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Overview (3)

Born in Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Birth NameLily Rose Beatrice Allen
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lily Allen was born on May 2, 1985 in Hammersmith, London, England as Lily Rose Beatrice Allen. She was previously married to Sam Cooper.

Spouse (1)

Sam Cooper (11 June 2011 - 3 June 2018) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (3)

English accent
Mixes different genres (pop, R&B, reggae)
Brown eyes

Trivia (25)

Attended "Bedales School" with Natalia Tena, the same school which Minnie Driver and Daniel Day-Lewis attended.
Is the daughter of Keith Allen and Alison Owen.
Her single 'Smile' went to #1 for two weeks in the UK singles chart in 2006. Her album 'Alright, Still' debuted at #2 in the UK album charts.
Has a younger brother Alfie Allen, and an older sister, Sarah Owens (born in 1980).
"Alfie", the final track on "Alright, Still" is about her brother, the actor Alfie Allen.
After uploading her first demo tracks to community website MySpace.com in November 2005, she became an overnight sensation in the UK.
Was voted the third coolest person of the year on the Cool List of "NME" magazine, but also ranked #10 in BBC3's The Most Annoying People of 2006 (2006).
Scooped three nominations for the 2007 Brit Awards including "British Female Solo Artist", "British Album" and "British Breakthrough Artist" (16 January 2007).
Niece of Kevin Allen.
Has a half sister Teddie who was born in 2006.
Former stepdaughter of Harry Enfield.
Her former stepfather, Harry Enfield, based characters "Kevin" the neurotic teenager on Lily's elder sister, Sarah. Also, the baby characters "Harry" and "Lulu" from the Harry Enfield and Chums (1994) show were based on Lily and Alfie when they were youngsters, the only difference was the reversal of the genders. The "babies" were played by Harry and Kathy Burke.
Announced her engagement to Sam Cooper, having been in a relationship with him since July 2009, after he proposed to her on their hotel room balcony in Bali on Christmas Day (28 December 2010).
Lily and her sister, Sarah Owens, are co-owners of "Lucy in Disguise", a vintage clothes shop in London's Covent Garden neighborhood.
Married fiancé 'Sam Cooper at St. James the Great Church in Cranham, Gloucestershire, wearing a vintage 1920s lace gown designed by Chanel. The couple arrived at the church in a dark green Bentley and Allen's bridesmaids included her best friend Miquita Oliver.
Announced at her wedding reception, held at her £3 million 17th century country mansion, that she is 16 weeks into her third pregnancy; her second by new husband Sam Cooper (11 June 2011).
Supporter of Fulham Football Club (English Premier League soccer club). Fellow fans include Elizabeth Hurley, Pierce Brosnan, Hugh Grant, Hugh Laurie, Benicio Del Toro, Daniel Radcliffe, Andrew Johnston and the late Michael Jackson.
Her ex-husband, Sam Cooper, is a painter and decorator.
Suffered a miscarriage 2 months into the pregnancy with ex-boyfriend Ed Simons (18 January 2008).
Suffered a stillbirth, a baby boy named George, 6 months into her pregnancy in late October 2010, with her then boyfriend (now ex-husband) Sam Cooper.
Has two daughters with her ex-husband Sam Cooper - Ethel Mary Cooper (b. November 25, 2011) and Marnie Rose Cooper (b. January 8, 2013).
Was 5 months pregnant with her daughter Ethel when she completed penning songs for the West End musical production of Bridget Jones's Diary (2001).
Returned to work 5 months after giving birth to her daughter Ethel in order to begin working on her 3rd studio album.
Her father is Welsh. Her mother, who is English-born, has Welsh, English, and Irish ancestry.
The music video to "Smile" showed a young lady paying her friends to ransack the flat of an annoying ex-boyfriend while she met him for a coffee and spiked his drink with laxatives.

