Nick Valensi

2015 British Summer Time in Hyde Park - Day 1

Valensi in 2015, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Nicholas S. Valensi

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 16, 1981

*Sephardi Jewish (father)
*French (mother)

Nick Valensi is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and session musician. He is the lead guitarist of the rock band The Strokes. The other members of the band are Julian Casablancas, Nikolai Fraiture, Albert Hammond, Jr., and Fabrizio Moretti.

Nick’s father, Paul Valensi, is a Sephardi Jew from Tunisia. His mother, Danielle (Delburg), is of French origin. While it is sometimes said that Nick’s mother is also Jewish, this is evidently not the case.

Nick’s maternal grandfather is from Bordeaux, France. Nick spent many summers there growing up.

Nick is married to English photographer and actress Amanda de Cadenet, with whom he has two children. Amanda is the daughter of race car driver and television presenter Alain de Cadenet.

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    His father has Italian Jewish ancestry. Valensi (Valenzi) is a Jewish family from Livorno who moved to Tunis. Nick has also a sister named Alessandra (typical Italian name)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.