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Simon Cowell was born in Lambeth, London and brought up in Elstree, Hertfordshire. He is the son of Julie Cowell (née Josie Dalglish), a ballet dancer, and Eric Selig Phillip Cowell, a music industry executive. Simon started his career in the music industry working in the mailroom at EMI Music Publishing. He worked as a record producer, talent ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Scary Movie 3 Simon Cowell
(2003)
The X Factor UK Music Department
(2004-2018)
American Idol Self - Judge / Self / Self - Host
(2002-2016)
(2006-2022)

Filmography

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  Betty Boop (producer) (announced)
 2023 America's Got Talent: All-Stars (TV Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2022 Canada's Got Talent (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Auditions 1 (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Finales (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Semi Final 1 (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Auditions 6 (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Auditions 5 (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2022 America's Got Talent: Extreme (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2019 The X Factor: The Band (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Live Final (2019) ... (producer)
- Boys Battle (2019) ... (producer)
- Girls Battle (2019) ... (producer)
- Auditions 1 (2019) ... (producer)
 2019 The X Factor: Celebrity (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Auditions 2 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Auditions 1 (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Britain's Got Talent: The Champions (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Champions 1 (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2006-2019 America's Got Talent (TV Series) (executive producer - 336 episodes)
- Live Results 3 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Quarter Finals 3 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Live Results 2 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Quarter Finals 2 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Live Results 1 (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 America's Got Talent: The Champions (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- The Champions Results Finale (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Champions Finals (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Champions Five (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Champions Four (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Champions Three (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Make Things Happen (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2016 The Investigator: A British Crime Story (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 America's Got Talent 2015 Auditions 7 (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2015 X Factor: Albania (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2013 One Chance (producer)
 2013 One Direction: This Is Us (Documentary) (producer)
 2013 El Factor X (TV Series) (executive producer - 2013)
 2011 The X Factor Digital Experience (TV Series) (executive producer)
  American Inventor (TV Series) (executive producer - 15 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (producer - 8 episodes, 2006)
- Episode #2.8 (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.7 (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.6 (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.5 (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.4 (2007) ... (executive producer)
 2006 Celebrity Duets (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- Finale (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8 (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... (executive producer)
 2003 Cupid (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8 (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... (executive producer)
 1997 Emmerdale: The Dingles Down Under (Video) (executive producer)
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Other Works:

[2003] Wrote the book "I Don't Mean to Be Rude, But...: Backstage Gossip from American Idol & the Secrets that Can Make You a Star", which was one part biography, one part helpful guide to those trying to get into the music business. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 11 Interviews | 23 Articles | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Simon Cowel | Simon

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Children:

Eric

Parents:

Julie Cowell
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Personal Quote:

Nobody's perfect. See more »

Trivia:

A TV commercial proposal was made to him by his agent who told him that he would be paid $1m for a day's work (the good news). When Cowell asked about the bad news, he was informed that the commercial was for "Viagra". Cowell reneged (interview: Piers Morgan Live: Episode dated 5 April 2011 (2011)). See more »

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