JD Samson

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Birthday
4, 1978
Birthplace
Ohio
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
4, 1978 (age 40)
Birthplace
Ohio

About

Known for her work with the electronic and politically-aware bands Le Tigre and JD Samson & MEN, this songwriter, disc jockey, keyboardist, and music producer also wrote tracks for bands such as Cobra Starship and Junior Senior.

Before Fame

After graduating from Orange High School in Ohio, she studied film at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.

Trivia

A performance artist as well as a musician and music producer, she established a performance troupe called "Dykes Can Dance."

Family Life

Born Jocelyn Samson, she grew up in Pepper Pike, Ohio. In her mid teens, she came out of the closet; later, she became a feminist and LGBT activist.

Associated With

She wrote one of the songs -- "My Girls ft. Peaches" -- on pop singer Christina Aguilera's 2010 album, Bionic.