Louis Tomlinson is one-fifth of the British/Irish boyband One Direction that formed on the talent show The X Factor. One Direction's other members are Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles. They finished third on The X Factor, but went on to have massive success, reinvigorating the boy band genre and starting a British invasion in the U.S.
A few facts about Louis: He was born on Dec. 24, 1991 in South Yorkshire, England and his middle name is William. In addition to singing, he also likes to act. He enjoyed several small television and film acting roles before joining 1D. He also performed in musicals during high school, even landing the lead role of Danny Zuko's in his school's production of Grease.
One Direction, has released three albums: Up All Night, Take Me Home and Midnight Memories. The fourth album, appropriately titled Four, is set to be released Nov. 2014. The band's hit songs include "What Makes You Beautiful," "Kiss You," "Live While We’re Young," "Best Song Ever," "One Thing" and "Story of My Life."
Louis started dating girlfriend Eleanor Calder after 1D mate Harry Styles set them up. The British boybander is also a huge football (American soccer) fan and a joint-owner of Football League One side Doncaster Rovers Football Club.
1D fans call themselves Directioners and are known to write crazy fancitions and "dirty imagines," aka fantasies, on Tumblr. One author has even changed the fanfiction game by receiving a major book deal for her One Direction-inspired online story titled After.