• Vicky Karayiannis is a publicist who rose to fame after marrying Chris Cornell, former singer and songwriter.
• She is of Greek descent and her brother is a DJ in New York.
• She married Chris Cornell in 2004 and the couple had two children.
• Vicky is the founder of a foundation helping children in need.
• She has over 40,000 followers on Twitter and is a philanthropist.
Known for movies
|Net Worth||$60 million|
|Date Of Birth||July 20, 1964|
|Spouse||Vicky Karayiannis, Susan Silver, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA|
|Fact||Enjoys snowboarding and mountain biking in his leisure.|
- 1 Who is Chris Cornell’s wife? Vicky Karayiannis Wiki Bio
- 2 Childhood and education
- 3 Career of a publicist
- 4 Personal matters and marriage with Chris Cornell
- 5 Who was Chris Cornell?
- 6 Likes and hobbies
- 7 Appearance and net worth
- 8 Social media presence
- 9 General Info
- 10 Family
- 11 Accomplishments
- 12 Social profile links
- 13 Marks
- 14 Quotes
- 15 Facts
- 16 Pictures
- 17 Movies
- 18 Awards
Who is Chris Cornell’s wife? Vicky Karayiannis Wiki Bio
Vicky Karayiannis was born in the US on 13 August 1978, so under the zodiac sign of Leo and holding American nationality – she is currently working as a publicist but she mostly rose to fame after marrying Chris Cornell, former singer and a songwriter.
Childhood and education
Vicky spent her entire childhood in the US alongside her mother Toni Karayiannis and her older brother Nicholas. She hasn’t talked about her father and because both she and her brother are holding their mother’s last name, it is believed that her father was never really part of the family.
Vicky is of Greek descent, and it appears that her entire family has been interested in music for many years, while they are also owners of a chain of restaurants. Her brother Nicholas is currently working as a DJ in New York, and is better known as DJ Nick Blast.
She hasn’t talked much about her early years, while it is known that she fell in love with music at a very young age as she and her brother were discovering new music together – they would later choose different paths, as she became a publicist, while Nicholas became a DJ.
After she matriculated from a local high school, Vicky decided to completely focus on her career, and didn’t enroll at college.
Career of a publicist
There is not much to tell about Vicky’s career. She launched it as soon as she matriculated from high school and steadily worked her way up. Publicists are not that popular in the world, and nobody seems to be talking about them – Vicky got herself a job as a publicist in Paris, France and has been doing the exact same job for numerous years now.
Personal matters and marriage with Chris Cornell
Vicky met her husband Chris Cornell in 2003 in France – Vicky was working there as a publicist, while Chris was on his tour around Europe with his “Audioslave” band.
Chris Cornell & his wife Vicky Karayiannis at the 2006 World Music Awards in London at Earl's Court
They met in between Chris’ performances, and the spark between the two was evident to everyone around – they kept on seeing each other whenever they could during the next year. In 2004, Chris bought a ring from Harry Winston, a popular American jeweler, and asked Vicky to marry him, and they were married by the end of the year – meantime Vicky gave birth to their daughter Toni (after her mother) in September 2004. Their son Christopher Nicholas was born in December 2005, and was named after both her husband and her brother.
The two created a foundation in 2012 with the goal of helping children who do not have a home, are poor, or have been abandoned or abused – both Chris and Vicky have been putting money into the foundation throughout the years.
Vicky is currently running the foundation on her own, as her husband committed suicide by hanging himself on 18 May 2017 – Vicky believed that an overdose on medications made Chris want to kill himself, which is why she sued his doctor for prescribing these medications to him.
Vicky hasn’t talked about any other men she might have dated before or after Chris Cornell, and it doesn’t seem as there is currently anyone special in her life. Judging by the posts on her social media accounts, she is currently single and hasn’t been dating anyone after the death of her husband Chris.
Who was Chris Cornell?
