Nolwenn Leroy Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Nov, 2018
Facts of Nolwenn Leroy
Date of Birth: 1982 , September-28
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: France
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Nolwenn Leroy
Father Jean-Luc Le Magueresse
Mother Murielle Leroy
Nationality French
Birth Place/City Saint-Renan
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer-Songwriter, Actress
Net Worth $145 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Weight in KG 63 KG
Married Yes
Married to Arnaud Clément
Children N/A
Education University of Clermont-Ferrand
Awards NRJ Music Awards
Music Group Star Academy 2
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Nowlwenn Le Magueresse known by her stage name Nolwenn Leroy is a French singer-songwriter, musician, and voice actress. She has been a fantastic singer and her amazing work and her contribution to music will never be forgotten. She rose to fame after winning the second season of the French television music competition Star Academy, in 2002. Her net worth is $145 million at present.

Early Life And Education Of Nolwenn Leroy

Leroy was born in the year 1982 on 28th of September, Saint-Renan, France. She is the daughter of Jean-Luc Le Magueresse and Muriel Leroy. She belongs to the White ethnicity and belongs to French nationality.

Leroy's father was a professional footballer and her mother is a housewife. She has a sister named Kay Leroy. Her parents left Saint-Renan (Finistère) when she was four years old.  They went on to live in Paris, Lille, and Guingamp and later her mother and her sister settled with her grandparents in Saint-Yorre.

Her dedication towards music has made her this big singer today and her decision to take singing to make it a living with was never incorrect. Her early childhood was difficult and the main reason behind it might be the divorce of her parents.

Leroy studied at the "Collège des Célestins" in Vichy. Her music teacher noticed her musical talents at the age of eleven and encouraged her to learn the violin.

She won "Les écoles du désert", at the age of thirteen. It was a contest sponsored by the Cora supermarket chain, which allowed her to travel with a humanitarian mission from Gao to Timbuktu, Mali. She later claimed this had a profound influence on her.

Leroy was awarded a scholarship in July 1998, by the Vichy Rotary Club to travel to Hamilton, Ohio, as an exchange student. While attending Hamiton High School, she went to the Performing Arts School where she took her music lessons and became fluent in English during her stay there.

She started taking classical singing classes at the Vichy music conservatory after returning to France. She went to the University of Clermont-Ferrand in 2001, to study law for a potential alternative career to music.

Nolwenn Leroy's Career

Leroy's career started in late 2001; she was impressed by Armande Altai, a singing teacher and one of the judges of the show Star Academy broadcast after watching the first series of show's broadcast on TF1 in 2001.

She was selected for the second season of the show in 2002, but she was also given the part of Scarlett O'Hara in the French stage musical Autant en emporte le vent (Gone with the Wind) by Gérard Presgurvic.

Leroy finally chose the television singing competition over the musical and joined the Dammarie-lès-Lys castle in late August 2002, where she followed acting, dancing and singing classes for four months. She was declared the overall winner, ahead of her fellow finalist, Houcine Camara, on 21 December 2002.

She released her first album Nolwenn in March 2003 and certified platinum by November for sales exceeding 300,000 copies. The album was certified two times platinum by the Syndicat national de l'édition phonographique (SNEP) for more than 600,000 copies sold in 2006. Both the album and the hit single "Cassé" topped the charts in France and Belgium.

Her other albums to her credits include Eponymous, Bretonne, Le Cheshire Cat et Moi,  Ô Filles de l'Eau, and Histoires Naturelles.

Nolwenn Leroy's Net Worth, Awards, And Salary

Nolwenn Leroy's net worth is expected to be around $145 million at present. She has always enjoyed a great salary and this has always boosted her earnings and net worth. She has her net worth in millions of dollars and this proves her success.

Leroy has appeared in two TV commercials for the Nintendo #DS and she became the face of Pantene for France and Belgium.

She stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.69 meters). She has been recognized in the industry with huge awards in the past and this has always proved her worth as a singer. She won the very prestigious NRJ Music Awards in the year 2004. 

Today she does not need any alternative as she is settled and earning millions through her music. Her studio albums have been huge in the past and this has always made her bank balance rise.   

Nolwenn Lorey's has earned string of awards including NRJ Music Awards, Étoiles Chérie FM, France Bleu Talents, Le Télégramme, Grands Prix de l'UNAC, RTL – Le Parisien, and RTL – Metronews.

Nolwenn Leroy's Personal Life 

Nolwenn Lorey is unmarried at present. She has been in a relationship with her boyfriend and partner Amaud Clement. The couple has been dating for a long time, and their alleged affair and relationship became one of the hottest topics of the town at the time.

The couple started dating from the year 2008 but till now they have not planned to get married. If they go on this well with their relationship, they will surely take it to the next level. His boyfriend Arnaud Clément is a former French professional tennis player and captain of the France Davis Cup team.

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