May. 13th, 1950
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
6' 0 1/2"
Stevie Wonder's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2002 - Standing in the Shadows of Motown
1972 - Cocksucker Blues
1964 - Bikini Beach
1964 - Muscle Beach Party
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Interviewee
Himself - Special Guest
- Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
- Became the very first blind recipient of an Academy Award when his composition "I Just Called to Say I Love You" won Best Original Song from _The Woman in Red (1984)_ (qv) soundtrack.
- He has 7 children. The last of these, Mandla Kadjaly Carl Stevland Morris, was born May 13, 2005. He was born on his 55th birthday and is his and Kai's first child. Mandla means "Powerful/Defiant" in Zulu. Kadjaly is Swahili for "Born from God"
- In his acceptance speech for the Oscar for Best Song in 1984, Wonder dedicated his award to imprisoned civil rights leader 'Nelson Mandela' (qv). The South African government promptly banned Wonder's music from the country.
- Played harmonica on 'Chaka Khan (I)' (qv)'s 1984 hit "I Feel For You"
- Received the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song on February 25, 2009. Selection was announced September 2008.
- Friend 'Dizzy Gillespie' (qv) played the trumpet solo on "Do I Do" from Wonder's "Musiquarium" compilation album (1982).
- In addition to his being blind, he also has loss of smell due to a 1973 car crash in North Carolina from which he also has a scar.