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Roland Orzabal Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Havant, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK
Birth NameRaoul Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Roland Orzabal was born on August 22, 1961 in Havant, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England as Raoul Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana. He is an actor and composer, known for Watchmen (2009), Donnie Darko (2001) and Ready Player One (2018). He has been married to Emily McCauley Rath since September 25, 2020. He was previously married to Caroline Johnston Orzabal.

Family (1)

Spouse Emily McCauley Rath (25 September 2020 - present)
Caroline Johnston Orzabal (10 September 1982 - 24 July 2017)  (her death)  (2 children)

Trivia (14)

Co-founder of the band Tears for Fears with Curt Smith.
Plays guitar, piano and keyboards.
His sons are Raoul Orzabal (b. 1991) and Pascal Orzabal (b. 1994).
He is the middle of three sons. His brothers are Julian Orzabal (b 1965) and Carlos Orzabal (b 1959).
Son of Margaret and George Orzabal de la Quintana.
His father is French with some Basque-Spanish ancestry, and his mother is English.
Originally his name was Raoul for a week before his mother changed his name to Roland because the family was then living in England.
Originally living in Portsmouth, his mother left his father and took Roland and his two brothers to live with an aunt in Bath. It was there that he later met Curt Smith when they were both 13 years old.
He met his wife Caroline Johnston when he was just 13 years old. They married on September 10 1982, just as Tears For Fears' first hit single "Mad World" was released.
Somerset, England: Working on a new Tears For Fears album with bandmate Curt Smith. [April 2013]
Los Angeles, CA, USA: Working on a new Tears for Fears album with Curt Smith [July 2013]
Reunited with Curt Smith after over 11 years apart. They are due to release "Everybody Loves a Happy Ending" as Tears for Fears on 14 Sept 2004 with Universal. Just completed a radio tour in the USA and will be touring in October 2004. [July 2004]
Released solo album "Tomcats Screaming Outside", but wasn't a worldwide release. [February 2001]
He met the writer and photographer Emily Rath in a restaurant. After postponing their wedding twice due to covid, they eloped in 2020. They still plan on getting married in front of guests at a formal wedding in the future.

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