Her father, Dennis Stefani, is Italian American , her mother, Patti (née Flynn), is of Irish and Scottish descent.
Gwen Renee Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 at St. Jude's Hospital in Fullerton, California. She was one of four children born to Dennis Stefani and Patti Flynn. Her siblings are Eric Stefani, Jill and Todd Stefani.
She attended Loara High School in Anaheim, California.
She and her brother Eric began the band No Doubt when Gwen was a teenager and she moved from backing vocals to lead singer when their original lead, John Spence, committed suicide. She dated band-mate Tony Kanal for seven years, before marrying English rocker Gavin Rossdale on 14 September 2002 in London. She is now stepmother to Gavin's 16-year-old daughter, Daisy Lowe. Gwen and Gavin divide their time equally between homes in Anaheim and London. Besides music, Gwen has become a well known name in the fashion industry. In 2003, she launched her L.A.M.B. fashion collection.
Singer: (albums with No Doubt) No Doubt, 1992,
Tragic Kingdom, 1995,
Beacon Street Collection, 1995,
Collector's Orange Crate, 1997,
Return of Saturn, 2000,
Rock Steady, 2001
The Singles 1992-2003, 2004,
Everything In Time, 2005,
(solo albums) Love, Angel, Music, Baby, 2004,
The Sweet Escape, 2006,
(songs) Just A Girl, Spiderwebs, Don't Speak, 1995,
Simple Kind of Life, 2000,
Hella Good, Hey Baby, Underneath It All, 2001,
It's My Life, 2003
Hollaback Girl, 2005
(with Moby) South Side, 1999,
(with eve) Let Me Blow Your Mind, 2001
actor: (films) Zoolander, 2001,
The Aviator, 2004,
(voice only): (TV appearances) King of the Hill, 2001,
(TV guest appearances) Saturday Night Live, 1996, 2001,
Mad TV, 2000,
Dawson's Creek, 2002