Olly Alexander Biography
Birthday: July 15, 1990 (Cancer)
Born In: Harrogate, Yorkshire, England
Olly Alexander is a British musician and singer-songwriter currently affiliated with the synth-pop band 'Years & Years'. Formed in 2010, Years & Years’ music has been dubbed as a combination of electropop, R&B, and 1990s house elements. He is also an actor. A Yorkshire native, Alexander became interested in performing quite early in his life. He performed in school plays and composed his first song when he was ten years old. At the age of 16, he found an agent to represent him and dropped out of school to pursue a career in acting. In 2008, he made his screen debut in the telefilm ‘Summerhill’. A year later, he made his first appearance on a TV show in ITV’s detective drama ‘Lewis’. In the subsequent years, he has appeared in various roles in films, such as ‘Enter the Void’, ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, ‘Great Expectations’, and ‘Funny Bunny’. He has also been active on stage, appearing in productions of ‘The Aliens’, ‘Mercury Four’, and ‘Peter and Alice’. Besides being the vocalist of Years & Years, he also contributes to the band as a keyboardist, pianist, and on the synthesiser. The group has released two studio albums and four extended plays to date. Alexander is a vocal advocate of LGBT rights, safer sex, and HIV screening.