Teena Marie (born Mary Christine Brockert on March 5, 1956) is an American Grammy Award-nominated singer–songwriter–producer. Marie, nicknamed Lady T, is a protegée of late funk legend Rick James, and is notable as one of the few successful Caucasian performers of R&B, or blue-eyed soul.
Marie is heard a multiple of times throughout tracks on Rick James' album Street Songs.
She is the godmother of Minnie Riperton's daughter, actress/comedienne Maya Rudolph.
She also guest starred on the Beverly Hillbillies as Tina Marie Brockert
Sang at the wedding of Jerry Lewis's son when she was 10 years old.
"Square Biz" was reworked and used as the theme song for the last two seasons of the Tom Bergeron-hosted version of Hollywood Squares