Nick Valensi Biography

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Facts of Nick Valensi
Date of Birth: 1981 , January-16
Age: 40 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Nick Valensi
Birth Name Nicholas Valensi
Nick Name Nicky, The Bird
Mother Danielle Valensi
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, New York, USA
Ethnicity French, Tunisian Jewish
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Net Worth $10 Million
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown
Married Yes
Married to Amanda De Cadenet (July 2006 - present)
Children 2
Education The Dwight School, Hunter College
Music Group The Strokes, CRX
Movies Is This It (2001), Room on Fire (2003), First Impressions of Earth (2006), Angles (2011), Comedown Machine (2013), The New Abnormal (2020)
Sisters 2
Albums Is This It (2001), Room on Fire (2003), First Impressions of Earth (2006), Angles (2011), Comedown Machine (2013), The New Abnormal (2020)
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Nick Valensi is an American singer-songwriter and musician most known as the guitarist of the American rock band, The Strokes, and the frontman and guitarist of the band CRX.    

How Old is Nick Valensi? What is his Height?

Nicholas Valensi was born on January 16, 1981, the middle child of three and the only son, to a Tunisian-Jewish father and a French mother. Valensi is 39 years old at the time of this writing and at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters), he is the tallest member of The Strokes.

Born and raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, New York, Valensi and his sisters Céline and Alessandra spent summers at their grandfather's farm near Bordeaux, France until they turned sixteen.   

He began playing guitar at five and while attending The Dwight School, he met his future The Strokes bandmates Julian Casablancas, Fabrizio Moretti, and Nikolai Fraiture.     

Career and Net Worth

The Strokes was officially formed in 1998 with bandmembers Julian Casablancas as the vocalist, Fabrizio Moretti as the drummer, Nikolai Fraiture as the bassist, and Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr. as the guitarists.  

Left to Right: Nick Valensi, Julian Casablancas, Fabrizio Moretti, Albert Hammond Jr., and Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes SOURCE: The Times

They have released six studio albums to date, namely, 2001's Is This It, 2003's Room on Fire, 2006's First Impressions of Earth, 2011's Angles, 2013's Comedown Machine, and 2020's The New Abnormal.

They have, additionally, released two EPs, 16 singles, and one video album.    

Valensi is also the frontman and the guitarist for his own band, CRX, formed in 2013, with drummer Ralph Alexander, guitarist Darian Zahedi, bassist Jon Safley, and multi-instrumentalist Brad Oberhofer. They have released two studio albums themselves: 2016's New Skin and 2019's Peek.

According to, Nick Valensi has a net worth of $10 million in 2020. As a singer-songwriter and musician, his wealth comes from record sales, touring, merchandise sales, and brand endorsements.          

Father of Fraternal Twins with Wife Amanda de Cadenet

In July 2006, Nick Valensi tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Amanda de Cadenet. Cadenet is a British-born photographer, author, actress, and TV presenter currently based in Los Angeles. Valensi and Cadenet had begun dating as early as 2001.

Nick Valensi with his wife, Amanda de Cadenet SOURCE: The Times

On October 19, 2006, they welcomed fraternal twins, a boy and girl, Silvan and Ella Valensi, respectively. Valensi is also a stepfather to Cadenet's daughter from her first marriage to Duran Duran bassist John Taylor, Atlanta Noo de Cadenet Taylor.       

Valensi and his family have resided in Los Angeles since the mid-2000s.