Olivia Dean Biography 2024 Height, Weight, Age, Children, Net Worth, Early Life And More

Olivia Dean Biography: Olivia Lauryn Dean is a neo soul singer from England who was born on March 14, 1999. “Devastating heartbreak ballads and sing-along self-love anthems” is how her music is defined. She has five EPs and one studio album out, Messy (2023). Dean was chosen as BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year in 2023 after being nominated the breakthrough artist of the year by Amazon Music in 2021.

Olivia Dean Biography

Olivia Dean is grinning, one hand held high in the air and the other fiercely fixed on her hip. Echo, the stylish, soulful pop song from the previous year about maybe misplaced trust, is a stylish counterpoint to the 25-year-old singer’s glitzy, Supremes-style dancing and her relationship with her captivating seven-piece band. She is just three songs into her biggest headline tour to date. She can call up a joyful trombone solo, a cymbal splash, or a flurry of keys with a simple flick of the wrist, and Dean appears both delighted and in complete control.

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Even so, she admits, sipping a Red Stripe with tact, “I’m quite nervous this evening.” Although hearing from the Brit School alumna just one week after her incredible Coachella performance is unexpected, Dean’s audiences. It was only the previous year, at King Tuts, that she performed for a fraction of the capacity crowd. Since then, she has received three nominations for Brit awards, and in June, she will take the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.

Olivia Dean Biography Details

Birth nameOlivia Lauryn Dean
Born14 March 1999 
London Borough of Haringey, England
GenresNeo soul, Motown
Years active2017–present
LabelsAMF Records, EMI

Early life

Dean was born to a Jamaican-Guyanese mother and an English father in the London Borough of Haringey. As a member of the Windrush generation, her grandmother left Guyana at the age of eighteen and immigrated to the UK.Her parents are huge admirers of Lauryn Hill, who inspired her middle name, “Lauryn”. She experienced occasional discrimination as a mixed-race child growing up in Highams Park. Her father used to dance around the kitchen while listening to music. She won second place in a primary school singing competition when she performed “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie. She was so anxious that at first she turned her back to the crowd and began crying from stage fright. She attended a Saturday school where she studied musical theater and.

Took part in a gospel chorus. She traveled three hours each way to school every day after being accepted to the BRIT School at the age of fifteen. She began her studies in theater, but eventually changed to songwriting, and she even got her mother to buy a used piano.

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At 16, Dean started penning songs after teaching herself how to play the piano and guitar. She gave a performance at her capstone event. A young woman named Emily Braham noticed her and decided to recruit her as manager. At the age of seventeen, Dean was employed by Rudimental as a supporting vocalist after Braham got him into an audition. She performed for the first time in front of 16,000 people at the Sziget Festival. On the 2019 album Toast to Our Differences, Rudimental’s tune “Adrenaline” included her. She claimed that she was not a good fit for the role since she frequently sung the melody rather than the harmony. Her debut EP, OK Love You Bye, which was recorded in an abandoned east London bar, was published in November 2019.

Following millions of streams, she received an offer from EMI to sign a recording contract. What Am I Gonna Do On Sundays?, her second EP, was published in December 2020. For Amazon’s Christmas Originals lineup, Dean recorded an exclusive version of Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song” in 2021. The song peaked at number 19 in the UK singles chart. Amazon Music awarded her the breakthrough artist of the year for that particular year.


Dean has cited Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Carole King and the Supremes as inspirations.

Personal life

Dean is a brand ambassador for Chanel. In 2020, her mother became the deputy leader of the Women’s Equality Party. Dean only works with female directors for her music videos and describes herself as “a very strong feminist”.


Real NameOlivia Jane Cockburn
Profession(s)Actress, Model, Producer, Director, Activist
Famous ForDr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley in a TV series ‘House’ (2007-12)

Physical Stats & More

Height (approx.)in centimeters170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-26-32
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown (Dyed)

Debut Awards, Honours, Achievements

DebutFilm: The Girl Next Door (2004)
TV: Skin (2003)
Theater: Beauty On The Vine (2007)
Awards, Honours, AchievementsWon Comedy Festival Award for the Best Actress for the film, Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas

Personal Overview

Date of Birth14 March 1999 
Age25 years
BirthplaceNew York City, New York, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownNew York, USA
School(s)• Georgetown Day School, Washington D.C. USA
• Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, USA
College/UniversityGaiety School of Acting, Ireland
Educational QualificationA Degree in Acting
ReligionNot Known
EthnicityEnglish, Irish, German, Scottish, Manx, Jew
Food HabitVegetarian
Political InclinationDemocratic Party of America
Address (FanMail)William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
9601 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5213
HobbiesListening to Music, Watching Movies, Traveling
TattooAn Inscription on her Left Hand
ControversySome criticized her for posting a picture breastfeeding her baby.


Husband/SpouseTao Ruspoli (Italian Filmmaker)
ChildrenSon- Otis Alexander Sudeikis
Daughter- Daisy Josephine Sudeikis
ParentsFather- Andrew Cockburn (Journalist)
Mother- Leslie Cockburn (Producer and Journalist)
SiblingsBrother- Charlie Philip Cockburn (Younger Brother)
Sister- Chloe Frances Cockburn (Elder, Civil Rights Attorney)

Favorite Things

Favorite FoodPizza
Favorite ActorGeorge Clooney
Favorite ActressAngelina Jolie
Favorite ColorPink
Favorite TV ShowGlee
Favorite Music StyleHip-Hop, Funk, Reggae

Money Factor

Net Worth (approx.)$12 million

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