Born in Essex in 1961, his family moved to Dublin when he was 2 years old.
He answered an ad looking for band members placed by Larry Mullen, and this was the beginning of U2.
The Edge has three children with his first wife, Aisling O'Sullivan (1983-1996): Hollee (b. 1985), Arran (b. 1986) and Blue Angel (b. 1989).
He has 2 children with his second wife, Morleigh Steinberg (2002): Sian (b. 1997) and Levi (b. 1999).