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Susan Boyle Biography

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

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


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