|Patti Scialfa Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||July 29, 1953|
Patti Scialfa is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is better known as a longtime member of the E Street Band.
Vivienne Patricia Scialfa
Patti, Red Head
Deal, New Jersey, United States
She graduated from Asbury Park High School in 1971. Scialfa went to New York University for her music degree which she earned after she transferred from the University of Miami‘s jazz conservatory at the Frost School of Music.
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
- Father – Joseph Scialfa (Local Entrepreneur)
- Mother – Patricia (née Morris) Scialfa
- Others – She has half-siblings from her father’s 2nd marriage.
She self-manages herself.
Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Percussions
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Patti Scialfa has dated –
- Bruce Springsteen (1988-Present) – Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen first met at the Stone Pony, a New Jersey bar, back in the early 1980s. Following Springsteen’s divorce from his first wife Julianne Phillips, they started living together and first resided in New Jersey before relocating to New York for a short span of time. The couple moved to Los Angeles to start a family. Scialfa and Springsteen had officially tied the knot on June 8, 1991, after she gave birth to their oldest son, Evan James Springsteen on July 25, 1990. Their 2nd child, daughter Jessica Rae Springsteen was born on December 30, 1991, and their 3rd child, a son named Samuel Ryan Springsteen was born on January 5, 1994. Their family own homes in Rumson, New Jersey, Welling, Florida nearby West Palm Beach, and Los Angeles.
- Tom Cruise – Patti Scialfa and Tom Cruise had a short-term romance back in the early 1980s after she joined the 1984 Born In The USA tour.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Sicilian ancestry on her father’s side.
She often tends to dye her hair ‘light brown’.
Patti Scialfa Facts
- She started writing songs at a young age and first worked professionally as a back-up singer for New Jersey bar bands.
- In 1994, she stated in an interview with Lear’s magazine that she only had little talent for anything but music and that she attended college to fuel her ambitions as a performer while also satisfactorily meeting her parents’ expectations.
- In 2014, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the E Street Band.
- Back in college, she used to submit original materials to other artists in the hopes that these would be recorded. Despite her efforts, none of her songs were recorded.
- After college, she worked as a busker and waitress in Greenwich Village. There, she created a group called Trickster alongside Soozie Tyrell and Lisa Lowell.
- Before fame, Scialfa struggled to make a spot both in the songwriting and recording industry in New York and New Jersey.
- She had a brief role in The Stone Pony’s house band Cats on a Smooth Surface, which later led to a recording work with Southside Johnny and David Johansen.
- She had worked with Keith Richards on his first solo album Talk is Cheap.
- Scialfa’s first 2 albums received four-star reviews from Rolling Stone while the 3rd album received three and a half.
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