Christopher John Cornell was born in Seattle, Washington State USA, on 20 July 1964, so under the zodiac sign of Cancer and holding American nationality – he committed suicide by hanging on 18 May 2017 but is still famous for his career as a musician, especially for being the lead vocalist for the “Soundgarden” and “Audioslave” bands.
Cornell is one of the people who launched the grunge movement in music in the ‘90s. He is popular for writing his own lyrics and for his almost four-octave vocal range. He released his first album “Euphoria Morning” in 1999, his second album “Carry On” was published on 2007, “Scream” was released in 2009, and his fourth and last album “Higher Truth” in 2015.
He wrote the song “The Keeper” for the “Machine Gun Preacher” movie which aired for the first time in 2011, and the song won him a nomination for a Golden Globe Award – he is also to be credited with the “You Know My Name” song written for the James Bond movie “Casino Royale” released in 2006.
The “Guitar World” magazine’s readers voted Chris as ‘Rock’s greatest singer’, the “Hit Parader” music magazine put him #4 on their ‘Heavy Metal’s All Time Top 100 Vocalists’ list, the “Rolling Stone” magazine named him ninth best lead singer of all times, and MTV put him at #12 in their ’22 Greatest Voices in Music’ list.
Chris has sold more than 14.8 million albums worldwide and over 30 single records – he won three Grammy awards while he was nominated for a total of 16. He was fighting depression for a long time prior to his death, but eventually lost the fight – he was found on the morning of 18 May 2017 in his hotel room in Detroit. He performed just an hour before his death with his “Soundgarden” band.
The Instagram page mcreated to honor him counts over 560,000 followers, and his net worth was estimated to be around $60 million at the time of his death.
Likes and hobbies
Vicky is currently mostly focused on taking good care of her children and her foundation, but there are numerous other things she is interested in doing.
Vicky was somewhat of a traveler during the time her husband was alive, and the two travelled all around Europe, while they would sometimes go to Asia and the US as well. This changed in 2016 when her husband Chris began having shoulder pain which would not go away, which is the reason why he was using medications. Vicky became a big lover of music thanks to her husband, and she went on to listen to numerous bands but mostly those who sing old rock such as “AC/DC”, “Aerosmith”, and “Guns ‘n’ Roses”. She is also very fond of movies, and her favorite of all times is “One Day” while her favorite TV series is “Friends”.
Vicky has been a philanthropist ever since she began working, and has been helping numerous charity organizations throughout the years, including The Red Cross. She is big lover of animals and often visits a local animal shelter and spends time with the dogs there – she has also donated a notable sum of money to the shelter.
Appearance and net worth
Vicky is currently 41 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall, while her weight is not known.
According to authoritative sources, her net worth has been estimated to be more than $600,000 and will keep on rising as long as she remains working as a publicist, and will benefit from her husband’s legacy.
— Vicky Cornell (@vickycornell) May 9, 2019
Social media presence
Vicky is not that active on the internet – although she has a couple of accounts on a variety of social media networks, she doesn’t update them that often except for her Twitter account.
She launched her Twitter account in April 2009, and has since gathered more than 40,000 followers, and tweeted over 2,500 times. Her Instagram account is currently followed by 34 people and she has only uploaded nine pictures onto it so far – Vicky has a profile on Facebook as well, which she mostly uses to talk to her family and friends.
