Jesse McCartney


Biography

Jesse McCartney was born on April 9, 1987.

He has already received two Emmy nominations, two Young Artist Awards and a nomination for a Soap Opera Digest Award for his acting. He was also a member of the singing group known as the Sugar Beats prior to being a member of the platinum-selling pop group Dream Street. Their debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard Independent Album Charts and soared to platinum sales. Dream Street's songs have been featured on the soundtracks for Pokemon 2000 and The Little Vampire. Prior to Dream Street, McCartney was the lead singer in Sugar Beats, with whom he recorded four albums. As a solo recording artist, Jesse's current hit single "Beautiful Soul" is rising up the charts. His recently released album of the same name is establishing him as an accomplished singer-songwriter and rising music star.

He played Louis in the national touring company of the revival of The King & I in 1997. He has played Adam Chandler, Jr. on the soap, All My Children, since 1998. Since 1998, he has sung with the group, Sugar Beats. He can be heard on their 1998 CD, How Sweet It Is; on their 1999 CD, Wild Thing; and on their 2000 CD, Car Tunes.

In 1999 he joined another singing group called Dream Street. It scored a platinum album with their self-titled debut before spinning off the careers of Chris Trousdale and McCartney himself, who started contributing music to kid-friendly films like Cinderella Story ("The Best Day of My Life"), Stuck in the Suburbs ("Good Life"), and Ella Enchanted, for which he performed a version of Elton John's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Anne Hathaway, the film's star.

He was nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards in both 2001 and 2002 for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Television Series, as well as for a Soap Opera Digest Award. He won the Young Artist Award for his role in the series in 2001 and 2002. Additional television appearances include a guest-starring role in Law & Order and performances with Sugar Beats and Dream Street on Good Morning America, The Rosie O'Donnell Show and Maury, McCartney has also been featured in many commercials both as an on-screen and voiceover actor.

McCartney currently lives with his family in New York but will relocate to Los Angeles for the filming of the series. In his free time, he enjoys skiing (on both snow and water) and playing baseball for his high school team. He recently took up surfing for his role in Summerland and has been taking courses in photography. McCartney is planning on going to college and hopes to attend the University of California, Los Angeles, or New York University

He returned to acting in 2004 with a role on the WB teen drama Summerland. He also finished up work on his first solo full-length. "Beautiful Soul" was the album's title track and lead single, and pointed to its smooth blend of pop-rock sensibilities punched up with soulful inflections and danceable beats. Beautiful Soul was issued September 28, 2004 by Hollywood Records.



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