Lady Gaga Facts: Birthdate, Networth, & Much More

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Last updated on August 3rd, 2023 at 08:28 am

Singer, songwriter, and actress Lady Gaga has come a long way since she burst onto the music scene in 2008 with her number one smash hit album The Fame.

And while most of us are aware of the broad strokes of her career, here are some Lady Gaga facts that not even her ‘Little Monsters’ will have heard about.

Who is Lady Gaga?

Though currently better known by her pseudonym, Lady Gaga’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, born to upper-middle-class Italian parents in Yonkers, New York City.

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How Did Lady Gaga Get Her Name?

Her stage name Lady Gaga stemmed from her former producer, Rob Fusari, calling her Gaga, a reference to Queen’s track Radio Gaga. It seems the name stuck!

Is Lady Gaga a Man?

As far as we know, Lady Gaga was born female and identifies as a woman. But you should never assume anyone’s gender in the current day and age. 

Is Lady Gaga Gay?

Lady Gaga identifies as bisexual and has been very open about this since the beginning of her career. She has mostly dated men since she has become famous though.

Lady Gaga Birthdate

Lady Gaga was born on March 28th, 1986, making the singer an Aries. 

How Tall is Lady Gaga?

As for Lady Gaga’s height and weight, without her towering heels, she clocks in at 5’1 and weighs around 53kg – a pint-sized powerhouse!

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How Old is Lady Gaga?

Lady Gaga was born in 1986, making her 35, about to turn 36-years-old as of February 10th, 2022. 

Lady Gaga’s Net Worth

As an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and performer perhaps it’s no surprise Lady Gaga is currently worth an incredible $320 million. Not bad for a 36-year-old.

When Did Lady Gaga Become Famous?

Lady Gaga’s passion for music started early.

At the age of four, she began to learn to play the piano by ear and her mother insisted she sit at the piano for an hour a day, whether she was playing or not. It wasn’t long before she wrote her first song as a child, “Dollar Bills,” on a roll of Mickey Mouse staff paper.

Her real rise to fame, however, was in 2008 when she released her first hit single “Just Dance.”

Lady Gaga Has Famous High School Friends 

From age eleven Lady Gaga attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private all-girls catholic school in Manhattan. Fewer people know she graduated at the same time as reality TV stars Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.

She also spent many of her high school years performing in school plays and singing in talent shows. She’s clearly never been shy!

Who is Lady Gaga Married to?

The pop sensation currently is not married, but don’t get too excited because she isn’t exactly single either. Lady Gaga has been known to date many famous men, including Bradley Cooper. 

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Who is Lady Gaga Dating?

Lady Gaga is currently dating investor and entrepreneur Michael Polansky, a Harvard graduate with links to the foundation of big tech companies like Facebook and Napster.

She’s had an eclectic love life though, being formerly linked to silver-haired Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney, audio engineer Daniel Horton, and designer Matt ‘Dada’ Williams.

Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Saga

Famed for her singer-songwriting and elaborate dress sense, who knew the Lady Gaga and dogs had such a turbulent past.

Just earlier in 2021, two of her French bulldogs, Gustav and Koji, were out with dog walker Ryan Fischer when four alleged LA gang members descended on them.

Ryan was shot and both dogs were dramatically stolen.

The tension only ramped up further when Gaga offered a $500,000 no-questions-asked reward for the return of the two missing pooches. 

Fortunately, Lady Gaga’s dogs were returned shortly afterward to an LA police station.

Further good fortune followed when the dog-snatchers were found by police and charged with counts of robbery and attempted murder.

If you were wondering, Lady Gaga’s dog walker made a full recovery after his run-in with organized crime.

The superstar even let him stay at her home in the months following his harrowing ordeal. That’s not a bad boss to have.

Lady Gaga’s Pink Oreos

Who knew Lady Gaga had her own brand of Oreos. 

Inspired by her 16-track dance album, Chomatica the cookies were part of a limited edition set featuring bright pink packaging and green filling.

Each cookie came with an embossed design inspired by the album and came in four different styles.

Perhaps you fancy purchasing some Lady Gaga Oreos?

Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress

Lady Gaga’s outfits are known for pushing the barriers of fashion beyond the bizarre straight into the downright surreal.

However, her most famous look came in 2010 when she arrived at the MTV Video Music Awards wearing a dress made entirely of meat.

