musician, songwriter and actress. Corr debuted in 1990 as the lead singer of the Celtic folk rock and pop rock group The Corrs along with her three siblings Caroline, Sharon, and Jim. Aside from singing lead vocals Corr plays the tin whistle and the piano.

Irish singer and actress Andrea Corr was perhaps best known as the lead singer of the Corrs, a Celtic pop group that enjoyed popularity throughout the late '90s and early 2000s. But when the Corrs took a break in 2006 (as several of the members cited a desire to have more time with their respective families), Corr struck out on her own with her first solo effort, Ten Feet High. Executive produced by Bono and released in 2007, the album featured 11 songs written by Corr in addition to Squeeze's "Take Me I'm Yours." The disc found her turning away from the traditional, folky fare of the Corrs and adopting a comparatively edgier dance-pop sound.

Andrea Corr entered the film industry in 1991 with Alan Parker's film, The Commitments where she had a speaking part as Sharon Rabbitte. In 1996, Parker was directing the film version of the rock opera Evita which starred Madonna. He was so keen on having Andrea in the film that he cast her as Juan Peron's mistress. Corr provided the singing voice for Kayley in Warner Brothers' first fully animated film, 1998's The Quest for Camelot.

Corr resumed her acting career in 2003 where she was cast as Anne in The Boys from County Clare. The film was not a commercial success, but she won the Film Discovery Jury Award for Best Actress in the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and was nominated for Best Actress in the IFTA Awards. During the Corrs' hiatus she was featured in the 2005 film The Bridge and the 2006 film Broken Thread. Corr appeared as Christina in the play Dancing at Lughnasa staged at The Old Vic theatre in London from February until May 2009 .

She played the title role in Jane Eyre by Alan Stanford at the Gate Theatre in Dublin which opened on 9 November 2010.

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