Leona Naess

Inside Biography

Leona Naess is a British singer-songwriter best known for releasing her debut album, Comatised, in March 2000. The album produced the hit single, Charm Attack, which was loved by everyone. She was previously engaged to singer-songwriter Ryan Adams.

Early Life, Family, Parents & Education

Leona Naess was born as Leona Kristina Naess on July 31, 1974, in New York, New York, the United States of America, to parents Arne Naess Jr. and Filippa Kumlin D'Orey. She was only 7 when her parents got a divorce in 1982.

Her father is a mountaineer and business magnate while her mother is an interior designer. She has two siblings; an older brother, Christoffer Naess, and a younger sister, Katinka Naess.

Leona is of American nationality and as her dad was Norwegian and her mom was Swedish, she is of German and Swedish descent.

She first attended school in London's Chelsea area and later attended the Purcell School in Hertfordshire; she studied music composition there.

When she turned 18, she moved to New York City where she studied music at New York University. She also graduated with a degree in anthropology from that University.

Music Career

Leona Naess started her music career by performing with her guitar at open mics. She soon performed regularly in coffeehouses, clubs and bars such as like The Bitter End.

In addition to being a singer, Leona is also an actress and TV star. She appeared on Channel 4's reality television show, The Next Big Thing, in 1993.

At the age of 22, she signed with producer Scott Litt's record label, Outpost Records. In 1998, she started working on her first album and it was completed in June 1999.

She released her first album, Comatised, in March 2000. The album featured the single "Charm Attack" (Adult Top 40 #29).

The song was also featured in the 2000 teen comedy film, Whatever It TakesJodi Lyn O'KeefeShane West and Marla Sokoloff were among the cast members of the movie.

Leona was also featured on two songs of Ray LaMontagne's album, Gossip in the Grain, "I Still Care for You"and "A Falling Through."

She toured with Eagle-Eye Cherry, TravisDavid Gray, Ryan Adams, Hem, Josh RouseEmm Gryner, Ben Lee and Badly Drawn Boy.

Salary & Net Worth

Leona Naess is one of the most renowned music artists and of course, she earns a decent amount of money from her music career.

No sources have disclosed the exact figure of her net worth. However, some tabloids suggest that the total fortune of the 45-year-old songstress should be in millions.

Scrolling down her Instagram account, it's clear that Leona is living a lavish lifestyle. Her salary is also unknown but online records say that a singer in the United States gets paid $51 per hour.

Personal Life: Previously Engaged to Ryan Adams

Now let's talk about the personal life of Leona Naess. She was previously engaged to popular singer-songwriter Ryan Adams.

The former couple became engaged in 2002 but after enjoying a romantic relationship for just a year, they called it quits in 2003.

CAPTION: Leona Naess and her ex-fiance Ryan Adams SOURCE: spin

Later in January 2010, she wrote on her MySpace blog that she is pregnant. She gave birth to an adorable baby boy on June 4, 2010. She welcomed her second child in 2011. Leona has not revealed the name of the kids' father.

by Arsad, 21 Aug, 2019

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