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Nellie McKay is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and former stand-up comedian, noted for her critically acclaimed albums, and for her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera.

Nellie McKay was born in London to an English father, writer-director Malcolm McKay, and an American mother, actress Robin Pappas. While growing up, she lived with her mother in Harlem, Olympia, Washington, and rural Pennsylvania, among others. She studied jazz voice at the Manhattan School of Music, but did not graduate. -Wikipedia
Birth Name: Nell Marie McKay
Born: April 13, 1982 (age 42)
From: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Genre(s): Rock, pop, jazz, reggae, rap, funk, disco
Instrument(s): Vocals, piano, ukulele, cello, xylophone, glockenspiel
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, actress
Active From: 2002–present
Did You Know:
• Nellie is an avid supporter of PETA

• She has performed at events for the progressive radio station WBAI, Planned Parenthood, Farm Sanctuary, and the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, among many groups.

• McKay was one of several musicians to write a song in support of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis.

Well, when I was little I used to be advanced for my age--in kindergarten I was reading books for sixth graders.

My mom. She really encouraged me. That's the trouble with education: Unless you have a really supportive parent, you get left behind.

“It was very exciting. The fact that it was a handwritten manuscript makes it unique. Everything else that we have recovered had already been printed. This is a first.”

“It ain't no use to sit and wonder why - they kept the coffee pot, I got the dog. All that matters to me is that I can continue to make irritating music which will baffle and enrage.”

I've only been in the business, like, six months, but already I'm considered "difficult." It's hard living a life where you have to fight for what you want and what you believe.

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