Taylor Swift

Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Taylor Swift sang about the joy and pain of adolescence on her way to becoming an international pop phenomenon. Her crossover success from country music darling to pop culture superstar happened seemingly happened ... Read more »
Born: 12/12/1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (93)

Thank You America! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

The 2014 American Music Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

2013 MTV EMA 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

South Park 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 2013 American Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 47th Annual CMA Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The Giver 2014 (Movie)

Rosemary (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The Voice 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

20/20 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

2012 MTV Video Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

2013 CMT Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

2013 MTV Video Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

New Girl 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stand Up to Cancer 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown to the American Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2009 - 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 2012 (Movie)

Audrey (Voice)

Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Punk'd 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual CMA Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The TeenNick HALO Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

2010 American Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Taylor Swift: Speak Now 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 44th Annual CMA Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

2009 MTV Video Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn - The Last Rodeo 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's People of the Year 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 43rd Annual CMA Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

Felicia (Actor)

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dateline NBC 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Katie Couric's All Access Grammy Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2008 American Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Total Finale Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Nashville Star 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Prom 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

2014 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Show)

Performer

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Presenter
Music (15)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

One Chance 2014 (Movie)

("Sweeter Than Fiction") (Song)

The iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Hunger Games 2012 (Movie)

("Safe & Sound") (Song Performer)

The Hunger Games 2012 (Movie)

("Safe & Sound") (Song)

Ramona and Beezus 2010 (Movie)

("A Place In This World") (Song)

Ramona and Beezus 2010 (Movie)

("A Place In This World") (Song Performer)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

("Today Was A Fairytale") (Song Performer)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

("Today Was A Fairytale") (Song)

Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

("Crazier") (Song Performer)

Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

("Crazier") (Song)

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience 2009 (Movie)

"Should've Said No" (Song)

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience 2009 (Movie)

"Should've Said No" (Song Performer)

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

Performer

The 41st Annual CMA Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

Biography

Taylor Swift sang about the joy and pain of adolescence on her way to becoming an international pop phenomenon. Her crossover success from country music darling to pop culture superstar happened seemingly happened overnight, yet Swift's prodigious natural talent, honest songwriting and cheerfully free spirit gave her staying power on the charts. Her sophomore album Fearless (2009) churned out one hit song after another, reached multi-platinum status, and won her numerous awards, including Country Music Association (CMA) Entertainer of the Year, which, as the title's youngest recipient, made CMA history. Far from a one-note, Swift displayed her acting skills as well in projects as varied as an episode of the drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ) and as Taylor Lautner's love interest in the big screen romantic comedy, "Valentine's Day" (2010). A breath of fresh air amongst a crowd of party-hopping starlets, Swift's fairy tale life took a surreal turn at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards after rapper Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech. However uncomfortable the moment may have been for Swift, everyone in the country knew who she was the next morning, and it appeared the sky was the limit for multi-talented singer-actress who had captured America's hearts. A slow but steady turn away from Nashville country into pure pop music was completed with her fifth album, 1989, a well-crafted collection of largely electronic pop songs that effortlessly moved her into the heart of the pop mainstream.

Relationships

Jake Gyllenhaal Actor

Companion
Began dating in October 2010 Reportedly split in January 2011

Joe Jonas Actor

Companion
Had high-profile relationship in 2008 Jonas reportedly broke up with Swift in a 27-second phone call; Jonas inspired Swift's song "Forever & Always"

Conor Kennedy

Companion
Began dating in summer 2012 Broke up in October 2012

Taylor Lautner Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated after meeting on the set of "Valentine's Day" (2010)

Harry Styles Actor

Companion
Met at 2012 Kids Choice Awards Reportedly began dating November 2012 Split as of Jan. 7, 2013

Scott Swift

Father

Andrea Swift

Mother

Austin Swift

Brother

EDUCATION

Hendersonville High School

Hendersonville , Tennessee

Aaron Academy

Hendersonville , Tennessee 2008
Graduated from their home-schooling program

Milestones

2014

Released her first pop album, 1989, named after the year of her birth; featured hit singles "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space"

2012

Voiced character of Audrey in animated feature "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"

2012

Wrote or co-wrote all 16 tracks for fourth album Red, including hit singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble"

2010

Film acting debut in ensemble romantic comedy "Valentine's Day" from director Garry Marshall

2010

Released platinum-selling third album Speak Now

2009

Made cameo in the Jonas Brothers feature film "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience"

2009

Headlined first tour in U.S. and Canada

2009

Made TV acting debut playing a 16-year-old on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS)

2009

Hosted and performed as musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

2008

Released second album Fearless; album debuted at No. 1 and was year's highest debut of any country artist

2007

Appeared as opening act for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Soul2Soul tour

2006

Released self-titled debut album, featuring single "Tim McGraw"; wrote or co-wrote all songs on album

Bonus Trivia

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During the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, singer/rapper Kanye West came on stage and took the microphone from Swift during her acceptance speech for winning Best Female Video for "You Belong with Me," saying that Beyoncé's video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," nominated for the same award, was "one of the best videos of all time." A stunned and reportedly upset Swift was led off the stage. Beyoncé later won the award for Best Video of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," and she called Swift up on stage so that she could finish her acceptance speech.

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In 2010, Swift was named Entertainment Weekly's Entertainer of the Year.

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Swift on 2013 Golden Globe hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: "You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved that said, 'There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.'" – quoted in Vanity Fair, April 2013

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On a 2014 episode of "Saturday Night Live," a parody commercial advertised "Swiftamine," a drug for the sudden dizziness and vertigo that comes when people suddenly realize they love Taylor Swift's music.

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