Katy Perry Biography

Katy Perry’s real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. Hudson was born on October 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, television judge, and actress. Perry is one of the highest-earning women in Hollywood and has an extraordinary net worth of $330 million.

Perry was born to highly religious parents and sang in church as a child. She grew up listening to gospel music and pursued a career in it.

She released her first album in 2001. The album’s name was Katy Hudson and it was very unsuccessful. Following the release of her debut album, Katy moved to Los Angeles. She adopted the stage name Katy Perry and signed a contract with Capitol Records in 2007.

Her breakthrough came in 2008 when she released songs “I Kissed A Girl” and “Hot and Cold”. Her third album “The One That Got Away” reached US Billboard 200 and included hits such as “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.” and many others.

The most well-known songs on her fourth album “Prism” are “Roar” and “Dark Horse”. Perry’s released her fifth and latest album in 2017 with the name “Witness” with huge success.

Awards & Other Ventures

Katy has won numerous awards during her career,  most notably four Guinness World Records. She is one of the best-selling artists of all time. She has also voiced Smurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs. 

Perry also has her own documentary “Katy Perry: Part of Me”. The documentary made over $30 million at the box office.

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Katy Perry in “Katy Perry: Part of Me”

She is very active on social media and is a philanthropist. She has donated money to various causes and is even involved in politics. For example, she is a big advocate for LGBT rights. Perry has publicly supported President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

The famous singer lists Freddie Mercury as her biggest influence and inspiration.

Katy Perry Net Worth & Salary

Katy Perry has a very successful career. She has sold many albums worldwide and is one of the most popular artists of modern pop music. It is not surprising that her net worth is around $330 million. Her salary in 2018 reached an impressive number of $83 million. As a result, she can afford to live quite luxuriously.

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Katy Perry as a Human Chandelier 2019

Katy Perry Family & Childhood

Katy has grown up in a highly religious family. Her mother Mary Christine (née Perry) and father Maurice Keith Hudson are both pastors. Consequently, Perry attended many religious camps and schools when she was young.

The family moved a lot when Katy was a child. They set up churches around the country before finally settling at Santa Barbara. Katy’s family did not have a lot of money and they often used food stamps.

Perry has two siblings: a sister named Angela and brother David.

Katy Perry Personal Life & Partners

Perry has quite a history when it comes to her dating life.

Before her career took off, Perry was in a relationship with actor Johnny Lewis. The two dated for a year, from 2005 to 2006. Lewis died in 2012 when he was just 28 years old. Katy was devastated because of this.

In 2009, she met her future husband Russell Brand. Brand (born 4 June 1975) is a British comedian and actor. He is 10 years older than Katy. They married in October 2010, but the honeymoon was over before it even began, as Russell filed for divorce in 2011. The divorce was finalized in 2012. The media speculates that conflicting work schedules were the reason for their separation.

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Katy Perry and Russell Brand

From August 2012 to February 2014, Perry dated singer-songwriter John Meyer.

As of 2019, Katy Perry is engaged to Orlando Bloom. The couple started dating in 2016 following the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. The couple had broken up in 2017 but started dating again in 2018. Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have been engaged since February 15, 2019.

The media has also romantically linked Perry to celebrities such as Diplo and Robert Pattinson.

Katy Perry does not have any children, nor has she been pregnant yet. There are no controversies about her and she hasn’t been involved in any affairs.

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

Age and Zodiac Sign

Perry was born on October 25. 1984. As of 2019, she is 34 years old. Her Zodiac sign is Scorpio. Scorpios are usually very brave, passionate and resourceful. On the other hand, they can be distrusting sometimes.

Height, Weight, and Body Measurements

Katy has a very curvy figure. She is 5 ft 7 in (170 cm). Her weight is ideal for her height. She weighs 135 and a half lbs (61kg). Many consider Katy Perry to be a sex symbol. Her body measurements are fantastic 36-25-35 inches.

It might come as a surprise to learn that Katy Perry is naturally a blonde. She dyes her hair black but can be seen wearing wigs of different colors, such as blue, pink or green. She has striking blue eyes with a distinct green spark.

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Katy Perry in bikini

Nationality and Ethnicity

Although Katy herself is American, she has quite a diverse background. Her ancestors are German, English, Irish and Portuguese. Perry’s ethnicity is Caucasian. Her religion is Roman Catholicism.

Biography & Facts
Born: 25 October 1984
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholicism
Profession: Singer – Songwriter – Television judge- Actress
Net Worth: $330 million
Salary: $83 million in 2018
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight: 135 1/2 lbs (61kg)
Married to: No (engaged to Orlando Bloom)
Affair with: No
Children: No
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Education: N/A