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Carnie Wilson Biography
Carnie Wilson is an American singer and television host, She is best known as a member of the pop music group Wilson Phillips.
Carnie Wilson Age
Carnie was born on April 29, 1968 in BeI Air, California, U.S. She is 55 years old as of 2023.
Carnie Wilson Family
Carnie was born on April 29, 1968 in BeI Air, California , US. She is the daughter of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and of his first wife, former singer Marilyn Rovell of The Honeys. Together with her younger sister Weddy Wilson and her childhood friend Chynna Philips they co-founded Wilson Phillips when they were in their teens.
Carnie’s uncles were Dennis Wilson and Carl Wilson. She is also a cousin to Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love, and his brother, former NBA player Stan Love, as well as Stan’s son, Cleveland Cavaliers player Kevin Love.
Carnie Wilson Dad |Carnie Wilson Parents |Wilson Phillips Carnie Wilson
Carnie’s dad is know as Brian Douglas Wilson who was born in June 20, 1942. He is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded the Beach Boys. In 1962 Carnie’s dad after signing with Capitol Records Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group. He has struggled with mental illness in his life for long. Wilson is also known for his unorthodox approaches to pop composition and mastery of recording techniques. Oftenly he is referred to as a “genius” and is widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative and significant songwriters of the late 20th century.
Her mother is known as Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford who was born February 6, 1947. She is an American singer best known as the first wife of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, and as the mother of singers Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips. She founded the Honeys in the 1960s, and after their dissolution in 1969, she founded American Spring with her sister Diane Rovell.
Carnie Wilson Sister | Carnie And Wendy Wilson
Carnie has a sister known as Wendy Wilson who was born October 16, 1969. She is an American singer and television personality and member of the pop singing trio Wilson Phillips. She is well know as the daughter of Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson and his first wife Marilyn, who was a member of girl group The Honeys, and she is the younger sister of Carnie Wilson. Carnie and her sister Weddy they co-founded Wilson Philips.
Carnie Wilson Husband |Carnie Wilson Kids
In 2000 Carnei married musician and music producer Robert Bonfiglio. The couple has two daughters born in 2005 and 2009
Carnie Wilson Weight |Carnie Wilson Weight Loss |Carnie Wilson Weight Loss Surgery |Carnie Wilson Gastric Bypass
Carnie has been fighting with obesity in her life time. She reached a lifetime weight peak of almost 300 pounds (140 kg) during her Wilson Phillips fame . She was ridiculed for her weight by comedians. She tried dieting but it was unsuccessful she just lost some weight only to regain it later. She underwent gastric bypass surgery in August 1999 , which she felt was a life-saving decision. This procedure was broadcast live on the Internet. As a result, Carnie went from a size 28 to a size 6 and lost 150 pounds. Wilson posed nude for Playboy in 2003 .
To publicize her satisfaction with the procedure carnie later toured TV talk shows, and hosted her own infomercial . Despite that , she eventually gained back some weight, and ended up as a contestant on the fourth season of VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club in 2006. During the course of the show, Wilson lost 22 pounds, which she eventually gained back. Wilson was widely ridiculed for her weight gain in May 2008, and vowed to get back in Playboy shape, and hopefully pose nude for them again.
Wilson reported that she had received lap-band surgery earlier that year in March 2012 .
Carnie Wilson Songs |Carnie Wilson Music
- Hey Santa!
- Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!
- Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
- Winter Wonderland
- The Little Drummer Boy
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- Jingle Bell Rock
- Silver Bells
- Christmas Medley: We Three Kings of Orient Are / Silent Night / The First Noel
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
- Merry Christmas Darling
- Sleigh Ride
- Silent Night
- Jingle Bells
- I’ll Be Home For Christmas
- Warm Lovin’ Christmastime
- Blue Christmas
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- White Christmas
- Santa Baby
- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
- The Christmas Song
Carnie Wilson Net Worth
Carnie is an American singer and television host who has a net worth of $24 million.
Carnie Wilson Celebrity Apprentice
Carnie attended the press junket For NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows on Jan 28, 2016 in Santa Monica, Calif.
Carnie Wilson Band
The name of the band is Wilson Phillips. It is an American vocal group consisting of Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson, and Chynna Phillips, the daughters, respectively, of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and of John and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas.
