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Biography: JoJo

September 9, 2018
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Real Name: Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque

Occupation: Singer, songwriter, and actress

Date of Birth: December 20, 1990

How Old is JoJo: 27 years

Birthplace: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States

How Tall is JoJo: 5 feet 3 inches

Weight: 56 kg

Nationality: American

Family: Joel Levesque (Father); Diana Blagden (Mother).

Boyfriend: Freddy Adu (2005 – 2006).

 

JoJo Facts:

By the time she was six, JoJo had outgrown performing in her living room and she auditioned for the CBS television program Kids Say the Darndest Things, which was broadcasting on the road from Boston. She wowed the show’s producers, who immediately gave her a spot. The tiny six-year-old faced a packed studio audience and fearlessly belted out an astonishing rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.” The show’s host Bill Cosby was practically speechless and members of the audience gave JoJo a thunderous round of applause. Not long after, the little girl with the powerful voice received a phone call from executives of The Oprah Winfrey Show, asking JoJo to appear on an upcoming episode.

When JoJo released her self-titled debut CD in June 2004, another teen singer-songwriter named Maria Mena hit the music charts with her first U.S. album. Although Mena was Norwegian and five years older than JoJo, the two shared a number of similarities.

Music, however, remained JoJo’s first love, introduced to her by her family and fostered by her mother, Diane. JoJo remains very close to her mother, who is also her manager. “Even though you feel like you can do anything when you’re a teenager,” she told Kidzworld, “you still need your parents.” JoJo remains humble and realistic when it comes to her age and admits that she has a long way to go. As she wisely remarked to Know Your World Extra, “I think that as you grow and your audience grows, you have to change and evolve.”

Aside from singing and acting, JoJo is also a supporter of various charitable organizations such as Boys and Girls Club of America, World Vision, She’s the First, Make A Wish Foundation and others.

 

JoJo Quotes:

“I think we should all come together, and that race and color or social demographics really don’t matter.”

“Everything I listen to is influential in some way.”

“I bite my fingernails. That’s probably not a good thing.”

“You can be young and still have views and opinions.”

“If anyone will listen I will continue to sing.”

 

JoJo Filmography:

Lethal Weapon (2017)

JoJo: FAB (2016)

JoJo: Music (2016)

Clevver Now (2016)

JoJo feat. Wiz Khalifa: Fuck Apologies (2016)

JoJo: Save My Soul (2016)

JoJo: Say Love (2015)

JoJo: When Love Hurts (2015)

JoJo: Right on Time (2015)

Pharrell Williams: Happy (2013)

G.B.F. (2013)

JoJo: Andre (2013)

Massholes (2012)

JoJo: Disaster (2011)

Hawaii Five-0 (2011)

JoJo: In the Dark (2010)

True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet (2008)

JoJo: How to Touch a Girl (2006)

JoJo: Too Little, Too Late (2006)

RV (2006)

Aquamarine (2006)

JoJo: How to Touch a Girl (2005)

JoJo: Not That Kinda Girl (2005)

American Dreams (2004)

JoJo: Baby It’s You (2004)

JoJo: Leave (Get Out) (2004)

The Bernie Mac Show (2002)

Developing Sheldon (2002)

JoJo Discography:

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2016)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2015)

Go Green Generation (2009)

More Than a Game (2008)

Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)

CSI: NY (2006)

The High Road: Bonus DVD (2006)

Shark Tale (2004)

 

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