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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 16 January 1981New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameNicholas Valensi
Nicknames Nicky
The Bird
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nick Valensi was born on January 16, 1981 in New York City, New York, USA as Nicholas Valensi. He has been married to Amanda De Cadenet since July 2006. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Amanda De Cadenet (July 2006 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Customized Epiphone Riviera

Trivia (19)

Guitarist for The Strokes
He started playing the guitar at the age of five.
His mother owns a restaurant on New York's Upper East Side.
He has a younger sister and an older sister.
Has been in a serious relationship with actress/photographer 'Amanda De Cadenet' since 2002.
He's expecting twins with his wife, Amanda De Cadenet.
Boy/Girl twins born 21 October 2006, each weighing 6 pounds. Daughter is named Ella, son is named Silvan.
Plays a 1990s Epiphone Riviera guitar which he customized himself with Gibson P-94 pickups.
Father died when he was 10.
At 6 ft. 4 in., he's the tallest member of The Strokes.
He graduated from the New York City Lab School, a small public high school in New York City, in 1998. Charlie Hofheimer graduated from the same high school in 1999. Claire Danes attended the junior high section of the school, briefly, from 1991-1992.
Pedal board setup consists of a Jekyll & Hyde Overdrive and Distortion, Vox Cooltron Bulldog Distortion, a Demeter TRM-1 Tremulator, 2 MXR Micro Amps and a Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner. His main amplifier is a Fender Hot Rod DeVille 2x12.
He is the youngest member of The Strokes.
Brother-in-law of Bruiser De Cadenet.
Son-in-law of Alain de Cadenet.
Stepfather of Atlanta Taylor.
There's an 11 year age gap between Nick and his new wife Amanda De Cadenet and a 10 year age gap between him and his step daughter Atlanta De Cadenet Taylor.
The second-quietest member of The Strokes, after Nikolai Fraiture.
His mother is French and his father was from Tunisia.

Personal Quotes (4)

Lots of bands with potential are just not devoted enough to drop everything else in their lives and be an amazing band. They're scared of losing their day jobs or they've got wives; there's something preventing them from devoting their lives to music, which is what we've done. We all dropped out of school, quit our jobs, pretty much sacrificed our social lives for a long time, cooping ourselves up in a rehearsal studio from eight at night till eight in the morning. We ate, slept, walked and talked music. We love it. That's the way it should be.
[December 2003] I'm not interested in letting people get to know me. I'm just not. I'm the type of guy who has very few friends. I don't trust people with too many friends and acquaintances. I've always been a little wary of people.
[After he claimed to never have made his bed in his whole life, a reporter asks if his mother did it for him] No, it just never got done. It still isn't. I tidy it up a bit right before I go to bed, but that's it.
Always respect people but never really trust them. If I need something done I try my best to go about it completely independently. Because I've learned throughout my short life that people are not to be trusted. Plain and simple.

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