ARTIST PROFILE

Liam Payne

Name: Liam James Payne

Birthday: 29 August 1993

Fav Dish: Chocolates

Liam James Payne was born on August 29, 1993, in Wolverhampton, England. He is one of the five members of the British pop boy band One Direction.

Liam Payne was bred Wolverhampton, a town located in England’s West Midlands. His father, Geoff, works for the aerospace manufacturing corporation Goodrich; his mother, Karen, has worked as a nurse and a receptionist. Payne has two older sisters, Nicole and Ruth.

Payne attended St. Peter’s Collegiate School in Wolverhampton. As a pre-teen, he was interested in both music and athletics. He was a member of the Wolverhampton & Bilston Athletics Club and trained as a runner. He also began acting and singing with a local theater performance group called Pink Productions at the age of 12. Following his graduation from St. Peter’s, he enrolled in the City of Wolverhampton College to study music technology.

Liam auditioned for The X Factor (2004) twice – the first time in 2008, when he reached the judges house stage and was then sent home. And the second time in 2010 where he was given the opportunity to form a boy band with Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik. He was mentored by Simon Cowell both times.

Liam Payne became a dad for the 1st time at age 23, when his girlfriend Cheryl gave birth to their son, Bear on March 22, 2017.

 

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