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Taylor Swift Biography

Birth Name:
Taylor Alison Swift
Birth Place:
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Singer, songwriter

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


  • 2020Grammy-Album of the Year: winner
  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2014Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2012Grammy-Best Song Written for Visual Media: winner