Monday, April 2, 2007

Nick Lachey

Name: Nick Lachey
Birth Name: Nicholas Scott Lachey
Height: 5' 9½''
Sex: M
Nationality: American
Birth Date: November 9, 1973
Birth Place: Harlan, Kentucky, USA
Profession: actor, musician
Education: School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, OhioUniversity of Southern California in Los Angeles, California
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
Husband/Wife: Jessica Simpson (actress, musician; born on July 10, 1980; married on October 26, 2002; separated November 23, 2005; filed for divorced in December 2005; divorced on June 30, 2006)
Relationship: Vanessa Minnillo (actress, model; born on November 9, 1980)
Father: John Lachey
Mother: Cate Fopma-Leimbach
Sister: Kaitlin Lachey (adopted), Sally Lachey (adopted)
Brother: Drew Lachey (actor, singer; born on August 8, 1976), Zac Lachey (adopted), Timothy (adopted)
Half Sister: Josie Lachey
Half Brother: Isacc Lachey
Sister in law: Lea Lachey (born on June 4, 1976; married on October 15, 2000)
Niece: Isabella Claire (born on March 23, 2006 in Los Angeles; father: Drew Lachey;mother: Lea Lachey)
Claim to fame: member of 98 Degrees

As the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC redefined pop music for the masses upon the closing of the 1990s, 98° were also making girls scream and swoon with their darling good looks and delightsome harmonies. Fronting the vocal group was the svelte charmer Nick Lachey. This onetime sports medicine major was a bona fide star thanks to his sensitive performance style, thus a career in Hollywood seemed destined for Lachey.

Born Nicholas Scott Lachey on the border of Kentucky and Tennessee in fall 1973, he and his younger brother Drew excelled in sports and academics while attending Cincinnati's School for the Creative and Performing Arts. There, the Lachey brothers honed their vocal abilities, but it wasn't until Nick was a student at Miami University in Ohio that he found himself seriously considering a career in music. He and soon-to-be bandmate Jeff Timmons were invited to attend auditions for an up-and-coming vocal group in Los Angeles. Drew and pal Justin Jeffre jumped aboard shortly thereafter, and 98° was sired. The band went on to release four albums (all of which went platinum), and singles such as "My Everything," "Way You Want Me To," and "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)" became chart and radio favorites across North America.

Just as the boy band phenomenon began winding down somewhat, Lachey felt it was time to focus on other artistic ventures. The second tenor married his longtime girlfriend, singer Jessica Simpson, in fall 2002 and launched a solo career. He and Simpson instantly became A-list celebrities when their MTV-based reality show, Newlyweds, captured American audiences in 2003. While their show was still going strong, Lachey issued his first album for Universal, the R&B/pop-flavored album SoulO, before the year's end. In between albums, Lachey tried his hand at acting. He appeared in several episodes of the WB's Charmed in 2004 and 2005, and a small part in the Nora Ephron comedy, Bewitched. Before the year's end, Lachey and Simpson announced their separation. In the midst of a tabloid field day, Lachey resumed his music career in spring 2006 with the release of his second album, a number two hit titled What's Left of Me. MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide

  • Harbored a secret crush on Carmen Electra at school, hailing the actress the subject of my boyhood affections.
  • Lachey and Jessica Simpson have settled their financial assets. Lachey will get significantly more than the $1.5 million that Simpson initially offered, but less than the $18 million he had asked for in the settlement. (January 1, 2007)
  • Becomes a part owner of the Tacoma Rainiers franchise baseball team in Washington State. (December 1, 2006)
  • Says he wants to tour with Britney Spears. (November 18, 2006)
  • Has reportedly proposed to Vanessa Minnillo but she turned him down. Now Nick is worrying their relationship may be doomed to fail because she is becoming more famous than he is. (November 15, 2006)
  • Is said to be officially over ex-wife Jessica Simpson after he told friends new girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo has helped him forget about Simpson and cope with their divorce. (September 1, 2006)
  • Lachey, A.J. Discala (Jamie-Lynn Sigler's ex-husband) and sports figures NICK have teamed up to back a new Hollywood basketball franchise, the Hollywood Fame. (August 30, 2006)
  • Says he didn’t expect Newlyweds, his reality TV show with then wife Jessica Simpson, to be the phenomenon that it was, because initially they decided to use the show as a promotional vehicle for their albums with MTV. (August 17, 2006)
  • Finalizes his divorce from Jessica Simpson. (July 3, 2006)
  • Insists he had no idea his marriage to Jessica Simpson was over until she told him she wanted to divorce. (April 20, 2006)
  • Rumored to be dating former Miss Kentucky Lizzie Arnold. (February 2, 2006)
  • Lachey and Jessica Simpson’s Newlyweds home is bought by Malcolm in the Middle teen actor Justin Berfield. (January 11, 2006)
  • Lachey and Jessica Simpson enjoyed a romantic final get-together on the evening before Simpson filed for divorce. (December 21, 2005)
  • Separated from wife of three years Jessica Simpson. (November 25, 2005)
  • An Ohio State University student named Danielle Calo alleged that Lachey coerced her into a hotel room in Columbus, Ohio for a make-out session. Lachey's representatives deny the rumors, although Calo still stands behind her allegations. (October 2005)
  • Nickname: Slider; Hollywood
  • Trade mark: Being shirtless on his MTV show.
  • Brother of Drew Lachey.
  • Brother-in law of Ashlee Simpson.
  • Attended high school with Carmen Electra.
  • He was on summer break from studying sports medicine at Miami University in Ohio, when he got an invitation from a high school friend to join 98 Degrees in Los Angeles.
  • Is of German descent
  • The inside of his wedding ring is inscribed: Cherish The Moment
  • Is a huge Cincinnati sports fan.
  • Wants to name his 1st son Collin and daughter Samantha.
  • Went solo in the fall of 2002.
  • Played Leslie St. Clair on the witch drama series Charmed for six episodes.
  • Recorded a cover of A Whole New World with his then wife, Jessica Simpson, for the Aladdin Special Edition DVD and is also featured on Jessica's Christmas Album with the track Baby It's Cold Outside.
  • Brother of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at Miami University in Ohio.
  • Favorite 98 Degrees song: Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)
  • Favorite Performers: Boyz II Men, Sade, Jodeci, Brian McKnight, Take 6
  • Favorite Song: Cherish the Day by Sade
  • Favorite Foods: Skyline Chili, steak, pizza, barbeque
  • Favorite Drink: Yoo Hoo
  • Favorite Color: Red
  • Favorite Sports: Football, basketball
  • Favorite Teams: Cincinnati Bengals, Reds
  • Favorite Clothing line: Phat Farm
  • Favorite Actor: Bruce Willis
  • Favorite Actress: Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Favorite Movie: Die Hard
  • Favorite Flower: RoseFavorite
  • Vacation spots: Hawaii, Florida, Columbia
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eyes Color: Blue

  • Filmography
    2005 Bewitched
    2005 Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica - Season 03
    2004 Charmed: Once in a Blue Moon
    2004 The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour
    2004 Charmed: The Bare Witch Project
    2004 Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica - Season 02
    2004 Charmed: Styx Feet Under
    2004 Saturday Night Live: Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
    2004 Nick & Jessica's Family Christmas
    2004 Charmed: A Call to Arms
    2004 Charmed: Cheaper by the Coven
    2004 Charmed: Charrrmed!
    2003 Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica - Season 01

    Discography Albums | Singles
    2006 What's Left of Me [Japan Bonus Tracks]
    2006 What's Left of Me [Bonus Track]
    2006 What's Left of Me [Bonus Tracks]
    2006 What's Left of Me
    2003 SoulO [Bonus Tracks]
    2003 SoulO

    [3 award(s)] [5 nomination(s)]

    2006 : Won Teen Choice Award
    category Choice Music - Love Song for "What's Left of Me"

    2006 : Won Teen Choice Award
    category Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon - Male

    2000 : Won Teen Choice Award
    category Love Song of the Year for "Where You Ar


    schwul-und-liberal said...

    Jeff Timmons has bigger arms than Nick Lachey!