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Adam Levine

Grammy-winning band Maroon 5's frontman Adam Levine was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Patsy (Noah), an admissions counselor, and Fredric Levine, who founded the retail chain M. Fredric. Adam's father's family is Jewish, while Adam's mother is of half Jewish (her own father) and half German and Scottish (her own mother) ancestry. His uncle, Timothy Noah, is a journalist. Adam began playing music with his junior-high friends guitarist, rather than the keyboardist (for which he is known in the band Maroon 5) Jesse Carmichael and bassist Mickey Madden. Their first gig was at a school dance and Levine was terribly shy so he played with his back to the audience. Ryan Dusick joined the band as drummer and the alternative rock band Kara's Flowers were born (1994). They released an album called "The Fourth World" (1997). Then, he headed to New York City with Carmichael to study music at Five Towns College on Long Island. While they were there, he was surrounded by new music scenes and influences which give him whole new perspective on songwriting and singing. He dropped out of school after a semester and headed back to California with Carmichael to reunite with their pals and develop their band. He began writing a bunch of songs that were inspired by his recently failed relationship. After adding in new guitarist James Valentine (moving Carmichael over to keyboards) Maroon 5 was officially born. The band released their debut album "Songs About Jane", which included international hits "This Love", "Sunday Morning" and "She Will Be Loved" (2002).


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Born:
Mar 18, 1979 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
37
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Stalker 2014-10-01

5 nominations.

Known For
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Poster of American Horror Story
Poster of Community
Poster of Glee
Filmography
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Stalker Unknown 2014-10-01
Hello Ross! Unknown 2013-09-06
Oprah Prime Unknown 2012-01-01
The Voice UK Unknown 2012-03-24
Elementary Unknown 2012-09-27
Girls Unknown 2012-04-15
Arrow Unknown 2012-10-10
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
American Horror Story Unknown 2011-10-05
The Voice Self - Coach / ... 347 episodes, 2011-2019 2011-04-26
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Top Gear USA Unknown 2010-11-21
Glee Unknown 2009-05-19
Top Chef Masters Unknown 2009-06-10
Community Unknown 2009-09-17
Alan Carr: Chatty Man Unknown 2009-06-14
Human Giant Unknown 2007
Britain's Got Talent Unknown 2007-06-09
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Medium Unknown 2005-01-03
So You Think You Can Dance Unknown 2005
The X Factor Unknown 2005-02-06
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
The X Factor UK Unknown 2004-09-04
CSI: NY Unknown 2004-09-22
One Tree Hill Unknown 2003-09-23
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Smallville Unknown 2001
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
The Sopranos Unknown 1999-01-10
Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11