Nick Carter: All About the Backstreet Boys Singer and his Future Career

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Nick Carter on stage for NBC Today Show Concert Series with the BACKSTREET BOYS, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY, June 10, 2005. Image from Shutterstock.

Last updated on August 3rd, 2023 at 09:23 am

Nick Carter is an American singer who is most famously known for his part in the boy band, The Backstreet Boys. Starting with the group at the tender age of 13 years old, he became the youngest and, later, one of the most widely known members.

Performing originally with the band and then later by himself, he has made a successful career from his performances. Whether you know him as a heartthrob boy band member or as a solo artist, later on, most people can agree that he truly is one of the most influential artists of his time.

If you want to know more about Nick Carter, read on!

How Old is Nick Carter

Nickolas Gene Carter was born on January 28, 1980, to Jane Elizabeth and Robert Gene Carter in Jamestown, New York. He was an only child until he was about four years old, and his family relocated to Ruskin, Florida.

It was here that Nick Carter’s siblings were born, and he began singing, dancing, and acting for commercials and various other things. It was the support from his parents that lead him later on to become the third member of The Backstreet Boys.

Today, this 42-year-old singer, dancer, and actor live on the West Coast with his wife and three children.

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Nick Carter performing in 2005. Photo by Joel Telling.

How Tall is Nick Carter

While most people are familiar with Nick Carter’s super blonde hair and deep blue eyes, it is not well known that this former boy band member is about 6 feet tall. 

What is interesting is that Nick Carter’s wife is said to be about 5’11” tall, which makes them the perfect match. If there is any doubt that their children will grow to be tall, Nick and Lauren are living proof that they most likely will.

Nick Carter’s Family Life

It was at a party in his home that Nick met the love of his life, Lauren Kitt, who is a YouTuber famous for her fitness videos. The couple dated for five years before getting engaged and then married in Santa Barbara, California.

After a devastating miscarriage, Lauren and Nick Carter’s baby, Odin Reign Carter, was born in 2016. This was followed by another miscarriage and then two baby girls, Saoirse Reign in 2019 and then Pearl in 2021.

@nickcarter We’re all just horsing around here 😂. #yellowstone #funnyvideos #cute #fyp #foryourpage #fypシ #fatherdaughter #funnykids #kidsoftiktok ♬ original sound – Nick Carter

Where Does Nick Carter Live?

Although he was born in upstate New York and grew up in Ruskin, Florida, Nick Carter’s career has taken him all over the world. Whether performing or vacationing, Nick has been to many places throughout his career.

Today, however, he calls the Las Vegas area his home with his blossoming little family of five. Carter, his wife Lauren, and their three children have taken up residence in the Vegas neighborhood of Henderson, Nevada. 

Nick Carter: Philanthropist

Nick, known mostly for his ability to sing, dance, and act, is also passionate about cleaning up the environment. He has personally worked with organizations such as United Nations Environmental Program to assist in their efforts.

He also began Nick Carter’s Ocean Campaign in 2001 to help get the word out about keeping the Earth’s oceans clean. It is also said that he once donated the proceeds he made from the sale of his artwork to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

@nickcarter Just cause your Bus breaks down doesnt mean you can come on my mine and sleep till 1 pm WAKEY WAKEY 😂 @AJ McLean #fypage #foryoupage #fypシ #foryourpage #comedy #funny #backstreetboys #backstreetboysdnaworldtour2022 ♬ original sound – Nick Carter


Overcoming Struggle

Despite family support for his talents when he was younger, Nick Carter grew up in a home that was not always happy. Later his parent divorced and went their separate ways, however, the family drama did not end there.

There were rumors of a feud between Nick and his brother Aaron that turned heated when a restraining order was issued against Aaron. The turmoil was so intense that Nick did not attend his sister’s funeral in 2012, citing family feud issues.

Nick, himself struggled with drugs and alcohol and has stated that this addiction has roots in his childhood when he was given his first drink when he was two. Despite all of this, when he was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, he decided to turn his life around.

Nick is a Video Game Junky

After his bout with substance abuse, Nick turned his attention and addiction to something much more healthy, video games. Some of his favorite games include Duke Nukem, The Elder Scroll Online, Mortal Kombat, and World of Warcraft.

As he was overcoming his substance abuse addiction, he tried to focus on other things that would keep his mind off of partying and drinking. Video games came a big part of that, although since he became a dad, he has cut back some.

Nick Carter in Film

Although mostly known for his music, Nick has been seen in many television shows and movies throughout his career. In addition to several talk shows where he was interviewed either with The Backstreet Boys, Nick Carter’s wife or by himself.

Some television shows he has been on include:

He has also starred in a couple of movies, including:

  • The Hollow
  • Dead 7
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Nick Carter singing beside the twinkling stage. Taken at the Backstreet Boys (BSB) ‘Unbreakable Tour’ Concert @ Bell Centre, Montreal on 5th August, 2008. Photo by Anirudh Koul from Montreal, Canada.

What is Nick Carter’s Net Worth?

While Nick Carter is most widely known for his sensational time as a member of The Backstreet Boys, he has been involved in many other projects as well. Some of these projects are not as well known as others.

It is because of his work in singing, dancing, acting, record producer, author, and much more that he has risen to the top of the salary chain. As of this writing, it is said that Nick Carter’s net worth is about $35 million.

Overall, Nick Carter has had quite the rollercoaster ride of a career, from his humble beginnings in dance and vocal classes to his musical career with The Backstreet Boys and later his solo singing career. He has accomplished a lot throughout his career despite his rocky relationship with his family.

The bottom line is that while Nick has had a phenomenal career as a musician, actor, and much more, he is now content with being a father and husband. Although he still tours with The Backstreet Boys and works on other projects, his main focus is his beautiful family.

Written by Hope Davis

Long-time music lover Hope became a full-time writer in 2020 after being laid off from her regular job due to COVID-19. She now spends her time traveling the world to see her favorite bands while writing about them!


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