music artist, actor, composer

Sting was born on Oct 02, 1951 in UK. Sting's big-screen debut came with Quadrophenia directed by Franc Roddam in 1979, strarring Ace Face. Sting is known for Life's Too Short directed by Ricky Gervais, Warwick Davis stars as Warwick Davis and Ricky Gervais as Ricky Gervais. Sting has got 27 awards and 52 nominations so far. The most recent award Sting achieved is Grammy Awards. The upcoming new movie Sting plays is Zoolander 2 which will be released on Feb 12, 2016.

Sting was born Gordon Matthew Sumner on 2 October, 1951 in Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, the eldest of four children of Audrey (Cowell), a hairdresser, and Ernest Matthew Sumner, an engineer and milkman. He received his name from a striped sweater he wore which looked like a bee. He grew up in the turmoil of the ship-building industry and wanted to become a musician very early. He played cruise ships, backing strippers in cabarets, and developed a love for the bass guitar. Having played in jazz/rock bands like "Last Exit" and other various groups, including a dixieland jazz group, he settled down with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers for a decade-long tenure with the smashing rock trio, The Police.In 1984, he went on to record solo albums, and holds a reputation as one of the most literate songwriters and talented musicians in the world. He has also delved into acting, having starred in such films as Quadrophenia (1979), Radio On (1979), Plenty (1985), Julia et Julia (1987) (aka Julia and Julia), Dune (1984), Bring on the Night (1985) (a documentary about the formation of his Blue Turtles jazz group), most recently, The Grotesque (1995), where he plays a bisexual, conniving butler.He received an honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Northumbria University in October 1992, and from Berklee College of Music in May 1994. He plays guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, piano, harmonica, saxophone and pan-flute, and he gave a name to his bass (Brian).Sting is married to film producer Trudie Styler, and has six children with Trudie and ex-wife, actress Frances Tomelty. Sting owns a Jacobian castle in Wiltshire, which he calls "Lake House", where he records his albums, as well as a place in London, an apartment in New York, a place on the beach in Malibu, California, and a Renaissance Florentine Villa called "Palagio" in Figline Valdarno, Tuscany, Italy. Along with his wife Trudie and a Brazilian Indian, he started the Rainforest Foundation in 1989 to help save rainforests.

  • Birthday

    Oct 02, 1951
  • Place of Birth

    Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
  • Also known

    Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, The Police, スティング

Known For


27 wins & 52 nominations

Grammy Awards
Best Reggae Album
Winner - Grammy
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Winner - Grammy
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Winner - Grammy
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Winner - Grammy
The Kennedy Center Honors
Winner - Kennedy Center Honors
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows