Louis Tomlinson was born on December 24, 1991, in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. As a child and teen he acted and sang on television and in school productions. He auditioned successfully for television talent competition The X Factor in 2010, and the show’s judges teamed him with four other contestants to make a boy band. Performing as One Direction, this group became a chart-topping pop sensation.
Louis Tomlinson was born on December 24, 1991, in the town of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. His parents, Johannah and Troy Austin, divorced when he was young, and he took his stepfather Mark Tomlinson's last name as his own. Tomlinson has five younger stepsisters: Georgia, Charlotte, Félicité and twins Daisy and Phoebe
Tomlinson auditioned for the television talent competition The X Factor in 2009, but was turned down. However, when he returned to try out for the show's seventh season in 2010, his rendition of the song "Hey There Delilah" by the Plain White T's brought him successfully into the competition. He advanced several rounds, singing hits like Adele's "Make You Feel My Love." He was eliminated before the final round, but the judges united him with his fellow competitors Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik to form a group act, which became One Direction!
Tomlinson is the oldest member of One Direction, and he has a reputation for being the prankster of the group. In 2011, he began dating college student Eleanor Calder, whom he met through his bandmate Harry Styles.
10 LOUIS TOMLINSON FACTS
1. Although he’s in the world’s biggest boyband, it turns out Louis still doesn’t have the career of his dreams. When he was younger, he wanted to work on a farm. Farmer Louis?
2. Louis suffers from tinnitus in his right ear, and admitted that he’s gone a little deaf thanks to the screaming fans!
3.He’s more of a cuddler than a smoocher – admitting that he prefers hugs to kisses. So, bear that in mind before you try locking lips with him.
4. Aged 14, he used to play lead guitar in a band called The Rogue. He loved them that much, that he has their name tattooed on his ankles.
5. Apparently, he’s prone to sleepwalking and once tried to get into Niall’s bed in the middle of the night! We wouldn’t mind.
6.And now for the most ridiculous fact of all – he once got dumped for not being attractive enough. We bet she regrets that now.
7.Louis’s celebrity crush is Natalie Portman and his man crush is Robbie Williams.
8.He’s a Capricorn. Typical Capricorns are ‘slow, steady and win the race.’
9.Louis’s least favourite food is baked beans.
10.One of Louis’s favourite mottos is “Live lifer for the moment because everything else is uncertain.”
CUTE & FUNNY MOMENTS STARRING LOUIS TOMLINSON!
Mother - Johanna Poulston
Father - Troy Austin
Sisters - Georgia, Doris, Freddie, Felicitie, Phoebe, Daisy, Charlotte
Brother - Ernest
Grandmother - Magaret Tomlinson
Grandfather - Keith Tomlinson