Andrew Taggart

Andrew Taggart biography
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Real name

Andrew Taggart


DJ, the member of the duo "The Chainsmokers"

Birth Date

December 31, 1989


32 years

Zodiac Sign



Portland, Maine, United States


Freeport High School, Syracuse University



Andrew Taggart family members

Father's Name

Mark Taggart

Mother's Name

Laura Girr Taggart

Siblings names

Malia Taggart (younger sister)

Is Andrew Taggart a gay/bisexual?


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Who are Andrew Taggart parents?

Mark Taggart (father)

Mark Taggart father Andrew Taggart


Date of birth: 1960

For many people, Drew is a rich successful star, but for his family members, he is just a beloved son and brother. His father’s name is Mark Taggart.

Mark Andrew Taggart was born and raised in Maine, United States. He has graduated from Portland State University, where he majored in business administration. During two decades he was working as a supply chain analyst at the Intel Corporation in Portland. He is married and has two children. One of them, Andrew Taggart, has become a celebrity. His father and mother noticed his talent for music when the future star was just 5. Then they bought him a drum set and then took for music lessons. Very often Andrew’s father watched Grammy Award ceremonies on TV with his son, and nobody could predict that one day his little kid would become one of its winners.

Till now Andrew Taggart maintains warm relationships with his dad.

Laura Girr Taggart (mother)

Laura Girr Taggart


Date of birth: 1960

His mother Laura Girr Taggart was born in 1960. She served as a public school teacher for years. Her face has become popular in 2017 after she had attended a Grammy Awards ceremony with her famous son, who was nominated in three categories that year. Before the ceremony, the woman gave an interview, where she told that still didn’t get used to her son’s fame and feels very awkward when her students ask about him. At the same time, she hoped that her son would become a great role model for her pupils.

Laura remains an important person in her son’s life. The only thing she regrets about her son’s super successful career is the lack of communication. Now, when they live in different states (she remains in Maine, while her son has moved to California), they exist in various time zones and very rarely can see each other and spend some time together.

Andrew Taggart siblings

Malia Taggart (younger sister)

Malia Taggart sister Andrew Taggart


Date of birth: 1992

Malia Kathleen Girr Taggart is Andrew’s younger sister. She has moved to Brooklyn, where continues her career as a school teacher. Malia is an active young woman, who believes in public education, and its importance for American citizens.

Andrew and Malia maintain warm friendly relationships.


A talented DJ and member of the electronic music band “The Chainsmokers”, Andrew Taggart, or Drew, was included in the Forbes list as one of the highest-paid artists of the year 2019. His band member Alex Pall and he did a great job last year. Their single “Don’t Let Me Down”, which they recorded in collaboration with the singer Daya in 2016, gained more than half a million views on YouTube. The song was awarded with Grammy in the category “Best Dance Recording” in 2017.

Andrew Taggart was delivered on December 31, 1989, in Portland, ME, but he spent the major part of his life in Freeport and still has friends there. In his early years, he was keen on music, and at the age of 15, he turned his face to electronic genre exclusively. Then he was a pupil at Freeport High School. Drew quickly understood that music was his cup of tea, so he entered Syracuse University in New York to study music.

Like many other artists of his age group, he started his career from social media. He uploaded new recordings on SoundCloud. Thus, he gained initial popularity. The breakthrough in his career took place in 2012 after meeting another talented musician Alex Pall. They began working together. Two talented musicians created remixes of popular indie songs. Their music impressed the producer Adam Alpert, who joined Alex and Drew in one team – “The Chainsmokers”.

As of 2020, Andrew Taggart resides in West Hollywood, California. With his band member, he has already released three studio albums, two of which got platinum status, and the latest one, “World War Joy”, was certified as gold.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. Andrew Taggart is romantically linked to the DJ Chantel Jeffries as of now. They started their romantic relationships in early 2020. Previously, he was in relations with the model Christine Burke, but they broke up in 2019.
  2. His maternal grandfather, Leo Girr, was a sports store owner and a radio show host. He was also a published author. His book “Media Baseball Bible” remains a bestseller till now.
  3. His favorite actor and role model is Jared Leto.
  4. His net worth is close to $70 million.
  5. His height is 5 ft 9¼ in and his weight is 163 pounds.
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