Edit
Charlotte Church Poster

Biography

Jump to: Overview (4) | Mini Bio (1) | Trivia (31) | Personal Quotes (3)

Overview (4)

Date of Birth 21 February 1986Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Birth NameCharlotte Maria Reed
Nickname The Voice of an Angel
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Charlotte Maria Church was born on February 21, 1986 in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom to Steven Reed and his wife Maria. The couple separated shortly after the child's birth, and she was left in her mother's care. She started singing publicly when she was only three and a half years old, singing the Ghostbusters (1984) theme with her cousin at a seaside holiday camp in Caernarfon, Wales. She came to public notice after an appearance on the UK daytime magazine program, This Morning (1988) (aka "This Morning with Richard and Judy") and then made an impromptu appearance on The Big Big Talent Show (1996). She came on to say a few words about her aunt Caroline Cooper, who was also making an appearance on the show, and the show's host, Jonathan Ross, asked her to sing. She stole the show and immediately became an overnight sensation in her native Wales. More television and concert appearances followed, such as the ones at Cardiff Arms Park in Wales, the London Palladium, and the Royal Albert Hall, and opening for Shirley Bassey in Antwerp, Belgium. She was signed to Sony Music (UK) and has released three best selling albums of popular classics.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Marlon Tecson

Trivia (31)

Signed an autobiography deal worth £800,000. Also made £300,000 for doing the Ford car ad for which she also became popular for singing its anthem entitled "Just Wave Hello." The track is included in her self-titled second album.
Celebrated her 15th birthday during the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, where the audience sang "Happy Birthday" to her. She returned the favor by doing an impromptu song number for them.
At 14, ranked 2nd among UK showbiz celebrities under 30 years old in gross income earned in the year 2000 with 6,500,000 pounds and 19th overall among all UK celebrities.
Her official fan site (www.charlottechurchfans.com) was launched on the day she celebrated her 14th birthday.
Sang the soaring soprano vocals on the A Beautiful Mind (2001) soundtrack.
Although she had already earned a total of £10,000,000, her mother used to give her only £50 for a monthly allowance.
Attended school at Howells, which is an exclusive girl's school.
Her favorite pop stars include Natalie Imbruglia, The Corrs, Sean Combs and Catatonia.
Her greatest ambition is to sing the lead part in Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini at La Scala in Milan and get a standing ovation.
Louise Ryan is her singing coach.
Has given wildly applauded performances before Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, former US President Bill Clinton, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Pope John Paul II.
Her Voice of an Angel went double platinum in the UK and gold in Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.
Her stepfather, her mother's second husband, James Church, adopted her as his daughter on October 1999, the year her second, self-titled album was released.
She and Amanda Dunbar became friends when they both appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986).
Is referred to in the press as an "opera star", yet has never sung in any opera performances.
Admitted to once buying a dress for $ 7,000 US (£ 4,260 UK)
In May 2000 was named Artist of the Year at the first annual Classical BRIT Awards
At 12 she was the youngest person at no. 1 in the classical charts with the release of her album, Voice of an Angel.
Has a half-brother.
Younger step-sister of Elisha and Andrew Church
Has a younger half-brother, Luke Reed
Winner of the 2002 "Rear of the Year" Award, given by the British press to the person with the best posterior.
Released first pop album in the UK, entitled 'Tissues and Issues',on July 11, 2005
Was given a puppy for her 20th birthday by boyfriend Gavin Henson. She has named the dog "Tina".
Was considered for the role of Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera (2004).
Sings soprano, although her actual vocal range is mezzo-soprano.
Started singing at age three.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 21, a daughter named Ruby Megan Henson on September 20, 2007. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Gavin Henson.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 22, a son named Dexter Lloyd Henson on January 11, 2009. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Gavin Henson.
Niece of Caroline Cooper.
Received a £600,000 settlement from News of the World's hacking of her phone [February 27, 2012].

Personal Quotes (3)

Me? An angel! Just ask my mum about that!
Jay Leno was a lovely guy - Jonathan Ross is awesome as well, mind. I have been on Oprah (Oprah Winfrey) a number of times and Letterman (David Letterman), but they weren't very personable, it was all for show and I think that makes a massive difference. Jay Leno and Jonathan Ross are different, they always make an effort off screen to come and say hello and get to know you. It is a little thing, but it makes a big difference. I understand that to the others it's just a job and that's fine, but it makes the ones who do bother really stand out.
[on the Conservatives' 2015 general election win] This week the UK masochistically condemned itself to five more years of Tory rule. Without the Lib Dems to centre them they have no restraint, nothing to stop them destroying our welfare system, selling off our health services or even making constraints upon our democracy.

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page