19 Facts About Susanna Hoffs


Susanna Lee Hoffs was born on January 17,1959 and is an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and actress best known as a co-founder of the pop-rock band The Bangles.


Susanna Hoffs started a solo career after The Bangles disbanded in 1989.


Susanna Hoffs released her first solo album, When You're a Boy, in 1991.


Susanna Hoffs later formed the faux British 1960s band Ming Tea with Mike Myers and Matthew Sweet.


Susanna Hoffs was born in Los Angeles, California, to a Jewish family.


Susanna Hoffs's mother played Beatles music for Hoffs when she was a child, and she began playing the guitar in her teens.


Susanna Hoffs attended Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, graduating in 1976.

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In 1980, Susanna Hoffs graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor's degree in art.


In 1986, Susanna Hoffs co-wrote "I Need a Disguise" for the album Belinda for Belinda Carlisle, from the all-girl group The Go-Go's.


In 1987, Susanna Hoffs starred in the film The Allnighter, which was directed by her mother Tamar Simon Susanna Hoffs, and featured Joan Cusack and Pam Grier.


Susanna Hoffs released her first post-Bangles solo album, When You're a Boy, in 1991.


Susanna Hoffs began sessions in 2000 for another solo album that went unreleased, although a few of the songs, such as "Something That You Said" and "November Sun," would surface on a subsequent post-reunion Bangles album and on her eventual next solo release in 2012.


Susanna Hoffs recorded a cover of the Oingo Boingo song "We Close Our Eyes" for the 1992 Buffy The Vampire Slayer soundtrack, as well as the title song for the 1995 film Now and Then.


Susanna Hoffs recorded her cover of "The Look of Love" for the soundtrack of the first Austin Powers movie in 1997, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and a cover of "Alfie" for the soundtrack of the third, Austin Powers in Goldmember.


Susanna Hoffs self-released her third solo album of new material, Someday, on her own Baroque Folk Label on July 17,2012.


In 2016, Susanna Hoffs contributed vocals to "One Voice," the end credits song for the film A Dog Named Gucci, a track featuring the talents of Norah Jones, Aimee Mann, Lydia Loveless, Neko Case, Brian May and Kathryn Calder.


Mike Myers, singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet, and Susanna Hoffs formed the faux British 1960s band Ming Tea after Myers' Saturday Night Live stint in the early 1990s.


In 2005, Susanna Hoffs teamed with Sweet to record several cover versions of classic rock songs from the 1960s, fifteen of which appeared on their album Under the Covers, Vol.


Sweet and Susanna Hoffs released a followup album, Under the Covers, Vol.