Olly Alexander

Birth Day July 15th, 1990
Birth Place Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
Age 33 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Olly Alexander Biography

Oliver Alexander Thornton professionally known as Olly Alexander is a British musician, singer, songwriter, actor, and LGBTQ advocate. He is best known as the frontman of the band, Years & Years, which formed in 2010. The band has released two studio albums "Communion" (2015) and "Palo Santo" (2018) and numerous hit singles including "Real", "King", "Shine", "Eyes Shut", "If You're Over Me", and "Sanctify". Their most successful single King earned commercial success and peaked at number on the UK single Chart. He is also a promising actor and made his acting debut in 2008 in the film "Summerhill". Since then, Olly has performed in several acclaimed films, television series and theatre plays including "Bright Star"(2009), "The Aliens" (2010),  "The Fades" ( 2010), "Cheerful Weather for the Weeding" (2012)," Mercury Fur" (2012), "Peter and Alice" (2013), "God Help the Girl" (2014), "Funny Bunny"(2015), "Growing Up Gay" (2017), "Celebrity Gogglebox" (2019). In January 2021, he appeared in a lead role in a television drama called It's a Sin which gained critical acclaim for him. The show represented gay life in the 1980s and early 1990. According to sources, he will be seen in the lead role in a future series of "Doctor Who".

As an LGBT activist, he has promoted anti-LGBT bullying initiatives and also safer sex and HIV screening. In June 2020, Queerty named him the first LGBTQ Pride parade among the 50 heroes "leading the nation toward equality, acceptance, and dignity for all people".

Early Life & Parents

Olly Alexander was born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. According to his birthdate 15th July 1990, he is currently 30 years old and will celebrate his next birthday on 15th July 2021.  His birth name is Oliver Alexander Thornton. He was raised by his mother, Vicki Thornton, as a single parent. But, his father's name is unavailable. His parents were separated when Olly was just 13 years old. His mother was one of the founders of the Coleford Music Festival. He has a brother. He is British by nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. His birth/zodiac sign is Cancer. His religious belief is in Buddhism. 

Talking about Olly's educational qualification, he completed his primary schooling at St John's Primary School in Coleford. Later on, he enrolled at Monmouth Comprehensive School in Monmouth, Monmouthshire where he completed his GCSEs. He then studied Performing  Arts at the Hereford College of Arts but dropped out of the Hereford College to pursue his acting career. While he was in Monmouth Comprehensive school, he played the role of major characters in school's plays such as Benny in "Guys and Dolls" and as the Corporal in "The Caucasian Chalk Circle".

Partner & Boyfriend

Talking about his marital status, Olly Alexander is unmarried and perhaps single now. Also, he has not shared anything about his love life and relationships, so we can say that he is currently in a solitary life. Previously, he was romantically involved with Neil Amin-Smith in early 2015. The duo was pretty vocal about their relationship and also shared a kiss on stage at the U.K. festival Jersey Live in front of a cheering audience. But they separated in December that year. 

Olly Alexander Net Worth

The famous singer and actor, Olly Alexander amassed a net worth of about $1.5 million as of 2021. He earns most of his earnings from his acting and singing career. However, there is no information regarding his other assets like his house, cars.

Olly Alexander  Height & Measurements

Olly Alexander has a fair complexion with Light Brown hair and Green eyes. His body type is slim with chest, waist, and biceps sizes of 39 inches, 30 inches, and 12 inches respectively. He wears a shoe size of 10.5(US). He stands at 1.75m (5 feet and 9 inches) tall and his body weight is around 70kg (154 lbs.). His sexual orientation is homosexual or gay. 



  • 2008- "Summerhill"
  • 2009- "Bright Star"
  • 2009- "Tormented"
  • 2009- "Enter the Void"
  • 2009- "Dust"
  • 2010- "The Fades"
  • 2010- "Gulliver's Travels"
  • 2010- "The Dish & the Spoon"
  • 2012- "Cheerful Weather for the Weeding"
  • 2013- "Le Week-End"
  • 2014- "God Help the Girl"
  • 2015- "Funny bunny"

TV Shows

  • 2009- "Lewis"
  • 2013- "Skins"
  • 2014- "Penny Dreadful"
  • 2017- "Growing Up Gay"
  • 2019- "Celebrity Gogglebox"
  • 2021- "It's a Sin"
  • 2021- "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway"


  • September-October 2010- "The Aliens" at 'Bush Theatre London'
  • March-April 2012- "Mercury Fur" at 'Old Red Lion Theatre'
  • March-June 2013- "Peter and Alice" at 'Noel Coward Theatre'



  • 2015- "Communion"
  • 2018- "Palo Santo"


  • In November 2020, he won the LGBT Celebrity of the Year award at the British LGBT Awards.

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