Beyoncé Knowles

  • Early Life

    Early Life
    I, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born in Houston, Texas on September 4, 1981. In 1990, I started Elementary School at St. Mary's Elementary School. Here I took ballet and jazz dance classes.
  • Young Adulthood

    Young Adulthood
    In 1997, Whitney Houston signed Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, and I to a record label. We called ourselves Destiny's Child, Not too long after, we recorded our first single "No, No, No"
  • Adulthood

    In 2002 I recorded my first single "Work It Out" for my first move Austin Powers where I played Foxxy Cleopatra. In 2003 I released my first album "Dangerously In Love" which later in 2003, won 5 Grammy awards. Later that year, I performed "Crazy In Love" with Sean Paul and my boyfriend of the time, Jay-Z. Also in 2003, I shot my second film "Fighting Temptations" where I played Lilly. In 2005 I starred in "The Pink Panther" with Steve Martain and played Xaina.
  • Adulthood

    In 2006 I starred in "Dreamgirls" as Deena Jones with Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson. I also released my album B'Day in 2006. Two years later I married my boyfriend of 6 years, Jay-Z on April 4, 2008. Also in 2008 I performed in the movie "Cadillac Records" as Etta James. Later in 2008, I released a CD with my alter ego Sasha Fierce called "I am...Sasha Fierce" which includes the song "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" with a famous dance to go along with it.
  • Adulthood

    In 2009 I got to star in the movie "Obsessed" It was my first mysterious and violent movie! Later on in 2012 I released my album "4". January 7, 2012 is the day I brang Blue Ivy Carter into the world. Some people wonder why I named her Blue Ivy. My husband Jay-Z has named three of his album's "Blueprint" so that is where "Blue" comes from. Ivy comes from the roman numeral IV meaning 4. Both my & my husband's birthday is on the fourth day of September & December and we were married on 4/4.
  • Educational Background

    Educational Background
    I started out in Parker Elementary School. But then when I went to St. Mary's Elementary School I really started to begin my love for the arts. I took jazz and tap dance classes there. I then went onto high school at Alief Elsik High School and then onto High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. By that time I had already started Destiny's Child so I couldn't attend college. But ever since, I haven't been out of work so I haven't needed to go to college!
  • Family Life

    Family Life
    My parents, Matthew and Celestine Ann, have always been very supportive of me. Along with them, by baby sister Solange has always been there for me through thick & thin. My husband Jay-Z is also and has always been one of my number one fans. I love my family and I don't know where I'd be without them.