Max George - Bio, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Age, Parents, Career, Height
Max George is a British singer, songwriter, and actor who is famous for being the former lead singer of the boy band, 'The Wanted' whose other members include Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker, and Nathan Sykes. Working as a solo artist, he has released songs like Barcelona, That’s Not Me, Hate You, Better On Me, Paint By Numbers, and Til I Met You. Prior to his journey in singing, he began his career as a footballer playing for Preston North End. After an injury, he ended his football career and decided to pursue his career in the music industry. He made his singing debut with the band "Avenue" which split in 2009. As an actor, he has starred in the sixth season of the American television series "Glee" in the role of Clint, the leader of "Vocal Adrenaline". Further, he has starred in the E! channel reality series "The Wanted Life" for a season. He partnered with Australian dancer, Dianne Buswell in the eighteenth series of "Strictly Come Dancing".
Max George shares heartbreaking Instagram tribute to bandmate Tom Parker
The Wanted star Max George has hailed his late bandmate Tom Parker as a "lion" and praised his "courage and dignity" in the wake of his cancer diagnosis. The Wanted star Tom Parker died at the age of 33 this week after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The 33-year-old singer died on Wednesday surrounded by his family and bandmates, 17 months after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. George has paid tribute for the first time since his bandmate's death as he shared a series of photos on Instagram showing them hugging and embracing. He wrote: "Tom, my brother, my boy, my bandmate, my best bud.. You lit up so many lives all over the world but I can only speak on behalf of mine. "From the minute I met you, I knew this was gonna be a special chapter in my life. I was right. "We did everything together, some amazing things, some outrageous things. I'm so proud of what we achieved as band mates and as brothers." "Thank you for choosing me as your friend. It was an honour from day one. I'm so grateful I was with you until the very end. "The courage and dignity I have witnessed over the last few months surpassed the lion I already knew you were. "The huge hole now left in my life will forever be there, but I know your spirit will live on through your two beautiful babies, your wonderful wife, our music, your fans and in my heart." George went on to say he was "heartbroken beyond words" and unable to imagine life without Parker. He added: "But whatever I do going forward, even on my darkest days, I can always smile and say, 'I shared the stage with Tom Parker'. "I am going to miss you so much. I love you mate. Always. George." Along with George, Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran and Jay McGuiness also shared their tributes to Parker on social media.
What is Max George Known For?
- Being a British singer, songwriter, model, actor, dancer, and radio presenter.
- Being a former member of the boy band "The Wanted".
- For starring in the music reality show "The X Factor".
What Ethnicity is Max George?
Max George took birth on 6th September 1988 in Manchester, England. British is his nationality and he is of mixed ethnicity. He is of Irish and English descent. His parents are Mark George and Barbara George. His birth name is Maximillian Albert George. He is of English nationality and of Irish-English ethnicity. He also has an older brother namely Jack with whom he spent his early childhood. His brother is a visual effects coordinator. He cut his 33rd birthday cake in 2021. Virgo is his zodiac sign and he follows the Christianity religion.
Focusing on his educational background, attended Bolton School.
Max George Career Timeline
- Max initially joined the four-piece boy band Avenue in the year 2005.
- In 2006, he applied to "The X Factor" in its third series. The band then auditioned singing a cappella version of the Will Young song, "Leave Right Now". Making it to the final 12, the band then signed a management contract with the series.
- As they were already under contract with another management firm, they were disqualified from the show.
- Next, they signed to the Crown Music Management recording label and were awarded an album deal with Island Records.
- The boy band released their debut single "Last Goodbye" in 2008.
- He also appeared naked on the magazine cover of AXM.
- In the year 2009, the group collapsed. In the same year, a mass audition was held by Jayne Collins to form a boy band in which Max auditioned and was selected as one of five members, along with Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker, and Jay McGuiness out of the thousands of others who auditioned. They named their band name 'The Wanted'.
- Their debut album "All Time Low" was released on 25th July 2010, and debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.
- Their second single, "Heart Vacancy" was released on 17th October 2010 and hit number two on the UK Singles Chart, and number 18 in Ireland.
- Their third single, "Lose My Mind" was released on 26th December 2010 which peaked at number 19 on the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number 30 in Ireland.
- In 2013, in support of a crossover appeal to the American music market, the group starred in their own reality series on E!. The series, "The Wanted Life" only aired for one season.
- In January 2014, the band announced its decision to break. Being a member of the band, he sold over 12 million records worldwide.
- In January 2014, he revealed in an interview that he was signed as a solo artist by Scooter Braun.
- On 3rd July 2018, he released his first solo single "Barcelona" which has more than 4.5 million streams on Spotify.
- On 24th May 2019, he released his second single "Better On Me".
- Apart from his singing career, he is also active in modeling, acting, dancing, and radio work.
- As a model, he was named the new face and spokesmodel for Buffalo denim's fall line in June 2013. He did an underwear campaign for Buffalo again in November 2013.
- He is signed with Creative Artists Agency since 2013.
- He made his first on-screen appearance for the TV series "Glee" on 9th January 2015.
- On 2nd February 2015, it was announced that George had joined the cast of Bear Grylls' TV survival series titled "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive".
- On 1st September 2020, it was announced that George would be taking part in the eighteenth series of "Strictly Come Dancing".
- He partnered with Australian dancer Dianne Buswell in the show. Later, he left the series after being voted out in Week 4.
- On 7th July 2021, it was announced that he would be joining Hits Radio, presenting Friday Night Hits, every Friday from 7-10 pm across the Hits Radio Network. His very first show was on 9th July 2021.
How much is Max George Net Worth?
Max George has accumulated a huge amount of money from her professional work being a singer which is his main source of wealth. As of 2022, his estimated net worth is $8 million but he has not stated anything about his salary and career earnings to the media. Further, he is also making a cool amount of money from the acting and modeling field. In 2013, he was signed up by the Buffalo Fashion Company as a spokesmodel and face of the denim fall line, and underwear line later in November. Today, he is living a lavish lifestyle from his earnings.
Who is Max George Girlfriend?
Max George is not married yet but he is currently in a relationship and he is dating his beautiful girlfriend, Stacey Cooke. He started dating his beautiful partner in April 2019. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.
Previously, he was in a relationship with an actress Michelle Keegan (2010-2012). He was engaged with her for a short period of time in 2012. Michelle ended their relationship about three months before the wedding. Next, he started dating Lindsay Lohan in 2012. She had a short-lived affair with the former Baywatch star Carmen Electra in 2013. In and around April 2013, singer and model Tulisa and Max dated each other. After then, he started going out with Danish model Nina Agdal in 2013 which also ended in February 2014. From the year 2014 until 2018, he was dating Carrie Baker, a Miss Oklahoma contestant.
What is Max George Height and Weight?
Max George is a handsome actor with an athletic body type. He stands at the height of 5 feet and 8 inches. His bodyweight measures 73 kg. His chest size is 40 inches, his biceps size is 14 inches and his waist size is 32 inches. His hair is bald and he has a pair of hazel eyes color. He has a healthy body as of now.
Trivias About Max George You Need To Know.
- Before coming into the music industry, Max George was a footballer who played for Preston North End and almost signed a two-year deal with them. However, an injury ended his football career and later he decided to pursue his career in music.
- He participated in the third edition of The X Factor as a part of the band Avenue.
- He auditioned along with more than 1000 contestants for the reality competition held to form the band, The Wanted in the year 2009.
- In 2008, he posed naked for the cover of AXM magazine in support of cancer research.
- He appeared as a contestant in the 18th season of the dance talent show Strictly Come Dancing in 2020 partnering with Australian dancer, Dianne Buswell.