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The daughter of Grateful Dead devotee and first manager Hank Harrison and psychotherapist Linda Caroll, Courtney Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison in San Francisco, California in 1964. Love spent her early years living in hippie communes in Oregon and at schools in Europe and New Zealand, under the care of her mother and other family members. By age 16, Love became legally emancipated and traveled throughout Europe, living off of a small trust fund left behind by her grandmother. Love eventually returned to Portland, Oregon, still pursuing music, and then moved around to various locations in the United States before making her break into the industry. As a musician, she played in early incarnations of Babes In Toyland and Faith No More, as well as acting in bit parts for some Alex Cox films. In 1989, she started her own band, Hole, and in 1992 married Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, giving birth to their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, that same year. After Cobain's suicide in 1994, and the release of Hole's second album "Live Through This", Love continued to thrill her fans and enrage her detractors with her on- and off-stage antics. By 1998, Hole had released their third studio album, "Celebrity Skin", and Love had attracted cinematic notoriety for her performance in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), which not only garnered her a Golden Globe nomination, but recognition as a serious performer. Early into the millennium, Hole broke up, and Love took some supporting roles in films such as Trapped (2002), but her rocky past and propensity toward drug addiction eventually caught up with her, sending her through a whirlwind of numerous health and legal issues. After unsuccessful stints in and out of drug rehabilitation centers, Love was ordered by the L.A. county court to three months in lock down rehab, which came to an end in 2006. Love soon after released a scrapbook-like diary recounting her life, titled "Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love", and continued writing music, testifying her sobriety to the press and public. In 2009, after losing custody of daughter Frances Bean Cobain for unrelated reasons, Love re-formed Hole with an entirely new lineup, and soon after released the band's first album in ten years, titled "Nobody's Daughter".  See full bio on IMDb »

Judge Grants Courtney Love Restraining Order Against Sam Lutfi

Courtney Love
Judge Grants Restraining Order against Sam Lutfi

12/11 2:00 AM PT -- The judge issued the TRO. Courtney's lawyer, Howard King, tells TMZ, "The escalating verbal harassment and threats of Sam Lutfi left no choice to Courtney and her family but… READ MORE >

Courtney Love Sued for Stalking Baby Mama of Frances Bean's Ex-Husband

Courtney Love Sued
She Stalked, Threatened Me ... Says Isaiah Silva's Baby Mama

Courtney Love and Sam Lutfi's campaign of terrorizing Frances Bean Cobain's ex-husband extended to an innocent woman caught in the crossfire ... according to the lawsuit the woman just filed.… READ MORE >

- 351 days ago
Frances Bean Cobain's Ex-Husband Sues Courtney Love for Attempted Murder for Guitar

Frances Bean Cobain
Ex-Hubby Sues Courtney Love ... She Tried Murdering Me for Kurt's Guitar!!!

5:40 AM PT 5/30 -- John Nazarian tells TMZ he was nowhere near Silva's house at the time this incident allegedly happened.Frances Bean's ex-husband is not done with her family, because he's now… READ MORE >

- 357 days ago
Frances Bean Cobain Settles with Ex-Husband, He Gets Kurt's Guitar

Frances Bean Cobain Divorce
He Gets Kurt's Guitar ... She Gets Her Freedom

2:25 PM PT -- According to the judgment docs, obtained by TMZ ... there's one major condition to Silva getting Kurt's guitar -- Silva's baby mama has to quickly vacate the couple's L.A. house,… READ MORE >

- 371 days ago
Courtney Love Taking High Road On Harvey Weinstein 'I Told You So' Jokes

Courtney Love
I'll Take a Pass On Weinstein 'I Told You So' Jokes

Courtney Love is taking the high road when it comes to gloating about Harvey Weinstein -- and best of all for her ... she's doing it with a couple of hot young dudes. We got Courtney… READ MORE >

- 579 days ago
Courtney Love Warned Actresses in 2005 to Stay Clear of Harvey Weinstein (UPDATE)

Courtney Love
Warned Actresses in 2005 Stay Clear of Weinstein

11:45 AM PT -- Courtney has responded to our story, saying ... "Although I wasn't one of his victims, I was eternally banned by CAA for speaking out against Harvey Weinstein." More proof of… READ MORE >

- 584 days ago
Courtney Love Allegedly Dodging Deposition in Daughter's Battle for Kurt Cobain's Guitar

Courtney Love
Dodging Depo Over Kurt's Guitar ... Claims Daughter's Ex

Courtney Love's dodging making a decision on who gets Kurt Cobain's famous guitar -- their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, or her estranged husband ... according to new legal docs. Isaiah… READ MORE >

- 652 days ago
Sean Penn Draws Big Stars at Haiti Fundraiser On Golden Globe Weekend (VIDEO)

Sean Penn
Draws Big Stars for Haiti During Golden Globes Weekend

Sean Penn drew some big names at his Haiti fundraiser during Golden Globes weekend. Jason Siegel, David Blaine, Courtney Love, Joel Edgerton, Bill Maher, Jeffrey Tambor, Beck and lots of others… READ MORE >

- 863 days ago
Courtney Love Sings Amy Winehouse During Karaoke (VIDEO)

Courtney Love
I Can Do Amy Winehouse Songs ... Sort Of

If Courtney Love doing karaoke sounds like a party to you -- you're right ... especially when she opts to belt out Amy Winehouse's version of "Valerie." Courtney was at the Bay Club… READ MORE >

- 893 days ago
Dave Chappelle & Courtney Love -- New Besties Do Miami (PHOTOS)

Dave Chappelle & Courtney Love
New Besties Do Miami

Dave Chappelle and Courtney Love put on a smoke show in Miami. Dave and Courtney -- ciggies in hand -- partied this weekend in South Beach -- first catching a Madonna concert, then hitting up… READ MORE >

- 897 days ago
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