Fast Facts

  • Grew up on a Christmas-tree farm in Pennsylvania.
  • Grandmother was a professional opera singer.
  • Won a national poetry contest while in 4th grade.
  • Began performing at age 10.
  • Became, at 14, the youngest staff songwriter ever hired by Sony Tree publishing house in Nashville.
  • Wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on her self-titled debut album.
  • Made her acting debut in a 2009 episode of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."
  • Is an active philanthropist and supports disaster-relief efforts, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude Medical Center and Habitat for Humanity, among many other charitable organizations. She has received recognition, including a Do Something Awards nomination and the Big Help Award (presented by Michelle Obama), for her charitable endeavors.

Awards

  • 2012, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Country Artist: Winner
  • 2009, Grammy — Best Country Song: Winner
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2009, Grammy — Best Female Country Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Wide Open Country Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2008, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — CMT Performance of the Year: Nominee
  • 2010, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2009, Grammy — Best Country Album: Winner
  • 2009, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
  • 2010, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2011, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2011, Grammy — Best Country Solo Performance: Winner
  • 2011, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Country Artist: Winner
  • 2011, CMT Music Awards — Best Web Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2010, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2013, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Country Artist: Winner
  • 2012, Grammy — Best Song Written for Visual Media: Winner
  • 2013, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2012, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2013, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2014, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Country Artist: Winner
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2014, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2014, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2012, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2015, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Song: Winner
  • 2015, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Pop Artist: Winner
  • 2010, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Artist: Winner
  • 2007, CMT Music Awards — Breakthrough Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2011, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2011, Grammy — Best Country Song: Winner
  • 2014, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2008, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2012, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2015, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Artist: Winner

Relationships

  • Austin Swift — Brother
  • Andrea Swift — Mother
  • Marjorie Finlay — Grandmother
  • Scott Swift — Father
  • Joe Jonas — Ex-significant Other

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Details

  • Birth Name: Taylor Alison Swift
  • Birth Place: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Birthday: December 13, 1989, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter
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