Jun. 20th, 1949
Tuskegee, Alabama, USA
Lionel Richie's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1996 - The Preacher's Wife
1991 - Madonna: Truth or Dare
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Adviser
Himself - Special Guest
Himself - Guest
Himself - Musical Guest
- With 'Michael Jackson (I)' (qv), co-wrote the song "We Are the World" and was one of its performers.
- Longtime friend of radio personality 'Tom Joyner (II)' (qv).
- A member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- 20 June 2003: Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Graduated from Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.
- Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994.
- Has a son, Myles Brockman Richie (born on May 27, 1994), and a daughter, Sophia Richie (born August 26, 1998), with his second wife Diana.
- Seriously considered becoming an Episcopalian Priest before turning to music.