Personal Quotes (38)

I don't see myself as a role model; people should look to mothers and sisters as role models.
I don't care what people think of me now, so why would I care when I'm dead?
But Dad and I are the only father-and-daughter acts who have both had No. 1 songs in England.
Sometimes I wish I was just a girl in an indie band. I could dance around on stage and it wouldn't be so much about me.
I'm opinionated, but I'm not a vindictive person and I never say anything unprovoked, either.
I think as long as you're not being malicious and you're not hurting people then you should not be ashamed of what you do.
I refuse to put make-up on just because the paparazzi are on my doorstep. I find it morally wrong.
I never go out to be photographed, never. I go to events because they're fun.
I love MySpace; it's done an amazing job for me and it's been insane over the past couple of weeks, but I'm not a poster girl for them.
I like to be able to get up and go and buy a pint of milk without bumping into 20 people I know.
Yeah, I was a florist. I went to floristry school.
When a music teacher that I had at school was taken ill and we had a variety show and I had to fill in - that's when I realised I had a voice.
I've always listened to music, since I was really, really young.
I think the whole, like, cultural diversity and the arty side of London is really, really great. And how it's so historic as well.
I think I'm like Marmite; you either love me or you hate me.
I just felt like I couldn't deal with the everyday responsibilities of life, paying bills and all of that. I'm terrible at all of that. So I knew I had to make enough money to pay someone else to deal with all of that.
I hang out with models, the biggest pop stars and, you know, really and honestly, I hate saying this, but none of them are achieving those body shapes by being healthy.
I don't really see how any song can not feel contrived if it isn't honest, and how could I write honest songs if I don't write about stuff going on in my life and how I'm feeling?
Because of piracy there has been a massive downturn in people buying music, which makes it more difficult for artists to make money from the sale of records.
You have to be in love with yourself before anyone else can fall in love with you; to be happy with yourself.
I'm just not a private person. It's not like I do things because I want things to be public; it's just that's my way of expressing myself, and I happen to be very famous.
I wasn't into anything at school. I used to get really embarrassed. I used to get asked to do performing things, and I'd go to all the rehearsals, and then I'd pretend to be ill on the day I had to actually perform. I was very unhappy at school.
I think of myself as quite a confused kind of person, because I think there's so many great things about the world, but there are so many awful things too. I feel very guilty a lot of the time about enjoying my life so much when there are people living in such misery.
I studied voice when I was at school, and I was in the chamber choir, and I studied music theory as well, so I guess a lot of it came from being taught at school.
Can't get through to NHS Direct, no midwives in your area ? Well at least the Queen got a nice birthday party/jubilee, whatever.
I change with the way the world changes. My music is always social commentary. I don't know what the world is going to be like in five years' time, but as long as I'm not ashamed of what I'm putting out, then I'm happy.
I just swear in front of [my children]. I don't find swearing offensive, I just find it a form of expression. I'm not going to encourage my kids to swear, but I'm not going to stop swearing because I don't think it's bad.
When I met her [Katy Perry] I was a bit frosty with her because someone asked her to describe herself. She's like, 'Aha, I'm like a fatter version of Amy Winehouse and a skinnier version of Lily Allen!' It's like, you're not English and you don't write your own songs, shut up!
[March 2007] I do have a reputation, in my country, of being a bad girl.
[March 2007] I got really offended when my single 'Smile' got banned [during after-school hours] from MTV in the U.K. because it had the word fuck in it. They said, 'We don't want kids to grow up too quickly.' But then you have Paris Hilton and the Pussycat Dolls taking their clothes off and gyrating up against womanizing, asshole men, and that's acceptable. You're thinking your kids are gonna grow up quicker because they heard the word fuck than from thinking they should be shoving their tits in people's faces?
[on Pete Doherty] He has to be exterminated.
[James Blunt] rhymes with his surname.
[2006] I don't want to look like Cheryl Tweedy! It's tongue in cheek, it's meant to be ironic. I don't have anything against her as a human being but I think the portrayal of her being the right thing for kids to look up to is wrong. It was a joke that not many people got. Of course nobody really wants to look like Cheryl, they just think they do.
[on Madonna] The most over-rated person in pop history.
People like Piers [Piers Morgan] like to bully and humiliate publicly and I don't really want to stand for it.
[2007] Corinne Bailey Rae? I think she's a bit boring, sorry. She's a lovely girl but I don't think her music stands out and I'd be a bit annoyed if she won Best Female Artist [at the Brit Awards]. I'd be really happy if Amy Winehouse wins, though. She's brilliant. When I heard about the nominations I felt like it was a bit of a burden. I hate being in competitions because I never win. I'll go home with nothing. I just know I will.
[an interviewer asks how much she smokes] It depends how boring the interview is. Do you smoke? (sarcastically) It's very cool, you know.
I love smoking... I don't really want to say it, but I do.

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