Kris Allen is an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the winner of the eighth season of American Idol. Prior to Idol, Allen wrote and self-produced an album entitled Brand New Shoes (2007) with college friends and bandmates Chase Erwin (bass) and Michael Holmes (drums). His debut single “Live Like We’re Dying” sold 1.7 million copies.
Born Kristopher Neil Allen on June 21, 1985 in Jacksonville, Arkansas, to parents Kimberly and Neil Allen, he has a younger brother name Daniel, who is a college cheerleading coach. Allen attended the University of Central Arkansas, where he was a business major and a member of Chi Alpha campus ministries. He married his high school sweetheart Katy O’Connell on September 26, 2008. They have three children.
Kris Allen Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 21 June 1985
Birth Place: Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA
Birth Name: Kristopher Neil Allen
Nickname: Kris Allen
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Occupation: Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Kris Allen Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 161 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 73 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 7″
Height in Meters: 1.70 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Shoe Size: N/A
Kris Allen Family Details:
Father: Neil Allen
Mother: Kimberly (née Wood)
Spouse/Wife: Katy O’Connell (m. 2008)
Children: Oliver Neil Allen (Son) (b. July 30, 2013), Marlo James Francis Allen (Son) (b. July 31, 2019), Rose Elizabeth Allen (Daughter) (b. June 18, 2016)
Siblings: Daniel Allen (Younger Brother)
Kris Allen Education:
Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School
University of Central Arkansas (Business Major)
Kris Allen Facts:
*He was born on June 21, 1985 in Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA.
*He taught himself how to play the guitar, piano, viola and the ukulele when he was 13.
*He released an album titled Brand New Shoes in 2007.
*He won the eighth season of American Idol in 2009.
*He is the first married American Idol winner.
*His favorite male artist is Jamie Cullum.
*Allen states that his influences include the Beatles, Jamie Cullum, John Mayer, Pat Monahan, Jason Mraz and Michael Jackson.
*Visit his official website: www.krisallenofficial.com
*Follow him on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.