Liam Payne is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He first gained fame as a member of the boy band One Direction, which was formed on the British version of the singing competition show The X Factor in 2010.
Liam Payne was born on August 29, 1993, in Wolverhampton, England. He grew up in a working-class family and attended St. Peter’s Collegiate School in Wolverhampton.
In 2010, Payne auditioned for the seventh season of the British singing competition show, The X Factor. Although he initially auditioned as a solo artist, he was eventually put together with four other contestants to form the boy band, One Direction.
The band finished in third place on the show, but went on to become one of the biggest pop acts in the world.
As a member of One Direction, Payne released five studio albums and embarked on several world tours. The band went on hiatus in 2016, and Payne began pursuing a solo career.
He signed with Capitol Records and released his debut single, “Strip That Down,” in 2017. The song was a commercial success, reaching the top 10 in several countries.
In addition to his music career, Payne has also dabbled in acting. He appeared in the 2016 film “I Am Bolt,” a documentary about the Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, and had a small role in the 2019 TV series “Famalam.”
He also played the lead role in the short film “Both Ways” in 2021.
Payne has been involved in several charitable causes, including serving as an ambassador for the charity Trekstock, which helps young people with cancer.
He also supports UNICEF and has participated in several fundraising campaigns for the organization.
Liam Payne Parents: Meet Karen and Geoff Payne
Liam Payne’s parents are Karen and Geoff Payne. He also has two older sisters named Ruth and Nicola.
Payne has spoken publicly about his close relationship with his family, particularly his mother, who has supported him throughout his career.