|John Legend Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||December 28, 1978|
John Legend is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, film producer, theatre director, and philanthropist who has gained acclaim by releasing various songs and albums including Get Lifted, Evolver, Darkness and Light, Love in the Future, Ordinary People, All of Me, You& I, and Love Me Now. He has won several awards including Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT) hence becoming the first black man to have won all four of them.
John Roger Stephens
Johnny, Legend, John Legend
Springfield, Ohio, United States
Beverly Hills, California, United States
He attended North High School. After graduation, he attended the University of Pennsylvania.
He studied English with an emphasis on African American literature at university.
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor, Film Producer, Theatre Director, Philanthropist
- Father – Ronald Stephens (Factory worker and ex-National Guardsman)
- Mother – Phyllis Stephens (Seamstress)
- Siblings – Vaughn Anthony (Younger Brother), Ronald Stephens II (Younger Brother)
John Legend is signed to William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (Talent and Literary Agency).
R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, Gospel
Vocals, Keyboards, Piano
Good Music, Sony Music, Columbia Records
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
158 lbs or 71 kg
Girlfriend / Spouse
John Legend has dated –
- Jessica White (2005) – John dated the beautiful American model Jessica White for a short time.
- Wafah Dufour (2006) – In 2006, John dated the Swiss singer Wafah Dufour. They were together for a short period before they parted ways.
- Danielle Abreu (2006) – John and the Brazilian model Danielle Abreu met in 2006. They were together for a few months before they split up.
- Tayo Otiti (2006) – In 2006, John had an encounter with the Nigerian model Tayo Otiti.
- Christine Teigen (2008–Present) – John met his current wife, the Thai-Norwegian model Chrissy Teigen on the set of his music video Stereo in 2008. They got engaged on December 25, 2011, and two years later, on September 14, 2013, John and Chrissy got married. Their first child, a daughter named Luna Simone Stephens, was born on April 14, 2016, and the duo was then blessed with a son named Miles Theodore Stephens on May 16, 2018. They were expecting a third child, whom they had planned to name Jack, in 2020 but unfortunately, Chrissy suffered a miscarriage on September 30, 2020. In February 2022, Chrissy revealed that she had again started the IVF process. In August 2022, the couple announced that they were expecting their 4th child together. The couple welcomed their 4th child, a baby girl named Esti Maxine Stephens on January 13, 2023. Esti is named after John’s great-grandmother, who was named Esther, and her middle name ‘Maxine’ is inspired by his grandmother’s middle name.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (Black and White)
He is of African-American (including likely Fula Guinea-Bissauan, Mende Sierra Leonean) and European (English/Scottish/Welsh/Cornish] descent.
- Slanting eyes
- Soft voice
11.5 (US) or 10.5 (UK) or 45 (EU)
- John has appeared in a few commercials for Lexus automobiles, Gap Jeans, and Chevrolet Impala.
- He has been part of a print ad for Give Education charitable foundation in association with Communities in Schools.
- In February 2022, John was featured in Headspace‘s “2022 Super Bowl” commercial.
Best Known For
John is known for winning 10 Grammy Awards, 1 Academy Award, and 1 Golden Globe.
He is also known for writing and performing numerous hit songs including Ordinary People, All of Me, You & I, Made to Love, and Tonight
John’s first album was released on December 28, 2004, by the name, Get Lifted.
Released by Kanye West’s label, GOOD Music, the album consisted of 14 audio tracks and its total length was 52 minutes and 28 seconds. This album got John two awards, one for Best New Artist and another for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his single Ordinary People.
John first appeared in the movie Loverboy in 2005. The movie was about one neglected daughter who later becomes a possessive mother.
In the movie, John played as a Memphis Parking Lot Donor.
First TV Show
Back in 2000, John became a part of the acting cast in the TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm, where he played the role of John Legend (himself).
John Legend’s personal trainer is Malcolm Martin.
In one interview, Legend said that he does different approaches to training for his body.
“For my cardio sessions, I usually mix boxing, running or jumping rope, as for my strength part and muscle building, I mostly lift weights. I’m on a low – carb diet, which keeps me low on body fat most of the time. I eat lots of veggies and fruit, and large amounts of meat, which is a great source of protein.”
– said John.
John Legend Favorite Things
- Color – Blue
- Music – Anything from Marvin Gaye
Source – Us Magazine
John Legend Dogs
- Pippa – He has a French bulldog named Pippa. Pippa passed away in July 2021.
- Puddy – John also has an English bulldog named Puddy.
- Pearl – In July 2021, John and Chrissy adopted a Basset Hound puppy named Pearl.
John Legend Facts
- At the age of four, John performed with his church choir.
- After completion of his high school graduation, John was offered admission to Harvard University.
- In college, John served as a president and musical director for jazz and pop a cappella group Counterparts.
- He took his first piano lesson at the age of 4.
- As a teenager, he was a wedding singer.
- He was honored with the Hal David Starlight Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007.
- In 2016, John and Chrissy Teigen bought a Beverly Hills-based 8,520 square foot house for $14.1 million. They moved out of the house in August 2020 and later sold it for $16.8 million in 2021.
- He once met Michael Jackson while on a trip to Bahrain.
- Before every show, John eats half of a rotisserie chicken.
- He chose his stage name from an idea that the poet J. Ivy gave him. J. Ivy said that John reminded him of some old school artists (old school legends).
- He endorsed Elizabeth Warren during the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and Joe Biden in the 2020 United States presidential election.
- Just like his wife Chrissy, John got the name “Jack” tattooed on his wrist to honor the late son Jack.
- Every year on Christmas, wife Chrissy gifts John 2 things – a robe and a work bag. He revealed this during the video series Legendary Christmas Tales in December 2020.
- In collaboration with Faouzia, John released a new song Minefields in January 2021.
- He lost his grandmother Marjorie Maxine Stephens in February 2021 at the age of 91.
- During Grammys 2021, John had won the “Best R&B Album” award for Bigger Love.
- In September 2021, John launched his shoe collection with Sperry. The collection includes 3 styles – a boot, a chukka, and a boat shoe.
- In January 2022, John and Chrissy Teigen listed a pair of apartments in New York City for a combined $18 million. The couple had previously purchased the first apartment in 2018 for $9.02 million and the 2nd apartment in 2020 for $7.7 million.
- In September 2022, John released his 8th studio album titled Legend.
- In September 2022, John released the music video of his new song, Wonder Woman.