Joel Madden on TODAY
Friday June 1, 2012
Madden was born Joel Rueben Combes in Waldorf, Maryland.
He has an identical twin brother Benji who plays rhythm guitar in their band Good Charlotte.
He also has an older brother named Josh and a younger sister named Sarah.
Other projectsIn the 2001 film Not Another Teen Movie, Joel and the other Good Charlotte members made a cameo as the band at the school's prom.
He later had a cameo role in the 2004 film Fat Albert and in the 2006 film Material Girls with his brother Benji.
He also had a guest appearance in the popular kids' show "The Naked Brothers Band," in which he joined the band for a performance.
Madden started a clothing line called MADE Clothing along with his brothers Benji and Josh. The line is now defunct.
In early 2006 MADE Clothing became DCMA Collective.
The line is owned by himself, his brothers Benji Madden, Josh Madden, and friend Tal Cooperman. The Madden brothers also front a production team called Dead Executives.
CHARITY: In November 2007, Nicole Richie and Madden created The Richie Madden Children's Foundation.
The charity will create and promote an online registry to inspire the purchases of items for moms and their families in need.
He is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In 2010, with his brother, Madden contributed to "We Are the World 25 for Haiti," a remake of the song "We Are the World" by USA for Africa, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.
THE VOICE: On November 23, 2011, Madden was confirmed as one of the four vocal coaches in the first season of the Australian version of the reality singing competition The Voice.
Joel joined The Voice because he feels it gives everyone the opportunity to be heard and to really have the chance to show what they've got without any preconceptions.
He's listening out for something special, looking for a voice that tells him a truth or story that he's never heard before.
From team Joel - Jimmy Cupples and Taga Paa, from Team Keith, and Laura Bunting, from Team Joel, were told their journey on the hit show had come to an end this week.
Team Joel's final four are Prinnie Stevens, Sarah De Bono, Ben Hazlewood and Lakyn Heperi.
NICOLE RICHIE AND FAMILY: Madden started dating Nicole Richie in December 2006.
They have two children: daughter Harlow Winter Kate Richie Madden (born January 11, 2008) and son Sparrow James Midnight Madden (born September 9, 2009).
The couple confirmed their engagement in February 2010, and married on December 11, 2010.