Harry Connick Jr has had his presence deeply felt in the entertainment industry with his admirable versatility. Connick has made a name for himself as a singer, songwriter, actor and television host. He has established himself as one of the best-selling male artists in the United States with several stunning works to his name. Here are some lesser-known facts about him.

Harry Connick Jr – Bio

He was born Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr on September 11, 1967, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to his parents; Anita Frances, her mother and Joseph Connick, her father. Harry lost his mother to ovarian cancer in 1981. He is of mixed ethnicity. her father is of English and German ancestry and her mother was Jewish.

Harry began at a very young age of three to exhibit an inclination for music. At this age he was already learning the keyboard and started playing in public at the age of 5. At age 9, he performed with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra and performed at events as well.

He is a former student of the Jesuit high school. He also attended Isidore Newman and Lakeview schools. Harry also studied at the Center for the Creative Arts in New Orleans, where his passion for music was sparked by Ellis Marsalis and James Booker. He then continued his studies at Hunter College and also enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music, where he continued to exploit his talent.

Harry Connick Jr soon signed with Columbia Records and released an instrumental album, Harry Connick Junior. Another inclined 20 followed. While the first consisted of instrumentals, the following album featured Connick’s vocals. Her next project was to provide the soundtrack for When Harry Met Sally (1989), directed by Rob Reiner.

Harry’s songs for the romantic comedy are included; It’s You, Call Everyone and Don’t Go Much Farther, tracks exceeding expectations and winning the singer her first Grammy Award. The Grammy Award for Best Male Jazz Vocal Performance, among other recognitions, brought Connick to prominence. The talented singer wouldn’t stay behind the scenes; Connick first appeared on screen in the 1990 film Memphis Belle .

This was followed by the release of her third album Blue Light, Red Light which went platinum like her previous one. In 1993, Connick released another multi-platinum album When My Heart Finds Christmas. The album was a huge commercial success and became one of the best-selling Christmas albums in the United States. The following year, he provided the Whisper Your Name soundtrack for the film, The Mask

Connick was very active in movies during this time. While serving the world with amazing musical works, he was also making his mark in the world of cinema. He played a serial killer in the 1995 film Impersonator. The singer and actor got his first starring role in the 1998 film Floats of Hope

The 2000s came with even more engagements for the versatile personality. In 2003 he released Other Hours: Connick on Piano Volume 1 which was an outstanding success. 2005 saw the release of Occasion: Connick on Piano, Volume 2 and it featured Branford Marsalis on saxophone. This was followed by the release of many more platinum albums as well as notable film roles.

His net worth

Harry Connick has so much in his name with regards to his financial situation. He has an estimated net worth of $45 million. As a singer and songwriter, Connick has done a lot and also drawn a lot from his film stints.

Family life – wife, children

He may seem so entangled in his job but HarryConnick Jr is a traditional family man who upholds the values ​​of marriage and togetherness. He is married to former Victoria’s Secret model Jill Goodacre. The couple were married at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans in April 1994. Together they have three daughters; Georgia Tatum, born in 1996, Sarah Kate, born in 1997, and Charlotte, born in 2002.

The talented personality is a convinced Catholic and upholds the values ​​of the Roman Catholic Church. Connick’s wife, Jill, is from Texas. The singer wrote the song Jill one of the tracks on his Blue Light, Red Light album in honor of his wife. The Connicks live in New Canaan, Connecticut, as well as New Orleans, Louisana.