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Eden Atwood
BornJanuary 11, 1969[1]
BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States
OccupationSinger, actress, activist


Eden Atwood is an American jazz musician, actress and an advocate for the civil rights of people born with intersex traits. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee and moved to Montana at the age of five. She is the daughter of Hubbard "Hub" Atwood, a composer and arranger for Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole among others, and granddaughter of the novelist, A. B. Guthrie, Jr.[2][3][4][5]

Career Edit

At the age of 23, Eden was signed to Concord Records. She promptly made her debut with Marian McPartland on There Again (1994). She continues to record and tour.

Advocacy Edit

Eden Atwood was born with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS). AIS is an intersex trait occurring in approximately 1 in 20,000 individuals.[6][7] In an individual with complete AIS, the body’s cells are unable to respond to androgens, or “male” hormones. (“Male” hormones is an unfortunate term, since these hormones are ordinarily present and active in both males and females.)[7] Eden publicly discussed her life as a woman with AIS for the first time in liner notes for her 2002 album, Waves: The Bossa Nova Session, with Bill Kohlhaase (Finding Eden: A Singer's Journey). Later she was featured on ABC's Primetime Live in 2008.[8]

Eden Atwood received her Master's of Social Work from Walla Walla University in December, 2013, and makes her home in Missoula, Montana.

Discography Edit

  • Today! (Southport, 1992)
  • No One Ever Tells You (Concord Records, 1992)
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Concord Records, 1993)
  • There Again (Concord Records, 1994)
  • A Night in the Life (Concord Records, 1996)
  • Wild Women Don't Get the Blues: Eden Atwood and The Last Best Band (Self-produced, 1996)
  • The Girl From Ipanema: Jeremy Monteiro & Friends with Special Guest Star, Eden Atwood (Sangaji Records, 2002)
  • My Ideal (Sangaji Records, 2002)
  • Waves: The Bossa Nova Session (GrooveNote Records, 2002)
  • Feels Like Home: Eden Atwood and The Last Best Band (Self-produced, 2003)
  • This Is Always: The Ballad Session (GrooveNote Records, 2004)
  • Turn Me Loose (SSJ Records, 2010)
  • Like Someone In Love (SSJ Records, 2010)
  • Angel Eyes (SSJ Records, 2013)

Filmography Edit


  • The Good Life (1994 TV series)
    • Bob's Field Trip (1994) ... "Miss Cole"
  • The Untouchables]] (1993 TV series)
    • The Seduction of Eliot Ness ... "Belinda"
  • Loving (TV series) "Staige Prince" (1992)
  • The Commish (TV series)
Officer April (1992) … "Gloria"
Skeletons (1992) … "Gloria"
Two Confessions (1991) … "Gloria"

Casting Department[9]

  • Mindwarp, casting: Chicago (1992)

References Edit

  1. Cat On A Tin Roof. Retrieved on 17 June 2013.
  2. Atwood, Eden. Encyclopedia of Jazz. Retrieved on September 5, 2011.
  3. Eden Atwood. Montana Kids. Montana Office of Tourism. Retrieved on August 9, 2011.
  4. Template:Allmusic
  5. Sawyers, June. "Eden Atwood Is No Garden-variety Singer", 26 April 1991. Retrieved on 17 June 2013. 
  6. Moore, Keith L. (2011). "12", The Developing Human : Clinically Oriented Embryology, 9th, Philadelphia, PA: Saunders/Elsevier, 265–303. ISBN 1437720021. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS). Intersex Society of North America. Retrieved on 17 June 2013.
  8. Eden Atwood - Preview of ABC's Primetime Live feature - August 11, 2008. Interface Project. Vimeo. Retrieved on 17 June 2013.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Template:IMDb name

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