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Kris Allen Biography

Birth Name:
Kristopher Neil Allen
Birth Place:
Jacksonville, Arizona, United States
Singer, reality cast member

Fast Facts

  • Has been playing guitar, writing music and singing since he was 13
  • Is a worship leader with New Life Church in North Little Rock, AR, and with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries at the University of Central Arkansas
  • Has taken part in missionary trips to Spain, Morocco, Thailand, Mozambique and South Africa
  • Favorite singers are Kelly Clarkson and Jamie Culllum
  • Winner of Season 8 of American Idol; runner-up was Adam Lambert


  • Rose Elizabeth Allen -- Daughter
  • Neil Allen -- Father
  • Kim Allen -- Mother
  • Oliver Neil Allen -- Son
  • Katherine Elizabeth O'Connell -- Wife