Lady Gaga is famous for her beautiful singing voice and crazy music videos, but did you know that she also has an acting career? She first appeared on-screen in an episode of The Sopranos in 2001. From this uncredited role, she rose up the ranks, eventually earning an Oscar! This article showcases some of Gaga’s on-screen appearances, showing just how varied her acting career is.
A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born (2019) is arguably Lady Gaga’s most impressive film role. In this movie, she played Ally, an aspiring singer and songwriter. She is coached by Jack (played by Bradley Cooper) and eventually has a romantic relationship with him, which turned into a real-life romance with Bradley Cooper later on.
This movie was nominated for over 200 awards, winning 93 of them. One of these awards was an Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song). As a fun fact, this movie was produced by Heather Parry, who also produced Gaga’s documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017).
American Horror Story
Lady Gaga had a recurring role as Elizabeth/the witch Scathach in American Horror Story: Hotel, the show’s fifth season. This was her first main role in a television series, which lasted an entire season. Gaga would later reprise her role in one episode of season six, American Horror Story: Roanoke. Gaga earned a Golden Globe for her role on the show.
Muppets Most Wanted
More of a fun side note than an acting accomplishment, Gaga played herself in the comedy Muppets Most Wanted (2014). Some other actors who played themselves in this silly movie include Tony Bennett, Sean Combs, and Salma Hayek.
If you’re a fan of Lady Gaga’s music and want to check out her acting skills, these movies and television shows are a great place to start! Check them out and see how her acting compares with her singing.