Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, entertainer, actress and record producer. She rose to fame the band No Doubt where she is a lead singer and a co-founder.
Gwen Stefani was born October 3, 1969 in Fullerton, California to a family of Dennis Stefani and Patti Stefani. Her parents named her after a stewardess in the 1968 novel Airport. Her middle name was also chosen not randomly and comes from a song Walk Away Renée.
In 2004 Gwen started a solo career as a side gig from the main act No Doubt and quickly rose to popularity in the pop music industry. Her debut studio album was Love. Angel. Music. Baby and was inspired by the pop music of the 80s.