Paloma Faith is an English singer, songwriter, dancer and actress who became famous in 2009 after the release of her debut album Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful? The album was awarded double platinum in the UK.
Faith has starred in films such as St Trinian’s, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and Dread. She was also announced as a juror for the fifth season of The Voice UK.
Paloma Faith Bio (Age)
Paloma Faith was born in Hackney, London on 21 July 1981 as Paloma Faith Blomfield, the daughter of an English mother and a Spanish father.
Her parents divorced when she was four years old. For this reason she was raised only by her mother, who moved to Stoke Newington, London. As a child, her interest in dancing grew and she was encouraged by her mother to take ballet lessons every week.
After graduating from City and Islington College, Faith took her love of dance to a whole new level when she obtained a BA degree in Contemporary Dance from the University of Leeds. During her studies, Faith worked as a hip-hop dancer in some nightclubs to refine her craft.
After her BA, she took an MA in Theatre Directing and Acting at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. During this time Faith had to work not only to refine her craft but also to finance her studies. She worked in various part-time jobs, including as a magic assistant, bartender and sales assistant at Agent Provocateur.
Once, when she was working as a bartender in a pub, she was approached by the manager as lead singer for his band. The band was called “Paloma and the Penetrators”. She was very good at imitating famous soul and jazz singers like Etta James and Billie Holiday, whom she cites as her influences.
It was during one of her many gigs with the band that she started meeting different leaders and managers of the music industry, which led to her big breakthrough. In the meantime, she had turned down the opportunity to join Amy Winehouse’s band.
Jamie Binns and Christian Wahlberg from Lateral Management watched her perform once and immediately became addicted to her. They became her managers in 2007 and helped her to a duet with singer Josh Weller called “It’s Christmas (And I Hate You)”. This earned her enough recognition to release her first solo single, Stone Cold Sober, which reached number 17 in the British single charts. Her second single, New York, reached number 15 in the same charts.
Faith had begun her acting career before her music debut with a role in the 2007 film: St Trinian’s. She also appeared in an episode of the BBC police drama HolbyBlue and was cast in the 2009 film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
She was nominated for a BRIT Award on two different occasions. Once for “Best Female Solo Artist” in 2012 and then again for “Best Female Artist” and “Best British Album” in 2013.
Paloma Faith has an estimated net worth of $3 million She raised her fortune through her songs and albums, each of which was double platinum in the UK.
She has also toured successfully and starred in a handful of films, which has paid well. Her salary for her work as a judge for The Voice UK was also calculated.
Paloma Faith’s Husband, Boyfriend, Partner, Baby
Faith married the New Zealand chef Rian Haynes in 2005. The marriage did not last long, as the couple separated after eight months before signing divorce papers four years later.
She is currently dating the French-born artist Leyman Lahcine. According to unconfirmed reports, the couple is said to have exchanged their marriage vows in a private ceremony in the summer of 2017 and to want to keep their marital status secret.
However, the rumored married couple have had a baby together and have confirmed this to the public. On August 22, 2016, Faith announced in the social media that she was expecting her first child. She gave birth to her baby on December 5, 2016, using an emergency C-section.
The sex of the baby is unknown, and Faith has already announced that she calls her baby “she” and intends to raise the baby in a gender-neutral environment.
Birth Name: Paloma Faith Bloomfield
Birth Place: Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Date of Birth: 21st July 1981
Star Sign: Cancer
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actress
Height: 5′ 3″ (1.61 m)