- Date of Birth:
- October 13, 1974
Miss Piggy (created as Pigathius Lee on October 13, 1974) is prominent character with The Muppets. Initially, Miss Piggy began her career as a minor character on The Muppet Show television series, but her stardom would not be denied. Her first major appearance came on on the 1974 special, Herb Alpert and the TJB, singing the song “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love” with Herb Alpert. She soon became one of the most popular Muppet characters, selling more merchandise than any of her fellow Muppets during the 1970s and 80s. She made a noticeable guest appearance on Dolly Parton’s 1987 musical variety show, Dolly, performing with the singer while trying to take over the program. As a singer, she has performed with many acts, including the Jonas Brothers, Olly Murs and Ashley Tisdale. She has also appeared on episodes of Project Runway: All Stars, E! Fashion Police, and WWE Raw. In 2015, she appeared on the UK telethon Comic Relief to introduce One Direction. In Jun 2015, she was awarded the Sackler Center First Award from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
Best Known For:
Miss Piggy is best known as a prominent member of The Muppets.
In addition to singing, acting and the occasional job as a fashion magazine editor, Miss Piggy is a #1 New York Times best selling author. Miss Piggy has had a tumultuous relationship with Kermit The Frog since the 1970s. Though the two were reportedly married in 1984’s The Muppets Take Manhattan, the 2011 film, The Muppets, reveals that Kermit left Miss Piggy at the altar. However, the two married/remarried in 2014’s Muppets Most Wanted, though they split up in 2015. Miss Piggy was primarily voiced by legendary Muppets performer, Frank Oz, from 1974 until 2000. In 2001, Eric Jacobson took over for him.