Name: Stefani Joanne Germanotta
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Hometown: New York, New York
Before They Were Stars: Raised by Roman Catholic parents Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga started playing piano and writing songs from early childhood. It was during a year off from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts that Gaga formed the Stefani Germanotta Band, which would lead to her first record deal.
Where Are They Now: Lady Gagaâ€™s 2008 debut album The Fame put her on the map with singles “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” and “Paparazzi.” She has since followed up with 2009′s The Fame Monster and 2011â€™s Born This Way. When sheâ€™s not touring, hatching from eggs, or designing her next edible frock, Gaga is an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights and social equality.
Snakkle Snippet: Gaga’s high school nickname was Big Boobs McGee.
Snakkle Buy: Download Gaga’s latest album, Born This Way.