Dana Fuchs (born January 10, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and voice over talent most famous for her performance in the 2007 film Across the Universe, in which she played the role of Sadie.
Fuchs was born in New Jersey and raised in Wildwood, Florida, a small rural town, daughter of Sandy and Don Fuchs. At the age of twelve, she joined the First Baptist Gospel Choir and began singing in public. At sixteen, she fronted a popular local band at a roadside Holiday Inn.
Her band sold out shows at the Mercury Lounge, the Stephen Talkhouse and BB King's, sharing the bill with national acts, including Little Feat, Marianne Faithfull and Etta James.
The Dana Fuchs Band put out a CD, Lonely For a Lifetime, in 2003. Fuchs has claimed that she "wanted to capture a soulful and rocking vibe...but with an earthiness to it." Her second album, Live in NYC, was issued on April 1, 2008, by Antler King Records. On April 13, 2011, the DFB released their second studio album, Love to Beg.
Fuchs played Sadie in the Julie Taymor film Across the Universe, performing covers of several Beatles songs. She also played the singing Janis Joplin in the Eric Nederlander production of Randall Myler's off-Broadway musical Love, Janis. With Jack Livesy, Fuchs wrote and performed songs on the soundtrack for the Big Beach production of Laurie Collyer's independent film Sherrybaby including the opening and closing title songs. She also worked for MTV during the 1990s and 2000s as the voice of many of its on-air promos, mostly for 10 Spot shows.
Dana Fuchs at the Internet Movie Database
Dana Fuchs Band Hyve (Dutch)