Louis was born on December 24, 1991. He was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. His parents are Troy and Johanna Tomlinson. He auditioned for The X Factor with "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's. Louis is the only boy child out of Georgia Austin, Charlotte Tomlinson, Felicite Tomlinson, Daisy Tomlinson, and Phoebe Tomlinson. "Live fast, have fun, be a bit mischievious"