While in design college in the mid 1970′s, Wiedlin stumbled upon the burgeoning LA punk rock scene. She and Belinda Carlisle were inspired to form The Go-Go’s. The band quickly became local favorites and were signed by the indie label IRS Records. With most of their songs written or co-written by Jane (including the classic “Our Lips Are Sealed”),
The Go-Go’s went on to enormous success, selling out Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl and appearing twice on the cover of Rolling Stone. The band became the first ever all-girl group to write their own songs, play their own instruments, and become immensely popular doing it.
After seven years, The Go-Go’s split up and went their separate ways. Jane moved on to a solo career, releasing six albums of her own which included the hits “Rush Hour“, “Blue Kiss” and “Tangled” (a song featured in the movie “Pretty Woman”). Rolling Stone magazine called her last solo album “Kissproof World“, a “solo tour de force by an entrepreneur, an actress and rock goddess“.
Five years after breaking up, The Go-Go’s reformed and have remained a band ever since. The band continue to make their mark on popular culture, touring each year, and releasing the critically acclaimed God Bless The Go-Go’s in 2001.
In 2009 Jane became an ordained minister and is now performing wedding, commitment and vow reaffirmation ceremonies. For more information go HERE. She co-starred in the Women In Prison movie “STUCK!” made by acclaimed director Steve Balderson.
Jane also acted in the upcoming movies “DOGGIE BOOGIE“, “THE CASSEROLE CLUB” and “I WANT TO GET MARRIED” in 2010. She was one of the performers of the ensemble comedy hit “THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES” live on stage in San Francisco. Jane wrote and performed the theme song for “DOGGIE BOOGIE” and is in charge of Music Supervision for that film. She also wrote, produced and recorded the theme song for New York City’s infamous and wildly popular food truck the BIG GAY ICE CREAM TRUCK.
In 2011 the Go-Go’s did a summer tour that sold-out and got rave reviews. The band also was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jane is currently working on her directorial/screenwriting debut, the short sci-fi comedy film “THE PYREX GLITCH“. Release date is set for 2011. In addition, she has written two musicals: ‘A NIGHT WITH BETTIE PAGE” and “LADY ROBOTIKA: A SPACE OPERA” which she fervently hopes will make it to the stage, if not Broadway!
*As an actor, Jane has appeared in many movies including Star Trek IV, The Voyage Home, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and “Clue“. As a voice actor, Jane has lent her unique sound to such projects as “King of the Hill“, “Pinky and the Brain” and several of the “Scooby Doo” animated movies, amongst other shows.
*As a TV star, Jane was recently watched by millions as one of the cast of VH1′s hit TV series “The Surreal Life“. Jane’s unique blend of warmth and comedy captured the hearts of a whole new generation of fans.
*As a writer, Jane co-wrote her first country hit, “But For The Grace of God” by Keith Urban. The song went to Number One and launched Keith as a country superstar.
*As an adventurer, Jane spent three years in the jungles of Central America. She has written a book (“This Godforsaken Paradise”) about her equatorial adventures.
*As a geek, Jane has released a comic book series called Lady Robotika, which she is collaborating on with her partner and friend Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama). There will be a companion CD of music to accompany the comic book.
*As a musician, besides her ongoing work with The Go-Go’s, Jane is also always busy writing songs.
*As an animal lover, she continues to rescue dogs (her four dogs, Geordie & Peanut, and Angus & Malcolm, are all rescues), and enjoys her time with her horse Siggi, an American Paint Horse.