Fergie

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Fergie

Fergie in June 2009
Background information
Birth name Stacy Ann Ferguson
Born March 27, 1975 (1975-03-27) (age 39)
Hacienda Heights, California,
United States
Genres
Occupations
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • television host
  • fashion designer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1996–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website fergie.com

Fergie Duhamel (born Stacey Ann Ferguson; March 27, 1975)[2] is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, television host and actress. She is a former member of the kids' TV series Kids Incorporated, and the girl group Wild Orchid. Ferguson was also a co-host of the TV series Great Pretenders. She was also in the movie Nine. She is currently a vocalist for the hip hop/pop group The Black Eyed Peas, as well as a solo artist. She released her debut album, The Dutchess, in 2006.

Early life[change | change source]

Ferguson was born in Hacienda Heights, California. She is the daughter of devout Roman Catholic school teachers Theresa Ann (née Gore) and Jon Patrick Ferguson.[3][4] Her ancestry includes Irish, Scottish, English, Mexican (from a great-grandmother) and Native American.[5][6][7][8] She was raised Roman Catholic. She attended Mesa Robles Middle School and Glen A. Wilson High School.[9] She was a cheerleader, straight-A student and spelling bee champion,[9] as well as a Girl Scout.[10]

Singing career[change | change source]

She has a contralto vocal range.

Personal life[change | change source]

On January 10, 2009 she married Josh Duhamel. Fergie and Duchamel are both Catholic.

In May 2009 Fergie told The Sun that she is bisexual.[11]

Links[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fergie with Interscope Records". Interscope. http://www.facebook.com/fergie/info. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  2. "Stacy Ferguson - Biography". Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004914/bio. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  3. "Interview with Stacy Ferguson". Canoe.ca. http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Artists/B/Black_Eyed_Peas/2005/06/05/pf-1072398.html.
  4. "The Peerage: Stacy Ann Ferguson1". The Peerage. 2010. http://www.thepeerage.com/p2127.htm#i21268. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  5. Philby, Charlotte (April 21, 2007). "Fergie Singer, age 32". The Independent. Archived from the original on February 9, 2009. http://web.archive.org/web/20090209014038/http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20070421/ai_n19037880.[dead link]
  6. "Exclusive: Fergie Breaks Down Her Latina Roots". Latina. 2008-04-10. http://www.latina.com/entertainment/music/exclusive-fergie-breaks-down-her-latina-roots. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
  7. "Fergie: Hot or not?". Houston Chronicle: p. 5. April 22, 2010. http://www.chron.com/life/gallery/Fergie-Hot-or-not-18770/photo-1264080.php. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  8. "Fergie". OK!. http://www.ok.co.uk/bios/46/. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Give Peas A Chance Article". Blender. http://www.blender.com/guide/articles.aspx?id=1852.
  10. "Lindsay Lohan Digs Fergie's Handbags". Entertainment Tonight. 2007-11-13. http://new.etonline.com/news/2007/11/55411/. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  11. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/2433712/Black-Eyed-Peas-singer-Fergie-says-I-am-a-bisexual.html