Birth Name: Christopher Ruben Studdard
Place of Birth: Frankfurt am Main, West Germany (now Germany)
Date of Birth: September 12, 1978
Ruben Studdard is an American R&B, pop, gospel singer, and actor. He won the second season of the show American Idol (in 2003). See other American Idol winners here.
He was born in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, to American parents, while his father was in the army. Ruben grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. Ruben is the only winner of American Idol to have been born outside the United States.