Louis William Tomlinson
December 24, 1991 (age 23)
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Lou, Tommo, Boobear
Troy Austin, father
Eleanor Calder (ex-girlfriend)
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Louis William Tomlinson (born Louis Troy Austin; December 24, 1991) is a member of One Direction along with Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and former member Zayn Malik. He is the eldest member of the group.
He has five younger half-sisters and younger half-brother by his mom: Charlotte, Félicité, twins Daisy and Phoebe and twins Doris and Ernest. He has one younger half-sister by his father, Georgia. Mark and Jay divorced in 2011. His mom is married to Daniel Deakin. He was a sixth form student at Hall Cross School, a state comprehensive school and previously a pupil at The Hayfield School. While he was a student at Hall Cross, Louis starred in several Scholastic musical productions at this school such as Grease.
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Louis auditioned for The X Factor with "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's. He received three votes out of the three judges present, and was sent to Bootcamp. At Bootcamp, he sang Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love" before being rejected, and put into One Direction.
In late May 2014, footage from Louis' phone was leaked by The Daily Mail, revealing Louis alongside Zayn smoking cannabis in Peru during the month prior. Additional content in the video included the two boys insulting the boys' official fan book and Louis mocking the police officers for possibly suspecting illegal activity inside the car. Further controversy was created due to Louis' illicit use of the N-word and using "gay" in a derogatory fashion in the video. While anti-racism campaigners have demanded an apology from Louis, Liam took it to Twitter to apologize for the two boys' actions, defending them by stating that their young age and immaturity lead to the mistake.
His parents are divorced and his mom got remarried and divorced. He has 5 younger half-sisters and one younger half-brother (via his mom) and 1 younger half-sister (via his dad).
Louis dated Hannah Walker throughout his time on The X Factor. She attended Hall Cross Academy with Louis, and they met through the school's production of Grease. Hannah played Frenchy and Louis played Danny (view image). They started dating on March 18, 2010.
It's rumored that Hannah encouraged Louis to audition for X-Factor. They dated for about a year before breaking up in July 2011. Louis was busy with One Direction recording their debut album, and it became increasingly hard for him and Hannah to see each other. He reportedly decided to break it off with Hannah because he wanted to focus on the release of the band's debut single, and their upcoming album. After the break up, both said on Twitter that they were still friends.
Louis and Eleanor were introduced to each other around summer 2011 by Harry. Harry and Eleanor knew each other because Harry was friends/co-worker with one of Eleanor's friends. They met one day when Louis tagged along with Harry to meet up with the friend, and Eleanor came with her friend as well. On September 14, 2011, Eleanor accompanied Louis to celebrate Niall's birthday. They dated for a period of time before becoming exclusive in November 2011. Eleanor has flown out to join Louis while he is on tour with One Direction various times. They celebrated their one year anniversary on November 17, 2012. The two broke up in March 2015, due to the reeling stress of a long distance relationship. Which eventually led them to grow apart as a couple.
- "Last First Kiss" — written
- "Back For You" — written
- "Summer Love" — written
- "Still The One" — written
- "Kiss You" — written
- "Right Now" — writing
- "Why Don't We Go There" — writing
- "Best Song Ever" — written
- "Strong" — writing
- "Diana" — writing
- "Story of My Life" — writing
- "Midnight Memories" — writing
- "Little Black Dress" — writing
- "Through The Dark" — writing
- "Little White Lies" — writing
- "Better Than Words" — writing
- "Does He Know" — writing
- "Alive" — writing
- "Steal My Girl" - writing
- "Ready To Run" - writing
- "Fool's Gold" - writing
- "Night Changes" - writing
- "No Control" - writing
- "Fireproof" - writing
- "Spaces" - writing
- "Clouds" - writing
- "Change Your Ticket" - writing
- "I like girls who... eat carrots!" (X Factor Video Diary 2)
- " 'NO' Jimmy protested!" (X Factor Video Diary 7)
- "SUPERMANNNN." (X Factor Video Diary 9)
- "And as for you, stop having curly hair!" (X Factor Video Diary 10)
- "I'd like to make a shout out ... SHOUT OUT!" (X Factor Video Diary 6)
- "But we think it's goddamn cool!" (X Factor Video Diary 6)
- "Check mah flow! Uh!" (Tour Diary 3)
- "Liam gets that point cause he's damn sexy!" (Spin The Harry Episode 2)
- "Have you quite finished?" (Common Quote)
- He used to go to the hospital all the time with his mum to help her look after the babies.
- He spent his first ever paycheck on adopting a chimpanzee called Larry.
- He is the messiest in the band.
- His celebrity crush is Natalie Portman.
- He has a fear of birds and growing up.
- His favorite color is red.
- He is signed on a non-contract basis with his hometown club, the Doncaster Rovers.
- He played football for charity.
- His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
- He had his own custom "Mystery Machine" van made for him.
- He is one of the main songwriters for the band.
- He was the best man at his mom's wedding.