Courtney Michelle Harrison also known as Courtney Michelle Love is a ‘Golden Globe nominated Actress’ and an ‘American Rock musician’ born on July 9, 1964 in San Francisco, California.
Courtney Michelle Love is a songwriter, lyricist and lead singer for the band ‘Hole’ with which she is still working with.
Courtney Michelle Love spent a troubled childhood with her mother and she was boarded in New Zealand ‘Nelson College for Girls’ school. She wrote poetry while she was in Nelson College for Girls school. Courtney Michelle Love joined a ‘Bay City Rollers’ a Scottish Pop/rock band and applied to join ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ at the age of 12. She was rejected after reading the poem by Sylvia Plath at the audition of Mickey Mouse Club.
Courtney Love traveled around the U.S, the Republic of Ireland and England at the age of 16. She met ‘Julian Cope’ a British Rock Musician and joined the band ‘The Teardrop Explodes’ in Toxteth, Liverpool of England and became regular at rock shows. Julian Cope refers her as “The Adolescent” in ‘Head-On’ his autobiography. She went back to United States landing up in Portland, Oregon, pursuing music and supported herself by working as a stripper. Rozz Rezabek was her first boyfriend of the Portland band Theatre of Sheep.
Courtney Love began her professional music career as the lead singer of ‘Faith No More’. In 1987 she moved to Los Angeles with the musician ‘Kat Bjelland’ a lead singer and guitarist of the rock band ‘Babes in Toyland’. Courtney Love and Kat Bjelland with Jennifer Finch formed a band called ‘Sugar Baby Doll’ in Los Angeles. Courtney Love and Bjelland with Deidre Schletter on drum and Janis Tanaka on bass later formed a band ‘The Pagan Babies’ in San Francisco. The band ejected Courtney Love after the demo of four tracks and renamed themselves as ‘Italian Whorenuns’.
Courtney Love acted in Alex Cox’s ‘Sid and Nancy’ appearing as the best friend of Nancy Spungen in 1986 and ‘Straight to Hell’ in 1987.
Courtney Love learnt guitar by herself and set out her own band ‘Hole’ with Eric Erlandson in 1989. In November 1989 the band released singles on the Long Beach California, independent label ‘Sympathy for the Record Industry’. Hole released the debut album ‘Pretty on the Inside’ on Caroline Records in 1991.
Courtney Love met Nirvana singer, Kurt Cobain in 1990. Love lived just a block away from the band during the making of “Nevermind” their second album. Though Courtney was persuading, Cobain ignored her and was determined to be a bachelor. However, Cobain liked her so much that it was hard for him to stay away from her for many months.
In 1992, February Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain got married in Honolulu, Hawaii on Waikiki Beach. She gave birth to ‘Frances Bean Cobain’ on August 18, 1992. Four days before the release of Hole’s album ‘Live Through This’, Kurt Cobain’s body was found in his Seattle, Washington home on April 8, 1994.
Courtney Love played a role as Larry Flynt’s wife, Althea for the film ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt’ in 1996 which bought her the ‘Golden Globe’ nomination for Best Actress and a New York Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress. She met Edward Norton, American Film Actor and Director during this event and they were engaged for four years, but ultimately broke up.
Courtney Love’s albums include ‘Celebrity Skin’ in 1998, ‘America’s Sweetheart’ in 2004, ‘Nobody’s Daughter’ expected in 2008.
Her awards include ‘New York Film Critics Circle Awards’, ‘Boston Society of Film Critics Awards’ for Best supporting Actress ‘Golden Satellite Awards’ for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture in 1996 for the film ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt’. ‘Chicago Film Critics Association Awards’ for Most Promising Actress, ‘Florida Film Critics Circle Awards’ for Best Supporting Actress in 1997 for the film ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt’. ‘L.A. Outfest: Grand Jury Award’ as Outstanding Actress in 2001 for the film ‘Julie Johnson’.