Caption: Still of Simon Cowell, Josh Krajcik and Melanie Amaro in The X Factor (2011)
Music Department, Writer, Producer
Born: October 7, 1959
Star sign: Libra
Height: 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Known for: American Idol (2002), The X Factor (2004), The X Factor (2011), Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Simon was born in London, England. His parents were Julie Cowell and Eric Cowell. Cowell started his career in the music industry working in the mailroom at EMI Music Publishing. He worked as a record producer, talent scout and consultant within the music industry before becoming a judge on the hit British TV show Pop Idol and its U.S. counterpart,...