|Full Name||Chris Cornell|
|Net Worth||$60 million|
|Date Of Birth||July 20, 1964|
|Profession||Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Chef, Restaurateur, Songwriter, Businessperson, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA|
|Education||Christ the King School, Shorewood High School, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA|
|Spouse||Vicky Karayiannis, Susan Silver, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA|
|Children||Toni Cornell, Christopher Nicholas Cornell, Lillian Jean Cornell, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA|
|Parents||Karen Cornell, Ed Boyle, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA|
|Siblings||Katy Boyle, Patrick Boyle, Suzy Boyle, Peter Boyle, Maggie Boyle, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA|
|Awards||iHeartRadio Music Award for Rock Song of the Year, Satellite Award for Best Original Song, World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA|
|Music Groups||Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA, Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog, Mad Season, Eleven, Center for Disease Control Boys, Alice Mudgarden|
|Nominations||Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, ...|
|#||Marks / Signs|
|1||Raw edged vocals|
|1||I'm not a lyric writer to make statements. What I enjoy doing is making paintings with lyrics, creating colorful images. I think that's more what entertainment and music should be.|
|1||Wife Vicky gave birth to their second and his third child, Christopher Nicholas. It's the first son. [December 2005]|
|2||Left Audioslave, citing "irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences" as the reason. [February 2007]|
|3||New wife Vicky gave birth to his second daughter named Toni on the 18th of September. [September 2004]|
|4||Will be one of the artists with Audioslave in this year's revival of Lollapalooza, started by Perry Ferrell of Jane's Addiction, a touring festival of music and other exhibits. [July 2003]|
|5||Left Audioslave in 2007 due to growing differences between himself and the other band members. The other members of the band went on to reestablish Rage Against the Machine with their former vocalist Zack De La Rocha, while Cornell went back to his solo career.|
|6||First American male to perform the opening credits song for a James Bond film (You Know My Name, from Casino Royale (2006)).|
|7||Dropped out of school at age fifteen.|
|8||His father had Irish ancestry. His mother has English, Scottish, and Northern Irish ancestry. Chris's maternal grandfather, Ralph Trivett Cornell, was born in Rothesay, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Julian Trivett Cornell and Emily Keillor Emmerson. Chris's maternal grandmother, Marion M. MacNutt, who was born in Washington state, was the daughter of a Canadian-born father, James Frederick MacNutt, and a Wisconsin-born mother, Clarabell J. Hubbell.|
|9||Lives in Los Angeles.|
|10||Owns a rock-themed restaurant in Paris called "Black Calavados".|
|11||Vicky gave birth to his second daughter named Toni on the 18th of September, 2004|
|12||Sold over 5 million records with his band Soundgarden. Sold over 300,000 copies of his solo debut, Euphoria Morning, as well as earned a grammy nomination. In 2002 his new band Audioslave sold 2 million copies of their self titled debut.|
|13||Is an avid reader who enjoys books on philosophy and eastern culture. Counts Sylvia Plath among his favourite authors.|
|14||Wrote the track 'Wave Goodbye' about the death of his friend, musician Jeff Buckley.|
|15||Enjoys snowboarding and mountain biking in his leisure.|
|16||November 19th 2002: release of Audioslave's debut album.|
|17||Used to be a cook.|
|18||Wrote "Jesus Christ Pose" as a parody of Jane's Addiction singer / Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell.|
|19||Lead vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and co-founder of the alt rock band Soundgarden (was originally the drummer before Matt Cameron joined and Cornell switched to vocals).|
|20||Daughter Lilian Jean (b. 28 June 2000) (7 lbs 12 oz).|
|Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock||2010||Video Game writer: "Black Rain"|
|20 to 1||TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010|
|WWE Raw||2010||TV Series writer - 3 episodes|
|The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien||2009||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Rage||2003-2009||TV Series writer - 2 episodes|
|100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs||2008||TV Movie writer: "Black Hole Sun"|
|One Tree Hill||TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008|
|Life on Mars||TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008|
|Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore||2008||Video Game lyrics: "Black Hole Sun" / music: "Black Hole Sun"|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2008||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|World in Conflict||2007||Video Game writer: "Shadow on the Sun"|
|SingStar Amped||2007||Video Game lyrics: "Cochise"|
|Ha-Shminiya||2007||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Rock Band||2007||Video Game writer: "Black Hole Sun"|
|Scrubs||2006||TV Series lyrics - 1 episode|
|Casino Royale||2006||lyrics: "You Know my Name" / performer: "You Know my Name"|
|Becoming Bond||2006||TV Movie documentary performer: "You Know My Name" / producer: "You Know My Name" / writer: "You Know My Name"|
|Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby||2006||writer: "Cochise" 2002|
|Miami Vice||2006||writer: "Shape of Things to Come", "Wide Awake"|
|Bug||2006||performer: "Disappearing Act" 2006 / writer: "Disappearing Act" 2006|
|Guitar Hero||2005||Video Game writer: "Cochise"|
|Audioslave: Live in Cuba||2005||Video documentary lyrics: "Set It Off", "Your Time has Come", "Like a Stone", "The Worm", "Gasoline", "Doesn't Remind Me", "Be Yourself", "Out of Exile", "I am the Highway", "Show Me How to Live", "Cochise" / writer: "Outshined"|
|The Work of Director Mark Romanek||2005||Video documentary lyrics: "Cochise"|
|Idol||2002-2005||TV Series writer - 2 episodes|
|Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||2004||Video Game writer: "Rusty Cage"|
|Collateral||2004||writer: "Shadow On The Sun" - as Christopher Cornell|
|Riding Giants||2004||Documentary writer: "My Wave"|
|Roswell||2000||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Blast from the Past||1999||writer: "Drawing Flies"|
|Great Expectations||1998||performer: "Sunshower" / producer: "Sunshower" / writer: "Sunshower"|
|Hype!||1996||Documentary writer: "Nothing to Say" - as Christopher J. Cornell / writer: "Searching With My Good Eye Closed"|
|The Basketball Diaries||1995||writer: "Blind Dogs" - as Christopher J. Cornell|
|Beavis and Butt-Head||1993-1994||TV Series writer - 2 episodes|
|S.F.W.||1994||performer: "Like Suicide" Acoustic Version / writer: "Jesus Christ Pose", "Like Suicide" Acoustic Version|
|Top of the Pops||1994||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun||1994||Short writer: "Black Hole Sun"|
|True Romance||1993||writer: "Outshined"|
|Benny & Joon||1993||writer: "PUSHIN' FORWARD BACK" - as Christopher J. Cornell|
|Soundgarden: Motorvision||1992||Video lyrics: "Little Joe", "Jesus Christ Pose", "Slaves & Bulldozers" / music: "Jesus Christ Pose", "Slaves & Bulldozers" / writer: "Searching with My Good Eye Closed", "Rusty Cage", "Outshined", "Mind Riot"|
|Singles||1992||performer: "Seasons" / performer: "Spoonman demo version" - as Christopher J. Cornell / producer: "Seasons" / producer: "Spoonman demo version" - as Christopher J. Cornell / writer: "Birth Ritual", "Spoonman demo version" - as Christopher J. Cornell / writer: "Seasons", "Spoonman"|
|Wayne's World||1992||"LOUD LOVE", "ALL NIGHT THING"|
|Pacific Heights||1990||writer: "HANDS ALL OVER" - as Christopher Cornell|
|Soundgarden: Louder Than Live||1990||Video lyrics: "Get on the Snake", "Hands All Over" / writer: "Gun", "Big Dumb Sex", "Loud Love"|
|Lost Angels||1989||writer: "Get on the Snake"|
|Say Anything...||1989||writer: "Toy Box", "Flower"|
|The Promise||2016/II||writer: "The Promise"|
|Vinyl||2016||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|13 Hours||2016||performer: "'Til the Sun Comes Back Around" / writer: "'Til the Sun Comes Back Around"|
|Bones||2015||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2015|
|Saturday Night Live||TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 1996|
|A Walk Among the Tombstones||2014||writer: "Black Hole Sun"|
|The Marty Stuart Show||2014||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Fino alla fine del mondo||2013||TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode|
|One Hit Wonderland||2013||TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||2011-2013||TV Series performer - 2 episodes|
|Guardian of the City||2013||Short writer: "Shadow on the Sun"|
|Danville 2nd Ward Young Men||2013||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Man of Steel||2013||performer: "Seasons" / writer: "Seasons"|
|Sound City||2013||Documentary writer: "Rusty Cage"|
|Late Show with David Letterman||TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2011|
|Supernatural||2012||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Sons of Anarchy||2012||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|The Avengers||2012||writer: "Live to Rise"|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012|
