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11, 1968
Toronto, Canada
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11, 1968 (age 52)
Toronto, Canada


Punk singer and electronic music producer who has self-produced a number of radical albums, including The Teaches of Peaches, Impeach My Bush, and I Feel Cream. She has contributed to the soundtracks of films such as Lost in Translation and Mean Girls and television series such as True Blood and The L Word.

Before Fame

Before beginning her music career as a member of the folk group Mermaid Cafe, she taught theater and music at the Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto.


Her explicitly-titled third album rose to number three on the United Kingdom dance music chart and won her a 2004 GLAAD Media Award nomination. She went on to win a 2010 Independent Music Award for Electronic Artist of the Year. 

Family Life

She was born Merrill Beth Nisker into a non-religious Jewish family of Polish and Galician descent; she spent her youth in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Associated With

She contributed to pop singer Christina Aguilera's 2010 Bionic album.