Nicole Scherzinger

Singer, Songwriter, Dancer
Having risen from being a backup singer to headlining The Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger was the face of one of the biggest pop sensations in the early part of the 21s century. Scherzinger was born on June 29, 1978 ... Read more »
Born: 06/29/1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

Dancing With the Stars 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Can Do That 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Contestant

The Graham Norton Show 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

X Factor 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men in Black 3 2012 (Movie)

Boris' Girlfriend (Actor)

The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2008 American Music Awards Red Carpet Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Keith Barry: Extraordinary 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Be Cool 2005 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Chasing Papi 2003 (Movie)

Miss Puerto Rico (Actor)

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

Champagne Girl (Actor)

Popstars 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (5)

Burlesque 2010 (Movie)

("The Beautiful People") (Song)

Movies Rock 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

Swarovski Style Rocks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 (Movie)

("Physical") (Song)

Biography

Having risen from being a backup singer to headlining The Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger was the face of one of the biggest pop sensations in the early part of the 21s century. Scherzinger was born on June 29, 1978 in Honolulu, HI to her father, Alfonso Valiente, and her mother, Rosemary. When she was just a baby, her parents separated, leaving her with her mother. Scherzinger moved to Louisville, KY when she was six years old with her mother and new step-father, Gary Scherzinger. After attending Meyezeek Middle School, she went to the Youth Performing Arts School at duPont Manual High School. Meanwhile, Scherzinger began performing with the Actors Theatre of Louisville and became first runner-up in the Kentucky State Fair's Coca-Cola Talent Classic in 1996. Following her high school graduation, she went to Wright State University in Dayton, OH, where she studied acting and musical theatre until 1999, when she left to become a backup singer for the experimental rock band, Days of the New.

Relationships

Lewis Hamilton Himself

Companion
Began dating in 2008 Briefly split in 2009 Resumed relationship in February 2010 Rumored to have split again in October 2011

Nicholas Hexum Song

Companion
Met backstage at a Days of the New concert in 2000 Dated from 2000-04; Scherzinger inspired the 311 song "Amber"

Rosemary Scherzinger

Mother
Hawaiian-Russian descent Separated from Nicole's father when she was still a baby Moved family from Hawaii to Louisville, KY and remarried

Gary Scherzinger

Step-Father
German-American

Ke'ala Scherzinger

Sister

Talan Torriero Actor

Companion
Dated from 2005-07

Alfonso Valiente

Father
Filipino Separated from Nicole's mother when she was still a baby

EDUCATION

Wright State University

Dayton , Ohio
Left school in 1999 to sing backing vocals for the rock band Days of the New

Youth Performing Arts School

Louisville , Kentucky

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville , Kentucky

Wright State University

Dayton , Ohio
Left school in 1999 to sing backing vocals for the rock band Days of the New

Milestones

2012

Cast in "Men in Black III" opposite Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones

2011

Replaced Cheryl Cole on the judging panel of "The X Factor" (Fox), three months before its premiere; did not return for second season

2010

Joined the tenth season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" as a celebrity contestant; won the competition with professional partner Derek Hough

2009

Served as a celebrity judge on NBC's reality singing competition "The Sing-Off"

2008

Released second album with the Pussycat Dolls, Doll Domination

2006

Sang featured vocals on Diddy's hit "Come to Me," which she also co-wrote

2006

Pussycat Dolls released debut album PCD; also co-wrote "I Don't Need a Man" with Kara DioGuardi and "Buttons" with producer Sean Garrett

2005

Released first single as a member of the Pussycat Dolls, the hit song "Don't Cha"

2003

Sang "Breakfast in Bed" on the soundtrack to "50 First Dates"

2003

Joined the Pussycat Dolls burlesque troupe

2001

Competed on the premiere season of The WB's "Popstars" and earned a spot in the all-girl pop group Eden's Crush

2001

Became one of the main vocalists for Eden's Crush and released the hit single "Get Over Yourself (Goodbye)"

2001

Eden's Crush disbanded after their record company London-Sire Records folded

1999

Left college to sing backing vocals for the rock band Days of the New

1996

Won first runner-up at the Kentucky State Fair's Coca-Cola Talent Classic contest

Bonus Trivia

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Scherzinger revealed on VH1's "Behind the Music" (aired October 2012) that she struggled with bulimia for eight years. "I'd come back to my room and I'd be alone, so I would just do things," she said. "My bulimia was my addiction. Hurting myself was my addiction."

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