Jewel Kilcher is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and author. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and, as of 2015, she has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Jewel Kilcher Profile Summary
May 23, 1974
Atz Kilcher, Lenedra Carroll
Atz Lee Kilcher, Shane Kilcher
Ty Murray(married in 2008, divorced 2014)
Kase Townes Murray(son)
Singer, Song Writer, Musician, Actress
Jewel was born Jewel Kilcher on May 23, 1974, in Payson, Utah. She was raised in a Mormon household in Anchorage, Alaska, with mother Lenedra, father Attila (also known as “Atz”), older brother Shane, and younger brother Atz Jr.; after Lenedra and Atz divorced in 1981, the family left The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jewel also has a half-brother, Niko, Atz’s son from another relationship. After the divorce, Jewel was raised by Atz in Homer, Alaska, in a house without indoor plumbing, and she would sometimes perform music with her father. He taught her how to yodel, in local taverns and Anchorage hotels.
Jewel attended Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan after earning a partial scholarship, and there, she studied operatic voice and guitar. She moved to San Diego, California, after graduation and lived in her car while performing in coffee shops and bars.
Jewel Kilcher Career
In 1993, Jewel was discovered by Inga Vainshtein while performing at The Inner Change coffee shop in San Diego; Vainshtein contacted Danny Goldberg of Atlantic Records, and he agreed to pay for Jewel to make a demo. Inga became Jewel’s manager, and the album “Pieces of You” was released in 1995; the album, which was certified 12 times platinum in the U.S., is one of the best-selling debuts in music history and includes the hits “Who Will Save Your Soul,” “Foolish Games,” and “You Were Meant for Me.” Jewel followed up her successful debut with 11 more studio albums, including “Spirit” (1998), “Goodbye Alice in Wonderland” (2006), and “Picking Up the Pieces” (2015).
In 1998, Jewel sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXII and published her first book, “A Night Without Armor,” which was a “New York Times” best-seller. The following year, she made her big-screen debut in Ang Lee’s “Ride with the Devil,” and she published a memoir, “Chasing Down the Dawn,” in 2000. In 2007, Jewel signed with Valory Records after Atlantic decided not to renew her contract, and she appeared as herself in the parody film “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.” She released a country album, “Perfectly Clear,” in 2008, and it hit #1 on the “Billboard” Country Album Chart. Jewel was set to compete on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009, but she had to drop out after fracturing both of her tibias. In 2013, she starred as June Carter Cash in the Lifetime movie “Ring of Fire,” and she released another memoir, “Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story,” in 2015. In 2017 and 2018, Jewel produced and starred in the Hallmark Channel’s “Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery,” “Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery,” and “Deadly Deed: A Fixer Upper Mystery.” She has appeared in several television projects, including “7th Heaven” (2007), “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2008), and the “Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe” (2016).
Jewel Kilcher Relationship/Marriage
Kilcher dated actor, Sean Penn in 1995. But the relationship lived for a short time only. On August 7, 2008, Jewel Kilcher got married to pro rodeo cowboy Ty Murray on a beach in the Bahamas. They have a son named Kase who was born in July 2011. They got divorced in 2014 after six years of marriage.
In 2015, the pop star began dating the footballer, Charlie Whitehurst. And the couple was spotted touring Perth together in March 2017.
Jewel Kilcher Net Worth
Jewel Kilcher’s net worth is estimated to be $34.3 million.