Wendy Melvoin is one half of the famous musician duo Wendy and Lisa, who scored the music for films such as Dangerous Minds, Second Skin, and the title track for the NBC series Crossing Jordan. She is also a well-known American rock guitarist and has worked as a singer/songwriter with the hugely successful pop artist, Prince. Wendy Melvoin was born on January 26, 1964, in a family of musicians. Her father was an L.A. session musician and a jazz pianist, Michael Melvoin. He was also an arranger/producer and has worked with the top musicians of the 60s and 70s, such as the Beach Boys and The Partridge Family. Melvoin's late brother Jonathan Melvoin was a musician too, as is her twin sister Susannah Melvoin. Melvoin got a first big break as the guitarist for Prince's backing group, The Revolution. She then went on to become a studio musician and producer. She has worked with some of the best names in the American music industry, such as Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, and so on. She has now teamed up with her childhood friend, Lisa Coleman, daughter of Gary Coleman, another L.A. session musician. Together, they have scored music for a number of films, such as Soul Food, The Third Wheel, Something New, and Foolish. Wendy and Lisa were awarded an Oscar for the song Purple Rain, along with Prince.