- Date of Birth:
- October 25, 1984
- Santa Barbara
Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson in Santa Barbara, CA on October 25, 1984) is a singer, songwriter, and actress. At an early age, she began performing and singing Christian music, following in her parents’ footsteps. Later, Katy began to focus on mainstream music, and first gained recognition with her debut album, One of the Boys, in 2008. Three of the songs were hit Billboard Hot 100 top-ten songs: “I Kissed A Girl,” “Hot n Cold,” and “Waking Up in Vegas.” Perry’s third album produced five number number one singles: “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” Her California Dreams Tour earned nearly $60 million worldwide, and she has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards. She has also began an acting career in 2011, appearing in The Smurfs as the voice of Smurfette, reprising the role in the 2013 sequel. She also released her concert film, Katy Perry: Part of Me, in July 2012. In 2013, Katy released her fourth album, Prism, which debuted as no.1 on the Billboard charts. She followed the record’s release with a world tour, performing throughout 2014. Katy made a memorable appearance at Super Bowl XLIX’s halftime show in February 2015. Katy’s performance includes cameos from Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot. The viewership was higher than the game itself.
Best Known For:
Katy Perry is best known for her music career.
Katy has dated Gym Class Heroes frontman, Travie McCoy, Relient K frontman, Matt Thiessen, Russell Brand, and John Mayer. Katy and Russell married on October 23, 2010 in a traditional Hindu ceremony — but 14 months later, Brand filed for divorce. After her divorce, Katy was briefly been linked to Florence and the Machine guitarist, Robert Ackroyd. But she started a full-blown relationship with John Mayer in August 2012. The on-and-off relationship between these two ended in February 2014, when the couple called it quits. Katy started dating actor Orlando Bloom in 2016, and they’ve been inseparable ever since.