|Metal Evolution||TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011|
|We Bought a Zoo||2011||writer: "Hunger Strike"|
|Machine Gun Preacher||2011||performer: "The Keeper" / writer: "The Keeper"|
|Conan||2010||TV Series lyrics - 1 episode|
|X Factor||2010||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Chris Cornell: Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart||2015||Video short|
|Howard Stern on Demand||2011||TV Series|
|Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun||1994||Short||Chris Cornell|
|Singles||1992||composer: additional music|
|The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale||2016||Documentary|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2007-2015||TV Series||Himself / Himself - Musical Guest|
|Good Morning America||2015||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest|
|Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show||2015||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||2015||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest|
|All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records||2015||Documentary||Himself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1999-2013||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest / Himself|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||2011-2013||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest|
|Ali 70 from Las Vegas||2012||TV Movie||Himself|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2000-2012||TV Series||Himself / Himself - Musical Guest|
|Tavis Smiley||2011||TV Series||Himself|
|Pearl Jam Twenty||2011||Documentary||Himself|
|The Jay Leno Show||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien||2009||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest|
|Last Call with Carson Daly||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|Zulu Awards '09||2009||TV Special||Himself - Presenter|
|The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts||2008||TV Special||Himself|
|Fashion Rocks||2008||TV Movie||Himself|
|Howard Stern on Demand||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|Walmart Soundcheck||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|Live Earth||2007||TV Special documentary||Himself|
|Guys Choice||2007||TV Movie||Himself|
|The Henry Rollins Show||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|Chris Cornell: Live from the Fenix Underground||2007||Video||Himself|
|Audioslave: Live in Cuba||2005||Video documentary||Himself - Vocals / Guitar (as Audioslave)|
|Audioslave: Live@Much||2005||TV Movie||Himself (as Audioslave)|
|React Now: Music & Relief||2005||TV Movie||Himself|
|Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself - Audioslave|
|Malfunkshun: The Andrew Wood Story||2005||Documentary||Himself|
|Rage||1994-2003||TV Series||Himself / Themselves|
|100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock||2000||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself - Member, Soundgarden|
|Behind the Music||2000||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Showbiz Today||1999||TV Series||Himself|
|Power Vision - Pop Galerie||1997-1999||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Making the Video||1999||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Biography||1998||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|We're Outta Here!||1997||Video documentary||Himself|
|Hype!||1996||Documentary||Himself - Soundgarden|
|Jam||1996||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Soundgarden: Motorvision||1992||Video||Himself (Vocals & Guitars)|
|Temple of the Dog: Hunger Strike||1992||Video short||Himself|
|Soundgarden: Louder Than Live||1990||Video||Himself (Vocals)|
|The Nation's Favourite Bond Song||2015||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Video on Trial||2005-2006||TV Series||Himself - Audioslave / Himself / Himself - Accused|
|The Work of Director Mark Romanek||2005||Video documentary||Himself - Audioslave (uncredited)|
|2007||ASCAP Award||ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards||Top Box Office Films||Casino Royale (2006)|
|2007||World Soundtrack Award||World Soundtrack Awards||Best Original Song Written for Film||Casino Royale (2006)|
|2006||Satellite Award||Satellite Awards||Best Original Song||Casino Royale (2006)|
|2012||Golden Globe||Golden Globes, USA||Best Original Song - Motion Picture||Machine Gun Preacher (2011)|
|2008||Grammy||Grammy Awards||Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media||Casino Royale (2006)|
|2007||Gold Derby Award||Gold Derby Awards||Original Song||Casino Royale (2006)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia