Louis William Tomlinson, born Louis Troy Austin on (1991-12-24) 24 December 1991 (age 20),[122][123][124] is fr

Louis William Tomilson

om Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England.[95] Born to mother Johannah Poulston and father Troy Austin,[95] his parents split when he was young and he took on his stepfather Mark Tomlinson's name.[95] He has five younger half-sisters, and two of them had roles as babies on television series Fat Friends, on which he would go along and serve as an extra.[99] After Fat Friends, he attended an acting school in Barnsley.[99] He had small parts in an ITV1 drama film If I Had You and BBC's Waterloo Road.[99] He was a sixth form student at Hall Cross School, a state comprehensive school, and a former pupil of the Hayfield School.[99] He revealed that he failed his first year of A levels at the Hayfield School and ended up going back to Hall Cross and started A levels over again.[99] He had a number of jobs, including at a Vue cinema and at Doncaster Rovers football stadium as a waiter in their hospitality suites.[99][125]

As a student at Hall Cross, Tomlinson starred in several musical productions.[6][126] Tomlinson revealed that landing the lead role of Danny Zuko in the Hall Cross musical production of Grease motivated him to audition for The X Factor.[6][127] Tomlinson cites Robbie Williams as his biggest influence and idol.[128] In an interview with Now Magazine, he stated: "I've always loved [Robbie]. He's just so cheeky, he can get away with anything. His performances are unbelievable."[128] He also admires recording artist Ed Sheeran, describing him as "phenomenal."[129]

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