Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
Celebrated Name: Melissa Etheridge
Real Name/Full Name: Melissa Lou Etheridge
Gender: Female
Age: 63 years old
Birth Date: 29 May 1961
Birth Place: Leavenworth, Kansas
Nationality: American
Height: 1.57 m
Weight: 59 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Linda Wallem (m. 2014), Tammy Lynn Michaels (m. 2003–2010)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Bailey Jean Cypher, Johnnie Rose Etheridge, Miller Steven Etheridge)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Melissa Etheridge Lesbian? Yes
Profession: Actress
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $30 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Melissa is a renowned rock singer as well as a songwriter, a guitarist as well as an activist from America. During the 1990s, she was one of the most successful female rock star o her age. Since starting her career, she had made sales to the tune of 25 million records. Her main success was in 1988, after releasing her self-titled album Melissa Etheridge. Furthermore, she has released hit songs like I’m the only one as well as Come to my Window.

Maybe you know about Melissa Etheridge very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Melissa Etheridge’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Mellissa was born as Melissa Lou Etheridge on the 29th of May 1961 at Leavenworth, Kansas. Her father and mother were John Etheridge and Elizabeth Williamson. She was born together with her elder sister, whom she grew up together with. Mellissa’s ethnicity is American, whereas her nationality is also American.

Mellissa attended the David Brewer School for her early school and later on joined the Leavenworth High School. During her days at LWS, she was a member of the first “Power and Life” musical/dance group. She later attended Berklee in 1980 in Boston, but she didn’t complete her studies having dropped out in the third semester.

Personal Life

Mellissa has had three marriages so far. Currently, she is married to Linda Wallem after being wedded on the 31st of May in 2014. They love birds got married after having a relationship for two years since 2013. They together live happily with the 56-year-old American writer.

Mellissa’s first marriage was with Lynn Michaels, who she got married to on the 20th of September 2003. However, the couple divorced in 2012. When with Michael, Mellissa had two children, Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven, through the help of a sperm donor on the 17TH OF October 2006.

From 1990, Mellissa was involved in a relationship with Julie Cypher, and together they had two children, Bailey Jean Cypher and Beckett Cypher through the sperm donor David Crosby. The two separated in 2000 as they were not happy together.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 29 May 1961, Melissa Etheridge is 63 years old as of today’s date 19th July 2024. Her height is 1.57 m tall, and her weight is 59 kg.


Since her early years, Mellissa has been fascinated by music. She started playing the guitar at eight, whereas throughout all her teenage she played in all-men country music groups. At 18 years old, Mellissa attended the Berklee College of Music to further her career, but she did not finish schooling as she moved out to pursue her career in music in Los Angeles.

Mellissa started working in bars like the Vermie’s in Pasadena, CA. She also worked at lesbian bars in LA when she was discovered by Chris Blackwell, the chief of Island Records. She then received a deal to write songs for movies like Weeds in 1986. Later on, Mellissa released several albums such as “Yes I Am,” “Lucky,” “Your Little Secret,” “4th Street Feeling,” among many others.

Her album “Yes I Am” garnered a lot of recognition in 1993 after it spent about 138 weeks on Billboard 200 charts, whereas the hits in those times were “Came to my Window” as well as “I’m the Only One.”

Later on in October 1999, Mellissa’s album “Breakdown” peaked at position 12 on the Billboard charts in addition to spending over 18 weeks on the charts. Further on, it led to her nomination for a Grammy Award for the Best Rock Album.

Besides, Mellissa has also made a lifetime documentary of her own life

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 that led to surgery and chemotherapy. In addition, she performed at the 2005 Grammy Awards with a bald due to chemotherapy.

Awards & Achievements

Mellissa has been a recipient of many awards as well as nomination due to her prowess, and through her different albums, she has released. As such, this has put her among the top musicians there are. Her awards include:

  • 1994, Grammy winner for The Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
  • 2006, Oscar Winner for The Best Achievement in Music (Original Song)
  • 2007, Critics’ Choice Awards for The Best Song: Nominee
  • 1992, Grammy winner for The Best Female Rock Vocal Performance

Net Worth & Salary of Melissa Etheridge in 2024

Melissa Etheridge Net Worth
Melissa Etheridge Net Worth

Through hard work and determination, Mellissa has been able to amass an estimated net worth of about $30 million as of July 2024. She has worked her way up the ladder to dine with the kings. Her salary is not yet known.

Mellissa’s story is that of from rags to riches. She remains an icon to many who were present in her hit years in addition to being a blessing through her music. Despite her diagnosis with cancer, Mellissa leads a life of one day at a time.


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