Nick Lachey Biography: Age, Family, Height, Education, Personal Life, Net Worth , Kids, Music and Netflix Career, Awards and Nominations 2024

Nick Lachey, born on November 9, 1973, is an American singer, dancer, actor, television personality, and host.

He gained popularity as the lead singer of the highly successful boyband 98 Degrees and later appeared in the reality series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica alongside his then-wife, Jessica Simpson.

Lachey has launched four solo albums: SoulO, What’s Left of Me, A Father’s Lullaby, and Soundtrack of My Life. Additionally, he had a recurring role on the television series Charmed.

Lachey has hosted several shows including NBC’s The Sing-Off, co-hosted VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live from 2014 to 2015, and Nickelodeon’s America’s Most Musical Family.

He also co-hosts the Netflix shows Love Is Blind and The Ultimatum with his wife Vanessa Lachey, and is the sole host of Perfect Match for Netflix. In 2021, Lachey emerged as the winner of the fifth season of The Masked Singer.

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Lachey in March 2012




Nicholas Scott Lachey

November 9, 1973 (age 50)

Harlan, Kentucky, U.S.
  • Actor
  • singer-songwriter
  • producer
  • television personality
Years active 1995–present
Jessica Simpson

(m. 2002; div. 2006)

Vanessa Minnillo

(m. 2011)

Children 3
Relatives Drew Lachey (brother)
Musical career
  • Pop rock
  • R&B
Instrument(s) Vocals


Official Website

  • Motown
  • Universal
  • Jive
  • Zomba


Early Life

Lachey was born in Harlan, Kentucky, to Cathalyn (née Fopma) and John Lachey. He is the sibling of singer and actor Drew Lachey, with whom he has collaborated closely. His maternal grandfather, Robert James Fopma, had Dutch roots.

Nick’s additional heritage includes English, Scottish, German, and some Welsh, Yiddish, and French ancestry. He studied at Clovernook Elementary School in North College Hill, Ohio, and the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati.

Later, he attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he became a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. In the autumn of 1992, he reportedly registered at the University of Southern California, as mentioned during his appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show on December 12, 2013.


Lachey started his professional singing career at Kings Island with close & best friend Justin Jeffre in the mid-1990s singing in a do-wop singing group quartet throughout the park and water park.Lachey was a member of the boyband 98 Degrees along with his brother, Drew, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons. Their debut album was the self-titled 98 Degrees; however, the band’s first real success came with their follow-up album 98 Degrees and Rising. 98 Degrees has sold over 10 million records. 98 Degrees performed a one-off summer reunion show in Hershey, Pennsylvania, at the Summer Mixtape Festival on August 18, 2012, their first concert in more than a decade.During the summer of 2003, the reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, starring Lachey and then-wife Jessica Simpson, began airing on MTV. The couple starred in the television special The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour, which aired in 2004 and was compared to The Sonny & Cher Show. In 2005, Newlyweds won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Reality Show before wrapping shortly after. On November 11, 2003, his solo debut album, SoulO, was released. Despite being released during the success of Newlyweds, the album was a commercial failure. Lachey took a recurring role in the series Charmed between 2004 and 2005.

Lachey at Ramstein Air Base in April 2005

What’s Left of Me was released on May 9, 2006, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. The album was certified Gold, after selling more than 500,000 copies domestically. The first single from the album was the title track, “What’s Left of Me”, released on February 21, 2006.

The song became a hit, reaching a peak position of number six on the Billboard Hot 100. The video for “What’s Left Of Me” featured former MTV VJ, Vanessa Minnillo. Lachey recorded “Ordinary Day” for the Oprah Winfrey-produced film, For One More Day.

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Lachey began working on his third solo album in 2007. Lachey also starred in a well-known TV series, One Tree Hill, as a singer at Red Bedroom Productions. It was announced in January 2010 that Jive Records had put his new album on hold indefinitely. In June 2010, Lachey confirmed that he had parted ways with Jive Records.

Taking the Stage, a musical reality show documenting the personal lives of high school students at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, premiered on MTV in March 2009. It was produced by Lachey.

In December 2009, he hosted The Sing-Off, a long form four-part American singing competition featuring a cappella groups, a role he reprised in December 2010 for the show’s second and third seasons on NBC.

Lachey was a contestant in the NBC celebrity reality competition series called Stars Earn Stripes.

On January 16, 2014, VH1 announced Lachey would resume hosting Big Morning Buzz Live, upon its return on March 3, 2014.

On September 6, 2017, Lachey was announced as one of the celebrities who will take part in the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars, competing against his wife Vanessa.

He was paired with professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd. Murgatroyd’s husband, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, was paired with Vanessa. On October 23, Lachey and Murgatroyd were the fifth couple to be eliminated from the competition, leaving in ninth place.

Lachey hosted a musical competition on Nickelodeon titled America’s Most Musical Family which premiered on November 1, 2019.

