"Susanna Lee Hoffs" (born January 17, 1959) is a vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the Bangles. She has also released three albums as a solo artist, one in collaboration with Matthew Sweet.
Hoffs was born in Newport Beach, California to a Jewish family. Her mother was a fan of The Beatles and played their records for Hoffs when she was a child. She began playing the guitar in her teens and hooked up with Vicki Peterson and Debbi Peterson, who needed a singer for their band, which would later become The Bangles. Susanna attended Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. In 1980, she graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Art.
The Bangles released their first album ''All Over The Place'' in 1984, but their major breakthrough album was ''Different Light'' in 1986, with the hit singles "Manic Monday" and "Walk Like an Egyptian." Her fame rising, Susanna starred in the movie ''The Allnighter'' in 1987. It was directed by her mother Tamar Simon Hoffs and also featured Joan Cusack and Pam Grier. She also made the covers of many magazines, and the Rickenbacker guitar company issued a Susanna Hoffs model, which she still plays duri...
|Born||January 17, 1959|
|Origin||Newport Beach, California|
|Instrument||Singing, rhythm guitar|
|Occupation||Singer, rhythm guitar|
|Associated acts||The Bangles|