We’re loving Adam Lambert on Glee so far. The singer’s personality, attention-grabbing style and immeasurable talent are a perfect fit for the show. We know that his character, Starchild, is in college at NYU — but how close is Adam himself to his character’s age?
Adam rose to fame in 2009 as the runner-up to Kris Allen on American Idol, but he has been performing for long before that. In fact, he revealed recently that he actually auditioned for Glee when the show was first starting but was told he was too old to play a high schooler. So we began to wonder how old he is now, especially given that the guy now seems to be ageless.
The wondering can stop here: Adam was born on January 29, 1982, which makes him 31 years old. He was born in Indianapolis and has a younger brother, Neil. Shortly after Adam was born, the family moved to San Diego, so he grew up there.
A-Lam took an interesting path to stardom. His first job as a performer came when he was 19 and sang on cruise ships for ten months. When he was 21, he was cast in a European production of Hair, and he later joined a national touring production of Wicked. Then, he landed a spot on American Idol, and he’s been on fire ever since.
Starchild is bound to bring plenty of drama to Glee, as we’re thinking there might be chemistry between him and Kurt (Chris Colfer) — not that we want anything to come between Kurt and Blaine (Darren Criss), mind you! Regardless of what happens during Starchild’s time on the show, we know we’re gonna love seeing Adam doing his thing.