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Overview (3)

Born in Anaheim, California, USA
Birth NameMarcus Oliver Johnston Mumford
Height 5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Marcus Oliver Johnston Mumford is an English lead singer of the Mercury Prize- and Grammy-nominated band, Mumford & Sons. He also plays the guitar, drums and mandolin with the band.

Mumford was born on January 31, 1987 in Anaheim, California. His family moved back to their native England when Mumford was six-months-old. He attended King's College School in Wimbledon where he met fellow band member, Ben Lovett. He went on to study classics at the University of Edinburgh but returned to London to focus on his music career after his first year of study. It was in Edinburgh that he penned most of Mumford & Sons' debut album, "Sigh No More". He began his musical career playing drums for Laura Marling on tour, along with the other current members of Mumford & Sons. It was through touring with Laura and playing important gigs of his early writing that they decided to set up the band in 2007.

Marcus' parents, John and Eleanor, are national leaders of the Vineyard Church in the UK and Ireland. Mumford is married to British actress Carey Mulligan, with whom he has two children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Harriet Jones

Spouse (1)

Carey Mulligan (21 April 2012 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (8)

Moved to England when he was six months old.
Both his parents are from the UK, even though he was born in California.
He's in the band, Mumford & Sons, and is the lead singer of the band. He also plays guitar, drums, mandolin and accordion.
He grew up in Wimbledon.
He attended Kings College School in Wimbledon.
He went to the University of Edinburgh.
Was in a relationship with Laura Marling.
Became engaged to Carey Mulligan in July 2011.

Personal Quotes (6)

Oh, God, man. I don't want to start talking about masturbation, man. That's definitely not what I want to start talking about. I'm English, you have to remember that.
[all four members of Mumford & Sons are standing quite close while peering out of one of the Georgian windows in Bishop Terrick's dining room] Winston, I think I can actually feel your balls on my leg.
[on being rejected by the U.K.'s top universities, Oxford and Cambridge] My brother had gone to Oxford, and that was the dream, you know? That kind of broke me apart. [on his parents sending him to California afterwards to cheer him up] I spent quite a lot of time pissing off my friends because I could get girls with a British accent, despite the fact that I was tubby and, like, not very cool.
I was actually going to quit in January, but I delayed it. I don't want to be a smoking father.
We love Obama. We shook hands and he said, 'congratulations on all of your success.' And I said, 'congratulations on all of your success'. Heh heh heh.
We're fat, sweaty and we try hard.

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