Fast Facts

  • The youngest of 10 children.
  • Suffered oxygen deprivation at birth, which resulted in learning disabilities.
  • Studied at the Edinburgh Acting School for a time in the '90s.
  • Previously auditioned on My Kind of People.
  • Sang "Cry Me a River" on a local charity CD in 1999 to commemorate the new millennium.
  • Auditioned for Britain's Got Talent to honor her late mother, who had enjoyed the show and encouraged her to compete.


  • Bridget Boyle — Mother
  • John Boyle — Brother
  • Patrick Boyle — Father
  • Kathleen — Sister
  • Bridie — Sister
  • Patricia — Sister
  • Gerard Boyle — Brother
  • Mary — Sister


  • Birth Name: Susan Magdalane Boyle
  • Birth Place: Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland
  • Profession: Reality-show contestant, Singer

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