Lachey and his wife currently co-host the Netflix reality shows Love Is Blind and The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On. Lachey also hosts Perfect Match for Netflix, solo

Other ventures

Lachey is part owner of the Hollywood Fame, a team in the American Basketball Association that began play in fall 2006, and was part of an ownership group of the Tacoma Rainiers, the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate. Lachey is also a die-hard Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bearcats fan.On April 7, 2009, Lachey threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the MLB Opening Day game in Cincinnati, Ohio. On July 9, 2011, Lachey sang the National Anthem for the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky.Lachey was among a group of investors that placed a marijuana legalization initiative on the Ohio ballot in 2015. The initiative sought exclusive grow rights for the group members while prohibiting all other cultivation except small amounts for personal use. Lachey appeared in a TV ad advocating for passage of the initiative, but it was ultimately defeated.Lachey is on the Entertainment Council of the hunger-relief organization Feeding America.In 2021, Lachey competed on season five of The Masked Singer as “Piglet”. He was declared the winner of the season.

Personal life

In December 1998, Lachey and fellow singer Jessica Simpson were introduced by their shared manager at a Christmas event. They subsequently began dating after meeting again at a Teen People event in January 1999, but broke up for five months beginning in April 2001 until getting back together following the September 11 attacks. They became engaged in February 2002, and married on October 26, 2002, in Austin, Texas. In November 2005, after months of tabloid speculation, Lachey and Simpson announced they were separating. Simpson filed for divorce on December 16, 2005, citing “irreconcilable differences”. The couple’s divorce was publicized worldwide and was reportedly finalized on June 30, 2006.Soon after the release of “What’s Left of Me”, Lachey’s 2006 music video starring Vanessa Minnillo, he and Minnillo began dating. They briefly broke up in June 2009, but by October 2009, Lachey confirmed that they were back together after having been “single for a minute”.Lachey and Minnillo became engaged in November 2010, and married on July 15, 2011, on Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. The wedding was filmed and televised on TLC. They have three children, two sons and a daughter.


98 Degrees

  • 98° (1997)
  • 98° and Rising (1998)
  • Revelation (2000)
  • 2.0 (2013)

Solo albums

  • SoulO (2003)
  • What’s Left of Me (2006)
  • A Father’s Lullaby (2013)
  • Soundtrack of My Life (2014


Year Title Role Notes
1998 City Guys Himself
2003–2005 Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
2003 Room Raiders Guest
Christmas in Rockefeller Center Musical guest
2004 American Dreams Tom Jones Episode: “To Tell the Truth”
Charmed Leslie St. Claire 6 episodes
I’m with Her Tyler Vance Episode: “I’m Not With Her”
Hope & Faith Chris Episode: “Just-In Time”
2005 Bewitched Vietnam soldier Cameo
2006 Twins Charlie Episode: “Himbo”
Overhaulin’ Himself Episode 73
2007 The Hard Easy Jason Burns Main role
Rise: Blood Hunter Dwayne Cameo
2008 Clash of the Choirs Choir Director
2009 One Tree Hill Himself 2 episodes (Season 6, episodes 21 and 23)
Taking the Stage Himself/Guest
2009–2014 The Sing-Off Host
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Tyler Episode: “Powa Maka Moana (Pirate)”
Nick & Vanessa’s Dream Wedding Himself
2012 Stars Earn Stripes Himself
2013 The Winner Is Host
2014–2015 Big Morning Buzz Live Host
2015 Lachey’s: Raising the Bar Himself
2016 Burgers, Brew & ‘Que Himself Reality television
Episode: “Phenomenal Philly Food Feast”
2017 Dancing with the Stars Himself Contestant (season 25)
Top Chef Junior Himself Guest judge
Drop the Mic Himself Episode: “Mayim Bialik vs. Kunal Nayyar / Ashley Tisdale vs. Nick Lachey”
2018 Miss USA 2018 Co-host/performer (98 Degrees)
2019 Sugar Rush Himself Guest Judge, Episode: “Made with Love”
Miss USA 2019 Co-host/performer (solo)
2020–present Love Is Blind Co-host
2021 The Masked Singer Himself/Piglet Season 5 Winner
2021 Alter Ego Judge
2022–present The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On Co-host
2023-present Perfect Match Host

Awards and nominations

ASCAP Pop Music Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2007 “What’s Left of Me” Most Performed Song Won
American Music Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2006 Himself Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist Nominated
Groovevolt Music and Fashion Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2007 What’s Left of Me Best Pop Album – Male Nominated
“What’s Left of Me” Best Pop Song Performance – Male
MTV Video Music Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2006 What’s Left of Me Best Male Video Nominated
Teen Choice Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2000 “Where You Are” (with Jessica Simpson) Choice Music: Love Song Won
2003 Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica Choice TV: Reality Hunk Nominated
2004 Choice TV: Reality/Variety Star – Male
2005 Himself Choice TV: Personality – Male
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Male
2006 Won
Choice Hottie: Male Nominated
“What’s Left of Me “ Choice Music: Love Song Won

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nick Lachey net worth is estimated to be $25 million dollars. 


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