Michael Phelps

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Born: 06/30/1985 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (12)

Lip Sync Battle: All Stars Live 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Performer

America's Got Talent 2016 (Tv Show)

Host

Undeniable with Joe Buck 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Suits 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entourage 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel's Big Night of Stars 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2008 (Tv Show)

Host

The 2007 ESPY Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss USA 2005 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Debbie Phelps

Mother

Fred Phelps

Father

Whitney Phelps

Sister
Born 1978 Member of the 1995 World Championship team in swimming

Hilary Phelps

Sister
Born 1980

Megan Rossee

Companion
Began dating January 2012 Reportedly split by January 2013

EDUCATION

Loyola High School

Towson , Maryland

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor , Michigan
Studied Sports Marketing and Management

Milestones

2016

Qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, his fifth consecutive Olympics as a competitor

2015

Won titles in the 200 m individual medley and the 100 m and 200 m butterfly at the Winter Nationals in Federal Way.

2014

Came out of retirement to win the 100-meter butterfly event at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2012

Won four gold and two silver at 2012 Olympic Games in London, England; beat gymnast Larisa Latynina's prior record (18) with a total of 22 career Olympic medals

2008

Set all-time single Olympics gold-medal record at the 2008 Games in Beijing, China with eight wins; surpassed swimmer Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven golds

2008

Made a cameo on HBO's "Entourage"

2008

Published No Limits: The Will to Succeed, co-written with Alan Abrahamson

2008

Established the Michael Phelps Foundation, which promoted the sport of swimming as well as healthier lifestyles

2005

Co-wrote Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface with Brian Cazeneuve

2004

Won six gold and two bronze medals at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece; tied with Soviet gymnast Aleksandr Dityatin for most medals in a single Olympic Games

2001

Set the world record in the 200-meter butterfly, becoming the youngest male swimmer in history to ever set a world swimming record

2001

Earned first international medal at the 2001 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan

2000

At 15, became the youngest American male swimmer at an Olympic Games in 68 years; did not medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia

1999

Qualified for the U.S. National B Team

Bonus Trivia

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Was diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when he was in the sixth grade.

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Began swimming when his two older sisters Whitney and Hilary joined a local swim team.

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Met coach Bob Bowman when he started training at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club at the Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center.

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Wears a size 14 shoe. His wing span measured in at 6 foot 7 inches.

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Was arrested following the 2004 Olympic Games Athens in Maryland for driving under the influence of alcohol. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months probation. He also paid a $250 fine, ordered to speak to high school students about drunk driving, and attended a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) meeting.

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Was suspended by USA Swimming in February 2009 for three months after British tabloid News of the World ran photos of Phelps using a water pipe, a device often associated with smoking marijuana, while at a University of Southern Carolina party. Phelps admitted to the photo and apologized for his behavior.

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