Their 1990 eponymous debut album sold over 10 million copies worldwide and placed three number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, making the trio the best-selling female group at the time. The group won the Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year for “Hold On,” in 1990 and in addition was nominated for five Grammy Awards and two American Music Awards.
Carnie Wilson Singer
Carnie co-founded Wilson Phillips with her younger sister Wendy and childhood friend Chynna Phillips when they were in their teens. Carnie together with her team they released two albums, Wilson Phillips and Shadows and Light, which between them sold 12 million copies. The group also charted three No. 1 singles and six top 20 hits in the United States before disbanding in 1993.
Carnie and Wendy Wilson they continued recording together, releasing the Christmas album Hey Santa! in 1993. Their father joined them for a critically successful (yet commercially unsuccessful) 1997 album, The Wilsons. Carnie also sang “Our Time Has Come” with James Ingram for the 1997 animated film Cats Don’t Dance.
Carnie attempted to launch a solo music career with the album For the First Time in 2003 . The album featured a remake of the Olivia DiNucci-penned Samantha Mumba ballad “Don’t Need You To (Tell Me I’m Pretty),” retitled “I Don’t Need You To,” as its first single. However, the single failed to gain interest and the album was ultimately shelved when Carnie regrouped with Wendy and Chynna as Wilson Phillips in 2004.
After they reunited , the band released a third album, named California, which appeared on Sony Music’s record label. The album featured cover songs primarily from the 1960s and 1970s, and specifically highlights the musical glory days of their parents’ California-based musical groups: The Mamas & the Papas and the Beach Boys.
In 2006, Carnie released an album of lullabies, A Mother’s Gift: Lullabies from the Heart, created shortly after the birth of her daughter, Lola. She released her second solo effort in October 2007, a Christmas album entitled Christmas with Carnie featuring a song written by her husband; “Warm Lovin’ Christmastime”.
Carnie Wilson Talk Show
Carnie hosted her own short-lived syndicated television talk show Carnie! From 1995–1996. The series was launched during the mid-1990s wave of popularity in “tabloid” talk shows, which followed the sudden successes of Ricki Lake and Jerry Springer. Former Cosmopolitan Magazine Bachelor-of-the-Month Chris Greeley was a guest on the television pilot. Carnie found the experience a disappointment and a source of professional and personal frustration.
Carnie later guest-starred on episodes of That 70s Show in 2001 and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch before joining the fourth season (see below) of VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club in 2006.
She has also been a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight and hosted a special on E! entitled 101 Celebrity Slimdowns in 2006. In January 2008 she became a cast member of the CMT series Gone Country. She was a cast member of the VH1 series Celebracadabra in April 2008. She starred in a new show called Outsider’s Inn in July 2008.
She hosted GSN’s new edition of The Newlywed Game, which premiered April 6, 2009, until late 2010 when she was replaced by Sherri Shepherd.
Additionally, a reality show starring Wilson, Carnie Wilson: Unstapled, started airing on Game Show Network on January 14, 2010. Carnie became a judge on the ABC show Karaoke Battle USA in August 2011 .
Wilson appeared on ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap on January 2, 2012 , trading places with actress Tracey Gold for a week.
Carnie along with her sister Wendy Wilson and childhood best friend Chynna Phillips in the spring of 2012 starred in their own reality show on the TV Guide Network about the rebirth of her band Wilson Phillips. The show was named as Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On, logged the journey of the girls getting back together to reform Wilson Phillips on the road, in the studio and at home as working mothers. In November 2011 a pilot episode aired; seven additional episodes aired in April and May 2012.
Carnei starred in the Chopped: All Stars: Celebrities episode and got second.
In 2013, Carnie became a member of “Team Rachael” on the second season of Food Network’s Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. She came in second place to Dean McDermott and won $10,000 for her charity, an Autism research foundation.
She also frequently fills in as a guest host on CBS’s The Talk. It is rumored that she is in the top of the line as a replacement host if one of the current hosts were to depart.
She played herself as an auto insurance claimant on a Progressive Insurance TV commercial. It was announced on January 28, 2016 that she is going to be a contestant on The New Celebrity Apprentice (also known as The Apprentice 15 and Celebrity Apprentice 8). On January 2, 2017, Wilson was the second contestant fired, finishing in 15th place, earning no money for her charity, The Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America.
Wilson Phillips reunited and performed on ABC’s Greatest Hits in July 2016. Wilson made a guest appearance on the reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in February 2017.