Following her cello training at The Juilliard School in New York at 14, Singer began performing with orchestras. Moving to acting, she started her career as a lead in the television series "Fame." After her first season on the show, she starred in the television movie "Born Beautiful," winning a Silver Halo Award. This was followed by rock concert tours in England and two "Kids from Fame" albums on which she sang and played cello.
After her second season on "Fame," she made her feature film debut in "Footloose." Keeping busy ever since, she also co-starred in "The Falcon and the Snowman," "The Tall Blond Man With One Red Shoe" with Tom Hanks, "Trouble in Mind" and, most recently, her Golden Globe Award-winning performance in Robert Altman's "Short Cuts," in which she played concertos from Victor Herbert and Dvorak. She also starred in "Equinox," "Warlock," "Made in USA," "Storm and Sorrow" and "Roxy," which she co-produced. She just completed filming "F.T.W.," with Mickey Rourke, to be released in the spring of 1995.
Singer was born June 11 in Beaumont, TX. She is bi-coastal, living in New York and Los Angeles.