Niall Horan

Known in his hometown as the "Irish Justin Bieber," Niall Horan auditioned for "The X Factor" (ITV, 2004- ) as a solo act but was instead grouped with fellow contestants Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis ... Read more »
Born: 09/12/1993 in Mullingar, Westmeath, IE

Filmography

Actor (5)

One Direction: The TV Special 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

One Direction iHeartRadio Album Release Party 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

One Direction: Off the Charts 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

One Direction: This is Us 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

Known in his hometown as the "Irish Justin Bieber," Niall Horan auditioned for "The X Factor" (ITV, 2004- ) as a solo act but was instead grouped with fellow contestants Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson to form the boy band One Direction. After coming in third on the reality show, they hit No. 1 with their debut single "What Makes You Beautiful," scored the hit follow-up "Gotta Be You," and released their blockbuster debut album, 2011's Up All Night. Showered with European awards, fan adulation and commercial success, One Direction then moved to conquer America with appearances on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) and "iCarly" (Nickelodeon, 2007- ) that coincided with the chart-topping release of their album stateside. Representing a new era of boy bands that seemed - at least on the surface - to be less packaged and more approachable, One Direction, as well as Niall Horan, seemed poised to enjoy considerable success on the global stage.

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