Lauryn Hill is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and producer. She is also an eminent actress. She is part of the music group called Fugees and has a popular solo album called ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’. Let us today have a sneak peek into her professional and personal life!
Lauryn Hill-birth, age, childhood, education
Lauryn Hill was born as Lauryn Noelle Hill on 26 May 1975 in East Orange, New Jersey. Her mother Valerie Hill was a teacher and her father Mal Hill was a computer management consultant. Her parents used to play the piano and sing and it is from them that she acquired a liking for music. He father used to also perform at social events. She has an African-American ethnicity and an American nationality.
Lauryn performed at her school events and she became popular for it. She was a Grade A student and also ran track as an extracurricular activity. She used to also take dance and violin playing lessons. She formed a small Tranzlator Crew in her college and they performed on a small scale.
She was at Columbia High School and talking about her education, she had said:
“I had a love for—I don’t know if it was necessarily for academics, more than it just was for achieving, period. If it was academics, if it was sports, if it was music, if it was dance, whatever it was, I was always driven to do a lot in whatever field or whatever area I was focusing on at the moment.”
She also took an acting course in Manhattan. She joined Columbia University and was in the second year wanting to major in history when her The Score album became a hit. She left studies to concentrate on her career.
Lauryn took to acting in 1991 when she appeared in Club XII. She was noticed by an agent and gave her some work. She was the troubled teenager in As The World Turns. She also had some songs to perform in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. Her work was appreciated and director Bill Duke said:
“None of that was scripted. That was all Lauryn. She was amazing.”
She was named the girl with the big joyful voice. She, Jean and Pras who had a music group renamed it Fugees and they signed in 1993 with Columbia/Ruffhouse Records. She was nicknamed L. Boogie. Their debut album was Blunted on Reality and their second one was The Score which was released in 1996. It won a number of awards and accolades. She was famous at age 21 and also started some philanthropic work. Her 1998’s The miscalculation of Lauryn Hill was extremely popular.
She also acted in several films such as Here and Now, Restaurant, Hay Plenty, and Concerning Violence. She also did a number of tours for the promotion of her songs and albums. She has earned a decent sum of money through her songs and acting and her net worth is said to be $ 2 million.
Lauryn has a social media activity. She has a Twitter handle and a Facebook page with more than 1.7 m likes. There is an Instagram account in her name but it could not be verified. She has a height of 5 feet and 3 inches and her weight and other body measurements are not known.
Lauryn Hill-personal life, husband, children
She was never married though she had a longterm partner in Rohan Marley. She has six children; five of whom are with Rohan. The father of the sixth child could not be ascertained.
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