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Kim Deal Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Partner, Family

Kim Deal Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 66 kg
Date of Birth June 10, 1961
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Hair Color Black

Kim Deal is an American musician, singer, and songwriter who is renowned as the former bassist and co-vocalist of the Pixies (1986-1993; 2004-2013) and the founder and frontwoman of The Breeders (1989-1995, 1996–2003; 2008–Present). She has released acclaimed albums like Pod (1990), Come On Pilgrim (1987), Surfer Rosa (1988), Doolittle (1989), Bossanova (1990), Last Splash (1993), Live in Stockholm 1994 (1994), Title TK (2002), Mountain Battles (2008), All Nerve (2018), etc. with these groups.

Born Name

Kimberley Ann Deal

Nick Name

Kim, Mrs. John Murphy, Tammy Ampersand

Kim Deal as seen performing with The Breeders in 2018
Kim Deal as seen performing with The Breeders in 2018 (Rebecca Sowell / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Dayton, Ohio, United States





Kim studied at Wayne High School located in suburban Huber Heights.

She briefly studied at 7 different colleges, including Ohio State University, before attending Kettering College and graduating with an associate degree in medical technology.


Musician, Singer, Songwriter


  • Father – Robert Edward Deal (Laser Physicist at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base)
  • Mother – Ann Deal (Teacher)
  • Siblings – Kelley Deal (Older Twin Sister) (Musician, Singer), Kevin Deal (Older Brother)

Net Worth

As of 2024, Kim Deal’s net worth was $3 million according to


Alternative Rock, Noise Pop


Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums


  • Elektra Records
  • 4AD Records




5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


66 kg or 145.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Kim Deal has dated –

  1. John Murphy (1983-1988) – The Cannonball singer married John Murphy on May 27, 1985, (Memorial Day) before divorcing him a few years later in 1988.
  2. Jim Greer (1994-1995)
Kim Deal as seen in 2009
Kim Deal as seen in 2009 (Available Light / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED)

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Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Often seen smoking cigarettes while playing bass guitar



Kim Deal as seen in concert with the Amps in 1995
Kim Deal as seen in concert with the Amps in 1995 (Chrisglass / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED)

Kim Deal Facts

  1. While growing up, she listened to hard rock bands like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin.
  2. Kim learned to play Roger Miller’s 1965 song King of the Road on acoustic guitar at the age of 11.
  3. Her other passion was to become a cellular biologist. Prior to making her career in music, Kim worked in that role at a hospital laboratory and biochemical lab. During this time, she tested positive for hepatitis as she wasn’t very careful while working with blood, according to her own admission.
  4. Kim and her sister Kelley were huge fans of the supernatural series Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. They got the opportunity to perform live on the show’s 6th episode from the 7th season titled ‘Him’ with their bandmates from The Breeders.
  5. She joined the newly reunited Pixies with her former bandmates Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering in 2004. The band delighted fans with a live performance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October 2004, the Coachella Festival in 2004, and as the headlining act at the Lollapalooza Festival in 2005.
  6. Kim was ranked #98 on VH1‘s list of ‘100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll’ in 1999.
  7. Her debut album with The Breeders titled Pod was released to huge critical acclaim in 1990. The album, which peaked at #22 in the United Kingdom, featured songs mostly written by Kim. The Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain named Pod as one of his favorite albums and remarked, “I wish Kim was allowed to write more songs for the Pixies.”

Featured Image by Rebecca Sowell / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED

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