Lily Allen

Born May 2, 1985

Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper is an English recording artist, actress and fashion designer. She is the daughter of actor and musician Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. In her teenage years, her musical tastes evolved from glam rock to alternative. Allen abandoned school and concentrated on improving her performing and compositional skills. She created several demo songs, and in 2005, she created a profile on Myspace where she made some of her recordings public.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lily Allen.


1985 Birth Born on May 2, 1985.


1998 13 Years Old She appeared as a lady-in-waiting in the 1998 film Elizabeth, which was co-produced by her mother. … Read More
2002 17 Years Old She eventually used her father's connections to get signed to London Records in 2002. … Read More
2004 19 Years Old Allen began writing songs, while her manager introduced her to production duo Future Cut in 2004. … Read More


2005 - 2006 5 More Events
Allen also did several promotional ads for MTV as their Discover and Download artist of the month for January 2007. … Read More
Allen's single "Littlest Things" from her album produced by Ronson, helped earn him a "Producer of the Year – Non Classical" 2008 Grammy Award.
2009 24 Years Old 1 More Event
By February 2009 she had stopped addressing controversies about herself on her blog because she found it "boring when people just pick stuff up and write about it. … Read More
She began her It's Not Me, It's You World Tour in March, touring throughout the next two years until September 2010.
In January 2011, she launched her own record label, In the Name Of, with financial backing from Sony Music. … Read More
On 20 June 2012, Allen tweeted that she was in the studio working with Greg Kurstin on new music.
She gave birth to her second child, daughter Marnie Rose, on 8 January 2013. … Read More


2016 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2016 Allen, during the London assembly and mayoral elections, announced she would be giving "half her vote to the Women's Equality Party" - by voting for them on the London-wide Assembly list but voting Labour elsewhere
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