Happy Birthday Max George
Maximillian Alberto “Max” George aka Max George was born on September 6, 1988 in Manchester, United Kingdom to Barbara George. He has an older brother, Jack, a visual effect coordinator. George studied at the Bolton School.
He is one fifth of British boyband The Wanted& was in a relationship with Coronation Street (1960) actress Michelle Keegan in December 2010 – July 2012.George joined the four-piece boy band Avenue in 2005. He started his career as a footballer by playing football for Preston North End Football Club. Just as he was about to sign a 2 year contract with the club, injury ruled him out.
After applying to the The X Factor in 2006, the band auditioned for the third series of the competition singing aCapella version of the Will Young song, “Leave Right Now”.They were mentored by Louis Walsh after completing the boot–camp and judges’ house portion. Making it to the final 12, the band then signed a management contract with the series. After it was discovered they were already under contract with another management firm, they were disqualified from the show.
In 2009, a mass audition was held by Jayne Collins to form a boy band, after George auditioned for it, he was selected as one of five members, along with Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Jay McGuiness. The band was formed and together they worked on their debut album before finding a perfect name for their band, The Wanted. Their debut album All Time Low was released on 25 July 2010 which was a success.
They further released two singles titled Heart Vacancy on 17 October 2010 and, Lose My Mind on 26 December 2010. The band announced their decision to break in January 2014. Following the breakup George revealed in an interview that he was signed as a solo artist by Scooter Braun.
In June 2014, George revealed his decision to enroll in elocution classes, to help improve his pursuit of an acting career and, in September that year, it was confirmed that he had joined the cast of Glee in the role of Clint. He made his first on screen appearance on 9 January 2015. In February 2015, another announcement was made that George had joined the cast of Bear Grylls’ new TV survival series titled Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.