Designed by Frank Fernandez and Nicola Formichetti, the dress was made largely from flank steak sourced at a family butcher.

The superstar needed to be sewn into the dress backstage and there was no opportunity for a prior fitting.

Yet it seems fortune favored the strange. Time magazine stated the dress was the top fashion statement in 2010 and its unveiling caused ripples in media circles across the globe.

Just don’t tell PETA. 

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals complained that the use of ‘cuts of dead cows’ was more than a simple case of bad taste: it was actually offensive!

Lady Gaga National Anthem at Inauguration

The Poker Face singer was chosen to mark the January 2021 inauguration of Joe Biden. She performed a rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner mere moments before Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn into office.

Yet true to form it was her choice of dress that garnered immediate attention, as Gaga wore a bulletproof – yes you heard that right – dress made by Schiaparelli. 

The singer discussed her immense pride in taking part in the event, noting that ‘ushering out’ 45th president Donald Trump was something she wanted to be involved with. 

Perhaps she’s not an Apprentice fan!

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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper 

In 2019 there were rumors that Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, her A Star is Born co-star, were romantically linked. 

It followed an emotionally charged duet performance of “Shallow,” one of the film’s central tracks, at the Oscars.

Longing glances and physical contact led to the swirling rumors, no doubt further compounded by Cooper breaking up with his ex-girlfriend Irina Shayk in 2019.

Bradley Cooper has since stated the intimacy was only a reflection of their performance and the emotional significance of the song within the movie itself.

Take a look at the incredible performance here, a YouTube clip of the event which has since garnered an incredible 518 million views.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have worked together extensively, releasing their first album Cheek to Cheek in 2014. They followed this up with a second collaboration named Love For Sale recorded when Tony Bennett was 95 years old. 

Lady Gaga’s Early TV Work

Perhaps you think Gaga’s first foray into celebrity was her 2008 hit “Poker Face.”

In truth, the songstress had several roles in television shows before then, including MTV’s Boiling Point in 2005 and The Hills in 2008. She also had a brief role as one of AJ Soprano’s friends in HBO’s acclaimed The Sopranos. 

Although, according to her, she’s a little critical of her earlier acting work. Perhaps the currently Oscar-nominated actress has learned a little from past mistakes.

Lady Gaga Has Written Songs for Other Artists

Never one to shy from the spotlight, you might be surprised to learn Gaga has written songs for a range of other artists including:

  • Britney Spears – “Quicksand”
  • New Kids on the Block – “Full Service”
  • Adam Lambert – “Fever” 
  • Jennifer Lopez – “Hypnotico”

Gaga’s Personal Army

Just as Justin Bieber has his Beliebers, Lady Gaga has her own personal following that hangs on her every word: the Little Monsters.

They are so named because they writhe and crawl like monsters.

The group uses as their international symbol a monster claw gesture made famous in the music video for “Bad Romance.”

And where does Lady Gaga fit in all this? As the affectionately termed Mother Monster of course. Cute.

Where Did Lady Gaga Grow Up?

Lady Gaga was born in New York City in the United States. She grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan making New York City Lady Gaga’s hometown. 

What Nationality is Lady Gaga?

Lady Gaga is American.

What Ethnicity is Lady Gaga?

Although born and raised in America, Lady Gaga’s parents claim Italian and French Canadian ancestry. 

Is Lady Gaga Trans?

As far as we know, Lady Gaga is not trans. She was born a woman and identifies as a woman. 

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Lady Gaga Tattoos

Lady Gaga is not one to shy away from tattoos, as she has 24, and they all mean something to her. 

Crazy enough, all of these 24 tattoos are on the left side of her body because she promised her father she would never get a tattoo on the right side of her body.

Where Does Lady Gaga Live?

Lady Gaga currently calls her Malibu mansion in Los Angeles, California home, despite the scary aforementioned dog walking incident. 

Lady Gaga Nose Job

Lady Gaga has always had a bit of an awkward-looking nose. She claims this is why she started her career wearing all sorts of crazy outfits–to draw attention away from it. There are rumors that the singer has since had a nose job which has made her nose appear thinner. 

This has not been confirmed by Lady Gaga, however, in fact, she denies she has ever had plastic surgery. 

Written by Bo Weber

Supporting artists since 2014


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