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Joel Ryan Reuben Combs

Also Known As: "Joel Madden", "Joel Rueben Madden"
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Birthplace: Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger Combs and Robin Combs
Husband of Nicole Richie
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Benji Madden; Private and Private

Managed by: Noah Tutak
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About Joel Madden

Joel Ryan Reuben Madden (born Joel Ryan Reuben Combs) is the lead vocalist for the band Good Charlotte, a record producer, actor, and a DJ.

In 1995, at the age of 16, Madden attended the Beastie Boys Ill Communication Tour with his twin brother Benji. Drawing from music introduced to them by their older brother Josh, such as Rancid and Social Distortion, as well as the influence of the Beastie Boys concert, the two started their own band with a friend. The band was short lived and the Maddens eventually recruited fellow high schoolers Paul Thomas and Aaron Escolopio to form Good Charlotte.

In 2004, Madden Joel started dating Hilary Duff, when she was 16 years old and he 25. In November 2006, after two and a half years, Madden and Duff broke up. Soon after, Madden started dating Nicole Richie. They have two children: daughter Harlow Winter Kate Madden (born January 11, 2008) and son Sparrow James Midnight Madden (born September 9, 2009).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Madden

Joel Rueben Madden (born Joel Rueben Combs; March 11, 1979) is an American singer, record producer, actor, DJ, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, best known as the lead vocalist for the pop punk band Good Charlotte.


Early life


Madden was born Joel Rueben Combs in Waldorf, Maryland. He has an identical twin brother, Benji Madden, who plays rhythm guitar in their band Good Charlotte. He also has an older brother named Josh and a younger sister named Sarah. Madden attended La Plata High School.

Career


Good Charlotte


In 1995, at the age of 16, Joel Madden, his brother Benjiand and a friend started their own band. The band was short lived and the Maddens eventually recruited fellow high schoolers Paul Thomas and Aaron Escolopio to form Good Charlotte. They took the name Good Charlotte from a children's book.


Other projects


In the 2001 film Not Another Teen Movie, Joel and the other Good Charlotte members made a cameo as the band at the school's prom. He later had a cameo role in the 2004 film Fat Albert and in the 2006 film Material Girls with his brother Benji. He also had a guest appearance in the popular kids' show "The Naked Brothers Band," in which he joined the band for a performance.


Madden started a clothing line called MADE Clothing along with his brothers Benji and Josh. The line is now defunct. In early 2006 MADE Clothing became DCMA Collective. The line is owned by himself, his brothers Benji Madden, Josh Madden, and friend Tal Cooperman. The Madden brothers also front a production team called Dead Executives.


In November 2007, Nicole Richie and Madden created The Richie Madden Children's Foundation. The charity will create and promote an online registry to inspire the purchases of items for moms and their families in need. He is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In 2010, with his brother, Madden contributed to "We Are the World 25 for Haiti," a remake of the song "We Are the World" by USA for Africa, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.


Personal life


In July 2004, Madden began dating teen idol Hilary Duff when she was 16. After a long period of tabloid speculation, Duff's mother Susan announced their relationship in a June 2005 interview for Seventeen magazine. In November 2006, Madden and Duff broke up.


Madden started dating Nicole Richie in December 2006. Just three months later --in the midst of her DUI trial--Richie was pregnant. They have two children: daughter Harlow Winter Kate Richie Madden (born January 11, 2008) and son Sparrow James Midnight Madden (born September 9, 2009). The couple confirmed their engagement in February 2010, and married on December 11, 2010.


Discography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Madden#Discography

Guest appearances

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Madden#Guest_appearances

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Joel Madden's Timeline

1979
March 11, 1979
Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland, United States