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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 22 August 1973Orlando, Florida, USA
Birth NameHoward Dwaine Dorough
Nicknames Latin Lover
Howie D
Sweet D
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Howard Dwaine "Howie D" Dorough was born in Orlando, Florida, as the fifth and youngest child of Hoke and Paula Dorough. His older siblings include Pollyanna who is herself an aspiring singer, and Caroline Dorough-Cochran, who unfortunately passed away from Lupus at the age of 38 in 1998. Although known for his humanitarian efforts with the Dorough Lupus Foundation, created in honor of his late sister, and for his work in producing up incoming stars such as George Nozuka, Howie is best known as being one-fifth of the Backstreet Boys. In 1992, at the age of 19, as Howie was struggling to find work as an actor, he kept running into two younger men on the audition circuit. These young men were Alexander James "A.J." Mclean, and Nickolas Gene "Nick" Carter. The three young men came up with the idea to join together and form a singing group, but decided that they needed at least one more member. It was through auditions that the boys found Kevin Scott Richardson, who was working in Orlando at the time, who would become the oldest member of the Backstreet Boys. Kevin made the suggestion of adding his cousin Brian Littrell to the group, as Brian himself was a phenomenal singer. In 1993, the group known as the Backstreet Boys was born.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: chaos_angel_1980

Spouse (1)

Leigh Boniello (8 December 2007 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (18)

His older sister, Caroline Dorough-Cochraine, died from Lupus in 1998. His charity, "The Lupus Foundation", is named after her.

Every year celebrity friends join the Dorough family to raise money. They have raised millions of dollars since they begun their fight against Lupus. They also try to educate others about what Lupus is and encourage those at risk to get tested for it.
Howie's father is Irish and his mother is Puerto Rican.
He is the youngest brother of up and coming new singer Pollyanna Dorough and uncle of up and coming new singer Chelsea Herring.
Member of the Backstreet Boys
Graduated from Edgewater high school in Orlando, Florida in 1991.
Was a member of Florida State Thespians troupe 557 at Edgewater high school.
Originally cast as Kevin St. James in Nickelodeon's "Welcome Freshman" TV show.
[August 16th, 2007] Announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend Leigh Boniello, a film exec-turned real estate broker. The couple will marry later this year. Howie initially proposed to Leigh during a New Year's Eve benefit cruise.
Married long-term girlfriend of six years, Leigh Boniello, in his hometown of Orlando, Florida, on December 8th, 2007.
His father, Hoke Dorough, passed away on June 22nd at 9 am, from complications related to brain and lung cancer.
Son, James Hoke Dorough was born at 2:30 pm on May 6, 2009. He is the first child for both Howie and wife Leigh and is named after Howie's late father, Hoke, who died of brain and lung cancer in June 2008.
Son, Holden John Dorough was born at 6:37 am on February 16, 2013. He is the second child for both Dorough and his wife.
Currently on tour with the Backstreet Boys and released the groups newest single "Incomplete." [April 2005]
Promoting the Backstreet Boys' new album, their fifth, in a variety of countries, including China & Mexico. [October 2004]
He is with the Backstreet Boys promoting their new and fifth album 'Never Gone' which came out June 14th, 2005. [June 2005]
Howie, Brian, Nick, Kevin and A.J. (The Backstreet Boys) have finished their fifth album due fall 2005. [January 2005]
As of February 16th he and the rest of Backstreet Boys Brian, AJ and Nick will be kicking off their "Unbreakable Tour" in Japan. [February 2008]

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