Troye Sivan Mellet (born 5 June 1995), better known as Troye Sivan (/trɔɪ sᵻˈvɑːn/), is a South African-born Australian singer, songwriter, actor, and YouTube personality. As an actor, he played the younger version of the titular character in the 2009 X-Men film X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and starred as the title character in the Spud film trilogy. Sivan also used to regularly make YouTube videos and, as of 2 April 2016, has over 4 million subscribers and over 241 million total views.
On 15 August 2014, Sivan released his first major-label EP, entitled TRXYE, which peaked at number 5 on the U.S. Billboard 200. The lead single from the EP, “Happy Little Pill”, reached number 10 on the Australian charts. On 4 September 2015, Sivan released his second major-label EP, Wild. His debut studio album, Blue Neighbourhood, was released 4 December. Its first single, “Youth”, become Sivan’s first single to enter the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at twenty-three.
His video, “The ‘Boyfriend’ Tag”, with fellow vlogger Tyler Oakley earned them a Teen Choice Award in the “Choice Web Collaboration” category. In October 2014, Time named Sivan as one of the “25 Most Influential Teens of 2014”.
Sivan was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the son of Laurelle and Shaun Mellet. His family moved to Australia when he was two years old due to rising crime in South Africa. Sivan currently lives in Perth, Western Australia with his parents and three siblings Steele, Tyde and Sage. His father is a real estate agent and his mother is a homemaker. He is Jewish; his father was born to a Jewish family and his mother converted to Judaism. Sivan attended Carmel School until 2009 when he started distance education. Troye’s middle name is “Sivan” and he embraced it as his stage name.
Sivan is openly gay. He came out publicly via a YouTube video on 7 August 2013. He came out to his family three years before his video was released. He lives with a mild form of Marfan syndrome. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troye_Sivan