This hunky singer was studying sports medicine when he dropped out of college to join the vocal group 98 Degrees. His gamble paid off---even if the outfit wasn't the most successful of the wave of late-'90s boy bands. In 2002, Lachey raised his profile considerably by marrying pop princess Jessica Simpson. Together the couple launched the wildly popular MTV reality series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica in 2003, which featured Lachey suffering his bride's addle-brained antics. Although both their stars were on the rise with acting gigs and a handful of prime-time variety specials, the couple split in 2005, and Lachey began dating TV personality Vanessa Minnillo the following year. Post-Newlyweds, Lachey has kept busy with music-related TV work, hosting the reality competitions The Sing-off and High School Musical: Get in the Picture, as well as coaching competitors on NBC's Clash of the Choirs.

Fast Facts

  • Recorded songs for the animated movies Mulan (2000) and Pokemon: The First Movie (2000) with his boy band, 98 Degrees.
  • Released his debut solo album, SoulO, in 2003.
  • Performed "It's Not Unusual" on a 2004 episode of American Dreams, in which he portrayed singer Tom Jones.
  • Became a football correspondent for ESPN's College GameDay in 2005.
  • Appeared as himself on several episodes of the CW drama One Tree Hill.


  • Drew Lachey — Brother
  • Sally — Sister
  • Issac — Half Brother
  • Timothy — Brother
  • Zac — Brother
  • Jessica Simpson — Ex-wife
  • John Lachey — Father
  • Kaitlin — Sister
  • Josie — Stepsister
  • Vanessa Lachey — Wife
  • Cate Fopma-Leimbach — Mother
  • Phoenix Robert Lachey — Son
  • Brooklyn Elisabeth Lachey — Daughter
  • Camden John Lachey — Son


  • Attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States; attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, United States

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  • Birth Name: Nicholas Scott Lachey
  • Birth Place: Harlan, Kentucky, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Reality cast member, Actor

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