Date of Birth
13 December 1993, Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Niall James Horan was born on September 13th, 1993, in Westmeath, Mullingar (St. Luke's Hospital). He has one older brother, Greg Horan. His parents are Maura Gallagher and Bobby Horan. His parents divorced when he was five and he lived a few years between each homes, until he chose to live with his dad. Niall was a pupil at ColÃ¡iste Mhuire, a Christian Brothers School. Niall was into music from a young age, from about 5 or 6. He started playing the guitar when he was about twelve, and one year later he entered the school's talent show, singing The Script's 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved'. He didn't win, but got a lot of local press and good comments. He also entered a small local competition, where he was singing Chris Brown's 'With You', this time he won the show. In 2009, Niall supported Lloyd Daniels in a small music venue. All those things led him realize he was maybe good at singing. In 2010, Niall entered the X Factor. He sang 'I'm Yours' and 'So Sick' on his audition, and got trough to the next round. At boot camp, he and Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik were put together in a band, One Direction. They came third on the show, and one day after that their mentor, Simon Cowell, gave them a record deal. Their first single 'What Makes You Beautiful' is one of the biggest hits of 2012, and their debut album 'Up All Night' went straight to number one in America.
Is a member of boy band One Direction.
One Direction were formed at the bootcamp stage of The X Factor UK (2004) in 2010 when the judges felt Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles were too good to throw away, but not interesting enough to make it as soloists. The decision to put the five boys in the group proved to be popular as they made it to The X Factor final and were the only band to be included on the 2011 X Factor Tour.
Is known as "The Funny One" in the band.
Is the only Irish member of One Direction.
Can play guitar.
He is the only Irish band member from One Direction.
Born in Mullingar, Ireland.
One Direction's manager had Niall get braces in late 2011, because his front teeth were crooked.
He plays the guitar in some of the songs during One Direction's concerts.
His parents separated when he was young.
For his first The X Factor audition, guest judge Katy Perry had to decide if he would go on in the competition. She said he might have a "seed of talent" so she put him through.
He has one older brother named Greg.
His first pets were two goldfish named Tom and Jerry. His brother killed them by feeding them too much.
His favorite TV Show is "Two and a Half Men".
US and Canada on the US One Direction Tour. [June 2012]
Australia [April 2012]
US and Canada on the US One Direction Tour. [May 2012]
He was born at 8:04 am.
Niall has a nephew named Theodore, he calls him Theo for short.
One Direction's 2011/2012 UK tour sold out in just 12 minutes.
Blue Ocean Eyes
Fans always tell me I'm beautiful, but no one will ever be as beautiful as them.
I'd rather be a kid and play with paper planes, than be a man and play with a woman's heart.