Kim Gordon is an American singer, songwriter, actress, musician, and visual artist who is widely recognized as the founding member of Sonic Youth (1981-2011) and for successful albums like Goo (1990), Sister (1987), Murray Street (2002), etc. She has more than 200k followers on Twitter, more than 400k followers on Instagram, more than 100k followers on Facebook, and more than 50k subscribers on YouTube.

Born Name

Kim Althea Gordon

Nick Name

Godmother of Grunge

Sun Sign


Born Place

Rochester, New York, United States




Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Musician, Visual Artist


  • Father – Calvin Gordon (Sociology Professor)
  • Mother – Althea Gordon (Seamstress)
  • Siblings – Keller Gordon (Older Brother)


Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock, Punk Rock


Vocals, Guitar, Bass


  • Geffen Records
  • Matador Records
  • SST Records




5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Kim has dated –

  1. Danny Elfman
  2. Thurston Moore (1984-2013) – On June 9, 1984, Kim married her Sonic Youth bandmate, Thurston Moore. They have a daughter named Coco Gordon Moore (b. July 1, 1994). However, their marriage ended in divorce in 2013 due to Moore’s extramarital affair.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Big eyes

Kim Gordon Facts

  1. In 1991, she and Don Fleming produced the iconic album Pretty on the Inside by the band Hole (fronted by ).
  2. Her memoir, Girl in a Band was published in 2015.
  3. Kim wrote the song Schizophrenia (from the 1987 album Sister) partly in dedication to her brother Keller, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia.
  4. In 1993, she co-founded a streetwear clothing company for women called X-Girl. Its brand ambassador was actress .
  5. During her separation from Moore, she was diagnosed with and successfully treated for DCIS breast cancer.
  6. In 1999, she was included in the list of VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll at #91.

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Facts of Kim Gordon

  • full nameKim Gordon
  • Date of Birth April 28, 1953
  • Age 68 years 7 months
  • Horoscope Taurus
  • Lucky Number 5
  • Lucky Stone Emerald
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
  • weight58 kg
  • height5 ft 5 in

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