DOB: September 27, 1974
Background: Brownstein was born in Seattle, Washington. She began playing guitar at age 15 and was a member of the band Excuse 17 while in college.
Discography: She was a member of the band Sleater-Kinney from 1994 to the band's breakup in 2006. Sleater-Kinney released seven albums between 1995 and 2005. Brownstein later formed the band Wild Flag in 2010, releasing its self-titled debut album in 2011.
Filmography: Along with Fred Armisen and Jonathan Krisel, she created the IFC sketch comedy series "Portlandia," which she writes, produces, and stars in.
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