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Paul David Hewson, better known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Alison Stewart, and the future members of U2. Bono writes almost all U2 lyrics, frequently using religious, social, and political themes. During U2's early years, Bono's lyrics contributed to their rebellious and spiritual to; as the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences shared with the other members. Outside the band, he has collaborated and recorded with numerous artists, is managing director and a managing partner of Elevation Partners, and has refurbished and owns The Clarence Hotel in Dublin with The Edge. He was granted a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, and, with Bill and Melinda Gates, was named Time Person of the Year in 2005, among other awards and nominations. On 17 July 2013, the BBC announced that Bono had been made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters).

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May 10, 1960 In Dublin, Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live Message of Love
Latest Project:
Movie Sing 2 2021-12-01
Known For
Poster of Mystify: Michael Hutchence
Poster of Linkin Park and Friends: Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington
Poster of Kygo: Stole the Show
Poster of The Corrs Live from Dublin
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live Message of Love Himself 2023
Movie Sing 2 Clay Calloway (voice) 2021-12-01
Movie The Busk - A Decade of Christmas on Grafton Street Himself 2020-12-22
Movie Salman Rushdie: Death on a Trail Self - Musician (archive footage) 2019-01-08
Movie Mystify: Michael Hutchence Himself 2019-04-28
Movie Pavarotti Himself 2019-06-04
Movie Hansa Studios: By the Wall 1976-90 himself 2018-01-08
Movie U2: eXPERIENCE - Live in Berlin himself 2018-11-13
Movie Quincy Self 2018-09-21
Movie Lost in London Bono (voice) 2017-01-19
Movie Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait Himself 2017-05-05
Movie Eagles of Death Metal - Nos Amis (Our Friends) Himself 2017-01-14
Movie Kygo: Stole the Show Himself 2017-07-26
Movie U2 - Live from Abbey Road 2017-12-26
Movie U2 at The BBC U2 2017-12-19
Movie Linkin Park and Friends: Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington Himself (archive footage) 2017-10-27
Movie Michael Hutchence: The Last Rockstar Himself 2017-10-16
Movie In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America Self 2017-09-24
Movie Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert Self - Performer 2015-12-06
Movie The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities Self 2015-03-13
Movie U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris - Dec. 07, 2015 Himself 2015-12-07
Movie U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris Himself 2015-12-07
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Himself 2014-02-17
Movie Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl - Unraveled Himself 2014-05-19
Movie Miracle Rising: South Africa Himself 2013-02-09
Movie Muscle Shoals Himself 2013-08-16
Movie Who the F**K Is Arthur Fogel himself 2013-03-22
Movie U2: Achtung Baby, the Videos, the Cameos and a Whole Lot of Interference from ZOO-TV 2012-10-01
Movie Anton Corbijn Inside Out Himself 2012-03-22
Movie U2: War - The Ultimate Critical Review himself 2012-12-01
Movie B.B. King: The Life of Riley Self 2012-10-15
Movie U2: Live at Glastonbury 2011 Himself 2011-06-23
Movie U2 - From The Sky Down Himself 2011-10-29
Movie U2 - Live from Moncton 2011 2011-07-30
Movie Hope for Haiti Now Self 2010-01-02
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up 2010-05-25
Movie U2: 360° at the Rose Bowl Vocals 2010-06-04
Movie u2 360 tour - under the rainy belgium sky 2010-09-23
Movie U2360° At the Rose Bowl Vocals 2010-06-03
Movie U2360° Tour: Squaring The Circle 2010-07-05
Movie We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama Self 2009-01-18
Movie Keep on Running: 50 Years of Island Records 2009-06-05
Movie Q: The Man Himself 2009-02-01
Movie U2 Live Tour 360° - Paris 11 et 12 Juillet 2009 Chant 2009-07-10
Movie Brüno Himself - 'Dove of Peace' 2009-07-08
Movie Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me Performer 2009-11-04
Movie Ronnie Drew: September Song 2008-05-01
Movie Pavarotti The Duets Self 2008-05-09
Movie Lord, Save Us from Your Followers Himself (archive footage) 2008-06-13
Movie Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic Himself 2007-05-01
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007-02-22
Movie Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten Himself 2007-05-18
Movie Across the Universe Doctor Robert 2007-09-14
Movie U2: The Joshua Tree (Bonus DVD) Vocals 2007-11-20
Movie U2 3D Himself 2007-05-19
Movie Kylie Minogue: White Diamond Himself 2007-10-13
Movie U2 Phenomenon - The Independent Review Himself 2006-03-14
Movie U2 : Live from Buenos Aires 2006 2006-03-02
Movie U2: Achtung Baby: A Classic Album Under Review 2006-01-01
Movie U2: City of blinding lights - Live in Buenos Aires 2006-03-03
Movie Make Poverty History - Music Concert 2006-12-09
Movie The Art of Football from A to Z Self 2006-05-25
Movie Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man Self 2006-11-24
Movie U2: 18 Videos 2006-11-17
Series Off The Record Unknown 2006-11-24
Movie 20 Years Ago Today - Live Aid Himself 2005-07-13
Movie U2: Vertigo 05 - Live from Milan Bono 2005-07-21
Movie The Work of Director Mark Romanek Himself - Interviewee 2005-09-13
Movie U2: Vertigo 2005 - Live from Chicago Vocals 2005-11-14
Series Iconoclasts Unknown 2005-11-17
Movie Horslips: Return of the Dancehall Sweethearts Himself 2005-11-02
Movie The Work of Director Anton Corbijn 2005-09-13
Series Entourage Bono 2004-07-18
Movie U2 - Live Under the Brooklyn Bridge 2004-11-22
Movie U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb Himself 2004-11-22
Movie U2 and 3 songs 2004-11-19
Movie Bukowski: Born Into This Himself 2003-01-18
Movie U2: An Unforgettable Journey Himself 2003-05-20
Movie The Importance of Being Morrissey Himself 2003-06-08
Movie U2: Go Home - Live from Slane Castle Vocals 2003-11-17
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie The Corrs Live from Dublin Himself 2002-05-12
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie U2: The Best of 1990-2000 Himself 2002-12-02
Movie U2: Elevation 2001 - Live from Boston Vocals & Guitar 2001-06-03
Movie Being Mick 2001-11-22
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes Self 2001-09-21
Movie William Gibson: No Maps for These Territories Himself 2000-01-01
Movie The Million Dollar Hotel Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited) 2000-02-09
Movie U2 - Live from Irving Plaza 2000 2000-12-05
Movie Anton Corbijn: Geen Stil Leven himself 2000-03-30
Series Diary Unknown 2000-02-16
Movie Classic Albums - U2 - The Joshua Tree Himself 1999-02-05
Series TV Total Unknown 1999-03-08
Movie Entropy Himself 1999-11-27
Movie A Tribute To Johnny Cash Performer 1999-06-04
Movie In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story 1999-10-07
Movie The A-Z of Separating People from their Money Himself 1998-10-18
Movie U2: Live from Santiago 1998 1998-02-11
Movie U2: Popmart - Live from Mexico City Himself 1997-12-03
Series Classic Albums Unknown 1997-04-14
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series The History of Rock 'n' Roll Self 1995-03-08
Movie Dancing Barefoot Himself 1995-12-14
Movie Pavarotti & Friends 3 - Together for the Children of Bosnia Himself 1995-09-12
Movie U2: Zoo TV - Live from Sydney 1994-04-17
Movie New Order Story Himself 1993-08-29
Movie Daniel Lanois "Rocky World" 1993-06-06
Series ECHO-Verleihung himself 1992-05-18
Movie U2 - Live from Stockholm 1992 1992-06-11
Movie Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter Himself 1990-12-01
Movie U2: Rattle and Hum Bono 1988-11-04
Movie U2 Live from Paris Himself 1987-07-04
Movie U2: Live from Syracuse 1987 1987-10-09
Movie U2 - Live from Los Angeles 1987 1987-11-18
Movie U2 - Live From The Hippodrome Paris Chanteur 1987-07-12
Movie U2 & The Police: A Conspiracy of Hope 1986-06-15
Movie Live Aid Self 1985-07-13
Movie U2: A Fire in Dortmund 1984-11-21
Movie U2: The Unforgettable Fire Collection Bono 1984-10-01
Movie U2: Under a Blood Red Sky - Live at Red Rocks Self - Vocals 1983-06-05
Series Saturday Night Live Himself 1975-10-11
Series Bambi Awards himself 1948-01-01