Joan Jett is one of the most iconic figures in the music industry who is best known for her work as the frontwoman of her band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. She was always passionate about rock and roll was number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks in 1982. She has released many successful albums, including her most recent Changeup (2022).
She is also popular for appearing in movies Rock ‘N Roll Sports Classic, Urgh! A Music Warm, Top ’82, Light of Day, Highlander: The Series, Ellen, Boogie Boy, Walker, Texas Ranger, Repo! The Genetic Opera, National Lampoon Presents: Surf Party, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, CMA Music Festival, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts and many more.
Joan Jett Age | How Tall Is She?
Joan Marie Larkin was born on September 22, 1958 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, U.S. She is 64 years old, as of 2023. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall or 1.64 m or 164 cm. Her body weight is 61 Kg or 134 lbs.
Who Are Joan Jett Parents | Early Life
Joan Jett’s father name is James who was an insurance salesman and her mother worked as a secretary and mother named Dorothy. Her parents divorced and she changed her name to Joan Jett, because she thought it had more of a rock-star sound than her birth name. She belongs to mixed ethnicity. She was born in Larkin at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. As the oldest of three children, she carries a lot of responsibilities. Despite her family’s Protestant beliefs, she attended Sunday school and church.
As per her education, she attended Wheaton High School. At the age of 13, Jett was given her first guitar by a family friend.
She took some guitar lessons but soon quit because the instructor kept trying to teach her folk songs. Her family then moved to West Covina, California, in Los Angeles County, providing Jett the opportunity to pursue her musical interests.
|Real Name||Joan Marie Larkin|
|Nick Name||Joan Jett|
|Age||64 years old, as of 2023|
|Birthday||September 22, 1958|
|Height (approx.)||In Feet: 5′ 4″|
In Meters: 1.64 m
In Centimetres: 164 cm
|Weight (approx.)||In Kilograms- 61 kg|
In Pounds- 134 lbs
|Body Measurements||36B-28-38 inches|
|Shoe Size||7 (US)|
|Family Members||Father: James|
Mother: Dorothy Larkin
|Educational Qualifications||Randolph Junior High|
Wheaton High School
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
Joan Jett Career
- Joan Jett became a founding member of the Runaways, at the age of 16.
- In 1987, she made her acting debut.
- She was a guest star in “Free Fall”, in 1992.
- She appeared on the sitcom Ellen, in 1997.
- She appeared in the Broadway production of The Rocky Horror Show, in 2000.
- She appeared in the film By Hook or by Crook in the role of News Interviewee, in the same year as well.
- She hosted a showcase of new film and video shorts from 2000 to 2003.
- She made a cameo appearance in Darren Lynn Bousman’s rock opera/file Repo! The Genetic Opera, in 2008.
- Since 1980s, she has been a vegetarian.
- She has been awarded with several awards including Long Island Music Hall of Fame (Class of 2006), Rolling Stone 100 greatest guitarists of all time (No. 87), 2012 Nanci Alexander Activist Award for her work on behalf of animal welfare and many more.