Fatboy Slim - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 4, 2022

Fatboy Slim
Nick Name: Norman Cook
Profession: DJ, Musician, Record producer
Best Known For: Housemartins, Beats International (band)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $20 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 31, 1963 (age 60)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Quentin Leo Cook
Birth Place: Bromley, Kent, England
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 1

Julie (sister)

High School: Reigate Grammar School
University: Brighton Polytechnic
Ethnicity: English
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Nicola Lokko

Zoe Ball (20 Aug 1999 - 24 Sept 2016)

Children: 2

Woody Fred Cook (son)
Nelly May Lois (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.84 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Fatboy Slim?

Fatboy Slim is a DJ, musician, and record producer by profession, and British by nationality. He is best known for the popularization of the big beat genre in the 1990s and being a band member of Housemartins, Beats International, Freak Power, Pizzaman, and the Mighty Dub Katz.

Source: BBC (Fatboy Slim)

Fatboy Slim – Age, Parents, Siblings

Fatboy Slim’s birth took place on 31 July 1963 in Bromley, Kent, England. He was born Quentin Leo Cook and was raised in Reigate, Surrey, England. He has a sibling, a sister named Julie but the name and details of his parents are not known.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Reigate Grammar School and later went to Brighton Polytechnic to study B.A. in English, politics, and sociology.

His ethnicity is English.

Fatboy Slim – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Fatboy Slim married Zoë Ball, TV personality 20 August 1999 at Babington House in Somerset attended by hundreds of friends and family members. They had first met when they were working at BBC Radio 1. The couple welcomed their son Woody Fred Cook on 15 December 2000. 

Source: BBC (Fatboy Slim, Zoë Ball pictured in Feb 2015)

In January 2003, he and his wife separated because of Ball’s affair with Fatboy Slim’s close friend Dan Peppe. But three months later they reconciled. On 14 January 2010, they became parents for the second time as Ball gave birth to their daughter Nelly May Lois. In 2015, Ball was pictured kissing boyband singer TayTay Starhz in a London gay club. 

After 18 years together, the couple announced their separation on 24 September 2016 followed by divorce. In October 2018, Dailymail reported that he was dating Ball’s close friend Nicola Lokko.

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Source: Instagram (Fatboy Slim with his children - posted Sept 2021)

Fatboy Slim – Career

Before fame

Fatboy Slim’s career began a few years before he was 18 and was the lead vocalist in Disque Attack. At the University, he began to develop his skills in DJing, often practicing on the thriving Brighton club scene under the stage name DJ Quentox. He recalled to Hello

"I was a white bloke who liked dance music or 'black music' as it was called back then. I wanted to make black music without sounding like Simply Red."

In 1985, he joined the band The Housemartins as the bassist and soon released the hit single Happy Hour followed by two albums London 0 Hull 4 and The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death. The album peaked in the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart and reached number one just before Christmas 1986 with the single Caravan of Love.

But the band separated in 1988 and Fatboy Slim moved back to Brighton to pursue his interest genre of music.

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Source: Open Spotify (The Housemartins)

Films, Series

He has released several studio albums over the years including Better Living Through Chemistry (1996), You've Come a Long Way, Baby (1998), Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars (2000), and Palookaville (2004).

Fatboy Slim has also collaborated with bands Beats International (1989–1992), The Brighton Port Authority (2008–present), Freak Power (1993–1996), and Pizzaman (1993– 1997).

In addition, he also appeared in the 1999 documentary Tripping.


Fatboy Slim has professionally collaborated with Paul Heaton, Ashley Slater, Macy Gray, David Byrne, and Dizzee Rascal, to name a few.

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Fatboy Slim – Awards, Nominations

Over the course of his career, he has been nominated for 23 awards (including 6 Grammy Award nominations) and has won 19 awards. Among all the nominations, he has won Brit Awards (1999, 2001), DanceStar Awards (2001), and Grammy Awards (2002).

He has also won MVPA Awards (2002, 2000, 2005), NME Awards (1999, 2000, 2001), Q Awards (2011), MTV Europe Music Award (1999), and nine MTV Video Music Awards.

Source: billboard (Fatboy Slim)

Fatboy Slim – Alcoholism

Fatboy Slim checked into a rehabilitation center in Bournemouth to fight alcoholism on 4 March 2009. By the end of March 2009, he left the clinic having completed the treatment course.

Fatboy Slim – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Fatboy Slim is estimated to be around $20 million while the figure of his annual salary is not known.

Fatboy Slim – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Fatboy Slim is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He also has an official website- fatboyslim.net.

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