Danny O Donoghue Biography

Danny O'Donoghue is an Irish singer and songwriter. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: October 3, 1979

Nationality: Irish

Famous: Lyricists & Songwriters Irish Men

Age: 40 Years, 40 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Libra

Also Known As: Daniel John Mark Luke O'Donoghue, Danny

Born in: Dublin, Ireland

Famous as: Singer

Height: 6'3" (190 cm), 6'3" Males


siblings: Ian and Dara (brothers) and Andrea, Mandy, Vicky

City: Dublin, Ireland

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Danny O’Donoghue, born as Daniel John Mark Luke O'Donoghue, is an Irish singer and songwriter. He is best known for being the lead vocalist of the pop band ‘The Script’ alongside drummer Glen Power and singer cum guitarist Mark Sheehan. He is also famous for being a coach on the reality singing talent series ‘The Voice UK’. O'Donoghue has also worked for the band named ‘Mytown’. Currently, the musician also old co-owns ‘MadNotes Productions’, a music production company. Talking about the singer’s contributions to The Script, he has worked on albums such as ‘Science and Faith’, ‘No Sound Without Silence’ and ‘#3’ as a part of the band. Besides this, he has written and produced songs for popular artists like Boyz II Men, Britney Spears, and TLC. The Irish singer-songwriter cum record producer had also written a song in the memory of his late father who passed away suddenly of a stomach aneurysm at the age of 63.

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  • Danny O'Donoghue started his music career in the late 1990s by joining the band ‘Mytown’ after being signed to the Universal Records. After this, he moved to Los Angeles and started writing and producing for famous artists like Boyz II Men, Britney Spears and TLC. Later on, he came back to Dublin and formed the band ‘The Script’ with Mark Sheehan and Glen Power in 2001. Seven years later, the band released its debut album. The album became a huge hit, especially in Ireland. Then in 2010, the band released its second studio album named ‘Science and Faith’.
  • Two years later, their third album titled ‘#3‘came out. After this, ‘No Sound Without Silence’ was released as the fourth studio album of the band in 2014. Meanwhile O'Donoghue had also joined the reality TV competition show ‘The Voice UK’ as a coach in the year 2012. Although his appointment as a coach drew criticism at first, later on it added to O'Donoghue's popularity. In the first series of the show, the singer-songwriter coached Bo Bruce who became the runner-up in the end. In the second series, his team member Andrea Begley won the show. Due to the consistent success of ‘Team Danny’, O'Donoghue was invited to again join the show for its third season. However, he didn’t come back and was eventually replace by Ricky Wilson for the third series. After this, the Irish singer started concentrating on The Script.
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Personal Life
  • Danny O'Donoghue was born as Daniel John Mark Luke O'Donoghue on 3 October 1979 in Dublin, Ireland, to parents Shay O'Donoghue and Ailish O'Donoghue. He has four brothers, Vicky, Mandy, Ian, and Dara, as well as a sister named Andrea. O'Donoghue’s father died on 14 February 2008 after he suffered from a stomach aneurysm. The singer’s song titled ‘If You Could See Me Now’ was written in the memory of his father.
  • Coming to O'Donoghue’s love life, he initially dated Irma Mali. After the breakup with the model, he started dating another model, Anne De Paula. Unfortunately, the Irish singer separated from her too. Currently, O'Donoghue is said to be dating Janine Tugonon.

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