Nigel Lythgoe

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Wirral, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/09/1949, Cancer
  • Profession: Producer; director; choreographer; dancer
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Nigel Lythgoe Fast Facts:
  • Aspired to be a professional dancer since childhood, much to the chagrin of his dockworker father.
  • At 21, he served as a choreographer for and performed as a dancer with the BBC's Young Generation dance troupe.
  • Worked as a choreographer for numerous shows, including The Muppet Show.
  • Earned the nickname "Nasty Nigel" for being a tough audition judge on the Brit TV show Popstars.
  • Best known for his work as executive producer on a variety of talent-based reality shows, including American Idol (and its UK predecessor, Pop Idol) and So You Think You Can Dance (on which he also serves as judge).
  • Founded Nigel Lythgoe Productions, a joint venture with 19 Entertainment, in September 2011.
  • Nigel Lythgoe Relationships:
  • Bonnie Lythgoe - Ex-wife
  • Kristopher Lythgoe - Son
  • Simon Lythgoe - Son
  • Nigel Lythgoe Awards:
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee

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