WynonnaJudd(Wynonna Ellen Judd) was born on May 30, 1964 is an American country music singer. Born Christina Claire Ciminella, she often goes by the single name Wynonna.
She is the daughter of singer Naomi Judd and the half-sister of actress Ashley Judd. Judd was born in Ashland, Kentucky at King's Daughter Medical Center as Christina Claire Ciminella. She was given the last name of Michael Ciminella, her sister Ashley's biological father. Her own biological father was Charles Jordan, who died in 2000.
Her immediate family consists of her mother Naomi Judd, half-sister Ashley Judd, son Elijah Judd (born December 23, 1994), daughter Grace Pauline (born June 21, 1996), and her second husband and former bodyguard, D. R. Roach (married November 22, 2003).
Before launching her solo career, Wynonna sang as part of one of the most successful and celebrated country music duos with her mother. Together, they were known as The Judds. Wynonna is an active and vocal member of the Recording Artists' Coalition, an American music industry organization that represents recording artists, and attempts to defend their rights and interests.
Since her career began some of her achievements include 20 #1 singles, multiple gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums, multiple Grammy awards and a performance at Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994. In 2000, she shared the stage with rock band Phish.
In November 2003, Wynonna appeared on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show discussing what she described as a "severe" dependency to food.