Lily Allen

Lily Allen


5/2/1985, Hammersmith, London, England

Birth Name

Lily Rose Beatrice Allen


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Lily Rose Beatrice Allen was born on May 2, 1985 in Hammersmith, London, England. She is the daughter of Keith Allen and Alison Owen. She also has older sister, Sarah and younger brother Alfie Owen-Allen (who was the subject of her song Alfie) and other half-siblings, including her…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Lily's sister, Sarah, revealed Lily attempted to commit suicide when she was 18-years-old. Following the break up of her first relationship, Lily slit her wrists and ended up in The Priory rehab clinic for four weeks.

    • After complaining of her lack of sex, friend Jaime Winstone sent her a number of vibrators: a Rampant Rabbit Thriller, a Vibro ring, a Joyrider and a Rosebud Stimulator. Jaime joked: "It's not only Santa who comes once a year!"

    • At the 2008 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in the UK, Lily was awarded the 'Editor's Special Award' in recognition of her career as a singer, TV presenter and style queen.

    • In December of 2007 Lily announced her pregnancy. In January 2008 her publicist made a statement saying she had miscarried and needed privacy at that time.

    • Lily was dropped from the 2007 MTV Video Awards after her visa was revoked at Los Angeles airport.

    • On June 28, 2007, Lily was arrested in London for allegedly assaulting a photographer.

    • In May 2007, Lily released her own line for clothing company New Look.

    • Lily was engaged in a verbal fight with Jet drummer, Chris Cester at the 'Big Day Out' concert in Melbourne in January 2007. The argument turned physical when Lily pushed Chris to get him to face her. He in turn, threw a lit cigarette at her feet, which resulted in her throwing a glass at his head. The glass was caught by one of the band's party.

    • In January 2007, Lily was reunited with her stolen English bull terrier, Maggie May, who was stolen from a friend's van just before New Year. Lily offered a reward and on January 10th, 2007, received a call from a man claiming to have bought the dog as a present for his sister. Lily and her friend went to meet the man and gave him the cash reward in return for Maggie May.

    • Lily's favourite bands include: Blondie, Ragga Twins, The Streets (album 1), Squeeze, T-Rex, Klaxons, Scissor Sisters, The Clash, The Slits, TLC.

    • Lily's favourite things to eat include beans and cheese on toast, spaghetti Bolognese, Sunday Roast, sausage sandwich, Dime Bar, Krispy Kremes, Sushi, fry ups, Caesar Salad, Irish Stew and potatoes.

    • Lily's favourite shows include: Big Brother, Eastenders, CSI, Jonathon Creek, Mighty Boosh, Catherine Tate, Corrie, ER, Desperate Housewives and 24.

    • Lily used to deal drugs as a teenager, but admits she would use more than she would sell.

    • Lily's debut album Alright, Still was released in 2006. Her single Smile reached #1 on the UK singles charts in July 2006.

    • Lily is the daughter of actor Keith Allen and producer Alison Owen. Her sister is the actor Alfie Owen-Allen and her uncle is actor Kevin Allen.

  • Quotes

    • Lily: I sometimes feel like my life is a bit empty - as ridiculous as that sounds to some people, a bit vacuous.

    • Lily: (claiming fame is ruining her sex life) I have had a couple of times when I've got to know someone over a few weeks and we've had a really great time at my London apartment, just watching TV and having sex. And then I get paranoid because I get like, 'I don't want to leave the house with you because I don't want us to be photographed together and for us to suddenly have to justify our relationship, when we don't know what it is yet.'

    • Lily: There was one group of girl fans who flew all the way over from Texas just for one night to see me. I met them briefly. It was really flattering. I told my mother and she was like, 'Oh my God, that's so sweet, well you should let them stay here!' And I was like, 'You what? Are you f***ing mental?' I'm scared of home in case my mum meets random fans and brings them home for a cup of tea!

    • Lilly: (after discovering she had a heart murmur) I found out I had a heart murmur about three months ago. I had switched doctors and just went for a routine check up, which is when they discovered I had this irregular murmur. I have been asthmatic all my life, but this was really quite scary. When they asked me how much exercise I did, I had to be honest and say hardly any. I make sure I work out three times a week now, and I don't hold back.

    • Lily: (In May 2007, Lily scared fans by posting the following message on her website) I used to pride myself on being strong-minded and not being some stupid girl obsessed with the way I look. I felt like it didn't matter if I was a bit chubby 'cause I'm not a model, I'm a singer. I'm afraid I am not strong and have fallen victim to the evil machine. I write to you in a sea of tears from my hotel bed in Seattle. I have spent the past hour researching gastric bypass surgery and laser liposuction.

    • Lily: (blaming alcohol for her recent troubles and thanking the band Kasabian for helping her) I wound Chris (Cester) the (Jet) drummer up the wrong way and he flicked a cigarette at me. I then threw a bottle at him which luckily missed and all hell broke loose. I have no recollection of the whole event. I also had a big row with Mike Skinner. I was so drunk I can't even remember what it was about. The Kasabian boys were dragging me off him, saying: 'Stop it, Lily! You're being an idiot'. They're such a good influence on me.

    • Lily: A lot of female artists, and male ones for that matter, are boring singers who don't say anything. Certainly not to my generation. With the kind of music I do you have to be direct and quite literal. I don't play an instrument, which really makes me focus on the vocal melody, and the lyrics are incredibly important to me. I don't want to be part of a scene, the whole idea of that makes me feel sick, and most of the music I listen to is by outsider figures, which is where I feel happiest.

    • Lily: (about being expelled from several schools; on the Jo Whiley show) Education is great for some people, but for me it just wasn't.

    • Lily: I'd like to say work and sex have replaced drugs but there's not been enough time off work for sex. This must change.

    • Lily: I was a drug dealer in Ibiza at 15. I did not excel in drug dealing - I was terrible at it. Golden rule with drug dealing - don't get too enthusiastic with your own merchandise.

    • For more quotes please see the Quips & Quotes thread in the forum.