- Short Bio
- Birth and Early Days
- Career Details
- Personal Life and Relationship
- Net Worth and Salary
- Body Measurement
- Wiki Facts
Name: Boy George
Full Name: George Alan O'Dowd
Birthday: June 14, 1961
Birth Place: Barnehurst, Kent, England
Marital Status: Unmarried
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight: 80 kg
Profession: Singer and Songwriter
Parents: Gerry O'Dowd and Dinah O'Dowd
Birth and Early Days
Boy George was born in Kent of England back on 14th June 1961. He was raised up in Woolwich in a working-class Irish Catholic family. His father was of Irish descent born in England whereas his mother is from Dublin. He grew up with three brothers - Kevin, David and Gerald and sister Siobhan. He had a sad family history, as his maternal grandmother was taken away from her family at the age of six itself after being found outside the family home alone and placed in Industrial School. His great uncle was executed by the British in 1921 during the Irish War of Independence. His youngest brother Gerald was convicted of killing his wife in an episode of paranoia. He was a follower of the New Romantic movement, which turned out to be pretty popular in Britain in the early 1980s. Boy was admitted to Eltham Green School but was expelled because of his bold ideas and extra dressing style. He did not behave appropriately either.
Initially, George was engaged in small jobs in order to sustain himself. In around the 1980s The New Romantic Movement, George's style caught the attention of Malcolm McLaren and he was asked to join Bow Wow Wow. The boy then established his own band with bassist Mikey Craig, drummer Jon Moss and Roy Hay where people from different ethnic cultures and beliefs came up with their ideas. It was in 1982, their first album 'Kissing to be clever' got released and there was hit single 'Do you really want to hurt me?' which established him as talented singer across the globe. The team continued their music journey, and also played himself in an episode of television series 'The A-Team' in 1986. He later released the album 'Coming Home' in 2013 which was a digital release and it made into number 2 on Juno Download Chart itself.
He was nominated for Laurence Oliver Theatre Award in 2003 and Hilton Awards for Best New Musical in 2002. He moved ahead with his solo career along with the band as well.
Personal Life and Relationship
There are not any records of Boy being married. In 2007, Boy was found to be dating Audun Carlsen, the Norwegian model. However, the relationship could not last long as Audun hacked George's computer to take away photographs and other contents. Prior to that, he had affair with British actress Martine McCutcheon for a year. He was also in a relationship with Michael Dunne in 1980 for 11 years, but she could not remain her girlfriend either. He is currently believed to be single and is not known to be dating anyone.
Net Worth and Salary
Although it has been years that Boy is into a singing career, he has received a huge amount of impressive sum in the name of salary. However, his exact salary figure is unknown. His net worth can be estimated to be something around USD 35 million.
Boy George has hazel eye color and dark brown hair color. 6 feet tall in height, his body measures the weight of 80 kg and he wears the shoe of size 10 (US). He looks with the average-sized body and white skin.
The boy is active on Twitter, Facebook along with Instagram. He has an amazing bunch of followers thereby. Boy's profile is included in Wikipedia as well. Besides, there is a number of Wiki sites providing Boy's biography. He had to go through a number of scandals. He was arrested time and again for various issues of homosexual relationships to drugs. It was in the year 2009, he was sent for 15 months after falsely imprisoning the Norwegian model in his flat and beating her.