Chris Martin

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Christopher Anthony John Martin
  • Birth Place: Exeter, Devon, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/02/1977, Pisces
  • Profession: Musician; actor
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Chris Martin Fast Facts:
  • Is the great-great-grandson of William Willett, the inventor of Daylight Saving Time.
  • Played in several bands before forming Coldplay, including Identity Crisis, Floating Insomnia and the blues band Rocking Honkies.
  • Met Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Guy Berryman at university in 1996; they formed Coldplay in their dorm, though the band's debut album, Parachutes, wasn't released until 2000.
  • Has collaborated with Nelly Furtado, Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, Ron Sexsmith, Ian McCulloch and many others.
  • Named comedian Simon Pegg godfather of his daughter, Apple, and also made a cameo in Pegg's 2004 film, Shaun of the Dead.
  • Contributed vocals to Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in 2004.
  • Is an active advocate of fair trade.
  • Is a vegetarian and yoga enthusiast.
  • Chris Martin Relationships:
  • Apple Blythe Alison Martin - Daughter
  • Alison Martin - Mother
  • Gwyneth Paltrow - Wife (separated)
  • Moses Martin - Son
  • Anthony Martin - Father
  • Chris Martin Awards:
  • 2008 Grammy: Song of the Year - Winner
  • 2002 Grammy: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 2003 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Rock Album - Winner
  • 2002 Grammy: Best Alternative Music Album - Winner
  • 2001 Grammy: Best Alternative Music Album - Winner
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • University College London, London, England (Greek and Latin, 1999)

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